Life Sciences Major Modules and Timetables

Life Sciences Major Modules (Module Information & Day-To-Day Timetables)

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Level 1000
Level 2000
Level 3000
Level 4000

Level 1000 Life Sciences Major Modules

Modules offered in Academic Year 2014/2015

Note: Life Sciences Majors with no GCE 'A' Level or H2 Biology (or equivalent), and have to read and pass LSM1301, the module contributes 4MCs to the Unrestricted Elective Modules category as part of graduation requirements. Please note that LSM1301 is taken in lieu of GCE 'A' Level or H2 Biology.

Module
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Title Semester
Day-to-Day Timetable
Module Coordinators Department(s)
LSM1101 Biochemistry of Biomolecules
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Dr Takao Inoue (Sem1)
A/P Too Heng-Phon (Sem2)
Biochemistry
LSM1102 Molecular Genetics 
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Chew Fook Tim Biological Sciences
LSM1103 Biodiversity
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Mr N. Sivasothi (Sem1)
Dr Ng Ngan Kee (Sem2)
Biological Sciences
LSM1104 General Physiology
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Prof Ip Yuen Kwong Biological Sciences
LSM1202 Human Anatomy
(Optional for Life Sciences Major)
Sem2 Dr Ang Eng Tat Anatomy
LSM1301 General Biology
(Not for Life Sciences Major unless taken as Biology bridging module)
Sem1 / Sem2 / Sem4 Dr Seow Teck Keong (Sem1)
Dr Wu Jinlu (Sem2&4)
Biological Sciences
LSM1302/ GEK1527 Genes and Society
(Not for Life Sciences Major/Minor)
Sem1 / Sem2 /
Sem4
Dr Leslie Gapter (Sem1)
Dr Lam Siew Hong
(Sem2)
Dr Hwang Wei Song (Sem4)
Biological Sciences
LSM1303 Animal Behaviour
(Not for Life Sciences Major/Minor)
Sem2 Mr N. Sivasothi Biological Sciences
LSM1401 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
(Not for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Prof Paul Matsudaira (Sem1)
Dr Kim Chu Young (Sem2)
Biological Sciences
CM1401 Chemistry for Life Sciences
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1
Please refer to Chemistry Dept for details.
A/P Lai Yee Hing & Dr Linda Sellou Chemistry
CM1417 Fundamentals of Chemistry (For Life Sciences Major who needs to take Chemistry bridging module) Sem1
Please refer to Chemistry Dept for details.
Dr T. Saradha Chemistry
ST1232 Statistics for Life Sciences
(Essential for Life Sciences Major; to be read during Year 2)
Sem1 / Sem2 Dr Vikneswaran Gopal (Sem 1)
A/P Teo Yik Ying (Sem 2)
Statistics and Applied Probability
PC1421 Physics for Life Sciences
(Optional for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1
Please refer to Physics Dept for details.
Please refer to Physics Department for more details. Physics

 

 

Level 2000 Life Sciences Major Modules

Modules offered in Academic Year 2014/2015

Updates: New Essential Module LSM2191
- LSM2191
Laboratory Techniques in Life Sciences
This is a module essential for Life Sciences Major from Cohort AY2013/2014 onwards. This replaces the Level 2000 LSM experimental elective basket.

Updates: Revised Level 2000 LSM Elective Basket
Life Sciences Major from Cohort AY2013/2014 onwards will choose from the following for the Level 2000 LSM elective basket:
- LSM2241 Introductory Bioinformatics - Offered only in Semester 1
- LSM2251 Ecology and Environment
- LSM2291 Fundamental Techniques in Microbiology

Module
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Title Semester
Day-to-Day Timetable
Module Coordinators Department(s)
LSM2101 Metabolism and Regulation
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Dr Yew Wen Shan (Sem1)
A/P Ganesh S Anand (Sem2)
Biochemistry /
Biological Sciences
LSM2102 Molecular Biology
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Prof Ding Jeak Ling Biological Sciences 
LSM2103 Cell Biology
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Dr Thilo Hagen (Sem1)
Dr Yeong Foong May (Sem2)
Biochemistry
LSM2191 Laboratory Techniques in Life Sciences
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Henry Mok (Sem1)

