e-bulletin (Issue 47) - 20 Jun 2013

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20 Jun 2013 (Issue 47)   

    Prof. Wong Yuk-shan appointed next OUHK President  

Prof. Wong Yuk-shan will succeed Prof. John C Y Leong to be our fifth President in April 2014. The appointment has been approved by the Council today (20 June).

Prof. Wong is currently Vice President for Administration and Business and Professor of Life Science (Biology) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has served various institutions in teaching, research development and university administration, and has profound knowledge about higher education in Hong Kong. Having been a member of the OUHK Council between 2000 and 2006, he recognizes the importance of our mission.



    Community Healthcare Education Event Tomorrow  

A symposium entitled 'Community Care: Policy and Practice', organized by the Division of Nursing and Health Studies, will be held tomorrow (Friday) to address the current situation of the community healthcare services in Hong Kong from the perspectives of legislators, service providers, patients and education institutions. A five-year Community Healthcare Education Programme with the strong support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, aiming at training community healthcare workers, will also be inaugurated on the same occasion. Admission is free. All are welcome.


Date: 21 June (Fri)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Bank of China Lecture Theatre, OUHK
Enquiry: Ms Yip (2768 6359 or jchp@ouhk.edu.hk)



    Admission Seminar for Full-time Programmes  

Full-time face-to-face programmes information sessions and advisory services on course selection will be held. Applications for full-time programmes will be accepted and admission interviews for some programmes will be arranged on-the-spot. HKDSE candidates, holders of HKALE, Associate Degree or Higher Diploma or equivalent qualifications are welcome.


Date: 16 July (Tue)
Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue: OUHK Ho Man Tin campus
Website: www.ouhk.edu.hk/FTP



    Diploma in Health Studies (Community Health Care)  

The programme aims to train community health workers to take care of the elderly, and people with chronic diseases or disability in the community. An entry scholarship scheme is available to award outstanding and financially needy students.



    Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders  

To address the demand for professional services and thus further education about autism spectrum disorders, the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the Heep Hong Society jointly offer postgraduate programmes in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The programmes, commencing in September, aim at providing related professional workers, teachers and parents with more advanced and up-to-date knowledge of the theories, assessment methods and treatment techniques for ASD and related disorders.



    Master of Arts in Applied Translation  

Mixed with translation practicum and principle, the programme offers the experience from critical readings to different applications in the translation field, such as translation of literature, media, business and social sciences texts, which would enhance language ability and translation techniques.



    Testing and Certification programmes  

Testing and certification industry is one of the six economic areas where Hong Kong enjoys clear advantages and has good potential for further development. The Master of Science in Testing and Certification programme is designed for those who have obtained a Bachelor of Sciences or Bachelor of Engineering degree in a relevant discipline and are interested to embark on a career in the testing and certification industry. Non-HKDSE students can apply for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Testing and Certification programme via direct application.



    Master of Language Studies (Chinese Linguistics)  

This is designed mainly for Chinese language teachers who wish to have a higher degree in Chinese linguistics, or to meet the Education Bureau's (EDB) Subject Knowledge Requirement. The programme, providing various entry pathways for applicants, has been included in the EDB's list of 'recognized language major degree programmes'.



    Preparation courses for the National Putonghua Proficiency Test (open for enrolment)  

Test date: 2 – 5 November
Course commencement date: mid July
Enquiries: 2768 5807 or el@ouhk.edu.hk
Website: www.ouhk.edu.hk/cpet


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Open Learning Highlight –

  Understanding Cancer  

American actress, Angelina Jolie, recently underwent a preventive double mastectomy after knowing that she has a mutant gene that increases her chance of developing breast cancer to 80%. Her decision has raised public awareness about cancer, which is also the top killer disease in Hong Kong. The disease has many possible causes and genetic factor is only one of them. In fact, exposure to carcinogens can also lead to cancers. The Open Learning Platform presents a free course material on Understanding Cancer (in Chinese) for you to learn more about the disease and stay away from potential carcinogens.


Learning is the way to keep up with the knowledge-based society. The OUHK brings you more free and handy learning materials at anytime and anywhere by just one CLICK.

Snapshots of alumni's roundtables  

To strengthen the relationship between the University and its alumni, the Alumni Affairs Office of the Public Affairs Unit has organized several roundtables since April. During the gatherings, the participants shared their learning and working experiences, as well as their views on the University's development, with representatives from the Schools. Snapshots of the roundtables are now available at the Alumni Link webpage.




More alumni benefits


Upon presenting the Alumni Link membership card, members can get one free box of designated products (worth $580) for every $500 purchase at HealthBank customer service centre.




(Alumni groups formed by volunteer alumni)

For contact details of the alumni groups, please visit webpage www.ouhk.edu.hk/alumnigroups.


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Click here to register now and enjoy a wealth of free educational resources!  

Enquiries: 2768 6361