School of Chinese Medicine

Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science

Programme Code

JS2410


Year of Entry

Year 1

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

6 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

First Year Intake Number

25 - 35 (subject to changes)#

Class Start Date

September 2019

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$120,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation

244

This is a 6-year full-time double degree programme, with 15-month internship training, and an Honours Project. The curriculum of the programme encompasses extensive courses in Chinese medicine as well as courses in biomedical and clinical Western medicine, in an approximate ratio of 7:3.

Instructors in this programme use diversified teaching tools and activities, including multimedia teaching tools, case study, group discussion, and laboratory practice, medicinal herb field trips, and hospital visits to achieve outcome-based teaching and learning. To uphold the spirit of "Whole Person Education" as advocated by the University, 31 credits courses in general education are included in the new curriculum.

 

Student Learning Experiences

Clinical practice and internship are key elements in this curriculum. During the academic years, students attend practicum in clinics operated by School of Chinese Medicine of HKBU. In the fifth and sixth year, students are also required to complete 12-month internship in a Chinese Medicine teaching hospital in mainland China, followed by a 3-month specialized clinical internship.

 

Career Opportunities

Most graduates go on to become Chinese Medicine practitioners, the demand for which is increasing. The licensing requirement of Chinese Medicine practitioners has been enforced in Hong Kong since 2003, and our graduates are expected to meet the most stringent requirements of licensing qualifications. Some graduates may go into postgraduate studies and pursue research careers in local and overseas institutions, and a small proportion of graduates may seek out careers in education, administration in public health sector, or commercial sector in Chinese Medicine.

 

Remarks

#As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Government's and the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University entrance requirements, English Language requirements and Programme entrance requirements (if any).

 

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Final Year Students/ Holders

AD/ HD holders or final year students may apply for Year 1 entry.

 

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Non-final Year Students

Non-final year students studying AD/ HD programmes at a higher education institution recognised by the University are eligible to apply for Year 1 entry. These applicants are required to fulfill the Entrance Requirements for HKDSE or equivalent qualifications.

 

Transfer Students

Transfer students are current students enrolled in a full-time or sandwich government-funded or self-financed degree programme at a recognised institution.

Applicants who have completed at least one year of study of a degree programme may apply for Year 1 entry. They should fulfil the University and the Programme Entrance Requirements.

Inter-institutional transfer of students enrolled in a local government-funded programme is considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

Degree Holders

Holders of Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ Doctoral Degree or students studying in the final year of a degree programme may apply for Year 1 entry.

 

General Entrance Requirements

For Applicants with HKDSE:

General Entrance Requirements

Core Subject(s)

Minimum Level

CHINESE LANGUAGE

3

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3

LIBERAL STUDIES

2

MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART

2

Elective Subject(s)

Minimum Level

Two of the following elective subjects:

 

COMBINED SCIENCE Note 1

2

BIOLOGY

2

CHEMISTRY

2

ANY 1 SUBJECT

2

  • Candidates are required to have two electives at Level 2.
  • One elective must be Biology, Chemistry or Combined Science.

Note1: Combined Science (Biology, Chemistry) / Combined Science (Biology, Physics) / Combined Science (Chemistry, Physics)

 

For Applicants with other International Qualifications, please refer to International Qualifications.

 

English Language Requirements

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

Public examination results
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or
Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
IELTS Academic Overall Band: 6.0
SAT Minimum score of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing with a sub-score of 8 or above in Essay in old SAT; or
Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
ACT Minimum score of 23 in both ACT English and Reading
GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English Grade C
GCE AS or A-Level English Grade E
HKDSE English Language Level 3
HKALE Use of English Grade E
IB Grade 4 in:
IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or
IB English B (Higher Level); or
IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level)

OR

Grade 5 in:
IB English B (Standard Level)
Others Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University

Applicants applying to the programme are expected to have taken Biology and possess a Chinese language qualification as deemed acceptable by the University.

For applicants holding international qualifications, they may fulfill the Chinese Language requirement with the following Chinese qualifications:

Chinese qualifications

Proficiency Test

Minimum Scores

GCE A/ AS Level Chinese

Grade E

GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE O-Level Chinese

Grade C

Others

Other Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University