HKUMed UG Prospectus 2022

Classical Chinese Medicine Supplemented with Biomedical Sciences The programme offers comprehensive and systematic Chinese Medicine and biomedical sciences courses taught by teachers of the School of Chinese Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and School of Public Health of the Medical Faculty. Early and Comprehensive Clinical Training Early clinical training is provided through clinical attachments under the supervision of teachers at the eight Chinese Medicine Clinical Centres for Teaching and Research which are directly under or affiliated to the School. With the support of state-of-the-art facilities in the Clinical Skills Training Centre, students receive comprehensive clinical skills training before practising on real patients. In Year 4, students will undergo a four-week junior clerkship at the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital to integrate and practise what they have learnt in junior years. In Year 6, students are required to undertake a 40-week clinical clerkship in the teaching hospitals of top Traditional Chinese Medicine universities in Guangzhou, Shanghai or other cities in Mainland China under the arrangement of the School. Learning Experience Beyond Professional Core Students are required to take Common Core Courses during their first and second years of study. These courses help students develop a broader perspective and build up critical thinking abilities over issues that they encounter in their everyday lives. Development of Interest in Scientific Research Students are given the opportunity to undertake laboratory experiments in several Chinese Medicine and biomedical sciences courses. The School has also set up different research interest groups for students to participate in research during their studies. Bi-literacy and Tri-lingualism English is the medium of instruction for most of the Common Core Courses and all biomedical sciences courses. Putonghua and Cantonese will be used in Chinese Medicine courses, field trips and the Chinese Medicine dispensary practicum, clinical attachments, junior clerkship and clinical clerkship. PROGRAMME FEATURES 3