The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.
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This is a 6-year full-time double degree programme, with 15-month internship training and an Honours Project. The curriculum includes extensive courses in Chinese medicine, as well as courses in biomedical science and clinical western medicine, with approximately 70% of the courses focused on Chinese medicine and 30% on biomedical and clinical western medicine. Instructors in this programme use diversified and interesting teaching tools and activities, including multimedia teaching tools, case studies, group discussions, laboratory practice, field trips to study medicinal herbs, and hospital visits, to achieve the intended learning outcomes. To uphold the spirit of "Whole Person Education" advocated by the University, the curriculum includes 31 credits of General Education courses.
Student Learning Experiences
Clinical practice and internship are key elements of this programme. During the academic years, students attend practicum in the Chinese medicine clinics operated by the School of Chinese Medicine at HKBU. In their fifth and sixth years, students complete a 12-month internship in a Chinese medicine teaching hospital in Mainland China, followed by a 3-month specialized clinical internship.
Our graduates will become Chinese medicine practitioners which are in high demand. The licensing requirement for Chinese medicine practitioners has been promulgated in Hong Kong since 2003, and our graduates can meet the stringent requirements and pass the licensing examinations. Besides being a Chinese medicine practitioner, graduates may also pursue postgraduate research studies in local or overseas institutions or start their careers in education and administration in the fields of Chinese medicine or public health.
Bachelor of Chinese Medicine is a general degree programme and Bachelor of Science is an honours degree programme.
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 (AD)/ Higher Diploma (HD) Final Year Students/ Holders
AD/ HD holders or final year students may apply for Year 1 entry.
Associate Degree (AD)/ Higher Diploma (HD) 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 only. These applicants are required to fulfill the Entrance Requirements for HKDSE or equivalent qualifications.
Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree programmes at a local or non-local university may apply.
Please note that according to the guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC) on inter-institutional transfer of students, repeating of UGC-funded undergraduate study across institutions, irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline, is generally discouraged unless under very exceptional circumstances.
General Entrance Requirements
For Applicants with HKDSE result, please refer to HKDSE.
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:
|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|
|AP||Score 4 or above in AP English Language and Composition/ AP English Literature and Composition|
|GCE O-Level/ GCSE English/ English Language/ English Literature||Grade C/ Grade 4|
|IGCSE First Language English||Grade C/ Grade 4|
|IGCSE English as a Second Language||Grade B/ Grade 5|
|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)
Grade 5 in:
IB English B (Standard Level)
|Others||Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University|
Applicants applying to the programme are required to have recognised results in Biology or Chemistry 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:
GCE A/ AS Level Chinese
GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE O-Level Chinese/ Chinese Language
Grade C/ Grade 4
HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese
Other Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University