Tung Wah College (TWC) is pleased to announce that its Bachelor of Health Information and Services Management (Honours) has been selected by the Education Bureau for the second round of the Pilot Project on the Development of Applied Degree Programmes. The programme will admit students for both Year 1 entry and Year 3 entry in the 2024/2025 academic year. Professor Sally Chan, President of TWC, expressed her pride in seeing the inclusion of one more programme in the Pilot Project, saying, “Following the selection of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Gerontology in the first round of the Pilot Project, TWC’s programmes have been selected for two consecutive years, which reflects the College’s ability to respond to the needs of the community and the recognition and support from the Government on the quality of TWC’s programmes.
To meet the demand for management professionals for medical services in Hong Kong, TWC launched the “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 health services management. The curriculum covers three major categories of knowledge in ‘Health Services Management’, ‘Health Information Management’ and ‘Health Sciences’. TWC has equipped with various virtual reality equipment to train professionals who possess both medical knowledge and information technology skills. The programme focuses on both theory and practice and provides students with ample experiential learning and practicum opportunities to work in diverse health services setting and technology companies, increasing industry exposure and keeping up with the latest trends in medical technology.
Professor Sally Chan, President of TWC, said, “In recent years, AI and big data have become fully integrated into our lives. In the face of challenges posed by an aging population and a shortage of healthcare professionals, the Hospital Authority and other private hospitals have actively promoted the development of Smart Healthcare and Smart Hospital by introducing innovative technologies to improve public healthcare services, such as electronic medical records, digital radiology and electronic medication management to alleviate the pressure on manpower demand. The smart healthcare industry has experienced rapid development prompted by the pandemic, and there is a high demand in society for talents familiar with the healthcare system and innovative technologies. This programme will nurture new talent for the smart healthcare industry and enhance healthcare efficiency and optimise healthcare services.”
Under the Pilot Project, the programme will offer more flexible admission requirements for applicants who hold qualifications other than the HKDSE, such as those with relevant recognised qualifications under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (“QF”) and relevant work experience. Those applicants may enrol in Year 1 or Year 3 of the programme by passing an admission test and an interview. Graduates of this programme will have a wide range of career opportunities, including working in healthcare institutions such as public and private hospitals, the Hospital Authority, and clinics, as well as joining health technology companies and health insurance companies.