Professional Certificate Programme in Health System Leadership 2021

The environment of health systems is complex and dynamic. It involves a system of different sectors with many stakeholders, requiring collaboration amongst professionals of diverse background in policy, practice and academia. Partnership with the private sector, non-governmental organisations and foundations, engagement of local network and global communities. Local systems are also interlinked with regional and global ones.

Leading effectively within this complex system requires a skill set beyond managing individual organisations. The Health System Leadership Programme brings the participants an international faculty to equip them to meet these challenges and to be in the forefront of health system leaders.

Programme Highlights

  • Blended learning emphasizing on interactions and enriching insights

  • Case studies that bring together experiences and critical thinking

  • Application of knowledge to address the challenges and problems in own contexts

  • Experiences sharing that integrates theories and practices

  • Growth of perspectives that goes beyond own organisations

  • Visits to local organisations and learning across industry

  • QF Level 6 Professional Certificate Programme

Tuition Fee

  • Application Fee: HK$100

  • Tuition Fee for non-local applicants: HK$80,000

  • Tuition Fee for local applicants: HK$60,000

  • All payment received are non-refundable.

2021-22_HSL Poster

What will you learn:

  • Critically evaluate and understand the diversified challenges to leadership in complex health systems;

  • Develop an integrated perspective on the process of leadership;

  • Critically evaluate to acquire fresh insights on leading innovations and transformations;

  • Achieve personal growth in leadership at different levels of health system;

  • Learn and apply practical approaches in leadership for organisations to enhance performance.

Programme Director

Prof. YEOH, Eng-kiong


  • Professor of Public Health, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK

Who should attend?

  • Doctors, nurses, allied health, public health professionals and executives at senior levels and working in public or private healthcare sectors in the region.

  • Health system academics

Admission Requirements

  • Graduated from a recognised university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, generally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
    Graduated from an honours programme of a recognised university with a Bachelor's degree, generally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" or


  • Obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or
    Achieved scores in the following English Language tests as indicated:
    i. TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
    ii. IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
    iii. GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; 

    Notes: TOEFL and IELTS are considered valid for two years from the test date. GMAT is considered valid for five years from the test date.

How to Apply?

Application form and supporting documents should be submitted online or by post. Insufficient supporting documents will delay the application process.

Applicants should read the “Notes for Local/Non-local Applicants” before submit application. 


By post: Room 202, 2/F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong (HSL 2021)

By internet: (Online Application Form)          (Email:

  • Documents should be submitted (*mandatory)

    • Photocopy of Bachelor or above Graduation Certificate(s)*

    • Photocopy of Qualification Certificate(s)*

    • Recommendation letter

    • Personal statement indicating your background and interest in the Programme*

    • Recent Photo

    • (For Local) Photocopy of Identity Card*

    • (For Local & By post) HK$100 Cheque Application fee payable to "The Chinese University of Hong Kong" (Please write your name, contact number and "Application fee for HSL" at the back of the cheque)

    • (For Non-local) Photocopy of Passport and Citizen ID Card*

    • (For Non-local) Curriculum Vitae*

  • Shortlisted candidates might be invited for the interview.​​

  • Successful applicants will receive a confirmation. Programme fee should be paid by cheque within 2 weeks after confirmation.

The Programme reserves the right to cancel the course if the number of registered students is insufficient or for other unanticipated reasons.

Application Deadline:

31 May 2021 (Local)    30 Apr 2021 (Non-local)

Room 202, School of Public Health,

Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin,

N.T., Hong Kong

(852) 2252 8448 / 8428

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