Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MSCMLSF)

School of Science and Technology Programmes Department of Applied Science Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MSCMLSF)

Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MSCMLSF)

Online Admission Talk of MSc in Medical Laboratory Science

Date: 11 June 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Medium: Online by Zoom

Language: Cantonese


1. Programme Overview
2. Admission Requirements
3. Career Prospects
4. Questions and Answers
5. Admission Consultation


Registration Link:

All undergraduate students and practitioners in biomedical science/ medical laboratory science/ related health sciences/ applied sciences are welcome. Prior registration is required. The Zoom meeting ID and password will be sent to your email after the registration.

Programme code :MSCMLSF
Type of programme/ Mode of study:Full-time and Part-time Master's Degree Programme
Medium of instruction:English

Entry Requirements

Students admitted to the programmes should have

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science, Medical Laboratory Science, or a related health sciences or applied sciences discipline (e.g. Life Sciences and Biological Science) from a recognized institution or equivalent qualification.
  • Applicants must meet the English language proficiency requirements set by HKMU (DSE, TOEFL, IELTS, CET-6, etc., details showed in Appendix A) if their Bachelor's Degrees or equivalent qualification did not adopt English as the medium of instruction.
Proficiency Test
Minimum score
English Language Subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE)
Level 3
TOEFL – paper-based
TOEFL – paper delivered
60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
TOEFL – internet based
*Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a (face-to-face or online) admission interview after submitting applications. Applicant must have passed the admission interview for successful application.

Programme Aims

This programme provides students with critical knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of specialist disciplines such as haematology and transfusion science, chemical pathology, medical microbiology, molecular biology, anatomical and cellular pathology, pathology, immunology, and the integration of these disciplines for use in medical laboratory science.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete a totally 33 credits from compulsory, core electives and laboratory-based dissertation.

Courses Lists for MSCMLSF

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
Compulsory Courses (6 credit units)
SCI 8021SEFMolecular Diagnostic Technology3
SCI 8022SEFFrontiers in Medical Laboratory Sciences 3
Core Elective (Any 18 credit units from the list below)
SCI 8001SEFClinical Chemistry & Immunology I3
SCI 8002SEFClinical Chemistry & Immunology II3
SCI 8003SEFHaematology & Transfusion Science I3
SCI 8004SEFHaematology & Transfusion Science II3
SCI 8005SEFHistopathology & Cytology I3
SCI 8006SEFHistopathology & Cytology II3
SCI 8007SEFMedical Microbiology & Virology I3
SCI 8008SEFMedical Microbiology & Virology II3
SCI 8009SEFIntegrated Medical Laboratory Science3
SCI 8010SEFScientific Research Methodologies6
SCI 8023SEFLaboratory Management and Accreditation3
Project (9 credit units)
SCI 8029SEFDissertation in Medical Laboratory Science9

Teaching and Learning

Students will learn through full-time or part-time face-to-face mode with online support. Regular face-to-face lectures and tutorials are available in all the prescribed courses except dissertation course SCI 8029SEF. Workshops, visits or laboratory sessions are available in some courses as well. These face-to-face sessions aim to provide opportunities for students to discuss academic issues with their lecturers and acquire practical laboratory skills. All the prescribed courses will also be supported by the HKMU Online Learning Environment (OLE) which provides online discussion for interaction among students and between lecturers and students. This allows discussion of theories explained in the courses, their applications and evaluations.

Career Prospects

The programme allows suitably qualified science graduates to pursue further studies in Medical Laboratory Science which will enable them to move towards a career path in healthcare. The graduate may pursue a career in medical testing. Another important move up the academic ladder is possible for the graduate as they may proceed to doctoral/master studies in medicine-related areas. Upon gaining a higher degree, the student may adopt a research career and better serve the community through scientific advancement. In addition, graduates of the programme will find a variety of career opportunities in governmental laboratories, biotech and pharmaceutical industries and technical specialists and consultants.

Contact Information

Tel: +852 3120 2685

WhatsApp: +852 9494 3130 

WeChat: +852 9494 3130 

Jonathan Chiu
Marketing Director
3DP Technology Limited

Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.

Krutz Cheuk
Biomedical Engineer
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.

Hugo Leung
Software and Hardware Engineer
Innovation Team Company Limited

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.

Course Code Title Credits
  COMP S321F Advanced Database and Data Warehousing 5
  COMP S333F Advanced Programming and AI Algorithms 5
  COMP S351F Software Project Management 5
  COMP S362F Concurrent and Network Programming 5
  COMP S363F Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing 5
  COMP S382F Data Mining and Analytics 5
  COMP S390F Creative Programming for Games 5
  COMP S492F Machine Learning 5
  ELEC S305F Computer Networking 5
  ELEC S348F IOT Security 5
  ELEC S371F Digital Forensics 5
  ELEC S431F Blockchain Technologies 5
  ELEC S425F Computer and Network Security 5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMPS333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMPS362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMPS363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMPS380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMPS381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
 COMPS382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMPS390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMPS413FApplication Design and Development for Mobile Devices5
 COMPS492FMachine Learning5
 ELECS305FComputer Networking5
 ELECS363FAdvanced Computer Design5
 ELECS425FComputer and Network Security5