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Associate of Biomedical Sciences

Programme Code: AD 122 Online Application 3416 6338 2305 5315

Application Code 報名編號 : AD122

Biomedical Sciences focuses on the study of how cells and organs function in the human body. It enhances our understanding of human diseases and their treatment and prevention strategies. Therefore, biomedical scientists are at the forefront of medical research, and they play a pivotal role in the maintenance of human health.    

Programme Aims and Features

This programme is a two-year, broad-based education programme that integrates specialism subjects in Biomedical Sciences with generic skills and experiential learning courses. It aims to strengthen students’ knowledge and practical skills in the core areas of Biomedical Sciences (e.g. Cell Biology, Molecular Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Anatomy and Physiology). Students are provided with the comprehensive academic and laboratory training necessary for their pursuit of undergraduate studies in Biomedical Sciences or its related disciplines (e.g. Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science, and Nursing).

Opportunities for Further Studies

2019 Overall Progression Rate: 87%
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 71%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students^ of recent years have articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong
BSc Biochemistry
BSc Ecology and Biodiversity
BSc Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BEng Biomedical Engineering
BSc Natural Sciences
BSc Public Health
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BEng Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
BSc Biochemistry & Cell Biology
BSc Biological Science
City University of Hong Kong
BSc Biology & Chemistry
BSc Applied Biology
BSc Biological Sciences
BSc Biomedical Sciences
BSc Chemistry
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology with Biotechnology
BSc (Hons) Medical Laboratory Science
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
BSc (Hons) Nursing
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
BSc (Hons) Optometry
BSc (Hons) Property Management
BSc (Hons) Radiography
Hong Kong Baptist University
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology - Biotechnology
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education
The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education
BEd (Hons) Science

HKU SPACE International College

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the full-time top-up degree programmes offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the following university:

Ulster University

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Macquarie University, Australia 
Bachelor of Science

Career Prospectus

The programme provides a solid foundation for graduates to pursue further studies at university or develop a wide range of careers in biomedical research, medical laboratories, healthcare industry, medical device companies, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.  

Special Entrance Requirements

In addition to the minimum entrance requirements, applicants are also required to have obtained Level 2 or above in HKDSE Biology and Chemistry, or Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology and Chemistry), or Level 2 or above in HKDSE Biology/Chemistry plus Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology/Chemistry); or have taken HKAL Biology and HKAL/HKAS Chemistry; or equivalent.


*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Quantitative Analysis I
  • English for Healthcare Professionals
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
    Quantitative Analysis II​

Experiential Learning Couse:

  • Biomedical Laboratory


Year 1 

  • Chemistry for Biomedical Science
  • Cell Biology and Development
  • Fundamentals of the Human Body
  • Molecular Biochemistry


Year 2

  • Pathology and Pathophysiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Immunology
  • Pharmacology


Core Curriculum Courses

  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies

  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Culture, Media and Society (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)

  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Scientific and Technological Literacy (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Perspectives in Arts and Humanities (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)


Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment and resources available.

Jason Lee Chung Yin
Jason Lee Chung Yin
  • 2018-19 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2019-20 BSc in Medical Laboratory Science, PolyU (Year 1)
  • Offers Received: HKU BSc in Biological Science (Year 3)
  • Offers Received: HKUST BSc in Biological Science (Year 2)
  • Offers Received: CUHK BSc in Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • Offers Received: PolyU BSc in Medical Laboratory Science (Year 1)

Studying at HKU SPACE Community College (CC) changed me a lot. I was originally lost after the DSE results were released, but my destiny was changed by coming here. Well, I no longer considered the DSE experience to mean failure once I stepped into CC, because I had ANOTHER CHANCE. It is not necessary to be on the same road as your classmates are. Life is a lot easier if this is your choice after the DSE. In fact, studying at CC is more relaxing than doing so at university - with like-minded friends, trust-worthy teachers and trendy facilities around you. There are not many differences between CC and university in terms of learning experiences. Just treat this place as a new start after your secondary education and move on to your next destination!

Ann Wong Sin Yi
Ann Wong Sin Yi
  • 2018-19 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2019-20 BSc in Occupational Therapy, PolyU (Year 1)
  • Offers Received: HKU BSc in Biochemistry (Year 3)
  • Offers Received: HKUST BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (Year 2)
  • Offers Received: PolyU BSc in Occupational Therapy (Year 1)

Throughout my two years at HKU SPACE Community College (CC), the learning experience helped me to get prepared, before being admitted to university. The skills that I learnt at CC have been very useful for my undergraduate studies and they can even help me stand out from the other students. For example, the diverse courses provided by the ABMS programme deepened my understanding of the biomedical science field and helped me complete advanced courses in occupational therapy more easily and effectively, when compared to a fresh secondary school graduate. Also, the helpful lecturers at CC (especially in this programme) not only provided me with a comprehensive explanation of the important concepts in biomedical sciences, but they also made a lot of useful recommendations for my assignments and future planning. Thus, I was able to make great improvements and choose the path which I really love.

