HKUMed UG Prospectus 2022

Programme Features Clinical Pharmacy With the support of Queen Mary Hospital, students studying at HKU enjoy early clinical exposure and also benefit from the inter-professional collaboration of pharmacists and clinicians through teaching in wards and outpatient clinics. New Learning Approaches Diversified “fit-for-purpose” teaching pedagogies have been adopted to manifest the specific features of the curriculum. As an area of strength of the Medical Faculty, the problem-based learning (PBL) approach is adopted to encourage interdisciplinary inquiry and foster life-long learning skills. Training in Industrial Pharmacy Students have the opportunity to experience this subspecialty to realise the increasing demand of local industry for professional pharmacy services. A wide spectrum of topics on the practical aspects related to industrial pharmacy is taught by experts with extensive work experience in the industry. Patient Counselling and Communication Skills A key characteristic of the programme is to enhance students’ proficiency in providing primary healthcare services, including patient education. Students have various opportunities to acquire patient counselling and communication skills step-by-step with a gradual increase in the degree of mastery and in the complexity of the situations encountered. Exposure to Chinese Medicine as well as Complementary and Alternative Medicine The programme equips future pharmacists who practise in Hong Kong with the knowledge of Chinese Medicine as well as Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM). These include herbal medicines, nutraceuticals, healthcare products and cosmetics, which are commonly used by many patients in conjunction with Western medicines. 6