B.Sc (Hons) in Biological Sciences Accelerated Bachelor Programme

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions for Students admitted in AY2015 to AY2017

Year 1
Semester 1
(19 AU)
BS1001 Introductory Biology ^ Major-Core 3 AU
BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
BS1003 Organic Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
BS1005 Biochemistry I Major-Core 3 AU
ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU
Year 1
Semester 2
(19 AU)
BS1006 Principles of Genetics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1007 Molecula​r and Cell Biology I Major-Core 3 AU
BS1008 Biostatistics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1 Major-Core 3 AU
GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU

**Students will be pre-registered with GER-PE-LA ‘HE9091 Principles of Economics’ (3AUs) in their Year 1 first semester. Students may drop the pre-registered GER-PE-LA and register for other available GER-PE.
Year 2
Semester 1
(20 AU)
BS2001 Physiology Major-Core 3 AU
BS2002 Microbiology Major-Core 3 AU
BS2003 Biochemistry II Major-Core 3 AU
HW0128 Scientific Communication I GER-Core 2 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 6 AU
Year 2
Semester 2
(21 AU)
BS2008 Experimental Molecular & Cell Biology Major-Core 3 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 3 AU
HW0228 Scientific Communication II GER-Core 2 AU
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU
Inter-semester Break
(May-July)

BS9001 Research Experience (Optional)

Major-PE 3 AU
Year 3
Semester 1
(22 AU)
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
BS0001 Biology and Society GER-Core 3 AU
ML0002 Career Power Up! ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
Year 3
Semester 2
(19 AU)
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
ET0001 Entrepreneurship and Innovation ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
Year 4
Semester 1

BS4020 Final Year Project

Major-PE 12 AU

BS9001 Research Experience (Optional)
Note: If a student earns 3AU by completing BS9001 Research Experience course, he/she may take 1 less Major-PE (3AU) from Table B or C.


Table A
Course Code Course Title AUs
BS2004 Molecular and Cell Biology II 3
BS2010 Bioimaging 3
BS211S^ Equations of Life 3
BS2012 Genetics and Genomics 3
​BS2020 ​Mathematics, Physics and Basic Programming for the Structural Biologist ​3
BS2021 RNA Structures & RNA based Drug Development 3
BS3335# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) – Protein behavior in health and disease – Biophysical tools 3
BS3347# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) – Metabolics and Lipidomics 3
BS3006 Bioentrepreneurship 3
BS3008 Computational Biology & Modeling 3
BS3012 Functional Genomics and Proteomics 3
BS3013 Drug discovery and development, biotechnology 3
BS3015 The RNA World 3
BS3017 Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis 3
BS3019 Neuropsychology of Stress and Resilience 3
BS3022 Protein Trafficking 3
BS3028 Natural Products in Medicinal Chemistry 3
BS3030 Telomere Biology: Genome Stability, Cancer and Ageing 3
​BS3332# ​UAEB Workshop (Series I) – Methods in Histology 3
BS3336# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Proteomics Workshop 3
BS3339# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Neurobiology 3
BS4018 Biology of Aging and Neurodegeneration ​3
BS4205​ ​Good Manufacturing Practice and Sterilisation for Medical Devices 3​
​BS3104 ​Pathology 3​
AAB20D Ecology 3
ES2303 Introduction to Ecology 3
ES4303 Tropical Ecology 3
HH3010 Biotechnology and Society 3

Table B 

Course Code Course Title AUs
BS1101^^ Basics of TCM 6
BS2103^^ TCM Diagnostics 6
​BS1200 ​Understanding Singapore Healthcare System 3​
BS2015​ ​Virology 3​
BS211S^ Equations of Life 3
BS2100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 2 3
BS3001 Neurobiology 3
BS3003 Developmental biology 3
BS3004 Cancer Biology and Therapy 3
BS3014 Biological foundations of behavior 3
BS3018 Plant Biology 3
BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM 3
BS3023 Regulatory Control of Healthcare Products and Medical Devices 3
BS3024 Evolution in Health and Disease 3
BS3027 ​Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology 3​
BS3032 Environmental Microbiology 3
BS3033 Data Analytics for Biologists 3
BS3331# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Applied Immunology 3
BS3338# UAEB Workshop (Series II) - Effect of anti-mitotic drugs on cancer cells 3
​BS3340# UAEB Workshop (Series I) - Science of aging and life extension in C. elegans 3​
BS3342# UAEB Workshop (Series II) - Role of Actin cytoskeleton regulators in metastasis 3
BS3344# UAEB Workshop (Series II) – Macromolecular Crystallography 3
BS3348# ​Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) – Field Studies in Functional Plant Ecology ​3
BS3349#​ ​Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) –  Introduction to R programming ​3
BS4002 Current Topics in Cell Biology 3
BS4010 Synthetic Biology 3
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology 3
​BS4016 ​Advanced Virology 3​
​BS4017 ​High-Throughput Bioinformatics​ 3​
BS9001++ Research Experience 3
ES3302 Tropical Ecology 3
HH2016 History of Animals 3

Table C

GER-UE

Note: BS students can only take it as UE (BMS students are barred).
 
 ^Online courses

*BS1101 and BS2103 are considered as ONE Major PE

# Recommended Major PE which is conducted during 1-week term break, before the term or after the final examination

​​​++ Recommended Major PE which is conducted during the inter-semestral break. Completion of BS9001 will allow you to do one less Major PE in any of the future semesters. Registration of BS9001 will be done by the School.