Amy Suen Siu Leong
Suen Siu Leong, Amy
  • 2015-16 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2016-17 BSc in Biochemistry, HKU (Year 3)
  • Offer received: HKU Biochemistry (Year 3)
  • Offer received: CUHK Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • Offer received: CityU Biomedical Sciences (Year 3)
  • Offer received: CityU Applied Biology (Year 3)

Studying Biomedical Sciences at HKU SPACE CC was a precious experience to me after HKDSE. This programme equipped me with a broad-based education and generic skills that helped me build a solid foundation in pursuit of university studies in pathological and microbiological sciences. Throughout the two years, I was not only provided with an in-depth study of advanced medical knowledge but also granted many opportunities to sharpen practical skills in laboratory sessions that strengthened my technological skills and health science specialism. Besides, the learning environment at HKU SPACE CC was very desirable; teachers were supportive and also classmates were enthusiastic and diligent about learning. Although the learning process was demanding and challenging, it was valuable, worthwhile and rewarding. The two-year student life at HKU SPACE CC will be engraved in my memory forever.

Anson Yu Hiu Fung
Yu Hiu Fung, Anson
  • 2015-16 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2016-17 BSc in Medical Laboratory Science, PolyU (Year 1)
  • Offer received: HKU Biochemistry (Year 3)
  • Offer received: HKUST: Biological Science (Year 2)
  • Offer received: CUHK: Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • Offer received: PolyU: Medical Laboratory Science (Year 1)

The study in Associate Degree of Biomedical Science provided me with opportunities to have a deeper exploration into the field of Medical Science. The courses provided by this programme are diverse and covered most of the essential knowledge in health science which is useful for the further study in healthcare professionals such as Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science. Apart from the academic life, the Community College also provides various activities for us to join. For example, I have joined the Tainan study tour and Voluntary service organized by the Student Development and Counselling Service. Last but not least, the failure in HKDSE is not equal to desperation. I appreciate that the HKU SPACE Community College gave me a second chance to pursue my goal to study in university.

Fung Chun Wing
Fung Chun Wing
  • 2014-15 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2015-16 HKUST BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (Year 2)

Being one of the students that came from a secondary school using Chinese as a medium of instruction, I faced some learning difficulties initially because my English standard was relatively lower than others. However, the problem became my motivation for improving my English; for example, I tried hard to look up the meaning of all English terms before my lessons. When I still did not understand those scientific jargons, I could ask the lecturers for help. I believe that genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. Finally, my hard work paid off and I got eight offers from six UGC-funded local universities. Everyone may have his or her own weaknesses, but success is waiting for those who can persist in their studies. I hope my story will give you some inspiration and all of you can enter your desired university in the future.

William Wong Yu Ming
Wong Yu Ming, William
  • 2014-15 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2015-16 HKU BSc in Biochemistry (Year 3)

The Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) programme provided me with a wide range of exposure to health and medical sciences, which laid down a solid foundation for my university studies. Learning environment at HKU SPACE CC was inspiring and encouraging. With my supportive and helpful classmates, I was able to enjoy my studies and complete my group projects. Although the learning life was challenging, it was very fruitful and rewarding. I am so grateful for the help from the College, especially from the biomedical sciences programme, and I am sure future students will feel the same way.

Rachel Lau Ka Yuet
Lau Ka Yuet, Rachel
  • 2014-15 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2015-16 PolyU BSc in Medical Laboratory Science (Year 1)

HKU SPACE CC provides a wide variety of programmes suitable for most students with varied interests and preferences. Having chosen the Biomedical Sciences programme, I was exposed to more advanced medical knowledge, human biology and technological skills in science that I had never been taught in my secondary school. Studying the field that I like made learning enjoyable, even though there were hard times in chasing the deadlines of projects, assignments and presentations. It was initially quite challenging to adapt to dramatic changes in the learning style and the level of study at the Community College. However, with the readily available facilities and kind help from the lecturers, learning effectively is no longer mission impossible. Not only did I acquire knowledge from HKU SPACE CC, but also an indomitable character to deal with hardships in life.