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  1. Big picture urged on spreading health care

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Schools encouraged to promote self-esteem Health education should go beyond individual behaviour in order to create 'a culture for health' in schools, an expert in the field told an international conference this week. Albert Lee, head ...

  2. Executive decision gives staff an edge

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... Jacqueline Tsang After a lengthy consultation with senior health care leaders in Canada, the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia decided to launch an Executive MBA (EMBA) programme in health care, providing workers with a business edge in a largely medical industry. Janet Amos, senior consultant of the university's EMBA and Executive Education ...

  3. Voucher scheme under fire

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The money elderly people receive from the health-care voucher scheme is too little despite a government announcement the amount would be doubled from next year, the Medical Association says. Its president, Dr Choi Kin, said the HK$1,000 annual subsidy was not enough to encourage people to switch from public to private health care. Doctors trained overseas should ...

  4. Caring profession needs more managers

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... epidemiology and the principles of public health to financial management, the practice of health administration and health care systems and policy. Dr Johnston said the curriculum stressed ... Andrea Pawlyna An ageing population and a growing demand for health services are fuelling Hong Kong's urgent need for top-notch managers in the health care sector. Geoffrey Lieu, ...

  5. Academics help extend frontiers of medicine

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Three new first-of-their-kind postgraduate programmes embrace a broad spectrum of topics and point to new directions in health-care education Gone are the days when the health-care ... the long term, we hope to offer a new knowledge platform to alter the direction of local health care.' Since the late 1980s, Hong Kong's health-care sector has recognised the need to make ...

  6. Specialised options expand

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... and Brazil in 2002. A joint MBA offered in partnership with the university's School of Public Health was also introduced in 2002. This MBA is targeted at health care professionals and most participants are doctors in administrative roles at public and private hospitals and other health care institutions. In addition to core subjects in business, the programme covers such topics as public ...

  7. Boosting university placements key to solving nursing shortfall

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In last week's policy address, the government pledged to ensure an adequate supply of health care personnel through various measures, including encouraging tertiary institutions to increase student places for health care disciplines. In regard to nursing service, there is an urgent need for the government to increase first-year, first-degree places for university nursing ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HK can be top draw for academic talent

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by JOAN STRINGER

    ... of Technology. Hong Kong needs to develop areas in education in which it will be a recognised leader, to become a regional education hub. Environmental, energy and life sciences, nursing, health care ... the top in Asia. Given an ageing population and the government's vision of turning Hong Kong into a regional medical services hub, nursing and health care warrants further development. ...

  9. Let mainland parents of HK babies stay, expert says

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... dispelled fears that his proposal would only further burden the city's health-care and social welfare systems. He cited research by both the University of Hong Kong and the Census ... from various industries. 'The bottom line is that the new immigration policy should not undermine the sustainability of the health-care service for local mothers,' he said. According ...

  10. Degree programme is best professional preparation for registered nurses

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hongkongers receive the quality health care that they deserve? Many countries have long educated their registered nurses at the university-degree level. In Hong Kong, we have had university nursing ... our health care system needs not only a group of skilled workers but also a pool of devoted professionals with integrity and excellent critical thinking and communication abilities. Experience ...




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