A/P Maxey Chung (Sem2)
A/P Norbert Lehming (Sem 2)
Biological Sciences /
Biochemistry / Microbiology
LSM2241 Introductory Bioinformatics Sem1 Prof Greg Tucker-Kellogg Biological Sciences
LSM2251 Ecology and Environment Sem1 / Sem2 Mr N. Sivasothi (Sem1)
Dr Mary Rose Posa (Sem2)
Biological Sciences
LSM2291 Fundamental Techniques in Microbiology Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Kelvin Tan & Dr Bruce Russell (Sem1)
Dr Justin Chu Jang Hann (Sem2)
Microbiology
LSM2288/9 Basic UROPS in Life Sciences Sem1 / Sem2 / Sem3&4 A/P Liou Yih-Cherng (Overall) Life Sciences Departments

 

 

Level 3000 Life Sciences Major Modules

Modules offered in Academic Year 2014/2015

Updates: Neurobiology Modules starting in AY2014/2015
LSM3213 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology will not be offered. Two new modules are offered in place:
- LSM3215
Neuronal Signaling and Memory Mechanisms (Prerequisite: LSM1104 and LSM2103; Offered in Sem 1)
- LSM3216 Neuronal Development and Diseases (Prerequisites: LSM2102 and LSM2103; Offered in Sem 2)
PLEASE NOTE: Prerequisites to LSM4213 System Neurobiology will be revised to LSM3215 and LSM3215 in AY2015/AY2016. Current Year 3 Life Sciences Major please plan to read both modules if intending to read LSM4213 in the Honours Year 4.

Updates: Behavioural Biology Modules starting in AY2014/2015
LSM4253 Behavioural Biology has been re-pitched as LSM3267 (Prerequisite: LSM2251) for current Year 3 onwards (i.e. Cohort AY2012/2013 onwards). Current Year 3 Life Sciences Major interested in this module please plan to read LSM3267 instead of LSM4253.
A new Level 4000 elective module, LSM4267 Animal Communications and Sensory Ecology, will revise its prerequisite to LSM3267 in AY2015/2016. Current Year 3 Life Sciences Major please plan to read LSM3267 if intending to read LSM4267 in the Honours Year 4.

Updates: Additional New Module starting in AY2014/2015
- LSM3217 Human Aging (Prerequisite: LSM2103)

Updates: Modules not offered in AY2014/2015
- LSM3244 Molecular Biotechnology
- LSM3253 Plant Physiology
* Current Year 3 Life Sciences Major planning to read LSM4251 Plant Growth and Development (Prerequisite: Either LSM3253 or LSM3244) in the following AY Honours Year 4, are encouraged to complete LSM2103 Cell Biology at least and LSM3233 Developmental Biology for further preparation.
* Current Year 3 Life Sciences Major planning to read LSM4242 Protein Engineering (Prerequisite: LSM3244) in the following AY Honours Year 4, completion of LSM2102 Molecular Biology would be sufficient.

PLEASE NOTE: LSM4221 Prerequisite change
Current Year 3 Life Sciences Major intending to read LSM4221 Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials in the Honours Year 4, please take note that the prerequisites has changed to LSM3211 AND LSM3221 from AY2014/2015 onwards. Kindly plan to complete both modules during Year 3.

PLEASE NOTE: LSM4262 Prerequisite change
Current Year 3 Life Sciences Major intending to read LSM4262 Tropical Conservation Biology in the Honours Year 4, please take note that the pre-requisites has changed to LSM3272 Global Change Biology from AY2014/2015 onwards. Kindly plan to complete LSM3272 during Year 3.

