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BSc in Community Health Practice
The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care has designed this two-year, full-time Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice articulation 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.
The Programme aims at equipping the graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies to effectively implement community health programmes. It takes reference from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, U.S.A., and the Galway Consensus Conference Statement on health promotion and health education in 2007. It provides the foundation for graduates to become specialist in health education and health promotion.
Importance of Community Health
There is professional recognition that enhancement of community-based care is the solution for many of today’s health challenges. The health of individuals, families and our communities are determined by the socio-political, economical, and cultural environment in which we live. The entry point for health promotion is to identify the multiple levels of influence on health behaviours and how the behaviours are shaped by the environment.
Quality community health education and health promotion programmes are needed for success of community-based care. Well-trained community health practitioners (CHP) would serve to reduce health and social care costs by preventing health problems, promoting healthy lifestyles, improving compliance to medical advice, enhancing self-care and self-management skills, and facilitating access to appropriate health and social services.
community health skills/professionals.
Students are required to work closely with various organisations to complete 250 hours of supervised field work in a community setting. Students will gain hands-on experience to work in, and work with, the community to promote health. Students will learn to develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion programme to improve community health in Hong Kong.
Career Development of Graduates in Recent Years