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SHORT COURSE IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PRACTICE 

The course is in intermediate level.  Students with the basic knowledge in hazard identification/ recognition and concept of risk assessment are advantageous.  The training aims to equip the attendees to learn more on risk assessment with the support of scientific measurements/ data for hazard evaluation and risk management in workplaces.  Practical or simulation field exercises will be arranged for practice in small groups.     

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:

· Understand the basic knowledge in evaluation of the specific hazard under the topic areas;

· Knowing how to choose and operate an instrument for monitoring of the mentioned chemical or physical health hazard in workplace environment;

· Enhance the knowledge on risk assessment for some specific occupational hygiene issues;

· Write a comprehensive field report for the assessment

Topics to be covered:

Heat 

Heat stress assessment and instrumentation for work in hot environment

Air

Pre-entry air testing for Confined spaces work and interpretation of data

Noise 

Noise exposure assessment, instrumentation and ear protection

Light

Ventilation and lighting assessment for buildings

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

General Admission Requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor degree preferably in Health Science awarded by a local university, or an overseas university of acceptable standing;

  • Proficiency in Cantonese is preferable.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • Obtained a degree from a university in which English is the medium of instruction of degree programmes; or

  • Equivalent qualifications.

Note: Some courses may have additional entry requirement.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the application form and supporting documents (in pdf format) through                             . An application fee of HK$100 (non-refundable and non-transferable) in a crossed cheque or bank draft should be sent to our mailing address. Applications will be processed only upon receipt of the completed application form, copies of supporting documents and application fee 3 weeks before the course commencement.

Supporting Documents

  • A photocopy of Hong Kong Identity Card

  • Copies of certificates in support of academic / professional achievements, such as

    • university graduation certificate(s)

    • result slip(s) of examination(s)

    • proof of other qualification(s)

  • Copies of academic transcripts, such as

    • university transcript(s) and grading schemes

    • postgraduate transcript(s) and grading schemes

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants will be notified of the application result by e-mail when the Programme concerned has made its decision. If you do not receive notification 2 weeks before the course commencement, please contact the programme team by phone at 2252 8814 or by email to dip.oemhp@cuhk.edu.hk.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

TUITION FEE

Applicants who are accepted will be required to pay the full tuition fee of HK$13,500 per person (non-refundable and non-transferable) in a crossed cheque or bank draft within 5 working days upon receipt of notification. We will not guarantee the seats if the successful applicants fail to complete the payment before deadline.

PAYMENT METHOD

Crossed cheque or bank draft should be made payable to: “The Chinese University of Hong Kong” and sent to our mailing address. Post-dated cheque will not be accepted. Please write the applicant's name, HKID card no. and programme title on the back of each cheque/bank draft. Please note that the application fees and tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable or non-transferable.
 

MAILING ADDRESS

Short Course in Occupational Health Practice 
Rm 428, 4/F, School of Public Health,
Prince of Wales Hospital,
Shatin, N.T., HONG KONG.

The programme reserves the right to cancel the course if the number of registered students is insufficient or for other unanticipated reasons, as well as to make alterations regarding instructors, class schedules, class locations and the course contents if necessary.

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