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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Laboratory Science
4 years full-time


Programme Description
The programme provides the foundation training for adopting a career in Medical Laboratory Science. The first year will be devoted mainly to General Education and foundation scientific learning. From the second year onwards, students will be taught the principles and practice of the 4 major sub-specialties of Medical Laboratory Science: Anatomical & Cellular Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology & Transfusion Science, and Medical Microbiology & Virology. There will be a 12-week clinical practicum in the first semester of the fourth year during which students will receive practical training in public and/or private hospital medical laboratories. 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.

Mode of study
Medium of Instruction
Total no. of credits
135 credits
JUPAS Catalogue No.

Applicants should submit applications through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). There are NO self-financing places for this programme.

Programme Leader
Professor Joseph Lee
PhD in Toxicology/Pathology, HKU, BSc in Biochemistry, Hull University, 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
Accredited Clinical Biochemist, Register of Department of Health
Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist (Part I), HK

Tuition Fee
Tuition Fee (HK$)
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Programme Total
Annual Average
  • Tung Wah College will adjust the tuition fee of its programmes based on the Composite Consumer Price Index to be announced by the Government annually.
  • Tuition fees are normally charged by two instalments per annum and are payable before the commencement of each semester.  New students are required to settle the balance of the tuition fee for the first semester (i.e. after deducting deposit) upon programme registration in August.
  • Students are required to pay additional fees for all retake/additional courses which would be charged at the rate of the normal cohort and be calculated by the number of credits to be taken. Please refer the details in the College’s Fees Regulation at https://www.twc.edu.hk/en/Administration_Units/fo/our_service/student-area.
  • The tuition fee for the programme under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) is the net fee paid by a student after deduction of subsidy from the Government. In 2021/22 academic year, the annual subsidy under the SSSDP is $76,800 for laboratory-based undergraduate programmes. The annual subsidy amount may vary in each academic year subject to the decision by the Education Bureau. 
  • All fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • For more details about the College's tuition fee payment schedule and fees regulation, please refer to the "Tuition Fee Payment Schedule" and "Fees Regulation" at "https://www.twc.edu.hk/en/Administration_Units/fo/our_service/student-area".

QF Information
QF level
QR registration no.
Registration validity period 01/09/2017 to 31/08/2022

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