Master of Science in Rehabilitation of People with Developmental Disabilities
發展障礙人士復康理學碩士學位


Sept 2021 Entry
Programme code: 51062

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

DDF (Full-time)
DDP (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

30

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$4,000 per credit for local students
HK$4,670 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Coordinator

Dr Cynthia Lai
PDOT, MSc, PhD, OTR, HKROT

Award Coordinator

Dr Cynthia Lai
PDOT, MSc, PhD, OTR, HKROT

Remarks

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

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme enriches students' knowledge and leadership through a variety of subjects, both theoretical and practical, which are relevant to the global needs of people with developmental disabilities. You will find this programme intellectually challenging and helpful to your career development. The programme also enhances the application of an inter-disciplinary team approach and evidence-based practice to develop attitudes and qualities appropriate for independent and partnership professional practice for people with developmental disabilities. On completion, you will be better equipped with advanced knowledge of practice in the field of developmental disabilities.
 

Characteristics

This award offers unique clinical specialisation in the field of developmental disabilities. These include:

  • ​evidence-based practice in the management of people with developmental disabilities;
  • an inter-disciplinary team approach; and 
  • applied research and practice in the field of developmental disabilities.

 

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

Recognition & Prospects

No information is available at present.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Programme Structure

The programme is operated in both full-time and part-time mode. Normally, the full-time mode takes 1 year to complete, and the part-time mode takes 2.5 years.

 

Students must complete 2 Compulsory Subjects, Research Methods and Data Analysis, a Project Study, 5 Core Subjects and 2 Elective Subjects.

 

Core Areas of Study

Students have to choose at least 3 core subjects from the following.

  • ​Psychosocial rehabilitation for people with developmental disabilities
  • Sensory and motor intervention for people with developmental disabilities
  • Recent advances in rehabilitation for people with developmental disabilities
  • Advanced Study in autism spectrum disorder

 

Students can then choose their remaining core subjects from the following:

  • ​Vocational rehabilitation
  • Theories and practice of counseling for rehabilitation and health professionals
  • Case management of people with developmental disabilities

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  • ​A Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, psychology, social work, speech therapy, education, or a related healthcare discipline from PolyU or a recognised institution or the equivalent, preferably with 1 year of post-qualification work experience with people with developmental disabilities;
    OR
  • A professional diploma in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, psychology, social work, speech therapy, education, or a related healthcare discipline from PolyU or a recognised institution or the equivalent, with 2 years of work experience and evidence of continuous education over the past 2 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.

Other Information

Other Information

No information is available at present.

Enquiries

Enquiries

For academic matters, please contact:
Dr Cynthia Lai
Tel: (852) 2766 6710
Email: cynthia.yy.lai@polyu.edu.hk

 

For general matters, please contact:
General Office
Tel: (852) 2766 6728
Email: rsdept@polyu.edu.hk

Student Message

Student Message


“You'll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.”

-Julia Child

 

After working as an occupational therapist for 3 years, I have discovered my passion for working with children in my future career. However, the longer I work, the more I think that I lack the knowledge to fully support my clients. Thus, I looked for courses that would be able to fulfil my interest in learning. Fortunately, I found the MSc in Rehabilitation of People with Developmental Disabilities. Over the last 2 years of this course, I have met new people who share my passion, and further expanded my knowledge. I particularly enjoy learning about different evidence-based interventions and gaining knowledge from different experts. Their teaching definitely always bring me new insights every time. Studying for the MSc surely requires self-motivation, and because of that, you have wide-ranging opportunities for further investigation in the areas that you enjoy the most. Thanks to the enormous support from my supervisors and the plentiful resources at PolyU, I have had a wonderful experience studying this course.


Choi Pak Ho (Teresa)

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required


Curriculum Vitae

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate

  • ​Copy of transcript

Required

  • ​Copy of graduation certificate

Required

  • ​Copy of English examination results, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, if your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English

Required

  • ​Copy of certificate of relevant professional qualification

Required


Info Seminar

Info Seminar

No information is available at present.

Programme Leaflet

Programme Leaflet

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