Cross/Trans - disciplinary / Personalised Pathway Programmes

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) / Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Innovation in Health and Social Well-Being

Programme Code

JS2940


Year of Entry

JUPAS - HKDSE: Year 1

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

First Year Intake Number

30

Class Start Date

September 2022

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)

Credits Required for Graduation

To be confirmed

Programme Requirements

 
HKDSE Core Subject(s) Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS Notes 3

Notes for elective subjects:

1) One of the electives must be any Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2) The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects;
b) Applied Learning subjects with Attained with Distinction (I) or above;
c) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.

Remarks on other requirements:

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio and to attend an interview.

 

Programme Description

Technological innovation is transforming the global landscape of health and wellness, driving changes in the society and creating new opportunities for the industry. This programme will equip students with the necessary skill-set to apply and integrate technologies with their domain knowledge in health and wellness. Graduates will be technologically competent, entrepreneurial and adventurous. They will be able to identify problems and use cutting-edge health and social technologies to meet the emerging needs in Hong Kong and beyond. 

This transdisciplinary programme consists of two concentrations – Social and Personal Wellness Concentration and Health Technology and Informatics Concentration.

It is open to students from all academic backgrounds.


Unique Features

Both concentrations will adopt an integrative curriculum covering a range of coherent topics. The Social and Personal Wellness Concentration will cover social identity, health communication, healthy living and social enhancement. The Health Technology and Informatics Concentration will examine health  management, biotechnology, smart living and healthcare intelligence. 

Teaching will be informed by cutting-edge research particularly in HKBU’s Interdisciplinary Research Clusters of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Health and Health & Drug Discovery. Various pedagogies will be adopted such as research-led learning, problem-based and solution-driven learning, service-learning, and guided study as directed by academic advisors.


Student Learning Experiences

Students will work closely in teams alongside with professors, professionals and students to provide solutions to real-life issues in health and wellness. They will also undergo multiple experiential learning activities in and outside Hong Kong.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Social and Personal Wellness Concentration will find positions in corporate health and wellness teams, publishing industry, family health; or work as health or wellness coach/consultant. Those of the Health Technology and Informatics Concentration may work as health informatics specialists, data-based medical diagnosticians, or health data or social impact analysts.

Remarks

(1) Subject to the University's approval, this new programme will be launched in 2022 entry.

(2) As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of  UGC-funded places are still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.

The Programme will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as an unspecified elective subject in meeting the entrance requirements and as a whole subject in score calculation.

The Programme will consider any Applied Learning subjects as an unspecified elective subject.

In general, the scores for the Applied Learning subjects (Category B) are converted as follows:

Attained with Distinction II=4, Attained with Distinction I=3, Attained=2

The Programme will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as an unspecified elective subject.

In general, the scores for the Other Language subjects (Category C) are converted as follows:

A=5**, B=5*, C=5, D=4, E=3

  1. Upon score calculation and compilation of interview results (if any), eligible applicants will be given a rank in the Merit Order List to the JUPAS Office. The Merit Order List will be generated according to the priority given to the list of Tie-breakers. During the admissions process, the following are the most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University.
     
    The most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University
    Tie-breakers Remarks
    HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any) Derived from the score formula of individual programme
     
    Interview Performance Applicable to School Principal's nominees / applicants with a disability / OEA applicants / regular applicants with interview
    Band Band A applicants will be ranked first then Band B, and so on.
    A (Prog. Choice 1 - 3) >
    B (Prog. Choice 4 - 6) >
    C (Prog. Choice 7 - 10) >
    D (Prog. Choice 11 - 15) >
    E (Prog. Choice 16 - 20)
    HKDSE English Score Take the best score of HKDSE English Language Result
  2. If a programme ranks the tie-breakers as: '1' to 'HKDSE Academic Score', '2' to 'Band', '3' to 'HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score', applicants with highest HKDSE Academic Score will be ranked first. If there are two applicants having the same HKDSE Academic Score, the one who places the programme in a higher band choice will be ranked higher. If the two applicants are the same on the first 2 tie-breakers, their HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be compared, the one with higher HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be given a higher rank, and so on.

 

Note:

As programmes select students not only on the basis of the HKDSE results, the actual results of the students admitted to each programme may vary from year to year (depending on the overall results achieved by applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying to the programme, changes in selection criteria, etc.). Please be reminded that information listed above is for reference ONLY and is subject to change, and should NOT be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme.