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Certificate & Diploma Programmes

CP0284

Professional Diploma in Health Counselling
醫療輔導專業文憑

Certificate & Diploma Programme
20 months part-time
Qualifications Framework Level:4
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Commencement : To be advised
Application Deadline : To be advised
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Cantonese supplemented with English

Programme Features

The programme is designed to enrich health and social care professionals with practical knowledge and skills in psychological counselling. A practical focus on delivering evidence-based counselling approaches will enrich students’ interviewing and intervening skills in treating clients with specific psychological needs. Through interactive demonstration and real case analysis, students can help others achieve holistic health, relieve burnout, and gain higher job satisfaction. Nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, hostel workers, patient care workers, teachers, healthcare administrators and people interested in pursuing a counselling career are welcome.

This programme consists of eight courses, totaling 210 hours.

 

 

Subject Code Course Title Hours
HLC4001

 

This course explores the psychosocial aspects of physical health and illness involving the relationship between beliefs, behaviors and health. It focuses on identifying various psychosocial factors related to immune functioning, pain and illness, and their impact on the effectiveness of healthcare treatment. Students will be able to appreciate the role of prevention and behavioral change, and apply concepts of health-promotion and illness-management in healthcare setting.

20
HLC4002

Good interaction with patients and their families has a positive effect on recovering from illness, decreasing patients’ anxiety, improving treatment compliance, and reducing patients’ complaints. This course provides practice-based counselling training opportunities for students to learn the skills in an experiential manner. Activities include building rapport and therapeutic working relationships with patients, basic and advanced listening and responding skills, and handling resistance and challenges in communication.

30
HLC4003

 

Positive psychology is the scientific study of human strengths, subjective well-being, happiness and life satisfaction. It turns its focus from the traditional view of mental illness to what makes life better. This course gives an overview of strength-based interventions and focuses on positive goal setting and development of strengths such as resilience, hope and positive emotions in spite of illnesses and disabilities in the process of counselling.
20
HLC4004

 

This course presents an overview of various psychotherapeutic approaches including person-centered therapy, psychodynamic therapy and family therapy, as well as the ethical issues and cultural considerations in therapeutic relationships. Students will be able to experience the process of counselling and integrate counselling theories with practice based on case analysis and demonstration.
30
HLC4050

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based practice for treating specific psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. This course introduces the basic theories, case formulation and cognitive restructuring skills in treating clients by changing their negative thoughts and behaviors about illness and disability so as to improve their emotional well-being.
30
HLC4060

 

This course focuses on clinical interviewing skills on common emotional and mental disorders in Hong Kong including a wide range of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, risk assessment and crisis intervention. Students will gain knowledge of common psychological disorders, coping methods and their impact on well-being and the helping relationships.
30
HLC4070

 

Trauma, serious illness and disability may cause such strong feelings as anxiety, depression, and grief. The course provides an overview of art and play as the main communication tools in helping children and adults with history of trauma, relationship difficulties and loss and grief. Students will experience and design different art and play activities, and integrate them into the helping relationships.
30
HLC4008

 

This course integrates counselling theories with practice in treating clients with specific psychological needs including terminal illness and suicidal thoughts. It focuses on polishing students’ therapeutic presence and advancing their applied counselling skills. Students will gain an understanding of the psychological issues of people with special needs and apply specific counselling skills in healthcare setting.
20
   
210

Students who have obtained a passing grade and satisfied the attendance requirement in each course will be awarded the Professional Diploma in Health Counselling.

Application Fee: HK$120 (non-refundable)
Tuition Fee: HK$19,320 (by four instalments)
Click here for info on the financial assistance available.

Classes will be held on weekday evenings, from 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm, at Kowloon Tong/Tsim Sha Tsui Learning Centre.

  1. Level 2 in five HKDSE subjects including English and Chinese (and up to two APL subjects) or equivalent; OR
  2. Successful completion of Diploma Yi Jin; OR
  3. Holder of a relevant School of Continuing Education (SCE) Diploma or Certificate or equivalent; OR
  4. Aged 21, preferably with three years’ relevant work experience.

Applicants may submit application through (A) online system, or (B) hard-copy submission by mail or in-person.

 

(A) Application through online system

  1. Enter SCE Online Application System and fill in required data.
  2. Upload files of the following documents onto the system:
    1. proof for relevant academic qualifications and professional qualifications, e.g. certificate of public examinations (application for exemption should be submitted with supporting documents which include transcript/result slip, certificate and course syllabus);
    2. proof for relevant work experience (if any);
    3. any pertinent supporting documents; and
    4. a recent photograph (1.5” x 2”).
  3. Make payment for the application fee for admission (HK$120), and handling fee for exemption (HK$200 per course if applicable) through the Online Payment Gateway.

