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Master of Science in Drug Discovery (Modernization of Chinese Medicine)

School of Chinese Medicine

COMING

Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee HK$135,000/programme

Cut Off Date 01 May 2021

Year of Entry 2021 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date16 Nov 2020

Application DeadlineFull-time: 1 Mar 2021
Part-time: 1 May 2021

Programme DirectorProf ZHANG Ge 

Programme Office (852) 3411 2909 / (852) 3411 5520 dcpe@hkbu.edu.hk http://scm.hkbu.edu.hk/tc/education/taught_postgraduate_programmes/  

Selection Process
  1. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
  2. Short-listed applicants may be interviewed by the Programme Board if necessary.
  3. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
Aims

The programme aims to provide students with cutting-edge interdisciplinary knowledge needed for current and future research and development of Chinese medicine. Through the learning of courses and participation in relevant practical learning activities, the students will master the advanced knowledge of artificial intelligence and drug design, drug analysis and pharmacokinetics, design of clinical trials, and clinical translation strategies of innovative drugs. The students will acquire the knowledge and skills to combine the traditional mindset of Chinese medicine with modern technology, thereby to provide solutions in various aspects of drug discovery in Chinese medicine.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 30 units
Compulsory Courses 27 units
Dissertation* 3 units

* Students can take either Dissertation or one elective course (Formulation Theories and Practices of Chinese Medicinal Formulae).

For those who have not previously studied Chinese Medicine or Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine, they must take an additional course, Overview on Chinese Medicine and Chinese Materia Medica (中醫藥學概論), as supplement. The academic results of the supplementary course obtained by the students will be recorded in the student transcript (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) without GPA grading. An additional course fee will be charged to those who are required to take the course as supplementary study.

 

Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

  1. A bachelor of Chinese Medicine, Pharmacy or Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine degree; or
  2. A non-Chinese Medicine degree, but with qualifications equivalent to the above, e.g. applicants with a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Bioengineering or Information Science, etc.; or
  3. Pharmacists or registered Chinese Medicine practitioners of Hong Kong holding a bachelor’s degree.

Applicants who are RCMPs but without a bachelor’s degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis. They may be required to pass an assessment conducted by the Programme Management Committee.


Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants must have:

  1. obtained a bachelor’s degree with Chinese language as the primary medium of instruction in the major courses; or
  2. obtained Level 3 or above in Chinese Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE); or
  3. obtained Grade E or above in Chinese Language and Culture in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination; or
  4. passed the Chinese language test arranged by the School of Chinese Medicine, HKBU.

 

  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
     
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.