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Diploma in Health Studies
(Navigation Scheme For Young Persons In Care Services)
2 years part-time

Programme Description
Programme Leaflet:
Programme Leaflet
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 residential care homes. The curriculum is designed based on the concepts of caring, safety, critical thinking and professional approach to practice. The objectives of the programme are:
  1. to develop students’ ability to provide personal care and assistance that cater to the individual needs and abilities of clients/residents;
  2. to enhance students’ communication skills for the delivery of personal care as well as for the facilitation of teamwork;
  3. to develop students’ understanding of the concepts of holistic care that promotes the client/resident’s physical, psycho-social and spiritual health and wellbeing;
  4. to facilitate student’s development in analytical problem solving skills; and
  5. to develop students’ basic skills to practise in residential care homes for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Mode of Study
Medium of instruction
Total no. of credits
31 credits

Programme Leader
Dr. POON Wai Kwong
PhD Doctor of Philosophy 
MBA (International Management), Asia Pacific Management Institute Vancouver, Canada
FACHSM (Australasian College of Health Service Management, Australia)
FHKAN (Nursing & Health Care Management) / (C&PH –Occupational Health), HK Academy of Nursing
Faculty, BLS, ACLS & PALS American Heart Association, USA
CIC (Certification Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology, USA)
CEN (Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing, USA)
E.Dip (LNC) Executive Diploma in Legal Nurse Consultant, HK
Registered Nurse (HK & BC, Canada)

Tution Fee
Tuition Fee* (HK$)
Year 1
Year 2
Programme Total
Annual Average
*Upon completion of programme, tuition fee will be reimbursed by the Social Welfare Department.


QF Information
QF level
QR registration no.
Registration validity period 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2025

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King’s Park Campus
Ma Kam Chan Memorial Building,
31 Wylie Road, Homantin, Hong Kong
Mongkok Campus
Cheung Kung Hai Memorial Building, 90A,
and Cheung Chin Lan Hong Building, 98,
Shantung Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Kwai Hing Campus
16/F, Tower 2,
Kowloon Commerce Centre,
51 Kwai Cheong Road,
Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
(852) 3190 6678