Executive Diploma in Health Studies (Clinical Management and Leadership) - HKU SPACE: Wellness & Healthcare courses
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Executive Diploma in Health Studies (Clinical Management and Leadership)

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
15 May 2020 (Fri)
7 months
Course Fee
HK$20460 per programme
How to Apply
Deadline on 03 Apr 2020 (Fri)
2975 5688
2807 2054

The programme aims to help health professionals to attain higher levels of clinical management roles. It is specially designed in line with leadership competency in contemporary healthcare, which addresses collaborative care, mental wellness at work, and in leveraging technology in healthcare. It also introduces the entrepreneurial concept to prepare participants to work effectively in public, private and social care sectors.

Programme highlights include medico-legal issues and ethics in collaborative care, leveraging technology in healthcare, psychology in healthcare management, and one reflective paper to consolidate learning into practice.

This programme is most suitable for doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and health-related executives who would like to pursue a leadership role, or currently are deputizing at a supervisory role, or plan to join private or social care sectors. The programme also helps participants master a clinical operation skill.  Apart from lectures and tutorials, the programme has incorporated mindfulness-based learning and a workshop to help participants reduce their work stress and prepare them to take up new roles.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. identify the professional requirements of respective disciplines when executing clinical roles, and explain the differences of health practices in collaborative healthcare teams;
  2. apply discipline knowledge in accordance with relevant guides to good practice, ethical codes and statutory ordinances of respective disciplines, and to ensure integrity of actions and communications;
  3. describe the novel models of healthcare by using technology, and to anticipate issues in clinical risk management and compliance to guidelines;
  4. assess authentic tasks involving complex situations which require critical thinking and wider consideration in clinical management;
  5. address the key attributes of a leader to drive team dynamics, manage change and innovate through systems and process;
  6. apply the entrepreneurial context into clinical management so as to maximize operational efficiency.
Application Code 1785-EP147A -

Days / Time
  • Friday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Module 1: Professional and Social Responsibility in Health Care


Healthcare providers have recognized that interdisciplinary collaboration is essential in patient care. While most of the outcomes emphasize improved care, stakeholders’ satisfaction, controlling costs, patient safety and minimizing clinical errors, factors involving coordination, communication and working together toward common goals have always been put in the management agenda over the years. Yet the results are not satisfactory due to the barriers such as the organizational structure, discipline culture and social factors that these could hinder clinical collaboration in an effective way.

Among the core topics in this module, the speakers will highlight the dimensions and indicators of care models, clinical governance in interdisciplinary collaboration, and the medico-legal and ethical issues affecting the process of collaboration.


Module 2: Megatrends and Innovations in Health Care Delivery



This module aims to introduce the novel models of health care applications especially using big data and cloud computing to improve healthcare services in terms of 7Ps, i.e. prediction, prevention, precision, progression, provider capability, patient access and process improvement. In a series of lectures and tutorial, the speakers will share the key factors and strategies that support the successful adoption and implementation, sustaining and scaling of innovation in health service organization and delivery. Beyond these new innovative healthcare applications, considerations on risks and ethical issues will also be discussed.

Module 3: Psychology in Health Care Management


This module aims to provide a sharing platform to exchange experience in dealing with difficult “people”, to empower participants in resolving conflict through positive interaction. The speakers will give participants tips to keep conflict positive and reduce stress and worry. More importantly, there is a mindfulness workshop that the veteran trainer will help participants preserve mental health to cope with stress. At the same time, she will also help participants to take the emotional cleanse challenge and begin to clean out the toxic emotions that are keeping back from living a full life.

Module 4: Leadership Competency


This module aims to provide participants with a firm foundation to attain senior levels of management in healthcare. It has been designed in line with leadership competency framework for frontline professionals who pursue a goal to manage service changes at their workplace. It also introduces the entrepreneurial concept to help participants understand the roles of an effective healthcare leader. Senior executives from publicly listed companies and private healthcare sector will be invited to share management skills in service delivery and operations.

Programme Duration and Commencement Date
Weekday evenings in 7 months, starting from mid-May 2020

(Tentatively Fridays evening and occasional full day on Saturday for workshop)

Applicants should have:


a)  (i) a health-related bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution;


      (ii) professional qualifications in a health discipline;


b) five years of full-time clinical work experience at hospital, medical centres and health institutions with multidisciplinary staff.


Applicants not meeting the standard set of criteria for admission will be assessed on individual merit if he or she has at least 10 years of relevant health-related experience in recognized institutions.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$20460 per programme

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

Applicants must provide all the required information on the application form and any additional information as required after the intial application assessment. Otherwise the School may not be able to process the admission/enrolment further.

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
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