Foundation in Life Sciences
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The Foundation in Life Sciences programme in FIST is a one year pre-university programme delivered through engaging lectures and designed to guide students to actively seek knowledge. In this programme, lectures are supplemented with laboratory work to help students develop their practical skills, working confidence and ability to work effectively in a group. The subjects covered in this programme include Biology I (Cell & Function), Biology II (Cellular Reproduction & Genetics), General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving & Programming, Computer Applications, Maths (Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus & Statistics), Communicative English, Essential English, Academic English and Business Management. Collectively, these subjects provide a holistic, inspiring and balanced educational experience which equips students with a solid foundation for higher levels of learning and nurture their potential for future academic excellence at the tertiary level.
The Foundation in Life Sciences programme in FIST is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and mindset to pursue a degree in Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioinformatics in FIST. Bioinformatics is a specialized science programme that combines both studies in biology and information technology. What makes Bioinformatics truly unique is that it involves the use of computational tools and methods to process complex and vital biological data such as DNA and proteins. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field of science and students who love both the sciences and information technology will find this field of science a truly rewarding and meaningful experience.