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Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine (Pain Management)
綜合痛症管理深造證書

New Course Distance Learning
Course Code
CM093A
Application Code
2155-CM093A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Duration
8 months
Language
English

Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine (Pain Management) is an online programme. It aims to enable students from different regions to study the pain management related theories, diagnosis, and treatment by both Chinese and western medicine through e-learning, and to understand the role of integrative pain management from Chinese and western medicine perspectives.
 
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of the programme, students should be able to
 
1.     Evaluate western medicine’s perspective on pain physiology and pathology, pain management, application of medicine and nonpharmacological management;
2.     Evaluate Chinese medicine’s perspective and theories on pain causes, and how it treats acute and chronic pain;
3.     Analyse the diagnosis and management of common clinical pain disorders in both Chinese and western medicine;
4.     Assess the prospects of collaboration in pain management between Chinese and western medicine.

All lectures are conducted online via the platform. Three hours pre-recorded lectures every week. Students can attend the lectures anytime that suit the schedule. However student must complete lectures of a module by a specific date.
 
Students are required to go through the video lectures, complete all activities and assessments before proceeding to the next module.
 
Module 1: Clinical Basis in Western Medicine
The module aims to explain from the Western medicine’s perspective on pain physiology and pathology, pain management, application of medicine and nonpharmacological management.
 
Module 2: Pain from Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective
The module aims to explain for the Chinese medicine’s perspective and theories on pain causes, and how it treats acute and chronic pain.
 
Module 3: Pain Disorders: Diagnosis and Management
The module aims to explain and analyse the diagnosis and management of common clinical pain disorders in both Chinese and Western Medicine.
 
Module 4: Pain in Integrative Medicine
The module aims to explain the differences of pain management in Chinese and Western medicine, and it also analyses the advantages of each the prospects of collaboration in pain management between Chinese and Western medicine.
 
Overall assessment methods:
 
Quiz and reflection questions: Ten quizzes and two to three reflection questions will be posted online for students to complete on a weekly basis upon attending each online lecture.
 
Reading: Topics/journals/literatures will be posted online weekly for students to self-study.
 
Discussion: Students need to participate in online discussion every week, including expressing personal opinions, sharing experiences, raising questions, and exchanging opinions with tutors and classmates. Students can send questions to the platform and the on-duty tutor will read and answer the questions daily. Real-time discussions will only be conducted among students or between students and tutors if they can be online at the same time.
 
Examination: Four one-hour online examinations
 
Upon successful completion of the programme with 70% minimum attendance rate, and pass the assessments of all modules, students will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine (Pain Management) within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.
 
Application Code 2155-CM093A -

Duration
  • 8 months

Applicants should hold a recognised relevant bachelor's degree in western medicine, Chinese medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacology, or clinical psychology.

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants should provide evidence of English proficiency such as one of the following:

i.      an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or

ii.     a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

iii.    HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or

iv.     HKDSE English Language at Level 2 or above; or

v.      equivalent qualifications.

Course Fee
  • HK$12,000

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay 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 specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • 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, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • 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 team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. 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.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, 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. 

Established in 2006, the Hong Kong Pain Society (HKPS) is a multidisciplinary society with representations from different medical specialties and healthcare disciplines, including western medical practitioners, dentists, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, medical social workers and scientists. The HKPS aims to promote

 

  1. exchanges of knowledge and foster collaboration among different Specialty Groups[1] who are interested in the research and management of pain;
  2. training and continued education in the field of pain medicine;
  3. public education and knowledge of pain and its management;
  4. research in the science, practice and development of techniques and technologies related to pain medicine; and
  5. to advise relevant regional agencies and organizations on the advances of pain medicine.
 

[1] Including western medical practitioners, dentists, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, medical social workers and scientists, etc.

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