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Applied Science Discipline

Higher Diploma in Vision Health Care

Programme code AS114215

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Kwai Chung) - 30
Average Result of Admitted Students in 2017 (Note 1)
13
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. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with professional and contemporary knowledge, technical competence and operational skills in vision health care to meet different health needs of people with a variety of vision disorders or discomfort, and to meet the growing market and manpower demand for eye care services in Hong Kong.  This programme also provides specialized training and essential knowledge of optometry and ophthalmology for caring people in practices at the paraprofessional level as an Eye Care Assistant or Optometric Assistant who can provide quality customer services and patient care supports with confidence to think critically when planning and providing ophthalmic care services.
 
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
Graduates can pursue a career in eye care supporting services in vision health industries.  They may seek employment in wide range of eye care organisations such as hospital, clinic, optometric centre and ophthalmic centre etc.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes :
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Public Health Studies offered by Coventry University in UK.
Notes
  1. Average result in 2017 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, of admitted students in 2017 for reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. 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.