Message from Head
Prof. Tsang Wai Nam William
As Hong Kong’s first self-financing university to offer a degree in physiotherapy, we will admit its first cohort of physiotherapy students in 2020/21. The program complies with both the Hong Kong Physiotherapists Board’s requirements and international standards. Upon accreditation, graduates will be qualified to practise as registered physiotherapists.
The brand new OUHK Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare contains state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, occupying a 5,500 square-foot space, for physiotherapy training. The laboratories will be equipped with advanced technologies such as a digital dissection system, simulation facilities and computerized motion measurement sensors to facilitate learning. Students’ learning experience will be further complemented by a small-class teaching arrangement with a staff-student ratio of 1:12. Students will be able to translate their knowledge into practice with over 1,000 hours of clinical placement in hospitals, clinics, NGOs and community-based settings.
Applied research will be one of the core aspects of the OUHK Physiotherapy Department. By incorporating research into teaching and clinical practice, the program will equip students with research skills, a critical thinking mindset and the most up-to-date knowledge.
The Department is in the process of setting up a physiotherapy clinic for the purposes of teaching, providing clinical practicum, staff development, serving the community and transferring knowledge of research outcomes. The clinic will serve as a multi-faceted support system to the community as well as OUHK staff and students. In particular, it will provide physiotherapy treatment to aspiring OUHK athletes, helping them to perform their best in various local and international competitions.