Dr. AU YEUNG Ho-kong Christopher
BSc (Hons) Leeds, MSc (Hons) Edinburgh, PhD Cardiff
The first and only sub-degree programme in HK to train personnel in using gerontechnology and plan ICT programmes for the elderly and their caregivers
Pathway to jobs in health care organizations adopting gerontechnology
Career development for young people interested in seeking opportunities in the silver economy
Extensive networking with industry and NGO partners to broaden students’ horizon and career paths
This is a programme that takes a positive outlook on the ageing society and the opportunities afforded by the silver economy. It trains students to be expert advisers on use of gerontechnology products and related technology applications to enable ageing-in-place.
Upon completion of
students should be
Apply a range of generic skills, including language, interpersonal communication, information technology, problem solving and analytical skills to their daily life, further study and future employment;
Define the notions of health and wellbeing from a psychosocial perspective;
Explain the normal functioning of the human body systems and changes in their diseased states;
Recommend applications and evaluate effectiveness of gerontechnology products and technologies in meeting healthcare and social interaction needs;
Plan and design appropriate activities and learning programmes for the elderly;
Design and implement health promotion strategies to promote the general health and well-being of target subjects in various healthcare and community settings; and
Communicate and work effectively with other healthcare workers and different stakeholders in the healthcare setting.
Applicants are normally required to meet one of the following requirements:
Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects (including English Language and Chinese Language)^; or
Satisfactory completion of LiPACE’s “Diploma in Nursing Services”; or
Satisfactory completion of Diploma Yi Jin; or
Satisfactory completion of a QF Level 3 Diploma or an equivalent programme, e.g. Diploma of Foundation Studies awarded by Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) or by a post-secondary institution in Hong Kong; or
Other acceptable equivalent qualifications (including non-local qualifications obtained in or outside HK, or other qualifications/experience deemed to be equivalent); or
Mature applicants aged 21 or above, preferably with relevant working experience.
^ Applicants possessing “Attained”, “Attained with Distinction (I)" and “Attained with Distinction (II)” results in an Applied Learning (ApL) subject are deemed to have attained “Level 2”, “Level 3” and “Level 4” respectively in one HKDSE subject, with a maximum of two ApL subjects can be counted for admission purpose.
I, II & III
英語溝通技巧 ( 一
)、( 二 )及( 三
 Students who
have attained Level
3 or above in DSE
English Language can
be exempted from
taking English for
can be exempted from
will have to take a
GE course as
fulfilment of the
overall credits for
^ Course includes
not less than 100
Graduates can apply to study in top-up degree programmes in health sciences, gerontology, public health and allied health disciplines both locally and overseas:
Graduates can be employed as gerontechnology assistants in non-government organizations, elderly day care centres, community health centres in the public and subvented sectors.
Graduates may also pursue a career in the private sector, such as companies providing health-related services and health equipment/technology companies as gerontechnology marketing and products specialist, gerontechnology training officers, and health promotion officers.
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