BMS Curriculum AY2022 and AY2023 Intake

B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences Requirements – Nanyang Technological University

Course Type




Major Prescribed Elective (Major PE)


Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Common Core


Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Foundational Core


Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE)


Total AUs 


B. Medicine (Chinese Medicine Requirements – Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

24 Core Courses

Note: A grade of A- or higher in the Final Year Project is required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).


BMS Core & ICC Core Courses

Year 1
Semester 1
TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleAU
Core BS1016 Physiology 3
Core BS1101 Basics of TCM (中医基础理论)6
CoreBS2101 Anatomy4
CCCC0001Inquiry and Communication in an Interdisciplinary World 2
 CC0003Ethics & Civics in a Multi-Cultural World2
CC CC0005 Healthy Living & Wellbeing 3


Year 1
Semester 2
TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleAU
Core BS1005 Biochemistry I 3
CoreBS1006Principles of Genetics3
Core BS1007 Molecular & Cell Biology I 3
Core BS1009Introduction to Computational Thinking3
CoreBS1013Foundations of Chemistry II3
Core BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1 3
CoreBS1102 TCM in Ancient Chinese (医古文)6

Year 2
Semester 1
TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleAU
Core BS2102 Chinese Materia Medica (中药学)6
CoreBS2028Biophysical methods applied to biological sciences3
CoreBS2103 TCM Diagnostics (中医诊断学)6
FC BS0004 Introduction to Data Science 3
CCCC0002Navigating the Digital World2
CCCC0007Science & Technology for Humanity3

Year 2
Semester 2
TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleAU
CoreBS3104Pathology (病理学)3
Core BS2105Emperor's Canon of Internal Medicine (内经学)6
CoreBS2106TCM Formulary (方剂学)8
FC BS2107TCM Internship I (课间见习 I)3
CCML0004Career & Entrepreneurial Development for the Future World2
CC CC0006 Sustainability: Society, Economy & Environment 3

Year 3
Semester 1
TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleAU
CoreBS3018Plant Biology3
Core BS3101 Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Diseases (伤寒论)6
CoreBS3108Acupuncture and Moxibustion (针灸学)6
FC BS3103TCM Internship II (课间见习 II)3

Year 3
Semester 2
TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleAU
Core BS3109Fundamentals of Immunology 3
CoreBS2104Biomedical Pharmacology (药理学)3
Core BS3102Synopsis of the Golden Chamber (金匮要略)6
CoreBS3106Seasonal Febrile Diseases (溫病学)6
FC BS3107TCM Internship III (课间见习 III)3

TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleAU
Major PEBS4020 Final Year Project12

No restriction in study year/ semesterTypeCourse CodeCourse TitleAU
BDEAnyStudents can take BDE offered by any school in NTU. Students have the flexibility to plan the study load of BDE as long as you are able to fulfil the total AU requirements within the candidature period.   3
Year 4
Semester 1
Basics of Diagnostics (诊断学基础)Core
Internal Medicine of TCM (中医內科学)Core
Otolaryngology of TCM (中医耳鼻喉科学)Core
Selected Literature in TCM (各家学说)Core
​TCM Tui-Na (中医推拿学) ​Core
Year 4
Semester 2
Modern Internal Medicine (西医內科学)Core
​Gynaecology of TCM (中医妇科学)​Core
​External Medicine of TCM (中医外科学)​Core
​Paediatrics of TCM (中医儿科学)​Core
​Dermatology of TCM (中医皮肤病学)​Core
Orthopaedics, Traumatology of TCM (中医骨伤学)Core
​Ophthalmology of TCM (中医眼科学)Core
​Oncology of TCM (中医肿瘤科科学)​​​Core
Year 5
Semester 1 & 2
(18 AU)
TCM Clinical internship (中医临床实习) Core
NTU reserves all rights to make changes to the programme structure with prior notice.​​​​​​​​​