Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice

Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice

In response to the increase in non-communicable disease, emerging and re-emerging infectious disease, and the increasing importance of community-based care, the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care has designed this two-year, full-time Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice articulation programme to fulfil the demand for a workforce with public health skills and knowledge of community health education and practice. It aims at equipping the graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies to effectively implement community health programmes. The curriculum gears the students to take a boarder perspective on community health practice. The teaching is linked to the core competencies of community health practitioners, taking reference from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, U.S.A., and the Galway Consensus Conference Statement on health promotion and health education in 2007.

Programme Characteristics
Focus on community health promotion
Integration of public health skills and community health practice
Community Engagement and Experiential Learning – At least 250 hours of supervised field work in a community setting
Mentorship Scheme – Establish network and career development
Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) – Students with outstanding academic performance help the others to reinforce key concepts

Mode of Study
Full-time: 2 years

Minimum Admission Requirements
Applicants shall be eligible to apply for admission if they:
1)  have successfully completed a course of study (health or social science-related disciplines preferred) leading to the qualification of associate degree / higher diploma; and
2)  have attained an acceptable level of proficiency in the English and Chinese languages.* 

*Refer to the University’s admission requirements for sub-degree holders for details.

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