Leader: Associate Professor Dr the Honourable Joseph Lee
the launch of the two programmes in 2005, competition for
places has been fierce. According to Dr the Honourable Joseph
Lee, legislator and Programme Leader, jointly organizing the
programmes with private and government hospitals has allowed
the OUHK to provide the best training for students, who are
given wide exposure to the field through visits to local and
mainland China health care institutions as well as activities
of the profession. Each student is looked after by an academic
facilitator throughout the four years of studies.
Health Care Year 3 student Brian Wong
did not mind having a shorter summer vacation because of his
practicum training. 'Since doctors and nurses are extremely
busy, patients often turn to us for help when they have questions.
It's really satisfying when patients put their trust in us
and appreciate our work,' he said. And there's strong camaraderie
among fellow students, who encourage and help each other.
He especially enjoyed the course Life Sciences because
of his interest in human biology, and appreciated teachers'
efforts in taking students to health care institutions and
Health Care Year 2 student Kahn Tsang
'The practicum training
at Castle Peak Hospital was really an eye-opening experience,
as we got to work with people with mental illnesses for the
first time. The excellent coaching we received beforehand
prepared us well for any eventuality,' said Kahn, who got an
Associate Degree in Health Studies at the Polytechnic
University before he enrolled in the OUHK. Besides their
studies, Kahn and his fellow students had a lot of fun in
extra-curricular activities. For example, they organized stage
performances at the Hospital for nurses to enjoy on
International Nurses Day.