FHSS has evolved from the Institute of Medical and Health Care which was established in 1977. The academic and professional expertise covered by the Faculty include Applied Social Sciences (philosophy, psychology, social policy, social work and sociology), Health Technology and Informatics (medical laboratory science and radiography), Rehabilitation Sciences (physiotherapy and occupational therapy), Nursing and Optometry.
Currently, our Faculty has more than 5,800 students (3,675 undergraduates and 2,147 postgraduates) and over 1,300 staff and we offer many undergraduate, course-work postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes. In particular, the Doctor of Health Science and the Doctor of Social Work programmes are specifically designed for senior professionals. Throughout the years, we have graduated more than 46,000 students. To cater for the health needs of the community, our Faculty also operates a number of clinics.