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The different genetic make-up of individuals may affect the efficiency of digestion, absorption and utilisation of certain nutrients. As a result, different persons show different responses to the same food. Nutrigenomics is the science to understand the interaction between nutrients and human genes. The ultimate goal of nutrigenomics is to provide personalised nutrition advice according to one’s own genes.
This course aims to equip students with the knowledge of genetics and the cutting-edge technologies to understand how diet interacts with our genes, so as to be able to interpret the test results for personalised nutrition advice.
Start To be advised
Duration 3 months
Fee HK$5880
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
This programme is offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Newcastle in partnership with HKU SPACE.  It is designed to meet the general educational needs of registered midwives seeking to enhance their careers in the areas of clinical practice, education, management, and, research. The programme focuses on the well-being of the childbearing woman, her baby and her family, and the role of the professional as part of an extensive, multi-disciplinary and collaborative team.

General nurses who are interested to learn about childbearing or care of unwell newborn are welcome to enrol in the programme.
Start 03 MAY 2019 (FRI)
Duration 24 months
Fee AUD4390
Edinburgh Napier University, UK

This programme is for those wishing to progress to more senior positions in medical laboratories. Students are required to complete a research project and six modules, which will be taught in a blended mode with online tutorials, lectures, hands-on practicals and face-to-face tutorials.

Start 16 SEP 2019 (MON)
Duration 2 years
Fee 1st Instalment: HK$70,000 (Year 1) Payable upon registration

2nd Instalment: HK$40,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of 2nd year

3rd Instalment: HK$30,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of Research Project
University of Sunderland, UK
A course provides an opportunity for pharmacists to develop a clinical knowledge base, expertise and skills in evidence-based practice, specialist therapeutic areas and clinical research.
Start 05 OCT 2019 (SAT)
Duration 2 years
Fee HK$92,000
In association with the Ulster University, U.K., HKU SPACE offers the Master of Science (MSc) in Dietetics. The programme is offered on a part-time basis (except for the clinical placement) which falls in line with the school’s mission in delivering flexible programmes which meet the needs of potential students and the community.

Holders of the MSc in Dietetics fulfill the criteria for employment as dietitians by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK.
Reference no. of exempted courses under NLHPE: 450321
Start To be advised
Duration 3 years
Fee To be confirmed.
Ulster University, UK
In association with the Ulster University, UK, HKU SPACE offers a programme leading to the award of Master of Science (MSc) in Human Nutrition. The MSc in Human Nutrition programme is offered on a part-time basis which falls in line with the school’s mission in delivering flexible programmes which meet the needs of potential students and the community.

Reference no. of exempted under NLHPE: 450320
Start To be advised
Duration 2 years
Fee Course Fee
PgDip in Human Nutrition - to be advised (2 instalments)
MSc Project - to be advised
The management of food safety is an increasingly high profile and complex issue. The safety of food is paramount to the health and well-being of consumers and the economic viability of industries involved in the food chain. Government officials regulating food safety, and industry representatives operating within legal and quality standards frameworks, require specialized knowledge and skills to help them identify and effectively manage risks. In response to this, the Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK and the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) collaborate to deliver this Outreach Franchise MSc in Food Safety Management.
Start To be advised
Duration 2.5 years
Fee $130,000 payable by three instalments
First instalment: HKD60,000; (Subject to review)
Second instalment: $60,000; (Subject to review)
Final instalment: $10,000 (for Research Project) (Subject to review)
The programme aims to equip students with the credentials and expertise that prepare them for a variety of career opportunities in the competitive and ever-changing live entertainment and event industry. 
Start 04 MAR 2019 (MON)
Duration 1 year
Fee Course Fees: HK$28,000* will be paid in 3 terms
(*The tuition fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change without prior notice.)
This programme is designed to offer a well-rounded education in health services management for contemporary health care managers who desire to enhance their management effectiveness in today's complex health care setting.  Four modules are eligible for CEF reimbursements.
Start 05 MAR 2019 (TUE)
Duration About 2 years
Fee HK$38,000
The programme aims to optimise the employment opportunities of graduates and to ensure the ongoing development and acquisition of professional skills, attitudes and knowledge in a variety of recreation and sport settings.
Start 13 MAR 2019 (WED)
Duration 9 months
Fee HK$35,900