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Associate in Health Studies
Programme Code: 8C106
Programme Leader: YU, Ella 楊吳姿鋌
Assistant Programme Leader: CHAN, Gabriel Hoi-huen 陳凱萱

Admission Score for this programme (2016/17 Cohort): 12-22
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What is this programme about?

Why this programme?

Articulation rate 86% in 2016
Well-equipped teaching facilities: healthcare ...

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Why this programme?

  • Articulation rate 86% in 2016
  • Well-equipped teaching facilities: healthcare laboratory and multi-purpose laboratory
  • Opportunities for field practice in hospitals and community organisations
  • Workshops and talks conducted by healthcare professionals
  • Visits to healthcare related organisations

 

This programme equips you with fundamental healthcare knowledge which can lead to future academic pursuit or career development in a wide range of health-related fields. This programme emphasises the integration of theory and practice and offers ample opportunities for field practice in hospitals and community organisations.

To be eligible for the award of this programme, students need to acquire at their own expense a formal qualification in first aid from a recognised authority, and the certificate for such a qualification must be valid at the time of graduation.

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure
You are required to take, in two years, 20 - 22 subjects in total, ...

Where will I go after HKCC?

Articulation Track Record of Graduates
More than 15 local bachelor's degree programmes ...

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure

 

You are required to take, in two years, 20 - 22 subjects in total, comprising 12 - 14 General Education Subjects and 8 Discipline-specific Subjects.

 

General Education Subjects

 

8 - 9 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Chinese Communication for College Students@ OR Elementary Chinese~
  • Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Elementary Statistics  
  • English for Academic Studies (Health Studies) I
  • English for Academic Studies (Health Studies) II
  • Fundamental Psychology for Health Studies 
  • Information and Communication Technology 
  • Practical English for College Students^
  • Sociology for Health Studies

 

@Taught in Putonghua
~Students who are non-Chinese speakers, or whose Chinese standards are at junior secondary level or below are required to take this subject.
^Students with Level 3 or above in HKDSE English are exempted from taking this subject.

 

4 - 5 Elective Subjects*# (from the following cluster areas)

 

  • Community, Organisation and Globalisation
  • History, Cultures and World Views
  • Human Nature, Relations and Development
  • Language and Communication
  • Science, Technology and Environment

 

*Students with Level 3 or above in any one HKDSE subject (other than English) only need to take four General Education elective subjects.

 

For the full list of more than 50 General Education subjects, please click here.

  

Discipline-specific Subjects

 

5 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Basic Health Assessment and Clinical Skills
  • General Microbiology
  • Human Biology I
  • Human Biology II
  • Introduction to Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

 

3 Elective Subjects# (from the following subjects)

 

Nursing Science

  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Field Practice – Acute Care Setting
  • Field Practice – General Health Care Setting
  • Field Practice – Mixed Health Setting
  • Fundamental Concepts of Health and Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Chinese Medicinal Therapy

 

Rehabilitation and Health Management

  • Field Practice – Mixed Health Setting
  • Health Management for the Elderly People
  • Introduction to Social Services in Hong Kong
  • Science of Human Movement

 

Applied BioScience

  • Basic Immunology
  • Basic Laboratory Techniques and Safety
  • Cell Biology
  • Field Practice – Mixed Health Setting
  • General Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

 

#Offering of individual elective subjects is subject to resources and quota availability.

 
Intended Learning Outcomes
 
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to achieve its intended learning outcomes. For details, please click here.
 

Where will I go after HKCC?

Articulation Track Record of Graduates

 

More than 15 local bachelor's degree programmes have admitted graduates from HKCC's Associate in Health Studies. For the articulation track record of graduates, please click here.

 

Career Prospects

 

  • Ambulanceman/ Ambulancewoman
  • Community Worker
  • Hospital Technical Services Assistant (Hospital Authority)
  • Laboratory Attendant
  • Operating Theatre Assistant  (Hospital Authority)
  • Professional Medical Representative
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Ward Clerk (Hospital Authority)