HKMU’s expertise in related disciplines
HKMU is well-placed to contribute to the education of medical laboratory
technologists. The School of Science and Technology (S&T)
charged with this task has built a reputation running programmes
in the related fields of testing and ertification and life sciences,
which has given it strong expertise, industry connections and hardware support. Even before the addition of extra facilities, the School boasts state-of-the-industry equipment for biological and chemical analysis in laboratories totalling 4,000 square feet. With such facilities, the School has launched the Master of Science in Medical Laboratory
Science programme this year, training 35 students aspiring to
make a career progression or transition.
At the same time, the School of Nursing and Health Studies (N&HS) also has a proven commitment to training healthcare professionals, supplying the largest number of nursing graduates among all local institutions since 1994, and recently also joining in the education of physiotherapists. Synergies between N&HS and S&T will compound students’ learning opportunities. For example, N&HS’s strong clinical partner network will help secure practicum positions for students of the medical laboratory science programmes.
Subject to the approval of the Ministry of Education of the PRC, the University’s future Zhaoqing campus will also provide students with a base to explore further studies and job opportunities in the Greater Bay Area. This new programme de-velopment once again evinces HKMU’s agility in responding to societal
needs — including the growing demand from the increasingly pres-
sured healthcare sector — and tapping into its expertise and resources.