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Major in Medical Biology (For students under the 'Materials Engineering with a 2nd Major in Medical Biology' programme)

The structure of the Bachelor of Materials Engineering with a Second Major in Medical Biology programme integrates the requirements of both majors within the typical candidature of 4 years.

Students with 2nd Major in Medical Biology are to fulfil 11 courses of 33AU (Table 1) which will be offered by the School of Biological Sciences.

Students will read the following courses for the Second Major in Medical Biology:

The following 8 courses are compulsory (Table 1):

Course Code ​Course Title AUs Semester
BS1001​ ​​Introductory Biology ^ 3 1
BS1002 ​Biophysical Chemistry 3 1
BS1005​ Biochemistry I 3 2
BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I 3 2
BS1008 ​Biostatistics 3 1
BS2001 ​​Physiology 3 1
BS2004​ ​Molecular and Cell Biology II 3 2
BS3109*** Fundamentals of Immunology 3 2
Total AU    24

For AY17 intake and before (Table 2)
Course Code ​Course Title AUs Semester
BS1001​ ​​Introductory Biology ^ 3 1
BS1002 ​Biophysical Chemistry 3 1
BS1005​ Biochemistry I 3 2
BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I 3 2
BS1008 ​Biostatistics 3 1
BS2001 ​​Physiology 3 1
BS2004​ ​Molecular and Cell Biology II 3 2
​BS2008***
(cease to offer)
Experimental Molecular and Cell Biology 3 2
Total AU    24

Notes:

** For AY18 intake and onwards, MTMB students are to read BS3109 Fundamentals of Immunology as a Compulsory course to fulfil 2nd major in Medical Biology. BS2008 will cease to offer.

***For AY17 intake and before, MTMB students are to read BS2008 Experimental Molecular and Cell Biology as a Compulsory course to fulfil 2nd major in Medical Biology.

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Students have a choice of 3 electives (9 AU) from the following list:

Course Code ​Course Title AUs Semester
​BS2003​ Biochemistry II​ 3 1
BS2010 Bioimaging 3 2
​BS3006 Bioentrepreneurship 3 2
BS3013 Drug Discovery and Development, Biotechnology 3 2
BS3332​ Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) - Methods in Histology ​ 3 2
​BS3335​​​​​​​​ Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) - Protein Behaviour in Health and Disease - Biophysical Tools ​ 3 2
BS4010 Synthetic Biology 3 1
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