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The programme aims to help health professionals to attain higher levels of clinical management roles. It is specially designed in line with leadership competency in contemporary healthcare, which addresses collaborative care, mental wellness at work, and in leveraging technology in healthcare. It also introduces the entrepreneurial concept to prepare participants to work effectively in public, private and social care sectors.
Start 17 DEC 2019 (TUE)
Duration 7 months
Fee HK$20460
Individuals with different genetic make-up can respond differently towards the same food. Nutrigenomics is the science to understand how nutrients interact with human genes, with the ultimate goal of providing 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 applied in nutrigenomics that are useful for interpretation of the test results in relation to personalised nutrition. 
Hong Kong Dietitians Association (HKDA) and Hong Kong Nutrition Association (HKNA) members will be awarded CDE and CE points respectively upon completion of the course.
Start 08 JAN 2020 (WED)
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 and nurses 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.
Start 03 FEB 2020 (MON)
Duration 24 months
Fee AUD4390 per course* (for 2019 intake)
Total AUD35,120 for all 8 courses*

* All fees are subject to change without prior notice
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 21 SEP 2020 (MON)
Duration 2 years
Fee Course fees are tentative and subject to review:

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 03 OCT 2020 (SAT)
Duration 2 years
Fee HK$92,000
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)
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 Total to be paid :
PgD in Human Nutrition $95,000 +
PgD Dietetics $157,000 +
MSc research project $35,000
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 Total to be paid :
PgD in Human Nutrition $95,000 +
MSc research project $35,000
This programme prepares registered nurses with advanced nursing knowledge and evidence-based clinical skills in renal nursing to provide competent and high quality nursing care patients requiring complex renal nursing care.

Top-up MSc Advanced Practice (Nursing) at Edinburgh Napier University is tailor-made for HKU SPACE students who have a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice.

Start 07 FEB 2020 (FRI)
Duration 18 months
Fee HK$25,310
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 17 FEB 2020 (MON)
Duration 9 months
Fee HK$35,900