FHDHMT Higher Diploma in Health and Molecular Testing

Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) Higher Diploma / Associate Degree / Diploma Programmes   FHDHMT Higher Diploma in Health and Molecular Testing  
Training for a future career in health care diagnostics
Training for a future career in health care diagnostics

Mode of Study


Medium of Instruction

Except for Chinese language courses, lectures will be conducted in English (supplemented with Chinese as appropriate) and teaching notes and course assessments are in English.


2 Years full-time


2023-2024 Intake
[Local Students] HK$140,280
(Paid in 4 equal installments, HK$35,070 each semester)
[Local Students] HK$182,600
(Paid in 4 equal installments, HK$46,650 each semester)

Continuing Education Fund

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund


[ Consent for CEF Course Participant upon Enrolment]


Qualifications Framework

Level 4

Programme Leader

Dr. U Kin-pong
BSc (Hons) University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, MRes Imperial College London, PhD University College London



  • Professional training on molecular testing techniques (PCR and ELISA) as well as acquiring broad knowledge about usage of rapid diagnostic methods
  • Path to a career in health screening and roles in support of molecular testing applications in medicine and other areas (environmental, food safety, public health)
  • Offering a wide range of further study options in health sciences, biological and life sciences, testing science and allied health disciplines
  • Exposure to latest products, up-to-date equipment and diagnostic industry’s standards and practices

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased awareness about molecular testing and rapid diagnostic tests. In fact, these methods are being used in clinics and hospitals to aid disease diagnosis and for health screening purposes. The future of medicine relies on advances in diagnostic technology and now is the best time to study a programme that prepares you for the health care job of tomorrow.

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