Full Course List (Updated curriculum for 2021 intake students)

Students are required to study 36 units for graduation. The below content is subject to change.

Elective Courses (Select 4 out of 9)

HSYS5016 Health Services Planning (1 unit)


This course aims to enrich students with the knowledge and acquire competencies in health services planning. The scope of the course ranges from planning for the health of the population to planning of physical facilities. Students will learn to appraise the planning issues of a region or hospital through a case study, group presentation and class discussion.




HSYS5017 Health Innovation & Technology Management (1 unit)


This course aims to enrich students with the knowledge in health innovation and technology management. The course will involve active learning from the students with a workshop on design thinking and a case study on health technology management.

Pre-requisite requirement: HSYS5002 Healthcare Organization and Management




HSYS5019 Operation Management (1 unit)


This course introduces students to key concepts in operations management including LEAN and 6-sigma in the healthcare settings.




HSYS5020 Corporate Communication and Marketing (1 unit)


This course introduces students to the principles and practices of today’s corporate communication and marketing in healthcare. Examples and case studies, from healthcare where appropriate, are used to illustrate the up-to-date treatment of the key aspects of corporate communication and marketing. Quota applicable.




HSYS5021 Advanced Organization Management (1 unit)


This course aims to equip students with a more in-depth knowledge in organizational management by going into areas of organizational health and organizational culture. Organizational health and organizational culture are important and related concepts affecting the performance of the organization with respect to external and internal stakeholders. The course emphasizes on learning through reflection and practical application of key concepts in organizational health and culture supported by case studies.

Pre-requisite requirement: HSYS5002 Healthcare Organization and Management




HSYS5022 Patient-Centred Health System (1 unit)


Special topics having significant impacts on the quality of care in the health system in the lecturer’s field of expertise will be covered. Patient-centered care is an important aspect in the health system to achieve population health. This course aims to emphasize the importance of patient as an individual and to consider the context of his or her living outside the hospital and incorporate this understanding into practice to provide patient-centered and quality of care in healthcare delivery. Both didactic and interactive strategies will be adopted to promote learning experience and engagement in the course. (Run alternative year)




HSYS5024 Driving Healthcare Improvement with Data (1 unit)


This course introduces students to 1. The concept and practice of data-driven healthcare improvement in the context of interprofessional teamwork; 2. Data visualization and analytic tools that inform decision making in the context of clinical practices (for example, run charts and control charts); 3. Data and change management: Feedback and improving the whole process




HSYS5023 Local Visits (1 unit)


This course aims to give students a broader and deeper exposure to service management through observing management in action in both healthcare and non-healthcare settings. Management in non-healthcare settings can often shed useful insights to healthcare management. The ability to observe and identify good practices or rooms for improvement, and to evaluate different practices are important skills for health service managers and the group interactions would help to sharpen these skills. These local visits supplement the classroom teaching. The work of summarising and presenting their observations would help to consolidate the learnings from visiting these organisations. To satisfy the requirement for this course, the student needs to participate in one local visit to healthcare organization, and one local visit to a non-healthcare organization, participate in one presentation session and submit a reflective essay. (Run during Year 1 whole-year, Visit conduct in Cantonese)




HSYS5025 Flow Management in Healthcare Operations (1 unit)


Hospitals often encounter over-crowding, congestion and not having adequate beds issues. This is especially true during winter, and less so during summer influenza seasons. Knowledge in flow management would help to ease these situations. This course introduces students to

1. The concept and practice of flow management in hospital and our broader healthcare context

2. Tools to improve flows of patients, materials and information within an acute care setting and between hospitals and the community

3. The role of healthcare informatics and big data in enhancing hospital flow management

4. Case studies of how exemplary healthcare organizations manage their operations





Room 202, School of Public Health,

Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin,

N.T., Hong Kong

(852) 2252 8448 / 8428

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