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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy
物理治療學(榮譽)理學士學位

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: JS3636

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

132 (including 23 clinical/field credits)

Programme Intake 150
Fund Type Government-Funded

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Shamay Ng
PT, PhD

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme aims to produce qualified professionals who provide physiotherapy services to promote the health of clients, and to meet the healthcare needs of society. Graduates possess the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes that are required for the reliable, ethical and effective practice of physiotherapy. As lifelong learners and active consumers of the professional and scientific literature, graduates are able to fulfil their roles in developing the profession through continuing education and/or participating in investigative and evaluative projects. Their sense of social and professional responsibility is further recognised by their efforts to educate clients, the public and the next generation of therapists.

 

Programme Characteristics

The curriculum is forward looking with a strong scientific base. Clinical- and university-based education are integrated, using the latest teaching and learning resources.

 

Placement Opportunities

The Department aims to produce students with global perspectives, and actively encourages students to take opportunities to experience life overseas. The Department fully supports the principle of student exchange for clinical placements with overseas institutes. There are opportunities for Year Three/Four students to undertake 5-week clinical placements at overseas universities. In previous years, placements have been organised at the following universities: the University of Kentucky (USA), the University of Illinois (USA), Curtin University of Technology (Australia), the University of Queensland (Australia), Queens University (Canada), McGill University (Canada), the University of Toronto (Canada), Metropolitan University College (Denmark), Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Chang Gung University (Taiwan), the National Taiwan University (Taiwan), Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore) and Haute École de Santé Vaud (HESAV) (Switzerland).

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible to register with the Physiotherapists Board of Hong Kong.

 

Career Prospects

Our graduates have a high rate of employment, with a wide range of options from acute care hospitals, special schools and homes for the elderly to community settings and private practice.

 

Physiotherapists can specialise, take up managerial positions or be involved in clinical education and research. Opportunities for higher degree studies such as in MSc, MPhil or PhD programmes are also available.

 

Graduates fulfil the normal entry requirements to become Physiotherapist II for the Hospital Authority, private organisations (private hospitals, private clinics, nursing homes and homes for the elderly), the Department of Health, the Education Bureau (special schools, early education and training centres), subvented non-government organisations and the Social Welfare Department (community centres, sheltered workshops and special childcare centres).

Curriculum

This is a 4-year full-time programme that involves university-based study and clinical education. The programme is comprised of 4 main groups of subjects in: basic sciences, professional studies, clinical education, and the university core curriculum. Clinical education is in the form of clinical placements, at hospitals, rehabilitation centres, special schools and institutions for the elderly. Students can also choose to take minor programme or free electives according to needs, aspiration and abilities.  Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.rs.polyu.edu.hk.

 

 

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics

Other Information

  • Preference will be given to applicants who are able to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.
  • Applicants should be fit within normal range in fulfilling the physical requirements of physiotherapy practice.

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 6 Subjects

Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2016-17: 29.9 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2017-18: 34.5 (Any Best 6 Subjects)

2018-19: 34.5 (Any Best 6 Subjects)

 

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 2766 5399/2766 6719; email: rsdept@polyu.edu.hk).