Hong Kong is still in the midst of the fifth wave of COVID-19 pandemic. The problem of healthcare manpower shortages becomes even more severe. The COVID-19 has had severe impact on the mental health and well-being of people. There is a great demand for community support services and professionals of all kinds in the society. Tung Wah College (TWC) is committed to nurturing socially responsible professionals to serve the community. Responding to the needs of the society, TWC will allocate specially an amount of HK$20 million to launch the "EduCare@TWC – Caring Through Education" campaign (EduCare@TWC) in the 2022/2023 academic year. The campaign will provide free webinars on health education to the public to raise their awareness on public health and mental well-being. In addition, Entrance Scholarships up to $60,000 will be offered to new students admitted to designated study programmes at TWC in the 2022/2023 academic year.
Free webinars to the public to raise social awareness on public health and mental well-being
Shaping our post-pandemic future, it is important to raise our social awareness on public health and mental well-being. As such, TWC will provide free webinars to the public through "EduCare@TWC", covering five topics: 1. Infection control, personal hygiene, standard precaution during the time of pandemic, and post-COVID care and recovery; 2. Advanced skills in personal care and health education; 3. Positive psychology and mental well-being; 4. Learning through play in confined or restricted environment; 5. Anxiety and coping mechanisms. The webinars will be conducted by professors and teachers from TWC Nursing, Applied Psychology and Early Childhood Education disciplines. It is expected that about 5,000 members of the public will benefit from the webinars.
Professor Sally Chan believes that these webinars can broaden public’s scope of knowledge. “By providing free webinars, it is hoped that benefits of this campaign will be extended from students to the general public, not only improving their health and personal hygiene knowledge, but also raising social awareness on mental well-being,” she said.
Up to HK$60,000 scholarship covering 9 study programmes
In the 2022/2023 academic year, TWC will adjust the application requirements for the Entrance Scholarships. DSE students, Higher Diploma/Associate Degree graduates who meet the minimum entry requirements and are successfully admitted to the designated programmes will receive the Entrance Scholarship. There is no need for them to make applications for the scholarship or go through selection process. The Entrance Scholarship ranges from $30,000 to $60,000. The first-year tuition fee will be fully covered by the scholarship for some programmes* after deducting the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS). Scholarships will continue to be awarded each year if students meet the academic requirements during the course of study. Each programme has a fixed quota in student intake. Programme applications will remain open until the programme quotas are full. Designated study programmes include:
- Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons)
- Bachelor of Health Information and Services Management (Hons)*
- Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Gerontology*
- Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Applied Psychology*
- Bachelor of Management (Hons) in Social and Business Sustainability*
- Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Early Childhood Education*
- Higher Diploma in Health Science
- Higher Diploma in Psychology
- Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education
"During the fifth wave of the pandemic, TWC has deployed over 600 teachers and students from the School of Nursing to take up different tasks to fight against the pandemic, giving back to the society with their professional healthcare knowledge. This fully reflects how TWC's members care for the community. To nurture more socially responsible and caring talents, for the first time, TWC allocates a huge amount of fund to offer scholarships to cover the first-year tuition fees for eligible students, enabling them to study worry-free and take their first step to prepare themselves as professionals. This also bridges the gap in the society where there is a lack of talents. At the same time, students can unlock their potential by serving the community,” said Professor Sally Chan, President of TWC.
New programme catering for medical services needs
To meet the demand for management professionals for medical services in Hong Kong, TWC will launch the brand new “Bachelor of Health Information and Services Management (Honours)” programme in the 2022/2023 academic year, which is the first undergraduate programme of its kind in Hong Kong covering both health information management and healthcare services management. In addition to medical and health-related knowledge, the programme also prepares students in areas such as information technology systems and data management, hoping to elevate medical services quality through the application of information technology.
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