Sept 2023 EntryProgramme code: 54458
Dr BAI Xue
BL, BA, PhD
The overall aim of this programme is to develop and prepare students with multi-disciplinary competence, and the capacity of social innovation and entrepreneurship to work with the increasingly diverse ageing populations; to equip students with a full scope of knowledge, skills and abilities to plan, deliver, manage, evaluate and coordinate active ageing and care services across social and health care settings and in the growing “silver market”, and to meet the emerging needs of the ageing society.
The main features of the programme are as follows.
a) The programme takes a broad-based and multidisciplinary approach, and the curriculum covers four important themes including i) ageing and social policy, ii) active ageing and health promotion, iii) leadership and management in ageing services, and iv) social innovations and entrepreneurship in silver industries.
b) A multidisciplinary academic and professional teaching team has been formed with expertise in gerontology, social work, social policy, service management and administration, sociology, nursing, rehabilitation science, psychology, design, hotel and tourism management, financial management and technology.
c) 240 hours of Work-Integrated Education (WIE) (i.e., applied ageing studies and service management internship) and a Capstone Project are arranged for promoting better integration of knowledge into practice.
With a wide range of collaborating agencies, the curriculum allows students with diverse interests to choose one out of the four main areas for their internship and capstone projects to prepare them for subsequent career choices.
This is a 2-year full-time top-up degree programme. Students are required to complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation.
General University Requirement*
*Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance will be required to take additional credits (6 in English and 3 in Chinese) on top of the programme’s normal credit requirements.
Discipline-Specific Language Requirement
Professional Electives (choose 2 subjects)
Work-Integrated Education (Clinical/Field Training)
More information on the programme can be obtained here.
Graduates can seek employment in human services, government agencies, voluntary and non-governmental organisations, social enterprises or companies in the private sector that provide services and products for the ageing population.
For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 2766 5717 ; e-mail: email@example.com)
Transcript / Certificate
Copies of public examination result slip(s) demonstrating applicants' academic performance and English language proficiency, e.g. HKDSE, HKASL, HKALE, HKCEE, IELTS, TOFEL, etc.
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