Abbreviation FT / PT
MScChinMeds PT

In line with the policy of producing high calibre professionals for Chinese medicine as promulgated by the Government of the HKSAR and to meet the training needs of practitioners and professionals in the pharmaceutical field, the programme aims to enhance their management skills, knowledge in quality control, research and development, manufacturing and trade in the pharmaceutical field of Chinese medicines.

The MScChinMeds curriculum consists of taught courses and capstone experience (practices and dissertation).Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 69 credits curriculum requirement in the prescribed sequence for the MScChinMeds curriculum as set out below:

Curriculum structure

Taught courses
(a) Enhancement courses on theoretical knowledge and research methodology (9 credits)
(b) Biomedical science courses (9 credits)
(c) Application of theoretical knowledge in modern applications (12 credits)

Capstone experience
- Practices (18 credits)
- Dissertation (21 credits)

The practices may be taken in blocks during the designated timeslot(s) assigned for such purpose within the candidates' period of registration.

Mode of Attendance

Part Time (two years)

Medium of Instruction
Cantonese and/or Putonghua (to be supplemented by English if necessary)
Programme Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, a candidate shall:
(a) comply with the General Regulations but with a waiver of Regulation G2(b);
(b) comply with the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula but with a waiver of Regulation TPG2(d); and
(c) hold
(i) the degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine of this University, or a qualification of equivalent standard from another University or comparable institution accepted for this purpose; or
(ii) a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, biology, chemistry, biochemistry or another healthcare related programme, and a certificate or diploma in Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine from a University or comparable institution accepted for this purpose or at least one year's relevant work experience in the field of Chinese medicines as deemed appropriate by the Board of Studies; or
(iii) the degree of Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (BChinMed) of this University or an appropriate qualification of equivalent standard from another University or comparable institution accepted for this purpose; and a certificate or diploma in Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine from a University or comparable institution accepted for this purpose or at least one year's relevant work experience in the field of Chinese medicines as deemed appropriate by the Board of Studies.

Programme Admissions Advisor
Dr YB Zhang
Tel: 3917 6481
Fax: 2872 5476
Email: msccms@hku.hk

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