Module
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Title Semester Day-to-Day Timetable Module coordinators Department(s)
LSM3201 Research and Communication in Life Sciences Sem1 Dr Lam Siew Hong Biological Sciences
LSM3211 Fundamental Pharmacology Sem1 / Sem2 Prof Peter Wong Pharmacology
LSM3212 Human Physiology:
Cardiopulmonary System
Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Lim Hsiu Kim, Lina Physiology
LSM3214 Human Physiology -
Hormones and Health
Sem2 Dr Thai Tran Physiology
LSM3215 Neuronal Signaling and Memory Mechanisms Sem1 Prof Soong Tuck Wah Physiology
LSM3216 Neuronal Development and Diseases Sem2 Dr Lee Chi Wai Physiology
LSM3217 Human Aging Sem1 A/P Thiruma Arumugam Physiology
LSM3221 Human Pharmacology Sem2 A/P Dawe, Gavin Stewart Pharmacology
LSM3223 Immunology Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Paul Macary (Sem1)
Dr Zhang Yongliang (Sem2)
Microbiology
LSM3224 Molecular Basis of Human Diseases Sem2 A/P Mridula Sharma Biochemistry
LSM3225 Molecular Microbiology in Human Diseases Sem2 Dr Justin Chu Jang Hann
A/P Tan Yee Joo
Microbiology
LSM3231 Protein Structure and Function Sem1 A/P Maxey Chung Biochemistry  
LSM3232 Microbiology Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Sim Tiow-Suan Microbiology
LSM3233 Developmental Biology Sem1 A/P Christoph Winkler Biological Sciences
LSM3241 Bioinformatics and Biocomputing Sem2 Prof Greg Tucker-Kellogg Biological Sciences
LSM3242 Applied Microbiology Sem2 A/P Lee Yuan Kun Microbiology
LSM3243 Molecular Biophysics Sem2 Prof Yang Daiwen Biological Sciences
LSM3244 Molecular Biotechnology Not offered A/Prof Jayaraman Sivaraman Biological Sciences  
LSM3245 RNA Biology and Technology Sem1 Dr Volker Patzel Microbiology  
LSM3252 Evolution and Comparative Genomics Sem1 Dr Ng Ngan Kee Biological Sciences  
LSM3253 Plant Physiology Not offered Dr Ong Bee Lian Biological Sciences  
LSM3254 Ecology of Aquatic Environments Sem1 Dr Darren Yeo Chong Jinn Biological Sciences  
LSM3255 Ecology of Terrestrial Environments   Sem2 A/P Edward Webb Biological Sciences  
LSM3256 Tropical Horticulture  Sem2 A/P Hugh Tan Biological Sciences  
LSM3257 Quantitative Methods in Ecological Research Sem2 Dr Roman Carrasco Torrecilla Biological Sciences
LSM3261 Life Form and Function Sem1 A/P Hugh Tan Biological Sciences  
LSM3262 Environmental Animal Physiology Sem2 Prof Ip Yuen Kwong Biological Sciences
LSM3263 Field Studies in Neotropical Ecosystems Sem4 Dr Zeehan Jaafar Biological Sciences  
LSM3264 Environmental Biochemistry Sem2 A/P Chang Chan Fong Biochemistry
LSM3265 Entomology Sem1 Dr John Ascher Biological Sciences
LSM3266 Avian Biology and Evolution Sem2 Dr Frank Rheindt Biological Sciences
LSM3267 Behavioural Biology Sem2 A/P Li Daiqin Biological Sciences
LSM3272 Global Change Biology Sem2 Dr Matthew Lim Biological Sciences
LSM3288/9 Advanced UROPS in Life Sciences Sem1 / Sem2 / Sem3&4 A/P Liou Yih Cherng (Overall) Life Sciences Departments

 

 

Level 4000 Life Sciences Major Modules

Modules offered in Academic Year 2014/2015

Updates: New modules starting in AY2014/2015
- LSM4235 Nuclear Mechanics and Genome Regulation (Prerequisite: LSM2102)
- LSM4267 Animal Communications and Sensory Ecology (Prerequisites from AY2015/2016 onwards: LSM3267)

Updates: New modules starting in AY2015/2016
- LSM4216 Molecular Nutrition Science (Prerequisites: LSM2101 and LSM2102)
(First run has been postponed to Semester 2 AY2015/2016)

Updates: Prerequisite changes starting in AY2014/2015
- LSM4214 Cancer Pharmacology (Revised Prerequisites: LSM3211)
- LSM4226 Infection and Immunity (Revised Prerequisites: LSM3223 and either LSM3225 or LSM3232)

PLEASE NOTE: LSM4221 Prerequisite change
Current Year 3 Life Sciences Major intending to read LSM4221 Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials in the Honours Year 4, please take note that the prerequisites has changed to LSM3211 AND LSM3221 from AY2014/2015 onwards. Kindly plan to complete both modules during Year 3.

