Introduction of FHS
With the vigorous support and joint efforts from numerous supporters, the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) has thrived since its establishment in 2013. As a fundamental academic unit, FHS, comprised of three departments (Department of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Public Health and Medicinal Administration), has quickly become one of the important regional powerhouses of fostering outstanding personnel for the workforce demand in biomedical sciences. FHS now offers two undergraduate programmes, one master programme and one PhD programme and they are delivered by our excellent team of teachers with outstanding background and strong passion, and this teaching team has guided and inspired over 500 young researchers and students in the lifelong quest of knowledge.
The research of FHS focuses on nine major themes are: (i) cancer precision medicine, (ii) stem cell and development (iii) aging, neural and metabolism disorders, (iv) bioimaging, (v) data science, (vi) drug development, (vii) neuropsychiatry, (viii) structural biology and (ix) translational medicine. To support these research activities, FHS has established a state-of-the-art infrastructure that includes 33 research laboratories, 4 research centres and 4 core facilities.
With this solid research support, the Faculty has recorded a steady increase in the number and the quality of publications and scientific discoveries. These research output signify the continual improvement in our overall influence worldwide in the biomedical research. Equally important, FHS has organized numerous symposia and seminars to deliver talks with topics both in cutting-edge science and popular science, and assisted local schools in devising and operating STEM education programmes, all of which benefit the general acceptance and understanding of biomedical science and health science by the community.