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JSST02: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Laboratory Science (SSSDP)
Programme Information for 2024/2025 Entry
Programme code
Study level
Bachelor’s degree
Programme full title (English)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Laboratory Science
Programme full title (Chinese)
Programme short name
Programme duration
4 years
Study Area
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Short description
This is a four-year programme that leads to the award of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Laboratory Science.  The first year is devoted to foundation scientific training (e.g. Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry) and other General Education courses (e.g. English and Statistics).  The remaining years will be devoted to major subspecialty training in Medical Laboratory practice: Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology & Transfusion Science, Anatomical Pathology, and Medical Microbiology & Virology).  The training includes a clinical practicum in public/private medical laboratories.  There will also be a final year research project.  Graduates are eligible for registration as a Medical Laboratory Technologist “醫務化驗師” (Part II).  This statutory registration is a prerequisite for employment in local public and private health services.
Registry – Admissions Team
3190 6673
[email protected]
Entry requirements
Core subjects
Minimum Level
Chinese Language
English Language
Mathematics Compulsory Part
Citizenship and Social Development
Elective Subjects
Minimum Level
Any one subject^
^ Preferred subject: Chemistry or Combined Science (including Chemistry)*
Alternative Qualification(s) in Chinese Language (for NCS applicants only):
Minimum grade required
General Certificate of Education Examination (GCE) – (Advanced Level) (only UK accredited GCE will be considered)
Grade E
General Certificate of Education Examination (GCE) – (Ordinary Level) (only UK accredited GCE will be considered)
Grade C
General Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (GCSE)
Grade 4 or C
International General Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (IGCSE)
Grade 4 or C
Requirement remark
  • Applicants with previous HKDSE subject result of A040 ‘Liberal Studies’ will be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of A045 ‘Citizenship and Social Development’.
  • The programme aims to provide students with training and knowledge for equipping them to be an efficient and effective healthcare worker.  Applicants are expected to possess substantial knowledge in chemical and biological sciences to HKDSE level in order to benefit from learning.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have obtained:
    • Level 4 or above in English Language in HKDSE
    • Level 4 or above for Chemistry or Combined Science with Chemistry* in HKDSE
  • Applicants should have normal colour vision, as this is usually required for employment in local medical laboratories.
  • Applicants should be prepared to handle human samples, tissues and body fluids.
  • Students with HKDSE English Language results at Level 3 are required to complete non-credit bearing English enhancement course(s) in the first year of study.
* For applicants with 2012-2023 HKDSE subject results
Interview requirement
Yes (on a selective basis)
Intake quota
Tuition fees
Annual tuition fees after deduction of subsidy from the Government:
The College will adjust the tuition fee of its programmes based on the Composite Consumer Price Index to be announced by the Government annually.
The above tuition fee is net of annual subsidy under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP).  In 2024/25 academic year, the annual subsidy under the SSSDP is $79,770 for laboratory-based undergraduate programmes.  The annual subsidy amount may vary in each academic year subject to the announcement by the Education Bureau.  For details, please visit http://www.cspe.edu.hk/sssdp.  Only local students are eligible to be subsidised under SSSDP.
2023 JUPAS Programme Admission Score
JSST02 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Laboratory Science    

The Admission Score is computed by the best five subjects in HKDSE, where Level 2 = 2 points, Level 3 = 3 points, Level 4 = 4 points, Level 5/5*/5** = 5/6/7 points.

Programme Leader
Professor Joseph LEE
PhD in Toxicology/Pathology, University of Hong Kong
BSc in Biochemistry, University of Hull, UK
Fellow, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, USA
Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
Chartered Scientist and Chartered Chemist, UK
Fellow, Hong Kong Society of Clinical Chemistry, HK
Accredited Clinical Biochemist, Department of Health, HK
Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist (Part I), Government of HKSAR

Application Procedures
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King’s Park Campus
Ma Kam Chan Memorial Building,
31 Wylie Road, Homantin, Hong Kong
Mongkok Campus
Cheung Kung Hai Memorial Building, 90A,
and Cheung Chin Lan Hong Building, 98,
Shantung Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Kwai Hing Campus
16/F, Tower 2,
Kowloon Commerce Centre,
51 Kwai Cheong Road,
Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
(852) 3190 6678