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Applied Science Discipline

Discipline Overview of Health and Life Sciences

One of the major topics around the world is the ever-changing and development of health and life sciences, covering a wide range of areas and closely related to daily life with the new discoveries and advancement of related technologies.


Health and Life Sciences Discipline continuously enhances the quality of the programmes to address the huge manpower needs in various areas and stays updated amongst the industries, as well as provides professional and timely education and training in response to these new horizons, which includes the areas of Health Studies, Rehabilitation Services, Medical Centre Operations, Applied Nutritional Studies, Biomedical Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Dispensing Studies, Biotechnology, Food Technology and Safety, Analytical Science, Beauty and Personal Care Products, Environmental Science, Environmental Protection and Management, Conservation and Tree Management, Occupational Safety and Emergency Operations, Fitness and Exercise Nutrition, and Pet Care and Wellness.  Students are equipped with professional knowledge and skills which allow them to pursue further studies or embark on a professional career.





2+1 International Track


Health and Life Sciences Discipline Higher Diploma students will be offered an 2+1 International Track which affirms a smooth articulation to a relevant locally accredited, Hong Kong government recognised honours bachelor’s degree programme offered by designated UK universities upon successful completion of their studies and the qualification is equivalent to a local degree programme.


Students pursue their full-time top-up degree programmes offered under this 2+1 International Track scheme will receive a non-means-tested annual subsidy of $33,740# from the Government.


# The amount of subsidy may have adjustment annually



Graduates may progress to the relevant THEi Degree programmes or apply for degree programmes offered by local and overseas universities for further studies.



Career Prospect


Graduates are employed by different HKSAR Government departments, including the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, Environmental Protection Department, Government Laboratory and Hospital Authority of the HKSAR.  They are also employed in private hospitals, polyclinics, residential care homes, medical centre, pharmaceutical plants, insurance companies, pharmacy chain stores, personal care products and beauty chain stores, pet care and wellness companies, nutrition and health food product companies, food manufacturing and quality assurance, food chain supermarkets, environmental consulting firms, research and testing laboratories, nutritional consultation companies, wellness centre and safety consultation firms, etc.


Professional Recognition


Many professional bodies in Hong Kong and overseas acknowledge the quality of our programmes, including:


  • Hospital Authority of the HKSAR
  • Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong
  • Pharmacy and Poisons Board Hong Kong
  • The Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong (PSHK)
  • Social Welfare Department of the HKSAR
  • Labour Department of the HKSAR
  • Tree Management Office of the HKSAR
  • Hong Kong Association for Testing, Inspection and Certification Limited
  • Hong Kong Food Professionals Association
  • Hong Kong Food Science and Technology Association Limited
  • Hong Kong Food Hygiene Administrators Association
  • Hong Kong Pharmacy Technicians Association (HKPTA)
  • The Cosmetic & Perfumery Association of Hong Kong Limited
  • The Hong Kong Society of Cosmetic Chemists
  • The Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives
  • Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
  • Royal Society of Biology, UK
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK