The programme offers an opportunity for professionals in health care and related disciplines to develop the knowledge, understanding and competencies necessary to function more effectively in addition to mastering the advanced use of information technology skills in health care settings.
The programme is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. It aims to equip health care professionals and students from health-related disciplines, information technology, engineering or related backgrounds with advanced information technology skills for health care settings. The course contents will address the needs of health care providers and allow for the introduction, re-orientation and/or conversion to a field that is of direct relevance to the student's place of employment.
This is a credit-based mixed mode programme with a normal duration of study of 1 year for full-time study and 3 years for part-time study. The maximum duration of study is 6 years.
Students need to complete 30 credits comprising 4 compulsory, 2 core and 1 elective subjects plus a dissertation (or students can choose another 3 core/elective subjects of the programme to replace the dissertation).
The list of elective subjects is not exhaustive.