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PROGRAMME CODE: AD 114
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Application Code 報名編號 : CC 80 - 203

Associate of Health Science includes two themes: “Nursing Studies Theme” and “Biomedical Sciences Theme”. Healthcare industry is changing dramatically due to the advancement of medical sciences and technology, the abundance of clinical research and the high demand of consumers. It is believed that the mix of general studies and health science specialism courses would provide students a systematic way of training and a firm foundation in health sciences.

Programme Aims and Features

The Programme aims to strengthen students’ knowledge and skills in area of Biomedical Sciences and to improve students’ language proficiency as well as analytical and communication skills. 

The first year of the programme aims at strengthening students’ background in basic biomedical sciences. In the second year of study, students can study more advanced courses and sharpen practical skills in laboratory sessions. Graduates will acquire the skills and knowledge required for medical, pathological, microbiology or food safety laboratories, medical equipment firms, and pharmaceutical companies.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 92%
Government-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 97%
        

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of the past three years articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong
BNurs
BSc
BSc Biochemistry

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BNurs
BSc
BSc Natural Sciences
BSc Public Health

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BSc
BSc Biochemistry & Cell Biology

City University of Hong Kong
BSc Biology & Chemistry
BSc Applied Biology

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology with Biotechnology
BSc (Hons) Medical Laboratory Science
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
BSc (Hons) Nursing
BSc (Hons) Optometry
BSc (Hons) Property Management

Hong Kong Baptist University
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology - Biotechnology

The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

University of Tasmania, Australia 

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science 

Macquarie University, Australia 

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

Career Prospectus

Due to the shortage of nurses and paramedics in the healthcare and elderly care settings, many care providers have the need to hire healthcare assistants to fill the gaps. Graduates from the “Nursing Studies Theme” will be prospect employees for these institutions.

Special Entrance Requirements

In addition to the minimum entrance requirements, for the Nursing Studies theme, applicants are also required to have obtained Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Biology / Chemistry or Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology / Chemistry); or have taken the HKAL Biology or the HKAL / HKAS Chemistry; or equivalent.

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

GENERIC SKILLS
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Quantitative Analysis I
  • English for Healthcare Professionals
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Intra-and Interperson Competencies
SPECIALISM

Core

Year 1 

(All specialism courses must be chosen)

  • Chemistry for Biomedical Science
  • Cell Biology and Development
  • Fundamentals of Human Body 
  • Molecular Biochemistry

Year 2

(All specialism courses must be chosen)

  • Introduction to Human Diseases: Pathology and Pathophysiology
  • Medical Microbiology 
  • Molecular and Cellular Immunology
  • Pharmacology 

General Education

Year 1

(Choose Two courses from the following, at least ONE from each domain)

Humanities and Arts

  • Visual Arts in Contexts 
  • Applied Ethics

Reasoning & Science

  • Modern Developments in Biotechnology

Year 2

(Choose Two courses from the following, at least ONE from each domain)

Chinese Societies: Heritage and Culture

  • Hong Kong and Chinese Societies in Transition
  • Understanding Social Problems in Hong Kong

Global Issues and Development

  • Global and Local Cultures
  • Intercultural Communication and Competence

Rachel Lau Ka Yuet
Rachel Lau Ka Yuet
  • 2014-15 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2015-16 PolyU BSc in Medical Laboratory Science (Year 1)

HKU SPACE CC provides a wide variety of programmes suitable for most students with varied interests and preferences.

Having chosen the Biomedical Sciences programme, I was exposed to more advanced medical knowledge, human biology and technological skills in science that I had never been taught in my secondary school. Studying the field that I like made learning enjoyable, even though there were hard times in chasing the deadlines of projects, assignments and presentations.

It was initially quite challenging to adapt to dramatic changes in the learning style and the level of study at the Community College. However, with the readily available facilities and kind help from the lecturers, learning effectively is no longer mission impossible. Not only did I acquire knowledge from HKU SPACE CC, but also an indomitable character to deal with hardships in life.

William Wong Yu Ming
William Wong Yu Ming
  • 2014-15 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2015-16 HKU BSc in Biochemistry (Year 3)

The Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) programme provided me with a wide range of exposure to health and medical sciences, which laid down a solid foundation for my university studies. Learning environment at HKU SPACE CC was inspiring and encouraging. With my supportive and helpful classmates, I was able to enjoy my studies and complete my group projects. Although the learning life was challenging, it was very fruitful and rewarding.

I am so grateful for the help from the College, especially from the biomedical sciences programme, and I am sure future students will feel the same way.

Fung Chun Wing
Fung Chun Wing
  • 2014-15 Associate of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences) (Year 2)
  • 2015-16 HKUST BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (Year 2)

Being one of the students that came from a secondary school using Chinese as a medium of instruction, I faced some learning difficulties initially because my English standard was relatively lower than others. However, the problem became my motivation for improving my English; for example, I tried hard to look up the meaning of all English terms before my lessons. When I still did not understand those scientific jargons, I could ask the lecturers for help. I believe that genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. Finally, my hard work paid off and I got eight offers from six UGC-funded local universities.

Everyone may have his or her own weaknesses, but success is waiting for those who can persist in their studies. I hope my story will give you some inspiration and all of you can enter your desired university in the future.

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