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FREE and new Public Health Course (CMED6231) ‘Emergency Medicine for Disaster and Humanitarian Crises Responders’ (22 Jul–10 Aug 2017) organised by Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI), is now open for application.

The course is designed for health care professionals and volunteer workers who are interested in disaster medicine and humanitarian work. It attempts to merge emergency medicine and public health in the context of disaster, with an emphasis on knowledge exchange between different practitioners, hands-on training on life- and mind-saving skills, experience sharing, and reflection on the ethical and legal issues related to humanitarian work.

To be eligible for admission, candidates shall:

  1. comply with the HKU General Regulations;
  2. comply with the HKU Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;
  3. hold a Bachelor’s degree with honours or degrees of MBBS of HKU, or another qualification of equivalent standard or comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
  4. satisfy the English language requirement applicable to higher degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b); and
  5. satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

To obtain course flyer and schedule. Please click the links below:

Application will be closed by 14 July 2017 and the Application Form is available at HKU MPH website:

To apply, please complete and return the Application Form to the HKU School of Public Health, titled “Re: Application form for admission as occasional students – CMED6231”, by email ( or mail to the following address (NO NEED to send payment cheque):

G/F, Patrick Manson Building (North Wing), 7 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong

For enquiries, please contact the HKU School of Public Health Master of Public Health (MPH) Office at


Sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for HKJCDPRI, course fee of ‘Emergency Medicine for Disaster and Humanitarian Crises Responders’ Course will be waived by the HKU School of Public Health.