PhD Programme

iTERM is a center of excellence that aims to integrate multiple disciplines in biomedical sciences, engineering, and clinical medicine, develop novel and enabling technologies, build and maintain an educational infrastructure that attracts the best and brightest into the field. In addition, to facilitate inter-disciplinary collaboration and scientific exchange with different academic departments within the CUHK, iTERM builds up with good connections with both the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS) and the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), which students, who fulfilled the basic admission requirement by the Graduate School, are welcomed and encouraged to enroll in the PhD porgrammes organized and directed by SBS and BME.

School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS)

Our Team

The Division of Biomedical Sciences is one of the largest divisions within the University. Its programme is research oriented with multidisciplinary approaches, with an objective to train and equip postgraduate students with in-depth theoretical knowledge and advanced research skills to allow critical thinking, intellectual development and application of knowledge leading to advancement of research in biomedical sciences with the details and link stated as follow.

Fields of Specialization

  • Cancer Biology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Developmental and Regenrative Biology
  • Neural, Vascular, and Metabolic Biology

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Our Team

The Department Research Committee takes care of postgraduate studies, including providing essential training workshops and didactic lectures and monitoring progress of degree research work.

Ph.D. and M.Phil. program

Since the establishment of the Department in 1983, more than 60 Ph.D., M.D. and M.Phil. students have graduated from the Department and most of them have become university professors, chief medical services, postdoctoral fellows or working in other related medical and health institutions. Detailed information on how to apply for postgraduate studies or enrollment can be found in the University Graduate School's homepage:

Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Our Team

This articulated MPhil/PhD programme, Biomedical Engineering, is offered by the Faculty of Engineering as an inter-disciplinary programme in close collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, building on the strengths of the two Faculties in biomedical sciences and engineering with the aim to educate future leaders who can master the fundamental knowledge based on innovative technology to address various health and clinical challenges in our time and beyond.

There are 3 main streams:

  • Medical Instrumentation & Biosensors: TeleMedicine, biofluids, neuroengineering, medical robotics
  • Biomedical Imaging, Informatics & Modeling: Bioinformatics, biomedical modeling, sound and light waves in medicine
  • Molecular, Cell & Tissue Engineering: Bionanotechnology, biomolecular engineering, musculoskeletal tissue engineering