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


Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3636

Duration and Credit Requirement


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

Remarks

As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.

Aims and 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 and 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

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 6 Subjects

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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)

 


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Enquiries

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

Student Message


這兩年在物理治療系的經歷教我十分難忘,它與中學的生活可謂截然不同。本科課堂教學互動且有充裕的討論時間,有助激發我們獨立思考。在學期的第一年,我們研習的課程內容包括解剖學、人體生理學和運動科學等。第二年,我們有更多學以致用的實踐機會,例如到醫院和康復中心觀察,與康復人士交談,到老人院進行評估等。這種理論與實踐兼備的學習模式,令我更有效地掌握將來的實際工作情況。

 

物理治療是一個既獨特而又饒有意義的學科。身為醫療團隊的一分子,我們不但需要掌握各方面的專業知識,也要培養同理心去關懷別人。通過不同的培訓和實習,能為我們日後成為一個稱職的醫護人員作好準備。就我個人來說,這兩年在理工大學的生活肯定是一個非凡的學習經歷。常言道:「教育不是灌輸,而是點燃火焰。」我有幸在這裏被點燃了,你呢?


張依汶



It is a privilege to study in the Physiotherapy Department at PolyU. Within my first year at the university, I was granted the chance to work at two of the busiest acute hospitals in Hong Kong. This hands-on experience in a healthcare setting so early in the course was all I could ask for.  

 

PolyU values its students as much as a mother values her own child. Not only does PolyU support students from all backgrounds, but it also treasures its students’ non-academic talents. I joined PolyU through the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Scheme. I am and will always be grateful to be a part of the PolyU sports team and I am proud to represent PolyU in tertiary championships.

 

My university life experience has been more fruitful than I ever expected – meeting and learning with inter-professional students, not to mention befriending international students who share their cultures with us. This past year at PolyU was unforgettable. My remaining years on this beautiful campus are certain to be remarkable as well as life-changing.


Kwok Cho Yiu, Jessica



My experience at PolyU has exceeded my expectations. PolyU is a time-honoured institution, nurturing competent physiotherapists. Apart from acquiring knowledge through textbooks and research, students have plenty of exposure to the real-life workings of their industry. For example, attachments for Year Four students and bedside teaching and placements give students valuable insights and enable them to hone their practical skills. Last summer, I had my first placements at two local hospitals, where I gained much hands-on experience and improved my clinical reasoning skills. Then, by bringing these experiences back into the classroom, I found I had a better understanding of my future profession, which has enhanced my attitude to learning.

 

I have also developed personally through the opportunities afforded by PolyU. Over the last two years, I have made friends from all over the world by taking part in schemes that put me in close contact with exchange students, such as the Peer Mentor programme, BBQs and fairs, and the International Summer School. My encounters in advisory roles have enriched my university life.


Lam Chi Hao, Leo



After finishing my sophomore year in physiotherapy, I am certain I have chosen the best programme for developing my career. During my first two years of study I have experienced how this four-year programme of BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy can cultivate competent physiotherapists, both intellectually and practically.

 

Intellectually, the lectures, seminars and tutorials serve to equip students with theoretical comprehension in physiotherapy, and students are required to form robust logical inferences based on the information provided. They can always clarify any doubts by consulting members of the faculty, and from this gain broad clinical knowledge under professional guidance.

 

Practically, the teaching laboratories and clinical experiences are the highlights of the programme. Students are granted access to clinical patients under the supervision of Senior Physiotherapists and are closely involved in their rehabilitation, thus experiencing scenarios that are as close to real life as possible. This clinical involvement enabled us to apply theories to practice and also illustrated how rehabilitation professionals can help patients holistically.

 

The combination of theoretical learning and clinical application will equip us with clinical competence and appropriate attitudes when serving patients. I have made a wise decision in taking JS 3636, so please join us in 2019!


Leung Chun Him, Dominic



物理治療學理學士課程是香港理工大學獨有的。第一年的課堂令我明白物理治療是獨特而有趣的專業,有幸在世界物理治療日推廣物理治療更令我獲益良多。除此之外,在未來的日子我也會有機會在不同的地方實習,讓我可以更深入了解我所研習的專業。理大也讓我們享有良好的學習環境︰圖書館令同學溫習和尋找資料都輕而易舉,實驗室可供同學練習所學到的技巧。這裏給予我的不僅是學術上的支持,我也有機會發揮個人的長處,例如加入校隊、參與義工服務等,為我的大學生活添上更多絢麗的色彩。


梁家琪



I am a third-year student in the 4-year BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy programme. In my first year of study, I learned a lot of foundational knowledge about physiotherapy such as anatomy, physiology, practical skills and movement science. These subjects have given me a brief view of physiotherapy and I am fascinated to continue my studies in this area.

 

During my study, I have also had opportunities to learn additional important skills, such as how to be a leader and how to cooperate with people in other disciplines. This is one of the benefits of the 4-year programme. The other advantage is that we have more time to participate in supplementary activities. I have been the president of the policy branch of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Concern, an experience that has provided me with many valuable opportunities to learn more about my future career. Life at PolyU has certainly helped me to develop into a well-rounded person. In the future, I hope to become a pillar of our society.


Wong King Tung



Additional Documents Required


No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement


Date: After the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Group interview and discussion
Aims:

To assess the suitability of applicants for the programme and the profession, and to evaluate their motivation, aptitude, social awareness and communication skills in Chinese and English.

Medium:English
Duration:

1 hour

Remark:

Only Band A applicants will be shortlisted and invited to the interview.