This award is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology, which aims to provide professionals in Medical Imaging, Radiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Science, Health Technology, as well as others interested in health technology, with an opportunity to develop advanced levels of knowledge and skills.
The award in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (MIRS) is specially designed for professionals in medical imaging and radiotherapy and has the following aims.
A. Advancement in Knowledge and Skill
- To provide professionals in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy, as well as others interested in health technology, with the opportunity to develop advanced levels of knowledge and skills;
- To develop specialists in their respective professional disciplines and enhance their career paths;
- To broaden students' exposure to a wider field of health science and technology to enable them to cope with the ever-changing demands of work;
- To provide a laboratory environment for testing problems encountered at work;
- To equip students with an advanced knowledge base in a chosen area of specialisation in medical imaging or radiotherapy to enable them to meet the changing needs of their disciplines and contribute to the development of medical imaging or radiation oncology practice in Hong Kong; and
- To develop critical and analytical abilities and skills in the areas of specialisation that are relevant to the professional discipline to improve professional competence.
B. Professional Development
- To develop students' ability in critical analysis and evaluation in their professional practices;
- To cultivate within healthcare professionals the qualities and attributes that are expected of them;
- To acquire a higher level of awareness and reflection within the profession and the healthcare industry to improve the quality of healthcare services; and
- To develop students' ability to assume a managerial level of practice.
C. Evidence-based Practice
- To equip students with the necessary skill in research to enable them to perform evidence-based practice in the delivery of healthcare service and industry.
D. Personal Development
- To provide channels through which practising professionals can continuously develop themselves while at work; and
- To allow graduates to develop themselves further after graduation.
The Medical Imaging and Radiation Science award offers channels for specialisation and the broadening of knowledge for professionals in medical imaging and radiotherapy. It will appeal to students who are eager to become specialists or managers in their areas of practice. Clinical experience and practice in medical imaging and radiotherapy are integrated into the curriculum to encourage more reflective observation and active experimentation.
To be eligible for the MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (MScMIRS), students are required to complete 30 credits:
- 2 Compulsory Subjects (6 credits)
- 3 Core Subjects (9 credits)
- 5 Elective Subjects (15 credits)
Apart from the award of MScMIRS, students can choose to graduate with one of the following specialisms:
- MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (Computed Tomography)
- MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (Ultrasonography)
To be eligible for the specialism concerned, students should complete 2 Compulsory Subjects (6 credits), a Dissertation (9 credits) related to that specialism, a specialism-related Specialty Subject (3 credits), a Clinical Practicum (3 credits) and 3 Elective Subjects (9 credits).
- Research Methods & Biostatistics
- Multiplanar Anatomy
- Advanced Radiotherapy Planning & Dosimetry
- Advanced Radiation Protection
- Advanced Technology & Clinical Application in Computed Tomography *
- Advanced Technology & Clinical Application in Magnetic Resonance Imaging *
- Advanced Technology & Clinical Application in Nuclear Medicine Imaging
- Advanced Topics in Health Technology
- Advanced Ultrasonography *
- Clinical Practicum (CT/MRI/US)
- Digital Imaging & PACS
- Imaging Pathology
* Specialty Subject
- Bioinformatics in Health Sciences
- Professional Development in Infection Control Practice