CUHK - School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Certificate Programme in Health Planning for Positive Ageing

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Course Information

  • 6 Sep 2024 (Fri)
Registration period
14 Feb 2024 (Wed) - 6 Sep 2024 (Fri)
HKD 17,350 CEF Reimbursable
(Application Fee $150

Tuition Fee $17,200)
Study Mode
93 Hour(s)
Cantonese, English
Tsim Sha Tsui East Ocean Learning Centre

Course Overview

According to the latest projections, Hong Kong's population will increase from 7.24 million to a peak of 8.22 million in mid-2043, and then decline to 7.81 million in mid-2064. The proportion of elderly people aged 65 and above is expected to rise to 33 per cent in 2064, while it was 15 per cent in 2014.

Facing the challenges imposed on society by an ageing population, the Government has taken various measures to encourage active ageing. Yet, there is no guiding policy for active ageing in Hong Kong. Other Asian economics such as Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore have promoted active ageing to optimize opportunities for health, participation and security of the elderly in order to enhance the quality of life as people age.

The programme aims to promote health and wellbeing, and develop an awareness of healthy and active ageing in Hong Kong society. Health is a means to successful ageing, but not an end in itself and thus many other factors such as 'mental psychological health' and 'social well-being' are also linked to successful ageing. Concerning biological, mental psychological, nutritional and social factors contributing to healthy ageing, the holistic approach of the programme should enable participants to deliver suitable health planning and promotion programmes in the community for specific target groups.e.

What You’ll Learn

Expected Programme Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to
i) explain the biological, psychological, nutritional and social factors influencing ageing independence;
ii) advise individuals on effective strategies for maintaining physical and mental health, and social well-being;
iii) devise and deliver health plans and health promotion programmes in specific settings in an ethically responsible and professional manner.


The whole programme will normally last for 12 months (including lectures and practicum)

Programme Structure
The programme consists of 5 courses including face-to-face lectures and practicum.

Target Participants
Elderly services providers, programme staff of elderly community centres, junior social workers and people working in the human resources sector would find the programme most beneficial to their work.
Helping professionals such as counsellors, life coaches, personal care workers, and individuals who are interested in health planning and promoting health in their own specific settings would also find the programme useful.

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