Diploma in Health Studies
(Navigation Scheme For Young Persons In Care Services)
2 years part-time QF Level 3
MNurs (Advanced Practice) HKU, B.Sc. in Nursing UBC, Canada
Post-registration Diploma in Health Care Education (Nursing), PolyU
The programme is to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to give clients and their families the care and assistance needed to live in the community. The curriculum is designed based on the concepts of caring, safety, critical thinking and professional approach. The objectives of the programme are:
- to develop students’ ability to provide personal care and assistance that cater to the individual needs and abilities of clients/residents;
- to enhance students’ communication skills for the delivery of personal care as well as for the facilitation of teamwork;
- to develop students’ understanding of the concepts of holistic care that promotes the client/resident’s physical, psycho-social and spiritual health and wellbeing;
- to facilitate student’s development in critical, creative and analytical problem solving skills; and
- to develop students’ basic skills to practise in residential care homes for the elderly and persons with disabilities.
|Fundamentals of the Chinese Language||Practical English for Healthcare Workers|
|Integrated Course of Combined Health Worker (Module 1 – 5)
Module 1 – Introduction to Elder Care
Module 2 – Physical Care of Elderly
Module 3 – Residential Care – Elderly Persons (1)
Module 4 – Residential Care – Persons with Disabilities
Module 5 – Residential Care Home Practicum
|Residential Care – Elderly Persons (2)|
|General Education (GE) course|
|Creative and Critical Thinking|
- A permanent resident of the HKSAR aged 18-25;
- Fluent in Cantonese and written Chinese;
- Be able to read and write simple English;
- Has successfully completed S6 training or any equivalent qualification that is recognised by the Education Bureau.
|Q1:||What are the unique features of this programme?|
|A1:||This is a two-year part-time programme developed under the “Navigation Scheme for Young Persons in Care Services” in collaboration with Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs). Students will be employed by TWGHs as full-time Care Workers to provide personal care and assistance in the residential institutions before admission to the programme. Whole-day classes are conducted on Saturdays at the College.
|Q2:||What will I learn from this programme?|
|A2:||This programme covers the knowledge of health services and residential care for the elderly and disabled persons. The students will:
|Q3:||What else can I learn from this programme apart from those health services and residential care related knowledge?|
|A3:||To help graduates to articulate into higher level of study, the programme also include some generic courses such as creative and critical thinking, language foundations and practical English courses for health workers.
|Q:4||What kind of programme can I articulate into after graduation from this programme?|
|A:4||Graduates may apply for admission to the following programmes:
|Q:5||Is this diploma programme recognized by any professional bodies?|
|A:5||The first year of the programme is developed according to the requirement of the Combined Health Worker Training Course stipulated by the Social Welfare Department (SWD), HKSAR. Students who have successfully completed the first year of the programme are eligible to apply for registration with SWD, HKSAR as a Health Worker.
|Q:6||What are the career opportunities available for the graduates?|
|A:6||Graduates are qualified to work as a registered Health Worker in a variety of health care settings (e.g. residential care homes, homes for the elderly, nursing homes, elderly centres, etc.)