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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Rehabilitation Sciences - Physiotherapy
康復治療科學(榮譽)理學士組合課程 - 物理治療學(榮譽)理學士

Sept 2022 Entry


Programme code: JS3636

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

Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

132 (including 23 clinical/field credits)

Fund Type Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications No

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Dr Shirley Ngai

PT, PhD

Remarks

Student will be awarded the following award upon successful completion of the graduation requirements:

  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy

This programme does not consider second choice applications.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme aims to nurture professionals capable of providing physiotherapy services to promote clients’ health and meet society’s healthcare needs. Graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes required to practise physiotherapy reliably, ethically and effectively. As lifelong learners and active consumers of the professional and scientific literature, graduates are able to develop in the profession through continuing education and by participating in investigative and evaluative projects. Their sense of social and professional responsibility is further reflected in 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 education and university-based education are integrated using the latest teaching and learning resources.

 

Placement Opportunities

The Department aims to train students to develop global perspectives and actively encourages them to seize opportunities to experience life overseas. The Department fully supports student exchange for clinical placements. Year 3/4 students can undertake five-week clinical placements at overseas universities. In previous years, placements have been organised at universities in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Taiwan, Thailand, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA.

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 and a wide range of career 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 become 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 for the position of 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 four-year full-time programme that involves university-based study and clinical education. The programme comprises four main groups of subjects: basic sciences, professional studies, clinical education, and the University Core Curriculum. Clinical education is provided in the form of clinical placements in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, special schools and institutions for the elderly. Students can also choose to take a Minor programme or free Electives according to their needs, aspirations and abilities. Information on the subjects offered can be found at www.rs.polyu.edu.hk.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.

 

Other Information

  • Preference is given to applicants who are able to communicate effectively in Chinese (i.e. spoken Cantonese) and English.
  • Applicants with good results in science subjects (Biology and/or Physics) are preferred.
  • Applicants should be fit within the normal range in fulfiling the physical requirements of physiotherapy practice.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel.: 2766 5399/2766 6719; email: rsdept@polyu.edu.hk).