Master of Science in Nutrition and Healthy Ageing
Entrance Year Sept 2024
Programme Code 15058
Stream Code MFT (Full-time)
Mode of Study Mixed Mode
Normal Duration 1 year
Fund Type Self-Financed
Credits Required for Graduation 30
Initial Registration Credits
6 for local students
12 for non-local students
HK$5,900 per credit for local and non-local students
Dr Christine Shi-ying Li
BSc, MSc, PhD, RNutr (UK)
RemarksEarly applications are strongly encouraged.
Aims and Characteristics
This programme aims to provide a unique, professionally oriented education opportunity for Bachelor's degree holders with relevant backgrounds, and to produce well-trained nutritionists capable of meeting the needs of the community, especially those of the elderly. The programme nurtures well-rounded and competitive graduates with excellent knowledge and skills. It includes a carefully designed curriculum, modern learning/teaching methodologies, multiple assessment tools, and workplace learning experiences, with the primary goal of contributing to the health and well-being of the ageing population.
Upon the successful completion of the programme, students should be able to
- use their professional skills and knowledge to provide nutrition services and assess the nutritional status of individuals, especially the elderly;
- provide nutrition counselling and education for individuals, groups and communities to optimise health and well-being, with an emphasis on healthy ageing, by applying specific principles of nutrition and communication strategies;
- understand the food chain and its impact on people’s food choices, as well as the role of nutrition and diet in healthy ageing;
- analyse and apply research methods in various nutrition and healthy ageing studies and settings; and
- demonstrate the critical thinking, communication and analytical skills required to identify and solve problems related to nutrition and healthy ageing.