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Higher Diploma in Health Science
2 years full-time

Programme Description

The programme provides opportunities for young people to enter health service industries from a pre-professional level. It is unique in terms of combining the clinical skills with laboratory skills in a two-year training and supporting employment for positions of clinical assistant and laboratory assistant in public/private clinics and medical/ life science laboratories.  Moreover, this programme reinforces academic components in biomedical science so that graduates may articulate to a degree programme in medical and health disciplines such as medical science, nursing and other related disciplines.

Mode of study
Medium of Instruction
Total no. of credits
60 credits

Programme Leader
Dr. Angela Li
PhD in Neuroscience, HKU, MSc in Neurophysiology, WCUMS, 
MD, Suzhou Medical College, China,
Member, Society of Neuroscience, USA,
Member, Chinese Association of Physiological Science, China

Tuition Fee

Tuition Fee (HK$)*
(without subsidy)

Tuition Fee (HK$)*#
(with SSSDP subsidy)

Year 1
Year 2
Programme Total
Annual Average

* The College will adjust the tuition fee of its programmes based on the Composite Consumer Price Index to be announced by the Government annually.
# The above tuition fee is net of annual subsidy under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In 2019/2020 academic year, the annual subsidy under the SSSDP is $36,400 for laboratory-based sub-degree programmes. The annual subsidy amount may vary in each academic year subject to the announcement by the Education Bureau. For details, please visit http://www.cspe.edu.hk/sssdp.

Entrance Scholarships
Entrance Scholarships for 2019/2020 Entry
Selection criteria
Scholarship amount (per head)
Subjects for calculation of HKDSE score
All Year 1 students admitted to the HD(ECE) /HD(HSc) Programmes via standard entry with a HKDSE score of 14 or above
HK$ 20,000
  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
  • Any other 3 subjects but not more than 2 Applied Learning subjects

NOTE: An annual scholarship of HK$ 20,000 will be renewable for students maintaining outstanding academic achievements with cGPA 3.3 or above during the normative study period of the concerned programme.

QF Information
QF level
QR registration no.
Registration validity period 01/09/2018 to 31/08/2021


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King’s Park Campus
31 Wylie Road, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Mongkok Campus
Nos. 90A & 98, Shantung Street, Mongkok,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 3190 6678