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Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice

This is a two-year full-time credit-based articulation honours programme leading to a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice degree awarded by the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

The JC School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Faculty of Medicine has designed this two-year, full-time Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice programme. It not only facilitates articulation from Associate Degree/Higher Diploma programmes, but also is a pathway for advancement to a Master of Public Health.

All sub-degree students from Hong Kong are welcome to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice programme.

Programme Structure

Curriculum 

The programme aim is to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies to apply health theories, which are essential for the effective implementation of community health programmes. The curriculum is geared towards a broader perspective on community health practice. Teaching is linked to the core competencies of community health practitioners, with reference to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, U.S.A. and the Galway Consensus Conference Statement on health promotion and health education in 2007.

Graduation Requirement

Students are required to complete at least 69 units to fulfill graduation requirement within the normative study period of 2 years. Here is the course list offered by JC School of Public Health and Primary Care: 

  • Course Offerings
  • Course List of BSc in Public Health for AY2022-23
  • Course List of BSc in Public Health for AY2023-24
  • Course List of BSc in Gerontology for AY2022-23
  • Course List of BSc in Community Health Practice for AY2022-23
  • Non-JUPAS Year One applicants
    Minimum Requirements: https://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/non-jupas-yr-1/requirements.html Important Dates for the 2024 Admissions Exercise: https://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/non-jupas-yr-1/important_dates.html Interview Arrangement: Selected applicants will be interviewed individually between November 2023 and August 2024.​
  • Enquiry
    Should you need any further information regarding admission to Bachelor of Science in Public Health, please contact (852) 2252 8421 (Tel) or email: sphpc_ug@cuhk.edu.hk
  • Scholarship and Financial Aid
    Our School and University offer a number of awards and scholarships to recognize students with outstanding performance and encourage students to participate in diverse learning activities. A partial list of awards and scholarships offered by JCSPHPC to our undergraduate students in the academic year 2023-24: ​ In recognition of outstanding academic or research achievement Janette Heung Memorial Foundation Scholarship Kiang Ping Fai Scholarship Pearl Island Lions Club Public Health Scholarship South China Venture Capital Outstanding Practicum Poster Prize To Teuk Ki Public Health Research Project Outstanding Award To encourage overseas exchange South China Venture Capital Overseas Exchange Scholarship Pure Heart Academic Exchange Scholarship Pure Heart Overseas Exchange Scholarship Pure Heart Study Tour Subsidy Scheme
  • JUPAS applicants
    Points to Note The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) admits local students with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination results via the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). Minimum Requirements: Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language; and Level 2 in Mathematics (Compulsory Part) ; and Attained in CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Level 3 in any two electives*. *NOTE: The two subjects may include: (i) 2 elective subjects; or (ii)1 elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II. Interview Arrangement: No admission interviews will be arranged for JUPAS applicants this year. Important Dates for the 2023 Admissions Exercise: http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/jupas/important_dates.html Latest JUPAS Admission Information: https://www.jupas.edu.hk/en/programme/cuhk/JS4537/
  • Download Programme Brochure
  • International applicants
    The “International Students Admissions Scheme” is for non-local applicants who: require a student visa/entry permit to study in Hong Kong; or are holders of a visa/entry permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG); or are holders of a dependant visa/entry permit who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa/entry permit by the Director of Immigration. Since overseas' examinations and qualifications are many and varied, for information regarding the general requirements and language requirements for admission, please visit the website of CUHK Undergraduate Admissions at: https://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/international/requirements.html Interview Arrangement: Selected applicants will be interviewed individually between November 2023 and August 2024.​
  • Mainland Gaokao applicants
    Bachelor of Science in Public Health has no programme-specific requirement for Mainland Gaokao applicants. Information regarding admission requirements for Mainland Gaokao applicants can be found on the Office of Admission and Financial Aids website at: https://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/sc/mainland/requirements.html Interview Arrangement: Selected applicants will be interviewed individually between November 2023 and August 2024.​
  • Enquiry
    Should you need any further information regarding admission to Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice, please contact (852) 2252 8421 (Tel) or email: sphpc_ug@cuhk.edu.hk
  • Scholarship and Financial Aid
    Our School and University offer a number of awards and scholarships to recognize students with outstanding performance and encourage students to participate in diverse learning activities. A partial list of awards and scholarships offered by JCSPHPC to our undergraduate students in the academic year 2023-24:​ ​ Outstanding Practicum Poster Prize South China Venture Capital Overseas Exchange Scholarship Pure Heart Academic Exchange Scholarship Pure Heart Overseas Exchange Scholarship Pure Heart Study Tour Subsidy Scheme
  • Non-JUPAS Senior Year Applicants
    Minimum Requirements: Local students with Associate Degree or Higher Diploma qualifications will be considered Non-JUPAS applicants and can apply for senior-year admission. Applicants shall be eligible to apply for admission if they: have successfully completed a local course of study leading to the qualification of associate degree / higher diploma, and have attained an acceptable level of proficiency in English and Chinese languages*. Interview Arrangement: Selected applicants will be interviewed individually between November 2022 and August 2023.​ Remarks: Applicants with overseas associate degree/ higher diploma qualifications should apply for admission via the Non-JUPAS (Local) Admissions Scheme. Senior-year places are not for inter-institutional transfer of UGC-funded undergraduate students. Regarding the details of the language requirements, please visit CUHK Undergraduate Admissions website at: https://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/non-jupas-senior/requirements.html
  • Download Programme Brochure
  • Non-JUPAS Senior Year Applicants
    Minimum Requirements: Local students with Associate Degree or Higher Diploma qualifications will be considered Non-JUPAS applicants and can apply for senior-year admission. Applicants shall be eligible to apply for admission if they: have successfully completed a local course of study leading to the qualification of associate degree / higher diploma, and have attained an acceptable level of proficiency in English and Chinese languages. Interview Arrangement: Selected applicants will be interviewed individually between November 2022 and August 2023.​ Rem