PLEASE NOTE: LSM4262 Prerequisite change
Current Year 3 Life Sciences Major intending to read LSM4262 Tropical Conservation Biology in the Honours Year 4, please take note that the pre-requisites has changed to LSM3272 Global Change Biology from AY2014/2015 onwards. Kindly plan to complete LSM3272 during Year 3. BES Year 4 students passing ENV2101 Global Environmental Change may use this as the prerequisite to read LSM4262 as well.

PLEASE NOTE: LSM4227 offering in two semesters
LSM4227 Stem Cell Biology will be offered in both Semesters 1 and 2 AY2014/2015 onwards.

Module
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Title
Semester Day-to-Day Timetable
Module coordinators
Department(s)
LSM4199 Honours Project in Life Sciences Sem1 & Sem2 Prof Ding Jeak Ding (Overall) Life Sciences Departments
Biomedical Science basket (BMS)
LSM4211 Toxicology Sem1 A/P Shen Han-Ming Physiology
LSM4212 Pharmacogenetics and Drug Responses Sem1 Prof Edmund Lee Pharmacology
LSM4213 System Neurobiology Sem1 Dr Wong Boon Seng Physiology
LSM4214 Cancer Pharmacology Sem2 Dr Gautam Sethi Pharmacology
LSM4215 Extreme Physiology Sem2 Dr Jason Lee
Dr Thai Tran
Physiology
LSM4216 Molecular Nutrition Science - A/P Mridula Sharma Biochemistry
LSM4221 Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials Sem2 A/P Tan Chay Hoon Pharmacology
LSM4222 Advanced Immunology Sem1 / Sem2 Dr Stephan Gasser (Sem1)
A/P Gan Yunn Hwen (Sem2)
Microbiology
/
Biochemistry 
LSM4223 Advances in Antimicrobial Strategies Sem2 A/P Vincent Chow
A/P Kevin Tan
Microbiology
LSM4225 Genetic Medicine in the Post-Genomic Era Sem2 A/P Caroline Lee Biochemistry
LSM4226 Infection and Immunity Sem1 A/P Sylvie Alonso
A/P Veronique Angeli
Microbiology
LSM4227 Stem Cell Biology Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Chan Woon Khiong Biological Sciences
Molecular and Cell Biology basket (MCB)
LSM4231 Structural Biology Sem2 Prof Yang Daiwen  Biological Sciences
LSM4232 Advanced Cell Biology Sem1 A/P Manoor Prakash Hande Physiology
LSM4234 Mechanobiology Sem2 Dr Yusuke Toyama Biological Sciences  
LSM4235 Nuclear Mechanics and Genome Regulation Sem2 A/P Shivashankar, GV Biological Sciences  
LSM4241 Functional Genomics Sem2 A/P Maxey Chung Biochemistry
LSM4242 Protein Engineering Sem1 A/P Pan Shen Quan Biological Sciences
LSM4243 Tumour Biology Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Manoor Prakash Hande Physiology
LSM4244 Oncogenes and Signal Transduction Sem2 Dr Lim Yoon Pin Biochemistry
LSM4245 Epigenetics and Chromatin Biology Sem1 Dr Wu Qiang Biochemistry
LSM4251 Plant Growth and Development Sem1 Prof Yu Hao Biological Sciences
LSM4252 Animal Reproduction Sem1 A/P Hong Yunhan Biological Sciences 
Environmental Biology basket (EVB)
LSM4253 Behavioural Biology Sem1 Dr Matthew Lim Biological Sciences
LSM4254 Principles of Taxonomy and Systematics Sem1 Prof Rudolf Meier Biological Sciences
LSM4255 Methods in Mathematical Biology Sem2 Dr Ryan Chisholm Biological Sciences
LSM4261 Marine Biology Sem2 Dr Peter Todd Biological Sciences
LSM4262 Tropical Conservation Biology Sem2 Dr Mary Rose Posa Biological Sciences 
LSM4263 Field Studies in Biodiversity Sem4 Dr Tan Heok Hui Biological Sciences
LSM4264 Freshwater Biology Sem2 Dr Darren Yeo Chong Jinn Biological Sciences 
LSM4265 Urban Ecology Sem2 A/P Theodore Evans Biological Sciences 
LSM4266 Aquatic Biodiversity Sem1 Dr Darren Yeo Chong Jinn Biological Sciences 
LSM4267 Animal Communications and Sensory Ecology Sem1 Dr Matthew Lim Biological Sciences