PolyU Physiotherapy Summer Programme 2021
The PolyU Physiotherapy Summer Programme 2021 was held successfully on 26 July 2021 and attended by over 100 secondary four and five students from local elite secondary schools. The programme aims to provide secondary school students with an authentic experience of being a physiotherapy (PT) student at PolyU.
To kick off the PT Summer Programme 2021, Prof. Shamay Ng (Associate Head of RS) and Dr Shirley Ngai (Programme Leader of the BSc [Hons] in PT programme) welcomed the participants and introduced the programme. After an icebreaking game led by our current students, the participants started to go through the informative and intriguing experience of being a PT student and participated in different activities in small groups. The activities include:
“Human Anatomy: Our Brain, Muscles and Skeletons” by Dr Stanley Winser (Assistant Professor [PT]) and Dr Sonata Yau (Associate Professor [PT])
“Cardiorespiratory System & Simulation Lab Demonstration” by Dr Alex Cheung (Research Assistant Professor [PT])
“Practical: Measurement of Upper Limbs Joint ROMs” by Dr Freddy Lam (Assistant Professor [PT])
“Rehab Clinic Tour: Knowing How We Treat Patients” by Mr Eugene Kwok (Clinical Associate [PT])
At the end of the programme, Mr Stanley Wu, Clinical Associate (PT) and person-in-charge of the programme, provided various types of useful information on admission requirements, interview skills and career prospects in the Q&A session.
The participants enjoyed their one-day experience of studying PT. They reflected that they knew more about what and how they would learn in the PT programme now and that the Summer Programme had enhanced their interest in studying PT at PolyU, as they were impressed by everything around them that day, including nice helpers, kind professors and a great university.