Why Public Health?
Public Health is about the health of yourself, your community and the world at large. By joining the global force of professionals interested and dedicated to careers in public health, you can make a difference as well. Public Health is central to how our society achieves and sustains conditions that maximise the health and well-being of our populations.
Obesity and nutrition, pollution, heat waves, tobacco use, control of infectious and chronic diseases, and injury prevention are only a handful of the important contemporary issues in public health. Such issues require urgent attention, given the short and long-term impact they have on existing and future populations.
The responsibility of public health professionals is to have a holistic understanding of public health in communities – applying insight gleaned from past experiences with our diverse populations to foresee potential challenges in everyday health. They are tasked with planning strategically for the proper management of health services, the control and prevention of infectious diseases, as well as deciding what policies can best promote healthier lifestyles for future generations.
Studying in Hong Kong
As the gateway to China, Hong Kong is famous for being global financial capital, as well as an international exchange hub. As a result of its unique history at the crossroads of East and West, Hong Kong is a dynamic and multicultural city of 7 million people. People moving to Hong Kong find that the city's standard of living and rich cultural heritage compare to those found in other large cities in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe.
Picturesque learning environment and vibrant student experience
Overlooking the beautiful Tolo Harbour, the 137.3-hectare campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong provides green and natural spaces for learning in the midst of a concrete jungle. It houses a range of facilities important for student life, including world-class libraries, art museum, swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, water sports centre and gymnasiums. JCSPHPC lives and works by the core values it fosters: fairness, integrity, trust, passion and caring.
JCSPHPC is the first school of public health in Hong Kong to offer flagship progammes with tailored concentrations to international standards. Since its inception in 2001, JCSPHPC has been active in both regional and worldwide public health development. As one of the most prestigious universities in Asia, our school has established collaborative networks with over 90 institutions in 19 countries across four continents. It has active memoranda of understanding with notable universities such as the University of Oxford, Harvard University and Peking University.
Making a difference in a career that matters
Our graduates enter significant job fields across a range of agencies, communities and institutions, making a difference to the lives of many. Most of our graduates enjoy fulfilling careers as public health practitioners, health care service managers, health promotion professionals, and cutting-edge researchers, while others continue on to further training in medical school, dental school or doctoral studies.
World-renowned teachers and researchers
Our staff are highly trained with many achieving international standards, for example, passing the US National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) Certificate in Public Health Examination and now in the charter class of US-certified Public Health professionals, with others who are fully qualified specialists of UK Faculty of Public Health examinations.
An effective blend of theory and practice
JCSPHPC programmes underpin practical experience with a strong academic foundation, providing students with hands-on field opportunities in various parts of the world such as Southeast Asia, South Asia, Mainland China and Europe.