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General & Environmental Sciences

The School provides a wide range of programmes in response to public interest, covering such topics as food safety, pesticide safety, science communication, landscape design and environmental improvement to promote quality of life. Courses are offered at varying levels to provide students with both sound fundamental knowledge and advanced teaching designed to develop professional competencies.

Additionally, in view of global urbanization and the increasing concern on promotion of green measures, programmes related to environmental studies are offered to students pursuing training in green management, sustainability and green building.

Seminars

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This is the first green building programme integrated with vital green management topics offered at postgraduate level in Hong Kong. It is designed for students who aspire to acquire green building knowledge in tackling green building design considerations required in building related project. It is also suitable for students who want to pave the path to become green building professionals. This programme also equips students with the knowledge of carbon management, environmental policy and auditing issues for understanding essential green initiates for building related practitioners.
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Start 25 SEP 2017 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 3 years
Fee Total programme fee: HK$41,600 paid in 2 instalments

• First instalment: HK$20,800 (For Module 1 to 4)
• Second instalment: HK$20,800 (For Module 5-6 and 8-9)
This one-year Advanced Diploma programme aims to prepare Dental Hygienist to pursue a career as Dental Therapist. The programme comprises lectures, tutorials, practicums, discussions, demonstrations and clinical practice. Graduates could be part of the dental team in the Department of Health to deliver oral health services within the framework of the School Dental Care Service.
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Start To be advised
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$70000
The management of food safety is an increasingly high profile and complex issue. The safety of food is paramount to the health and well-being of consumers and the economic viability of industries involved in the food chain. Government officials regulating food safety, and industry representatives operating within legal and quality standards frameworks, require specialized knowledge and skills to help them identify and effectively manage risks. In response to this, the Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK and the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) collaborate to deliver this Outreach Franchise MSc in Food Safety Management.
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Start To be advised
Duration 2.5 years
Fee $130,000 payable by three instalments
First instalment: HKD60,000;
Second instalment: $60,000;
Final instalment: $10,000 (for Research Project)
Australian National University, Australia
Science Communication is generally defined as presenting science related topics to the general public. The expectations now demanded of scientists are very different from previous decades. Across the world, increasing responsibility is being placed on the world of science to reach out to the public as well as to bring important concepts to the classroom. This programme fills the gap between current increasing specialization in science disciplines and formal training in communicating the science.
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Start 01 FEB 2018 (THU)
Duration 2 years
Fee 1st instalment : AUD11,200 (Year 1) payable upon registration
2nd instalment: AUD11,200 (Year 2) upon start of 2nd year
This is the first green building programme integrated with vital green management topics offered at postgraduate level in Hong Kong. It is designed for students who aspire to acquire green building knowledge in tackling green building design considerations required in building related project. It is also suitable for students who want to pave the path to become green building professionals. This programme also equips students with the knowledge of carbon management, environmental policy and auditing issues for understanding essential green initiates for building related practitioners.
PT
Start 25 SEP 2017 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 3 years
Fee Total programme fee: HK$41,600 paid in 2 instalments

• First instalment: HK$20,800 (For Module 1 to 4)
• Second instalment: HK$20,800 (For Module 5-6 and 8-9)
In recent years there has been a marked increase in demand for quality landscaped outdoor areas. To meet the growing need for a part-time training programme in landscape design, HKU SPACE is offering a one-year Certificate Course in Landscape Design. This programme is intended to provide comprehensive coverage of different aspects of landscape design through lectures, site visits, computer workshops and case studies.
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Start 24 FEB 2018 (SAT)
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$23,000 plus expenses incurred in optional field trips / site visits.
This is a short course to introduce the basic properties of minerals and gemstones, common means for mineral identification in hand specimens, various kinds of precious and semi-precious stones and their geological origin, the processes to manufacture gemstones, as well as means of identification. Each participant may bring along a gemstone or jade for identification.
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Start To be advised
Duration 6 days
Fee HK$2,700
This course provides a hands-on overview of best practices during onsite IAQ field sampling to attendees without previous formal microbiology training, and satisfies the minimum training requirements for being an HKIAS approved inspector for IAQ microbiological parameter field sampling.  This course satisfies the minimum training requirements for being an HKIAS approved inspector for IAQ microbiological parameter field sampling.
 
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Start 11 NOV 2017 (SAT)
Duration 2 days
Fee HK$2400
本課程旨在讓從事滅蟲服務的工作人士,對有害生物之防治及控制、安全事項、除害劑的使用等具有更深入的認識和理解。本課程與[香港蟲害控制從業員協會]合辦。
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開課日期 2017年10月6日 (星期五)
修業期 11個星期
課程費用 HK$2,900
With the advances of molecular technology and identification of increasing number of genetic variants and disease markers, genetics has become an integral part of modern medicine.
 
Genetic counselling, a communication process which deals with the occurrence, or risk of occurrence, of a genetic disorder in a family, is in high demand in Hong Kong, because of the need for pre-test and post-test counselling for the increasing number of complex genetic and genomic tests.
 
This short course aims to create awareness and provides an introduction to the field of genetic counselling to healthcare professionals.
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Start 08 AUG 2017 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$9000