FEATURES
  • We aim at training personnel who are interested in joining the emerging industry in genomics, bioinformatics and personalized medicine.
  • We enable secondary school teachers to conduct bioinformatics research projects in their career.
  • Workshops and hands-on experience in genomics and bioinformatics will be provided by international experts.

OVERVIEW

Target Participants

The taught programme is suitable for researchers, teachers and employees in biotechnology industry who wish to equip themselves with knowledge and skills in genomics and bioinformatics for their interests and career development.


Topics

  • Programming
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Bio-computing
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology
  • Genome Informatics
  • Research Methodology

Mode of Teaching

Lectures, Interactive Tutorials, Seminars, Projects, and Workshops


Medium of Instruction

English


Period of Study

1 year full-time / 2 years part-time for Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics (MSc_GBI)


Commencement Date

September of every year


Study Scheme

For more information about the study scheme and learning outcomes, please click here.

CURRICULUM

Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics

Code Title
GNBF5010 Introduction to Programming
GNBF5020 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics
GNBF5030 Bio-computing
GNBF5040 Genomics: Basic Concepts and Applications
GNBF5050 Theories and Algorithms in Bioinformatics
GNBF5060 Systems Biology
GNBF5070 Genome Informatics
GNBF6010 Research Project

For more detailed course information, please click here.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Term 1 (Sept to Dec)

Course Full-time MSc (GBI) Part-time MSc (GBI)
GNBF5010 LEC: 1:30pm-3:45 (Sat)
TUT: 2:30pm-4:15pm (Fri)
LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat) (Yr1)
GNBF5020 LEC: 4:15pm-6:30pm (Sat) LEC: 4:15pm-6:30pm (Sat) (Yr1)
GNBF5030 LEC: 7:00pm-9:30pm (Tue)
TUT: 2:30pm-4:15pm (Fri)
GNBF5040 LEC: 7:00pm-9:30pm (Thur)
GNBF5050 LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat) (Yr2)
GNBF5060 LEC: 4:15pm-6:30pm (Sat) (Yr2)

Term 2 (Jan to Apr)

Course Full-time MSc (GBI) Part-time MSc (GBI)
GNBF5030 LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat) (Yr1)
GNBF5040 LEC: 4:15pm-6:30pm (Sat) (Yr1)
GNBF5050 LEC: 7:00pm-9:30pm (Tue)
GNBF5060 LEC: 7:00pm-9:30pm (Thur)
GNBF5070 LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat)
Or
LEC: 1:30pm-6:30pm (Sat, alternate weeks)
LEC: 1:30pm-3:45pm (Sat) (Yr2)
Or
LEC: 1:30pm-6:30pm (Sat, alternate weeks) (Yr2)
GNBF6010 PRJ PRJ

LEC: Lecture; TUT: Tutorial; PRJ: Project


Venue

Classes would mainly be held in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

TUITION FEE

Full-time MSc Programme (1 year)

For admission in 2023: HK$132,000 payable in two installments.


Part-time MSc Programme (2 years)

For admission in 2023: HK$66,000 per year payable in two installments annually.

ASSESSMENT

Please refer to the course information.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students should complete all mandatory courses including seven 3-unit courses and one 3-unit research project. Students should pass all assessments and obtain a cumulative overall GPA of at least 2.0 in order to graduate.

RECOGNITION
  • Master of Science in Genomics and Bioinformatics is a quotable qualification approved by the Medical Council of Hong Kong.

  • This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
  • This course is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).
Accreditation

Accreditation by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM)

The MSc programme in Genomics and Bioinformatics is accreditted by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) with the following CME/CPD points. Points will be applied upon request of students in July of the admitted year.


College/Programme CME/CPD Credit Points Awarded (09/2021-05/2023)
Only given upon completion of whole function CME/CPD Category
Anaesthesiologists ------
Community Medicine 10 PP
Dental Surgeons NIL
Emergency Medicine ------
Family Physicians 100 CME (Cat 5.4); 10 CPD (Cat 3.14)
Obstetricians & Gynaecologists ------
Ophthalmologists ------
Orthopaedic Surgeons NIL
Otorhinolaryngologists ------
Paediatricians 10 CME pts (accredited upon 80% attendance) Cat E (Passive)
Pathologists 1 pt per hour; max 30 pts for whole activity PP
Physicians ------
Psychiatrists 5 OTPG
Radiologists 1 pt per hour; max 30 pts Cat B
Surgeons 18 Passive

Accreditation by the Medical Laboratory Technologists Board

The MSc programme in Genomics and Bioinformatics is accredited by the Medical Laboratory Technologists Board for serving as the CPD provider for registered medical laboratory technologists (MLTs). There are totally 84 CPD points (12 points x 7 courses) to be given to the MLT students who finish courses below.


Code Programme Organiser Max. CPD Credit Points
00210141 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5010 Introduction to Programming
(11 September 2021 to 11 December 2021)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12
00210151 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5020 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics (11 September 2021 to 4 December 2021)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12
00210161 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5030 Bio-computing
(7 September 2021 to 30 November 2021)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12
00210171 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5040 Genomics: Basic Concepts and Applications (15 January 2022 to 23 April 2022)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12
00210181 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5050 Theories and Algorithms in Bioinformatics (11 September to 4 December 2021)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12
00210191 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5060 Systems Biology
(11 September to 11 December 2021)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12
00210201 MSc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
GNBF5070 Genome Informatics
(15 January 2022 to 23 April 2022)
School of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong 12