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Interdisciplinary Program of Life Science

 

Interdisciplinary Program of Life Science

 

Brief Introduction

 

Established in Taiwan in 2008, the Interdisciplinary Program of Life Science is a novel undergraduate training program that aims to accommodate and integrate diverse knowledge from a variety of fields with those of Life Science. Students enrolled in this program will select either the Department of Life Science or the Department of Medical Science as their primary major, taking the core courses of this department and combining them with courses of interest from their secondary major in other departments/colleges. With such a flexible curriculum, it is expected that students will become well trained, with interdisciplinary talents, while maintaining a solid foundation of life science knowledge.

 

Special Features 

 

Ideal Location:

The Department of Life Science is located near Taiwan’s newest biotechnology park in Zhubei, and closely cooperates with surrounding institutes such as: the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), National Center for High-Performance Computing, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Food Industry Research and Development Institute (FIRDI) and Animal Technology Institute Taiwan (ATIT).

 

Interdisciplinary Training:

The curriculum integrates mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology with a variety of disciplines, guiding students to explore areas of modern life science.

 

Freshmen Mentoring System:

Fourth-year students (seniors) will provide guidance to first-year students (freshmen) in order to ease their transition from high school to university life, a system that will ultimately build their self-confidence.

 

Learning Environment:

A beautiful forest-like campus that provides gorgeous scenery, and a quiet and comfortable learning environment.

 

Faculty and Staff

 

LIN, Lih-yuan Professor and Chairman (Ph.D. Cornell University, 1987; Molecular Toxicology)

 

Curriculum

 

LSIP Required:

General Physics I, II (Undergraduate, 3 credits per course, every fall/spring semester)

General Chemistry I, II (Undergraduate, 3 credits per course, every fall/spring semester)

Calculus I, II (Undergraduate, 3 credits per course, every fall/spring semester)

Life Science I, II (Undergraduate, 3 credits per course, every fall/spring semester)

General Biology Lab Course (Undergraduate, 2 credits, once a year)

First Major Course - Course From Life Science:

Biochemistry I, II (Undergraduate, 3 credits per course, every fall/spring semester)

Molecular and Cellular Biology I (Undergraduate, 3 credits, spring semester)

Molecular and Cellular Biology II (Undergraduate, 3 credits, fall semester)

Molecular and Cellular Biology III (Undergraduate, 3 credits, spring semester)

Genetics (Undergraduate, 3 credits, spring semester)

Organic Chemistry I (Undergraduate, 3 credits, fall semester)

Bioinformatics (Undergraduate, 3 credits, once a year)

Plant Biology (Undergraduate, 3 credits, once a year)

Animal Physiology (Undergraduate, 3 credits, once a year)

Microbiology (Undergraduate, 3 credits, once a year)

Biostatistics (Undergraduate, 3 credits, once a year)

Cell Biology Laboratory (Undergraduate, 2 credits, once a year)

Molecular Biology Laboratory (Undergraduate, 2 credits, once a year)

Biochemistry Laboratory (Undergraduate, 2 credits, once a year)

Microbiology Laboratory (Undergraduate, 2 credits, once a year)

Lab for Bio-Photonics (Undergraduate, 2 credits, once a year)

First Major Course - Course From Medical Science:

Introduction to Medical Science (Undergraduate, 2 credits, fall semester)

Organic Chemistry I, II (Undergraduate, 3 credits per course, every fall/spring semester)

Biochemistry (Undergraduate, 4 credits, fall semester)

Molecular Biology (Undergraduate e, 3 credits, spring semester)

Cell Biology (Undergraduate, 3 credits, fall semester)

Human Anatomy & Physiology (Undergraduate, 3 credits, fall semester)

Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Undergraduate, 3 credits, spring semester)

Biomedical Engineering (Undergraduate, 3 credits, fall semester)

Cognitive Neuroscience (Undergraduate, 3 credits, spring semester)

Medical Genetics (Undergraduate, 2 credits, fall semester)

Pharmacology (Undergraduate, 2 credits, once a year)

Translational Medicine (Undergraduate, 2 credits, spring semester)

Medical Statistics and Epidemiology (Undergraduate, 3 credits, spring semester)

Undergraduate Research/Bachelor Thesis (Undergraduate, 1 credit per course, every semester)

Second Major Courses:Select one of the elective courses provided by every College in the campus.

 

Graduate Requirements

 

For Undergraduate students, 128 credits

 

Financial Aids

 

Scholarship information: http://oga.nthu.edu.tw/cont.php?id=93&m=m26&mm=mm41&tc=5&lang=en

 

Contact Information

 

For information specifically related to the Dept./Institutes of XXXX, please contact the Chairman : Lin, Lih-Yuan, lylin@life.nthu.edu.tw

Secretary : Tsai, Li-Ying, dms@life.nthu.edu.tw

 

For further information on the program, you can also link to http://up.life.nthu.edu.tw/main.php?lang=en

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