Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Gerontology
4 years full-time QF Level 5
PhD in Nursing, PolyU, MSc (Community Service Management), UWS, UK, BHS (Nursing) (ACU, Aust.)
Registered Midwife, Hong Kong Midwives Board
Registered Nurse (Aust. and HK)
|Medium of Instruction||English|
|Total no. of credits||121.5 credits|
In this programme, students would have experiential learning opportunities to apply gerontology and interdisciplinary theories in practice settings; and be equipped with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary for competent gerontological practice in diverse settings.
|Advanced English Writing Skills||English for Social Sciences|
|Applied Chinese Language (or Basic Chinese)*||Enhancing Academic English Skills|
|Developing English Language Skills||Putonghua|
|Ageing, Family and Society||Formal and Informal Carers|
|Applied Gerontology Practicum I||Health and Positive Psychology|
|Applied Gerontology Practicum II||Health and Social Policy in an Ageing Society|
|Applied Psychology||Health and Social Service Planning and Delivery for Older People|
|Asset Management for Older People||Introduction to Age Related Changes|
|Basic Care for Older People||Introduction to Management|
|Capstone Project||Modern Technology for Older People|
|Chronic Illness Management||Public Health|
|Communication||Recreational Activities and Exercises for Older People|
|Comprehensive Assessment of Older People||Research Methods|
|Dementia Care||Small Business Management|
|Empowering Process in the Welfare Settings||+ 1 Discipline elective course|
|Ethical and Legal Aspects in Health and Social Care|
|Food and Nutrition for Older People|
|General Education (GE) courses|
|The Development and Operation of Non-profit Organisations||+ Select 5 courses from the College’s GE course list|
Career Prospects and Further Studies
This programme provides an area of specialisation for graduates to work with ageing population in multiple sectors. Graduates will be equipped with knowledge and skills required to work directly with older people or at the interface between older people and their environments in diverse settings ranging from residential homes to day care facilities, social welfare agencies, aged-friendly housing estates, or within the silver market business.
Graduates will have ample opportunities to pursue a career in areas such as aged care policy development, direct practice in health and social services with older people, health promotion and community development, silver market business and social research. They may enter the workforce as project coordinators or officers, and can be promoted to a higher position or advance to management levels after accumulating working experience in the aged care services. Graduates can also start a small business in the emerging silver market.
Graduate Profile and Employment Pathway
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Year 1 entry to Degree Programmes
For Year 1 entry to degree programmes, applicants should meet one of the following requirements:
- Have obtained Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language and Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies plus one Elective/Applied Learning Subject at Level 2 (“3322+2”) in HKDSE; OR
- Have passes in AS Use of English and AS Chinese Language and Culture plus one AL subject/two AS subjects in HKALE and Level 2 for Chinese Language and English Language plus passes in three other subjects in HKCEE; OR
- Have obtained the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum score of 28 and fulfilled the English language requirements:
- Grade 4 or better in the Higher Level English Language (B Syllabus); or
- Grade 5 or better in the Higher Level English Language (B Syllabus); or
- Grade 4 or better in the Higher or Standard Level English Language (A1 or A2 Syllabus); or
- Grade 4 or better in the Standard Level English – Text and Performance; or
- Grade 4 or better in the Standard Level English – Literature and Performance (A1 syllabus); OR
- Have met the 2nd cut-off line of the respective province for admission to mainland key universities in the National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE) and the scores of English Language is over 100 (普通高等學校聯合招生考試(JEE,PRC)達到所屬省市報讀第二批重點高校分數線以上及英語科達100分或以上); OR
- Have obtained equivalent qualifications (such as meeting the admission requirements of a degree programme offered outside Hong Kong)
|Q1:||May I know the career opportunities/prospects after I have completed the programme of BSc in Applied Gerontology?|
Applied Gerontology is a diverse field with career opportunities in human services, government agencies, retirement communities, nursing homes, health care, and long-term institutional care.
Graduates can join elderly services as project assistant, project officer, project coordinator, community coordinator and elderly service coordinator; or join academic institutions and government offices as research assistant and executive assistant. Potential employers include health and social care organizations, rehabilitation institutions, government offices, academic institutions, companies providing silver customer services and products.
|Q2:||What are the differences between the majors of Nursing and Applied Gerontology in BHSc programme?|
BHSc Major in Nursing
BSc in Applied Gerontology
|Aim||To prepare graduates for professional careers in nursing with competence to deliver high quality patient care.||To provide a full scope of theoretical knowledge in health and social care of old people, elderly care management and human service administration.|
|Professional recognition||Yes. Graduates are eligible to apply for the license as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong (NCHK).||No.|
|Mode of study||5 years||4 years|
|Total clinical practicum hours||1480||720|
|Career Prospects||Graduates can start their career in health and social care arenas in hospitals (public and private) and community settings.||Graduates can work as care-givers in elderly residential care settings, project officers in health and social care organizations, executive assistants in government office, research assistants in academic institutions, and consultants in business sectors providing customer services and products for Silver Market.|
|Further Studies||Graduates who wish to have career advancement may pursue postgraduate studies in various areas such as master or doctoral degree in education, nursing, public health, social science and health service management.||Graduates with good academic results may pursue postgraduate studies in various areas such as master degree in gerontology, public health, nursing, education, and health services management.|
|Q3:||Is there any clinical practicum in Applied Gerontology programme? Where will the clinical practicum take place?|
There will be a total of 18 weeks of clinical practicum which will be scheduled equally in two periods throughout the study. The clinical practicum will be arranged in day shift. Students will have visits and hands-on experience on gerontology care.
The placement areas include: community centers, elderly services, residential homes, acute and rehabilitation wards and out-patient departments in hospitals, and day care centers.
|Q4:||What should be prepared before the practicum?|
|A4:||Students are expected to wear uniform during clinical practicum and have body check before attending clinical practicum. The School will arrange briefing for the details before the commencement of clinical practicum.|