(B) Application through hard-copy submission

  1. Download and complete Application for Admission form (SCE-AF-002)
  2. Attach PHOTOCOPIES of the following documents:
    1. HKID card;
    2. proof for relevant academic qualifications and professional qualifications, e.g. certificate of public examinations (application for exemption should be submitted with supporting documents which include transcript/result slip, certificate and course syllabus);
    3. proof for relevant work experience (if any);
    4. any pertinent supporting documents.
  3. Attach two recent photographs (1.5” x 2”).
  4. Make payment for the application fee for admission (HK$120), and handling fee for exemption (HK$200 per course if applicable), in the form of a crossed cheque made payable to “Hong Kong Baptist University” with applicant’s name, contact number and programme name written at the back. Applicants who submit application in-person may make payment with cash or EPS.
  5. Complete set of application should be submitted either by-mail or in-person at the following address(es).

 

By-Mail

School of Continuing Education

Hong Kong Baptist University

2/F, Franki Centre, 320 Junction Road, Kowloon Tong

(Please mark the title of the programme applied on the envelope) 

In-Person

Kowloon Tong Campus Centre DLB Office

4/F, David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

 

Tsim Sha Tsui Learning Centre Office

6/F, 136A Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

 

Counter Service Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-8:00 pm

Sat: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

(Closed on Sun, Public Holidays and School Holidays)


Kowloon East Learning Centre Office

7/F, Millennium City 3, 370 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon

 

Wan Chai Learning Centre Office

26/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

Counter Service Hours:

Mon-Fri: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Sat: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

(Closed on Sun, Public Holidays and School Holidays)  

  • Applicants will be requested to present the HKID card and original copies of all credentials for verification. Those who submit application in-person may bring along the HKID card and original credentials for verification.
  • All fees paid are non-refundable.
  • All documents submitted together with the application form will not be returned to applicants.  For unsuccessful applications, the documents and forms will be destroyed and the electronic files will be deleted.
  • Notes to non-local applicants – Part-time certificate/diploma programmes are generally not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes. For a non-permanent Hong Kong resident, it is his/her responsibility to check whether he/she can take the programme before making application.

Students can apply for Credit Transfer/Exemption under the following conditions:

  1. Credit Transfer will be considered if students have completed (or are currently studying) the required courses offered by the School prior to admission to the programme. Courses concerned will be automatically transferred to the programme and supporting documents are not required.
  2. Exemption will be considered if students possess a demonstrated competence (e.g. passed relevant courses in public examinations or other institutes) equivalent to the learning outcomes of the course to be studied. Supporting documents such as course syllabuses, transcripts or certificates should be submitted.

The above request(s) should be submitted when applying for admission. Late application will not be considered. Courses that are being studied or pending for result/certificate should also be reported at the time of admission, followed by the submission of supporting documents for approval upon release of result/issuance of certificate.

Credit Transfer/Exemption will not be granted if such qualifications have not been reported during admission or if they are obtained after registration in the programme.

Remarks for Credit Transfer/Exemption are shown as below:

 

Course Remark Code Description
EX Course Exempted
TC Credit Transferred

Limitations for Credit Transfer/Exemption

For all Programmes of Levels 1 to 2, the maximum exemption and credit transfer is limited to half of the total number of programme hours. For all Programmes of Level 3 or above, the maximum exemption is limited to one quarter of the total number of programme hours, while the sum of exemption and credit transfer is still limited to half of the total number of programme hours. In the case that the number of hours of exempted and/or transferred credit course(s) (including the course(s) being studied) has exceeded the maximum allowance, students should submit explanations and approval will be granted at the School’s discretion.

 

Example 1 The Certificate in Spanish (Introductory) (Level 1 programme) requires student to complete four courses (120 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 60 hours.
Example 2 The Certificate in Jewellery Design & Production (Level 2 programme) requires student to complete six courses (180 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 90 hours.
Example 3 The Certificate in Marketing Studies (Level 3 programme) requires student to complete six courses (180 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 90 hours in total while the Exemption should not exceed 45 hours.
Example 4 The Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 4 programme) requires student to complete 16 courses (480 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 240 hours in total while the Exemption should not exceed 120 hours.

Applicants may refer to the Exemption List for reference.

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The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations or to cancel any class/programme without prior notice. Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.