Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences
Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: 51062
Duration & Credit Requirement
1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)
3 for local students
6 for non-local students
HK$3,200 per credit for local students
HK$4,670 per credit for non-local students
Dr Amy Fu
PDPT, PR Cert (Spinal Manip), PgD (Epi & App Biostat), MPhil (CUHK), PhD (PolyU)
Dr Benson Lau
BSc (Hon), MMedSc, MPhil, PhD (Hong Kong), MRSB
The Postgraduate Scheme in Rehabilitation Sciences comprises the following awards:
- MSc in Rehabilitation of People with Developmental Disabilities 發展障礙人士復康理學碩士學位
- MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences 康復科學理學碩士學位
- MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy 手法物理治療理學碩士學位
- MSc in Occupational Therapy 職業治療學理學碩士學位
- MSc in Sports Physiotherapy 運動物理治療理學碩士學位
The awards under this scheme admit students in alternate years. MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy, MSc in Occupational Therapy and MSc in Sports Physiotherapy are offered in the same admission year. MSc in Rehabilitation of People with Developmental Disabilities and MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences are offered in the same admission year.
Aims & Characteristics
MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences is to meet the needs of professionals who would like to specialise and enrich their knowledge and practices in the area of rehabilitation. The aim of this programme of study is to enhance students’ in-depth understanding of different practices in rehabilitation, thus enriching their knowledge in field of rehabilitation.
The aims of the Programme are:
- To equip the students with advanced knowledge base and skills in the area of rehabilitation, so as to enable them to meet the changing needs in rehabilitation practice and contribute to the development of rehabilitation specialty;
- To equip the students with a lifelong ability to critically analyse and evaluate ongoing practice so that the quality of professional practice can be advanced and ensured; and
- To develop knowledge and skills in areas of specialisation relevant to the professional discipline, so as to improve professional competence.
The award includes a required component of scientific research and its application (9 credits) along with 15 credits of studies in the field of rehabilitation. Clinical practicum is not required. Students can choose any available subjects from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences as the core subjects. The elective subjects could be selected from other programmes that are of relevance to the field of study in rehabilitation. The student along with his/her supervisor could develop his/her own programme of study tailor-made of their personal and vocational needs.
Please note this programme does not confer eligibility for registration with the Physiotherapist Board of Hong Kong or Occupational Therapists Board of Hong Kong.
Recognition & Prospects
The programme is operated in both full-time and part-time mode and it takes a normal duration 1 year to complete in full-time mode and 2.5 years to complete in part-time mode.
Students must complete 2 Compulsory Subjects - Research Methods & Data Analysis and Project Study, 5 Core Subjects and 2 Elective Subjects.
Core Areas of Study
Examples of core subjects are:
- Case Management of People with Developmental Disabilities
- Contemporary Issues in Exercise Science and Exercise Prescription
- Neuro-psychological Rehabilitation
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation for People with Developmental Disabilities
- Recent Advances in Rehabilitation for People with Developmental Disabilities
- Sensory and Motor Invention for People with Developmental Disabilities
- Theories and Practice of Counseling for Rehabilitation and Health Professionals
- A Bachelor's degree related to rehabilitation from PolyU or a recognised institution or the equivalent, preferably with one year of post-qualification work experience in rehabilitation;
- A professional diploma related to rehabilitation from PolyU or a recognised institution or the equivalent, with two years of work experience and evidence of continuous education over the past two years.
If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
Individual cases will be considered on their own merit. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.
Additional Documents Required
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