Research Projects
Health, Health-Related Quality of Life and Primary Care Services Utilisation of Low-Income Families

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

Objective and Significance:

To evaluate the health, health-related quality of life and primary care services of low income families to identify modifiable risk factors and service gaps in order to improve their health outcomes.

Research Plan and Methodology:

A 5-year cohort study to collect health, health-related quality of life, and health service utilization of 400 low-income families (~1000 subjects) to evaluate the effect of subject characteristics, lifestyle, and health promotion activities on health outcomes.

Prof CLK Lam, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care


For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project description.  Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med]/URIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website. General admission enquiries should be directed to

HKUMed MBBS students interested in the Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme may visit the programme website for more information.  

HKUMed UG students interested in the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIS) may visit the scheme’s website for more information.