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15 Apr 2024

School of Nursing and Health Studies organises community events for older people to promote awareness of fall prevention

To tie in with the Sai Kung Tseung Kwan O Respect for the Aged Festival, the HKMU School of Nursing and Health Studies, in collaboration with Sai Kung and Tseung Kwan O Women's Association Limited, organised a variety of community health events with the theme “Home Safety for the Elderly”, with the objective of training Care Teams to provide health screening services and conduct home fall-prevention assessments for older people in the district....

23 Mar 2024

HKMU organises Health Expo to promote community health awareness

The Health Expo, organised by the School of Nursing and Health Studies (“the School”) at Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), took place today at Kwun Tong Yue Man Square. With “fall prevention” as its theme, the expo featured health screening services provided by teachers and students from the School, as well as health talks by guest speakers and professors, to promote health awareness among the general public....

21 Feb 2024

Long-term HKMU study reveals rising health risks of oral corticosteroid use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are often prescribed oral corticosteroids (OCSs) if there is a sudden deterioration in their condition. A scholar of the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) and related research team conducted a long-term study that unveils an increased risk of 17 diseases, including cardiovascular disease, associated with OCS use for COPD. The research team recommended exploring alternative treatments to minimise the possible side effects of using OCSs to alleviate the condition....

31 Jan 2024

School of Nursing and Health Studies receives volunteer service award for promoting HA Go app

From May to September 2023, the School of Nursing and Health Studies (N&HS) collaborated with the Health Resource Centre of the Prince of Wales Hospital for a “HA Go” Ambassador Service Programme aimed at encouraging patients to install the mobile app “HA Go”, which connects patients beyond hospital care and enables patients to manage their own health. Around 420 Year 1 Bachelor of Nursing with Honours in General Health Care students participated in the programme....

3 Jan 2024

HKMU School of Nursing and Health Studies receives over $20 million in funding from the Jockey Club to launch a “family-based” mental health project to provide all-round support to pregnant women and their families

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU)'s School of Nursing and Health Studies received HK$20.3 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to support a project titled “Jockey Club 'BaMa Chill Club' Perinatal Support Project”. This initiative focuses on providing depression screening for pregnant women and their spouses, along with services for parents and caregivers. It aims to offer one-stop, comprehensive and personalised support to enhance their mental health, strengthen the training of healthcare professionals, and promote public education....

21 Nov 2023

HKMU organises the first-ever “HKMU Vaccination Days” to prevent the spread of viruses and protect community health

This winter will be the first influenza peak since the lifting of the compulsory mask-wearing requirement. To protect the health of students and teachers, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) has launched “HKMU Vaccination Days” for the first time to help reduce the risk of the spread of germs and maintain a safe and healthy campus environment. The influenza vaccination is administered by professionally trained students from the School of Nursing and Health Studies, allowing them to apply their knowledge to serve the HKMU community....

24 Oct 2023

HKMU School of Nursing and Health Studies holds a “Health Expo” to serve the community

The School of Nursing and Health Studies at Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) organised a “Health Expo” on 14 October at the Homantin Plaza, where students from the School provided a wide range of community health services to approximately 250 individuals....

21 Sep 2023

HKMU and two partner institutions awarded a government grant of approximately HK$8 million to develop first cross-institutional VR game to enhance healthcare students' interprofessional communication skills

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) is actively promoting the teaching and development of healthcare through innovation and technology. In collaboration with Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) and Tung Wah College (TWC), HKMU will develop a cross-institutional Virtual Reality (VR) simulation teaching game. The primary goal of the project is to enhance the interprofessional communication skills of approximately 2,800 undergraduate nursing and physiotherapy students from the three self-financing institutions to enable the students to deliver higher-quality healthcare services to patients in the future. The project received a grant of HK$7.97 million from the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) under the Government's Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund. The game is expected to be ready for classroom use in 2025 at the earliest....

20 Apr 2023

Nursing school research shows generational gap in views of first-line nursing management competencies as critical factor in talent retention

HKMU researchers found that young nurses are interested in a healthy work-life balance and are less willing to be promoted because of concern about a heavier workload. This and discrepancies among different generations of nurses regarding the essential elements of managerial effectiveness are possible factors for the manpower shortage in the nursing sector....

2 Apr 2023

HKMU and AMS sign an MoU to promote innovation in the medical field

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) and Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today (2 April) marking the official launch of a series of academic collaborations between...






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