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The practicum aims to prepare students with a broad mastery of subjects and methods necessary for the field of public health practice, bridging theory and practice. In compliance with the standards set by the Council on Education for Public Health “the practicum is a planned, supervised and evaluated public health practice experience” (p.16) with defined learning outcomes and deliverable(s) in which students are expected to demonstrate competency based learning outcomes as defined by the ‘Core competencies for the public health professionals May 2010’ ( such as but not limited to the following.

Students will demonstrate the ability to

  • integrate, synthesize and apply knowledge and skills to a public health problem; and
  • demonstrate the skills needed to function in a professional public health setting, such as:
    • Problem solving and analysis
    • Interpersonal, oral and written communication
    • Self-assessment and critical reflection

Practicums may be carried out in one of the following local, regional, or international locations:

  • Public health agency
  • Public or private health care organisation
  • Non-governmental organisation

Practicum Placements

Amna Malik at Health in Action
Cheung Yuk Man at Division of Haematology, Medical Oncology & Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital
Chiu Cheuk Pong at Clinical Epidemiology Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Singapore
Janet Lam at Department of Strategy and Service Planning, Hospital Authority Head Office
NITTA Junichi at Vision for Coffee
Lam Sui Kei at McCann Health
Nason Tan at HK AIDS Concern
Qamar Humaira at Reconnect Limited
Vergil Tang at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, Stubbs Road (CHI005h)
Yasuko Shimizu at Mediva Inc.
Jonathan Yuen at Tseung Kwan O Hospital
Yang Jiaxin at Sunshine Action Joomla 3.3 Templates