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Applied Science Discipline

Higher Diploma in Health Studies

Programme code AS114204

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Kwai Chung)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
Programme Aims
This Programme aims to fulfill the VTC mission of providing a valued choice to school leavers and working adults to acquire values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and enhanced employability as well as valued supports to industries for their manpower development.
 
This programme aims to equip students with the technical and professional knowledge and skills together with the necessary language, IT, interpersonal and other generic skills, initially at a paraprofessional level, via the blending of theoretical knowledge and practical application, to enable them to pursue a career in the healthcare sector as healthcare personnel or supervisors in public / private hospitals, medical group practices and community clinics, healthcare institutions and agencies; medical representatives in healthcare companies and medical group practices. Graduates may also work as health service education and promotion personnel etc. It also seeks to cultivate a spirit of lifelong learning and develop student’s ability to learn how to learn.
 
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Our Graduates may be employed as healthcare personnel or supervisors in public and private hospitals, medical group practices and community clinics. Graduates may also work in health service, education and promotion.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes :
  1. Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Health Care offered by Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  2. Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Food Science and Safety offered by Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi);
  3. Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Testing and Certification offered by Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi);
  4. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Public Health Studies (Reg No. 252704)# offered by Coventry University, United Kingdom (in collaboration with SHAPE);
  5. Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics offered by Queensland University of Technology, Australia; and
  6. Bachelor of Nutrition Science offered by Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE.
Professional Recognition
This programme is an approved ‘Health Worker Training Course’, eligible graduates can apply for registration as Health Worker with the Social Welfare Department.
Notes
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.