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Medical and Health Products Management

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN Medical and Health Products Management

Programme Code

  • HP001 Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS)
  • HP206 Year 1 & 2, Higher Diploma (HD)

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DFS Application Code: HP 82-106

HD Application Code: HP 83-206

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The medical and health products sector is an integral part of the health services industry. It encompasses a broad range of product areas including pharmaceuticals, natural health products, laboratory and scientific equipment, medical and diagnostic equipment, and health care products. These products are driven by technology and innovation, hence understanding them would require a good foundation of medical science as well as the technical background. The increasing demand for health care opens up employment opportunities for those who have the requisite knowledge of health product usage and technology, and the skills required by businesses in this sector.

 

Programme Aims and Features

  • Provides students with basic knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical sciences. All subjects laid the solid foundations of students’ future studies in medical, nursing and health-related bachelor’s degree programmes at local as well as overseas universities;
  • In order to equip students with practical experience before graduation, optional work experience programmes including community and elderly services, dispensing attachment programmes at overseas university, medical conference supporting services etc. will be arranged;
  • Guest lecturers from the industries will be invited to share their invaluable experiences so that students can be well-prepared for their careers upon graduation;
  • The health products teaching room, which includes a mock pharmacy and a health products consultation corner, provides ideal places for practical training;
  • Students will acquire relevant knowledge and business-oriented skills to facilitate their eventual employment in the medical and health products industry, as well as scientific and laboratory equipment businesses;
  • Graduates may join the private clinics and elderly homes to support pharmacists and physicians in providing pharmaceutical services to patients such as dispensing medicines and educating patients on how to take medicines properly.

 

Opportunities for Further Studies

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to:

  • Bachelor’s degree programmes in Pharmacy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Radiography, Science, Biomedical Science, Life Science, Biochemistry, Gerontology, Community Health Practice, Environmental & Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health, Health Education, Biology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Testing and Certification, Food Science and Health Science disciplines offered by local (including HKU) or overseas universities;
  • Part-time, BSc in Biological Science offered locally by Edinburgh Napier University (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE;
  • Part-time, BSc in Pharmaceutical Science, offered locally by University of Wolverhampton (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE;
  • Full-time, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Monash University (Australia) (graduates may have courses exemption);
  • Full-time, Bachelor of Pharmacy (2nd year of the 4-year) / Bachelor of Science (2nd year of the 3-year), La Trobe University (Bendigo Campus, Australia);
  • Full-time, Bachelor of Pharmacy / Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Podiatry / Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics / Bachelor of Nutrition Science / Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Queensland University of Technology (Australia) (graduates may have courses exemption);
  • Full-time, Year 2, Bachelor of Pharmacy / Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science / Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine / Bachelor of Medical Science / Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences, The University of South Australia (Australia).
     

Valuable placement trainings at the Pharmacy Department and various sections of the Medical Laboratories of Taichung Chung Shan Medical University Hospital (Taiwan).

 

Professional Recognition

Graduates who are engaged in drug dispensing services may apply for the membership of the Hong Kong Pharmacy Technicians Association (HKPTA).

 

Career Prospects

This programme provides a foundation for careers in marketing, sales and technical support functions in the medical and natural health products industry, as well as scientific and laboratory equipment businesses. Graduates may join the private clinics and elderly homes to support pharmacists and physicians in providing pharmaceutical services to patients such as dispensing medicines and educating patients on how to take medicines properly.

 

Press Interview

Mingpao JUMP 25 Sept 2015

Mingpao JUMP 14 Feb 2014


Mingpao JUMP 8 Nov 2013

2-year Higher Diploma Programme

HKDSE

  • Level 2 or above in 5 subjects^ (including Chinese Language and English Language), and have taken HKDSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science, Combined Science or equivalent;

OR

HKALE

  • Pass in one AL subject or 2 AS subjects in the HKALE; AND 3 passes in the HKCEE* PLUS Level 2 / Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language, and have taken the HKCEE Biology or Chemistry, or equivalent;

Applicants whose HKDSE / HKALE results do not meet the entry requirements of the 2-year Higher Diploma programme should apply for admission to the Diploma in Foundation Studies programme.

OR

  • Hold a recognised Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme, Certificate in General Studies Programme, Pre-Associate Degree Programme or Foundation Programme qualification, and have taken the HKDSE / HKCEE Biology or Chemistry, or equivalent; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

 

^ Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: “Attained with distinction” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and “Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 of the HKDSE Examination.

* Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. Successful completion of an ApL subject will be recognised as comparable to a HKCEE subject pass.


Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and have relevant work experience will be considered by the College.

 

Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme

HKDSE

  • Level 1 or above in English Language and Chinese Language, and have taken HKDSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science, Combined Science or equivalent; AND at least 6 points+ in the best 5 subjects#^;

# If the candidate has attempted less than 5 subjects but obtained 6 points or above, the application will still be considered.

OR

HKCEE

  • 3 passes in the HKCEE* PLUS Level 2 / Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language, and have taken the HKCEE Biology or Chemistry, or equivalent;

OR

  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

 

Level 5** = 7 points; Level 5* = 6 points; Level 5 = 5 points; Level 4 = 4 points; Level 3 = 3 points; Level 2 = 2 points; Level 1 = 1 point.

^ Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: “Attained with distinction” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and “Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 of the HKDSE Examination.

* Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. Successful completion of an ApL subject will be recognised as comparable to a HKCEE subject pass.


Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and have relevant work experience will be considered by the College.

Effective from 2017-18 Academic Year:

Diploma in Foundation Studies

  • General English I & II 
  • College Speaking
  • College Writing / Foundation English
  • Foundations of Chinese Language 
  • Chinese Language Enhancement / Western Images of China
  • General Mathematics
  • Foundations of Biology
  • Foundations of Chemistry
  • Elements of Business

 

Higher Diploma Year 1

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I 
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Daily Life Applications  
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • College Chemistry for Medical and Health Products Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Natural Health Products
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Scientific Instrumentation and Laboratory Measurements 

 

Higher Diploma Year 2

  • Practical Chinese*
  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • English for Healthcare Professionals
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Pathophysiology
  • Drug Action and Use of Medicines I
  • Drug Action and Use of Medicines II
  • Drug Action and Use of Medicines III
  • Professional Skills in Pharmacy
  • Business Development Project
  • Medical Equipment and Healthcare Products: Recent Applications and Developments

 

* Non-Chinese speaking students or students who have not received sufficient training in the Chinese language may apply for exemption from the Chinese course(s), and alternative courses may be assigned.