13 Nov 2015
Date: 13 November 2015 (Fri)
Time: 10:30am – 12noon (1st session) and 2:30pm - 4:00pm (2nd session)
Topic: Improving Quality of Services in Primary Healthcare
Honourable Guest Speaker: Ms. Iris Chang, President of the Hong Kong Academy of Pharmacy
In her seminar, Ms. Chang brought up several issues related to primary healthcare in Hong Kong, with particular emphasis on issues related to the pharmaceutical industry. She taught students how to view those issues critically and what can be done to improve. The discussion is very enlightening in helping students to prepare for admission interview health-related of health-related university programmes.
13 Nov 2015
Date: 13 October 2015 (Tue)
Time: 12:00noon – 1:30pm (1st session) and 3:00pm - 4:30pm (2nd session)
Topic: Introduction of Nursing in Hong Kong
Honourable Guest Speaker: Ms. Virginia Cheung, Department Operations Manager of Ruttonjee Hospital and Tang Shiu Kin Hospital (retired)
The MHPM programme has the honour to invite Ms. Virginia Cheung again to deliver a lecture to our Year 2 students regarding nursing practice in Hong Kong. With her in-depth knowledge and years of experience in the field, Ms. Cheung has enlightened the students on all basic aspects about the subject. Undoubtedly, the lecture is particularly useful to those who are planning to apply for various nursing programmes in local institutions and to those who are interested in enrolling in health/medicated-related degree programmes.
2 Nov 2015
Students of Higher Diploma in Nutrition and Food Management programme and Higher Diploma in Food Health and Business Management visited Calbee Hong Kong Factory in Tseung Kwan O on 2 Nov 2015. The staff introduced the production process of potato chips and other snacks to our students. Students visited the storage area of fresh potatoes, the production line and the modern packaging machinesin the factory. By visiting the food plant, students had the opportunity to observe the application of quality control techniques they have learnt in lectures. Students also had a chance to conduct food tasting of freshly-made potato chips. It was a memorable experience for them.
30 Oct 2015
All new students studying Associate of Applied Social Sciences in Psychology, Youth and Social Services and Human Resource Management and Development had recently joined a two-day-one-night Experiential Adventure Based Camp (EAB Camp) in Sai Kung, where they were pushed out of their comfort zone and faced intensive physical, mental, emotional and social challenges. Our students demonstrated exceptional teamwork skills and created a very enjoyable and supportive atmosphere to one another in various tasks, such as raft building, Roman catapult, rope course, night solo journey, etc. Together with the guidance from the course lecturers, students had the opportunities to make deep self-reflections on each task, and more importantly, to develop plans for their future selves. Alumni had also been invited to join the EAB Camp to facilitate and share their experiences with our freshmen.
The EAB Camp is part of a newly designed course launched this semester called “SELF-Exploration and Enrichment” which emphasizes Experiential Learning, where students have ample opportunities to practise and demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have learnt in the lectures and tutorials, and apply them to real life situations.
9 Nov 2015
In the 1st semester of 2015, students of the Higher Diploma programme in Nutrition and Food Management have been recruited by United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service (UCN) to participate in a new nutrition promotion project - LOVE VEG@ Workplace Program. Students learnt to promote fruits and vegetables intake in different companies. They helped to conduct 3 nutrition workshops, including salad making, hydroponic planting and food tasting, for each participated company. The project aimed to increase employees’ knowledge and awareness on eating 5-color fruits and vegetables. The programme provided an opportunity for the students to work with dietitians and deepen their understanding in the industry of nutrition promotion.
1 Nov 2015
The students of Higher Diploma programme in Medical and Health Products Management had the opportunity to take part in an internship programme in the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong. Students attended lectures and learnt some basic theories. Through live experiments, they have acquired knowledge of Western Blot and ELISA. Besides, they were able to extract DNA, and handled chemical products and sterilization. Apart from it, students also learnt to communicate with people in the work place and improved their interpersonal skills. In essence, the programme provided students with an eye-opening experience about the operation of a wet lab.