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JS4537

Public Health 公共衞生

PUBLIC HEALTH

Short Description

With the emergence of SARS, MERS, Ebola and recent COVID-19, all people dedicated to working in a public health discipline play an important role in providing advice to the government for public health measures and public education in mitigating the risk of infection spread locally and globally. At the vanguard of public health education, the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Faculty of Medicine launched the first public health undergraduate programme in Hong Kong, Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSc in Public Health), in 2009.

Besides infectious diseases, there is a range of public health issues threatening our health and the health system including climate changes, increasing epidemiology of chronic diseases, challenges with the ageing population, occupational safety, drug abuse, internet addiction, mental health, unhealthy lifestyle, and sustainability of healthcare financing and service provision, etc. The BSc in Public Health Programme curriculum provides students who have an interest in public health with the latest knowledge and valuable insights into population health issues. Concepts that students will learn and experience include the following: social determinants of health, environmental impact on health, healthy lifestyles, public health law and ethics, biostatistics and epidemiology, emergency preparedness and disaster response, infectious diseases, and health care system and policy.

Remarks:
For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNOTE 3
NOTE: The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.
 
REMARK:
The programme accepts specific Applied Learning course(s) with "Attained with Distinction I/II" as an extra elective subject.
Please refer to https://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/ApL2024 for details.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote2 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3 3
Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
For Liberal Studies (LS) subject taken in 2023 or before, a Level 2 or above will be considered as “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development. The LS level will not be considered in the calculation of admission scores.

Note 3:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II or Other Language subjects (Grade E or above).
(iii) For Integrated Science or Combined Science subject(s) taken in 2023 or before, a Level 3 or above will be considered as an unspecified elective subject where applicable.

Note 4:
"Attained with Distinction I/II" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2024-25 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (admission.cuhk.edu.hk).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: sphpc_ug@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 852 2252 8427

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 104 224 439 642 652 2061
2022 167 280 524 778 667 2416
2021 238 394 675 895 800 3002
2020 327 488 710 766 712 3003
2019 51 145 300 490 478 1464
2018 77 127 274 439 412 1329
2017 76 93 241 392 402 1204
2016 50 93 210 319 382 1054
2015 91 133 297 494 528 1543
2014 103 167 324 573 659 1826
2013 124 173 379 617 710 2003
2012 100 171 388 638 739 2036

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 15 0 0 0 0 15
2022 20 0 0 0 0 20
2021 19 0 0 0 0 19
2020 30 0 0 0 0 30
2019 17 2 6 0 0 25
2018 19 5 0 0 0 24
2017 24 0 0 0 0 24
2016 17 2 2 0 0 21
2015 23 0 0 0 0 23
2014 23 0 0 0 0 23
2013 23 0 0 0 0 23
2012 22 0 0 0 0 22