Recently, the rapid growth of economy and living standards in Asia drives up the sales volume of pharmaceutical products in the region. Hong Kong is geographically located centrally in both the Greater China and Greater Bay Area. With its free trade policy, Hong Kong attracted numerous multinational pharmaceutical companies to establish offices in the city. Besides, the city’s aging population, increased disease burden, and growing disposable income continue to provide excellent opportunities for the pharmaceutical sector to expand. Accordingly, to be a qualified staff in the pharmaceutical sector in the future, he/she should be knowledgeable about clinical pharmacy and drug dispensing, pharmaceutical science, medical laws and regulatory affairs, medical operations, pharmacovigilance, pharmaceutical logistics as well as the required skills and competencies.
The rapidly aging society in Hong Kong and the pharma landscape connectivity among Hong Kong, Taiwan and China have created significant business opportunities for pharmaceutical products and medical devices. To help marketing and sales executives of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries capture the growing business and face the fierce competition in the market, HKU SPACE has introduced the Professional Diploma in Marketing for Pharmaceutical Industries to equip them with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for success in the field.
Regenerative medicine is about the repair or replacement of damaged cells, tissues, and organs in relation to more than one of the following fields: cell and molecular biology, material science and engineering, immunology and genetics, physiology and pharmacology and even surgery and transplantation. Due to the recent rapid development of regenerative medicine technology, there are many business opportunities of regenerative medicine in medical areas available to people.
The programme aims to equip frontline professionals with advance knowledge on pathology and the principles of pharmacology in treatment of patients with mental illness and neurological disorders. The programme will focus on the pathology of various mental illness and neurological disorders, including bipolar disorders, depression, and dementia. The programme will also highlight the application of psychiatric drugs and / or neurological drugs to different psychiatric illnesses and / or neurological disorders. Clinical management and monitoring of drug efficacy and side effects will be addressed.
The programme provides students with a foundation in drug safety and pharmacovigilance principles so as to enable them to be competent in the field. Staff who are working in pharmaceutical production, import/export of pharmaceuticals, retailing and wholesaling of pharmaceuticals, procurement and supply of pharmaceutical products, pharmaceutical regulatory affairs department, risk communication for the drug safety and/or pharmaceutical education can apply.
Through learning the basic principles of Expressive Arts and the experiential activities of art-making process, this programme equips students with a better understanding of Expressive Arts. It promotes multileveled awareness of the self/higher self. The art-making activities build more connection with the self & the others and from the self to the others (vice versa). The whole process of this programme helps the cultivation of self-care, interpersonal congruence and life balance.
The programme intends to develop frontline health professionals’ clinical competency on understanding and management of health and drug issues in elderly people. The programme content aims to enhance the understanding of the management of the health issues, the interpretation of the health status, therapeutics for chronic diseases, infectious diseases and cancer. The programme will also highlight the duties and tasks of care givers.
This programme aims at introducing to students who are interested in the field of pharmaceutical and healthcare products logistics, the current industrial overview and operational concepts on supply chain and Good Distribution Practices (GDP) for pharmaceutical and healthcare products.
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