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Faculty of Science and Technology
Self-financed Programmes

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Care

Programme code ST125201

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2019. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2020/21 will be announced in late November 2019.
Duration of Study
Entry to Year 1: 4 Years
Entry to Year 3: 2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
THEi

(Core modules would be conducted at THEi (Tsing Yi) and some General Education (GE) modules at other campuses.)

Entrance Requirements
Entrance Requirements for Year 1:
Level 3 or above in the HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language; AND Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. 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.
  2. 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. Only the results of relevant ApL subjects will be considered in the application for Degree programmes. Relevant ApL subjects include: Fundamental Health Care, Health Care Practice.
  3. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
Higher Diploma OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study.
Remarks:
  1. Additional core modules may be required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. All applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English.
  3. For enquiry please contact Faculty of Science and Technology (Telephone No: 2176 1505).
Programme Aims
The programme aims to train a new breed of healthcare administrators and nutritionists for the rapidly expanding healthcare industry.  It covers a wide range of subjects in the foundation studies, including infection control, patient care, geriatric care, etc. Starting from Year 3, the programme will be divided into specialist streams in ‘Health Administration’ and ‘Nutrition and Health’.  Internship opportunities in healthcare institutions will also be provided to students for them to gain practical experience and enhance their employability.
Career Prospects
Graduates will be able to hold administrative posts in government, subvented or private medical or healthcare institutions, or serve as project officer in rehabilitation centres or nutritionists in wellness and nutrition business organizations.  After gaining sufficient work experience, they can be promoted to the management level.

With the continuing trend of aging of Hong Kong’s population, coupled with the construction or commissioning of Kai Tak Children’s Hospital, Tin Shui Wai Hospital and Wong Chuk Hang Hospital and expansion of service by many major hospitals, there is a huge demand for healthcare and nutritional science personnel and specialists.  The industry not only provides lots of job positions to graduates of this programme, practitioners can have the opportunities of upward mobility in their career.
Articulation
The programme provides a solid foundation in academic competence and research capability for students aspiring for further studies.  Graduates are eligible to enrol in a taught Master level professional healthcare degree or graduate course, such as nursing, clinical nutritional science, etc.
Notes
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.