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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
What are the differences between the majors of Nursing and Applied Gerontology in BHSc programme?
BHSc Major in Nursing
BSc in Applied Gerontology
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).
Mode of study
5 years
4 years
Total credits
Total clinical practicum hours
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.
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.
What should be prepared before the practicum?
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.

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Cheung Kung Hai Memorial Building, 90A,
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Shantung Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong
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16/F, Tower 2,
Kowloon Commerce Centre,
51 Kwai Cheong Road,
Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
(852) 3190 6678