HD Application Code: HP 83-800
This programme is launched in response to the growing demand on the caring profession and a call for a big entry level support workforce. Currently the Social Welfare Department and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) provide a variety of services for the youth and the elderly including preventive, supportive and remedial services. The uniqueness of this programme rests upon on its coverage of the health, social and sport components as well as community placement at the youth and elderly services in its syllabus. Students are able to apply their knowledge in the work settings or for further studies.
Programme Aims and Features
The programme aims to provide theoretical and practical training to students to enable them to apply their knowledge in the work settings, or for future studies. Upon completion of the programme, graduates should be able to assess, identify and plan health promotion and health activities for different age groups, in particular the youth and the elderly based on different approaches to programme evaluation they learn in class. Through community placements, students should have a more precise career-building experience to facilitate their future career choices.
Opportunities for Further Studies
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to:
- Bachelor’s degree programmes in Social Work, Nursing, Community Care, Sport and Recreation Management or other relevant disciplines offered by local (including HKU) or overseas universities;
- Full-time (18-month) or part-time (36-month), BSc (Hons) Sport Management offered locally by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE.
A community placement is essential. In Year 1, students will be assigned to 2 different community care placement settings for the youth and elderly services respectively. Placement venues include youth services centres and community care and support, and residential care service centres for the elderly operated by Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). In Year 2, students can opt for one community care placement setting.
Graduates may find career opportunities at entry level in community care services including but not limited to youth and elderly care.