Educational Plan for Academic Degree Postgraduates

                   Specialty: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology         

                   Specialty code:               071010                      

I. Objectives

a. Master the basic theories and systematic professional knowledge. Grasp one foreign language and be proficient in professional reading and basic academic writing.

b. Cultivate rigorous and practical scientific attitude. Grasp the basic methodology and technical skills of scientific research. Possess the ability to undertake scientific research in the specialty field.

c. Be qualified for teaching of the specialty or related specialties, or engineering work or related scientific managerial work.

 

II. Research Field:

1.Molecular biology and genetics                                                 2.Gene engineering and functional genomics

3.Protein engineering and proteomics                                       4.Molecular immunology

5.Biotechnology and pharmacy                                                    6.Molecular ecology

7.The structure and function of biomolecules containing trance elements

8.The interaction between plants and microorganisms

9.The interaction between biomolecules                                     10. Neurotransmitter and peptide hormones

11. Cell signaling

III. Program Duration 

The duration of full-time academic post-graduate students is 3years (subject to the approval of the university)

 

IV. Credits Requirements and Allotment

Total credits 36 credits for Degree Courses ≥24; Credits for research ≥ 12)

Total Credits

                                36 credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degree Courses

 

 

 

 

≥24 credits (including credits for  advanced international courses ≥4)

Compulsory public courses  ≥5 credits:

  • Study on theory and practice of Chinese characteristics: 2 credits
  • Dialectics of Nature (science/engineering/medical science)/ Marxism and social scientific methodology (liberal arts): 1 credit
  • Foreign Language: 2 credits

Optional public courses ≥1 credit

  • 1st-level discipline basic courses : 8 credits (compulsory)
  • 2nd-level discipline basic courses: 4 credits (restricted optional)
  • Optional professional courses: 4 credits (optional)
  • Cross 1-level discipline courses: 2 credits (optional)

No credit for make-up courses or other optional courses, grades only.

 

Research

 

≥12 credits

Literature review and thesis proposal: 1 credit

Participation in public academic lectures: 1 credit

Academic Dissertation: 10 credits

 

V. Course Curriculum and Credits Allotment

Courses

Course code

Course

name

Hours

Credits

Season

Department

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

Degree

Courses

Compulsory public courses

408.602

Dialectics of nature

18

1

Spring/

Autumn

College of Marxism

Compulsory

at the postgraduate phase≥ 6 credits

408.601

Study on theory and practice of Chinese characteristics

36

2

Spring/

Autumn

College of Marxism

411.500

Foreign language (English)

32

2

Spring,

Autumn

School of foreign languages

 

Optional public courses

 

1

 

 

1st-level discipline basic courses

170.501

Frontiers in Life Sciences

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

compulsory

≥ 8 credits

170.507

Progress of Bioscience and Biotechnology

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

170.503

Research Methodology in Life Sciences

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

170.504

Introduction of Bio-Industry

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

2nd-level discipline basic courses

170.517

Cell signaling(Advanced international courses)

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

Restricted

optional

≥ 4 credits

170.544

Cell and molecular immunity (International course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

Optional professional  courses

170.540

Molecular and cellular biology

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

≥ 4 credits

170.518

The progress of protein research

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

 

other courses from  relating specialty

 

 

 

School of Life Science and Technology

Cross 1st-level discipline courses

011.501

Mathematic statistics

48

3

 

Department of Mathematics

≥ 2 credits

 

other courses from  relating specialty

 

 

 

 

Non-

degree courses

Make-up courses

 

Assigned by supervisor

 

 

 

 

Compulsory for non-biology major undergraduates

Research

650.501

Literature review and thesis proposal

 

1

 

School of Life Science and Technology

 

650.502

Academic report in academic lectures

 

1

 

 

650.503

Dissertation

 

10

 

 

                   

VI. Research and Dissertation

   Implement in accordance with the related regulations of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.