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Sept 2020 Entry



Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Department of Health Technology and Informatics

Doctor of Philosophy

Introduction

The Department of Health Technology and Informatics offers opportunities for research studies leading to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in the following research areas.

 

Research Areas

Cancer

Full-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Part-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019

There are eight sub-thematic areas within the thematic area of cancer:

 

  • Development of cancer treatment approaches
  • Development of imaging techniques for cancer diagnosis
  • Discovery of biomarkers for cancer diagnosis
  • Immune regulation of cancer progression and therapy
  • Management of cancer treatment side-effects
  • Molecular mechanisms of cancer for diagnosis and treatment
  • Monitoring and predicting cancer treatment outcomes
  • Radiation dosimetry and protection

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our Department of Health Technology and Informatics and contact our staff directly to discuss research opportunities.

Haemodynamic and Vascular Disorders

Full-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Part-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019

There are four sub-thematic areas within the thematic area of haemodynamic and vascular disorders:

 

  • Body haemodynamic monitoring and blood flow assessment
  • Development of imaging techniques for vascular disorders diagnosis
  • Imaging diagnosis and monitoring of vascular disorders
  • Molecular mechanisms of vascular disorders for diagnosis and treatment

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our Department of Health Technology and Informatics and contact our staff directly to discuss research opportunities.

Immunity and Infection

Full-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Part-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019

There are seven sub-thematic areas within the thematic area of immunity and infection:

 

  • Developmental immunology
  • Ecology of microbiome and biofilms
  • Imaging technologies for identification of immune cells
  • Microbial virulence and drug resistance mechanisms
  • Molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Novel molecular technologies for identifying pathogenic microorganisms
  • Vaccinology and allergology

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our Department of Health Technology and Informatics and contact our staff directly to discuss research opportunities.

Metabolic and Ocular Disorders

Full-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Part-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019

There are five sub-thematic areas within the thematic area of metabolic and ocular disorders:

 

  • Discovery of biomarkers for metabolic and ocular disorders diagnosis
  • Discovery of imaging markers for metabolic disorders diagnosis
  • Immune regulation of metabolic homeostasis
  • Molecular mechanisms of metabolic and ocular disorders for diagnosis and treatment
  • Monitoring and predicting metabolic disorders treatment outcomes

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our Department of Health Technology and Informatics and contact our staff directly to discuss research opportunities.

Research Facilities

The Department of Health Technology and Informatics is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to facilitate different areas of research in the Department.

 

Other Information

Preference will be given to the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme candidates.  The application deadline for the 2020-21 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme will be on 2 December 2019.

Supporting Documents
Academic Referee's Report:

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required

Curriculum Vitae:

Compulsory

Others:

Optional

  • Official certificates/transcripts of your undergraduate and postgraduate studies indicating your award classification and ranking in the graduation class
  • Official documents proving that your master’s degree has a significant research component such as thesis or dissertation
Research Proposal:

Compulsory

  • A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.
  • Please indicate your proposed Chief Supervisor in your research proposal.
Transcript / Certificate:

Compulsory - Official certificates/transcripts of your undergraduate and postgraduate studies indicating the credit unit of each subject you have completed.  The explanatory notes on the grading system and classifications of your awards are required.