1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)
For local students
For non-local students
HK$4,900 per credit for local students
HK$5,400 per credit for non-local students
Dr Chien-Ling Huang
PhD, MSc (Research), BSc (MLS)
Deputy Programme Leader
Mr Kam Ming Au
This award is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology, which aims to provide professionals in Medical Imaging, Radiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Science, Health Technology, as well as others interested in health technology, with an opportunity to develop advanced levels of knowledge and skills.
A. Advancement in Knowledge and Skill
Students develop intellectually, professionally and personally while advancing their knowledge and skills in Medical Laboratory Science. The specific aims of this award are:
B. Professional Development
C. Evidence-based Practice
D. Personal Development
Our laboratories are well-equipped to support students in their studies, research and dissertations. Our specialised equipment includes a flow cytometer, cell culture facilities; basic and advanced instruments for molecular biology research (including thermal cyclers, DNA sequencers, real-time PCR systems and an automatic mutation detection system), microplate systems for ELISA work, HPLC, FPLC, LCMSMS, ICPMS, tissue processors, automatic cell analysers, a preparative ultracentrifuge, automated Access Immuno-analyzer and Roche I400 automated analyzer.
This programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK), and graduates are eligible to apply for Membership of the Institute.
The Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology consists of the following awards:
To be eligible for the MSc in Medical Laboratory Science (MScMLS), students are required to complete 30 credits:
Apart from the award of MScMLS, students can choose to graduate with the following specialism:
To be eligible for the specialism, students should complete 2 Compulsory Subjects (6 credits), a Dissertation (9 credits) related to the specialism, 4 Specialty Subjects (12 credits) and 1 Elective Subject (3 credits).
Core Areas of Study
* Specialty Subject
Having selected the requisite number of subjects from the Core Subject list, students can choose the remaining Core Subjects or other subjects available in this Scheme as Elective Subjects.
The three awards within the Scheme share a similar programme structure, students may take subjects across disciplines. For subjects offered within the Scheme by the other discipline of study, please refer to the information on the MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science/MSc in Medical Physics.
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.
Suitable candidates may be invited to attend interviews.
For further information, please contact:
Ms Candy Yung (tel: (852) 3400 8578; fax: (852) 2362 4365; email: firstname.lastname@example.org);
or visit our website at www.polyu.edu.hk/hti/index.php/en/study/programmes/taught-postgraduate-degree/msc-in-medical-laboratory-science-55005.
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