Greetings! A very warm welcome from the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong!
I would like to introduce our Bachelor of Science in Public Health programme to prospective students who are interested in becoming a public health practitioner.
Launched in 2009, the BSc in Public Health became the first bachelor programme in Hong Kong dedicated to training up public health professionals with the required competencies. It was developed in response to the increasing demand for a workforce to cope with the territory’s aim of improving citizens’ health. From the epidemic of SARS in 2003 to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the awareness of environmental hygiene and infectious diseases. However, these are only part of a much bigger scope of public health that deals with ALL aspects of human’s health. As such, the world is looking for young candidates who show a willingness to tackle challenges and take an inter-disciplinary approach in this field. Our programme is in the best position and has the most relevant resources to train up this new generation.
The curriculum of our BSc in Public Health programme was designed and benchmarked against world-class universities in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Students will not only learn the science and art that benefits the health of society but also gain hands-on experience by applying what they have learned through various experiential learning components during their study. These include our induction programme to various public health organizations and compulsory practicum where students will work as an intern in those organizations during their last year of study. We aim to train up students with both local and global perspectives.
For detailed information about our programme structure and admission procedures, please visit our website (http://www.bsc.sphpc.cuhk.edu.hk).
We also produced short video clips (https://youtu.be/j55uu5eamz8) for your quick understanding of our programme.