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Associate of Health Science

Nursing Studies

Programme Code: AD 115 3416 6338 2305 5315 ahs-ns@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 80 - 201

 

Associate of Health Science includes two themes: “Nursing Studies Theme” and “Biomedical Sciences Theme”. Healthcare industry is changing dramatically due to the advancement of medical sciences and technology, the abundance of clinical research and the high demand of consumers. It is believed that the mix of general studies and health science specialism courses would provide students a systematic way of training and a firm foundation in health sciences.

Programme Aims and Features

The programme aims to strengthen students’ knowledge and skills in selected area of Healthcare and to improve students’ language proficiency as well as analytical and communication skills. It is a two-year programme aimed to provide the basic academic and professional training to students interested in the Nursing Studies related bachelor's degree programmes.

The first year of the programme aims at strengthening students’ background in basic healthcare sciences. The second year of study provides students with the foundation in nursing studies, and prepares them for higher level of studies in related disciplines in universities and relevant institutions. 

The programme is delivered through the course materials, class discussions, practicum and assessments where students will learn through individual tasks and group projects. Students will have the opportunity to integrate their classroom learning and practical skills in the practicum at primary healthcare and sub-acute clinical settings.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 92%
Government-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 97%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of the past three years articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong
BNurs
BSc
BSc Biochemistry

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BNurs
BSc
BSc Natural Sciences
BSc Public Health

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BSc
BSc Biochemistry & Cell Biology

City University of Hong Kong
BSc Biology & Chemistry
BSc Applied Biology

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology with Biotechnology
BSc (Hons) Medical Laboratory Science
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
BSc (Hons) Nursing
BSc (Hons) Optometry
BSc (Hons) Property Management

Hong Kong Baptist University
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology - Biotechnology

The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education
 

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

University of Tasmania, Australia
Bachelor of Nursing 
 
Macquarie University, Australia
Bachelor of Arts

 

Career Prospectus

Due to the shortage of nurses and paramedics in the healthcare and elderly care settings, many care providers have the need to hire healthcare assistants to fill the gaps. Graduates from the “Nursing Studies Theme” will be prospect employees for these institutions.

Special Entrance Requirements

In addition to the minimum entrance requirements, for the Nursing Studies theme, applicants are also required to have obtained Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Biology / Chemistry or Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology / Chemistry); or have taken the HKAL Biology or the HKAL / HKAS Chemistry; or equivalent.

 

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

Generic Skills
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Quantitative Analysis I
  • English for Healthcare Professionals
  • Advanced Chinese Language

Nursing Studies Theme:

  • Discovering and Expressing the Self
SPECIALISM

(Take all specialism courses of the chosen theme)

Year 1 

  • Nursing Foundations
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Health Assessment

 

Year 2

  • Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Basic Clinical Nursing
  • Nursing Care of the Adult
  • Nursing Practicum I
  • Nursing Practicum II (Pre-requisite: NPI with merit)
General Education

(Choose ONE course from each category)

Reasoning and Science

• Psychology and Healthcare^
• Sociology of Health# ^

 

Humanities and Arts

• Visual Arts in Contexts
• Applied Ethics

 

Chinese Societies: Heritage and Culture

• Hong Kong and Chinese Societies in Transition
• Understanding Social Problems in Hong Kong


Global Issues and Development

• Global and Local Cultures
• Intercultural Communication & Competence

 # Subject to approval.
^ Nursing Studies Theme students must take.
Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment and resources available.
Rachel Chan
Rachel Chan
  • 2014年健康科學副學士(護理學)畢業生
  • 升讀香港大學護理學學士三年級
  • 其他取錄:香港中文大學護理學學士三年級

2 years in AHS programme was not a cakewalk for me, but it was worth it. All the courses, practicum were very intense as it provided various opportunities to equip students to step in nursing field. Nursing is not only about practicing skills, but also requiring your evidence based, professional knowledge. Apart from the theories and human physiology, practicum in different health care settings was also provided to every student. This valuable experience inspired and motivated us to be more proactive in learning and caring. Challenges, difficulties and frustrations are unavoidable, but it is blessed to have many supportive companions and lecturers along these 2 years. The new journey in HKU has started, I am still grateful to have this precious memory in AHS.

Ceci Chan
Ceci Chan
  • 2015年健康科學副學士(護理學)畢業生
  • 升讀香港大學護理學學士三年級

Two years studied in HKU SPACE CC, from the start of college’s life to the acquisition of bachelor’s degree offer, what I took away is not only an offer in HKU or knowledge, but also the knowledge and attitude in being a nursing student and the relationship between my classmates, lecturers and tutors which help me to being a better me. Nursing study in CC is never an easy job, assessment, skill test, practicum, a large amount of information and knowledge need to remember. However, even the high workload or stress to us, it never diminish my enthusiasm in being a nurse and continue my study. It may due to the support and encourage giving by our lecturers. They taught us with their knowledge and experience patiently even we were doing wrongly, practiced the skills and went to the practicum with us. Before I had received the offer, I always felt scared and worried about my future. In that time, I always felt sad but my lecturers had given many support to me and tell me be confidence and never give up. They were finding a lot of methods to help us continue our studies in the university. Apart from the lecturers, in CC I found many comrades and friends that we are sustaining each other. We are fighting together towards the same target even now we study in HKU, the relationship between us is never a false appearance. We are relying on each other regardless happy or sad. Finally, we are studying HKU nursing degree together to continue our study. In CC, it is not just obtained an offer and then finished. We received the knowledge and skills from the class lecture and lab session. We learned what is empathy and other attitude of nurse through the practicum and lecturers. Our lecturers and tutors just like our friends that give us many support and advice. The friendship that I had in here is never end till now. What we gained in CC have enriched my life, and make me having more confidence in facing the new life in HKU and every trouble in the future to being a better me. Nothing is impossible, like getting an offer in the university, but it really needs to work hard.