Faculty of Social Sciences

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

Programme Code

JS2940


Year of Entry

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

Class Start Date

September 2023

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$145,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

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 the societies. 

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

Health and Social Wellness Concentration
Students in the Health and Social Wellness Concentration may choose courses in social identity & health cultures, health planning and communication, smart cities for healthy living, and innovative solutions for social enhancement.

Health Technology and Informatics Concentration
Students in the Health Technology and Informatics Concentration may take courses in the health management system, biotechnology, smart living technology, and healthcare intelligence.

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 Health and Social 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 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 Health and Social 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.