Advanced Certificate in Human Biochemistry and Physiology - HKU SPACE: Dietetics, Food & Nutrition courses
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Advanced Certificate in Human Biochemistry and Physiology
人類生物化學及生理學高等證書

Course Code
HS005A
Application Code
1745-HS005A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
Sept 2020
Duration
9 months
Language
English
Course Fee
$21,000 (whole certificate); $7,000 (module E only)
Application to Module E only is permitted to graduates from this certificate before 2009.
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Deadline on 15 Jul 2019 (Mon)
Enquiries
3762 0833
3104 9137

This programme is designed to introduce human biochemistry and physiology to the students. This programme provides an in-depth knowledge of human biochemistry and physiology at degree level. Graduates from this programme will have acquired concepts of biochemistry and physiology which will allow them to embark onto a degree in nutritional sciences.

Biochemistry lab practical

Biochemistry lab practical

This programme is also one of the bridging courses for non-degree holders entering the BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition programme and the final year BSc (Hons) in Food and Nutrition programme at Ulster University, UK.

Progression Route
  • Upon successful completion of this programme, together with other required HKU SPACE programmes,, graduates will be eligible to apply for the part-time BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition extension programme.
  • This Advanced Certificate is a bridging course for HKU SPACE Associate Degree holders or equivalent who wish to articulate to  the BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and/or the  BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition programmes  at  Ulster University U.K. (Applications  will be considered on a case-by-case basis by Ulster University).
Programme Content
The programme covers 5 modules:
Module A: Basic Human Physiology I
Module B: Basic Human Physiology II
Module C: Principles of Human Biochemistry I
Module D: Principles of Human Biochemistry II
Module E: Laboratory Practical in Human Biochemistry and Physiology
 
Programme Structure
The programme will be offered on a part-time basic. It focuses on human biochemistry and human physiology. Students will normally meet for two sessions per week.
 
Mode of Delivery
The programme will be delivered through face-to-face seminars, class-interactive discussions, and laboratory practicals.
 
Award
A HKU SPACE Advanced Certificate in Human Biochemistry and Physiology will be awarded to successful candidates.
 
Application Code 1745-HS005A Apply Online Now
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Days / Time
  • Monday, & Thursday 6:45pm - 9:45pm; and occasionally Saturday afternoons (Module A to D)
  • Saturday afternoons (Module E)
Venue
  • HKU SPACE Learning Centre (usually Admiralty, Causeway Bay, Fortress Hill or North Point) / HKU Campus

Applicants shall:

1. (a) hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognised university; OR
     (b) hold a higher diploma awarded by a recognised university with at least 2 years work experience; OR
     (c) completed the following certificates awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE:
           (i) Advanced Certificate in Nutrition; and
           (ii) Advanced Certificate in Food Service Management; and
           (iii) Advanced Certificate in Quality Control and Food Safety Management; and
           (iv) Any TWO of the following certificates
                  - Advanced Certificate in Child and Adolescent Nutrition; or
                  - Advanced Certificate in Clinical Nutrition and Health Promotion; or
                  - Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
           (v)  - have gained in the HKCEE Grade E in 4 subjects with at least 5 years work experience; OR
                  - have gained in the HKDSE Examination level 2 in 4 subjects with at least 4 years work experience;

AND
2. provide evidence of English proficiency, such as
(a) HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) at Grade E or English Language (Syllabus A) at Grade C or English Language (in or after 2007) at Level 2; OR
(b) HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 2;

AND
have successfully completed the HKU SPACE Human Biology and Organic Chemistry I & II short courses. Those with a pass in the HKCEE Chemistry and Biology OR have gained in the HKDSE Examination at Level 2 in both Chemistry (or Level 3 in Combined Science (Chemistry)) and Biology (or Level 3 in Combined Science (Biology)) or equivalent will be exempted.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • $21,000 (whole certificate); $7,000 (module E only)
    Application to Module E only is permitted to graduates from this certificate before 2009.

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Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Interested candidates should apply by returning the enrolment form, together with relevant supporting documents, copy of Hong Kong Identity Card (or valid working / dependent visa with original entry permit) and  and an application fee of HK$150 made payable to "HKU SPACE" (non-refundable) to either:

  • By Post: Dietetics, Food and Nutritional Sciences, HKU SPACE, 13/F., Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, Hong Kong  OR
  • In Person: any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Counters (Attn: Dietetics, Food and Nutritional Sciences) OR
  • By online: through HKU SPACE website.

 

Remark:

  • Applicants should note that simply meeting the minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee entry to a programme. Places are subject to availability and selection criteria, if any.
  • As Hongkong Post adopted new postage rates on 1 January 2018, please make sure that sufficient postage is provided when you send us your supporting documents by post. For mails with postage underpaid, we shall return the mails to senders or ask them to pay for the shortage. Such actions may delay the processing of the applications concerned.

      For new postage rates please refer to Hongkong Post https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/postage_rate_2018/

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.