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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 55005

Stream Code

FMM (Full-time)
PMM (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1.5 years (Full-time) 
3 years (Part-time)

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits

For local students
6 (Full-time)
3 (Part-time)
For non-local students
6 (Full-time)

Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Tuition Fees

HK$6,000 per credit for local and non-local students

Programme Leaders

Programme Leader

Dr Chien-Ling Huang
PhD, MSc (Research), BSc (MLS)

Deputy Programme Leader

Mr WONG Wui Wing, Harry
MSc, MRes, BSc


  • This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology.

  • We have a limited quota for admissions.  Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

This award is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology, which aims to provide professionals in Medical Imaging, Radiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Science, Health Technology, as well as others interested in health technology, with an opportunity to develop advanced levels of knowledge and skills.


A. Advancement in Knowledge and Skill

  • ​To develop specialists in their respective professional disciplines to enhance their career paths;

  • To broaden students' exposure to health science and technology to enable them to cope with the ever-changing demands of work; and

  • To provide a laboratory environment for testing problems encountered at work.


Students develop intellectually, professionally and personally while advancing their knowledge and skills in Medical Laboratory Science.  The specific aims of this award are:

  • ​To broaden and deepen students' knowledge and expertise in Medical Laboratory Science;

  • To introduce students to advances in selected areas of diagnostic laboratory techniques;

  • To develop in students an integrative and collaborative team approach to the investigation of common diseases;

  • To foster an understanding of the management concepts that are relevant to clinical laboratories; and

  • To develop students' skills in communication, critical analysis and problem solving.


B. Professional Development

  • ​To develop students' ability in critical analysis and evaluation in their professional practices;

  • To cultivate within healthcare professionals the qualities and attributes that are expected of them;

  • To acquire a higher level of awareness and reflection within the profession and the healthcare industry to improve the quality of healthcare services; and

  • To develop students' ability to assume a managerial or scientific level of practice.


C. Evidence-based Practice

  • ​To equip students with the necessary research skills to enable them to perform evidence-based practice in the delivery of healthcare service.


D. Personal Development

  • ​To provide channels for practising professionals to continuously develop themselves while at work; and

  • To allow graduates to develop themselves further after graduation.



Our laboratories are well-equipped to support students in their studies, research and dissertations.  Our specialised equipment includes a flow cytometer, cell culture facilities; basic and advanced instruments for molecular biology research (including thermal cyclers, DNA sequencers, real-time PCR systems and an automatic mutation detection system), microplate systems for ELISA work, HPLC, FPLC, LCMSMS, ICPMS, tissue processors, automatic cell analysers, a preparative ultracentrifuge, automated Access Immuno-analyzer and Roche I400 automated analyzer.




  • 讓他們在各自的專業學科上作深入探究,藉以全面提升他們的專業知識,從而有助其日後在事業上的發展。
  • 擴闊學生在醫療科學及科技範疇上的視野,使他們能夠應付當前日新月異不斷轉變的工作要求。
  • 讓同學可以在實習的環境中,有效地測試其在日後工作崗位上可能會遇到的種種相關問題。


  • 擴闊並深化學生對醫療化驗科學的專業知識;
  • 採用新穎的化驗診斷技術;
  • 以小組合作方式研究常見病症;
  • 探討管理原理在臨床實驗室的應用;
  • 加强溝通技巧訓練,培養分析及解決問題的能力。





For further information, please contact:

Telephone:   +852 3400 8578
 Fax:  +852 2362 4365


For more details of the programme, please visit Study@PolyU website


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