The School of Health Sciences was established in 1997. As one of the academic units of the Macao Polytechnic Institute, it continues the mission of the former Technical School of the Health Bureau of the Macao Government, founded 40 years ago. The School trains students to be qualified nurses and laboratory and pharmacy technicians by offering a variety of programmes.
The School has a team of experienced and internationally trained health care professionals and academics as its full-time teaching staff. It is fully equipped with its own nursing practice laboratories, science laboratories and a computer laboratory, which provide the students with the best practice environment for learning academic and research activities.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed in mastering professional knowledge and technical practice. Year 1-4 graduates should have placement in appropriate clinical units. Except basic medical sciences, human studies and introduction in nursing, advanced conceptions in nursing and broad perspectives in health and health care will be also introduced. At the same time, the School will offer more elective subjects to reinforce graduates’ general knowledge.
The School emphasizes quality of education. In order for graduates to become qualified health care professionals as well as productive members of society, the programmes offered by the School do not only facilitate the students’ mastering of professional knowledge and technical skills, but also put a lot of effort into enhancing students’ personal development.
The School offers a 3-year Higher Diploma and two 1-year supplementary Bachelor’s degree programmes in nursing and biomedical sciences. The biomedical sciences programmes are further divided into the two specialties of medical laboratory science and pharmacy. All programmes are taught bilingually, i.e. Chinese and English. These programmes are designed so that graduates become qualified health care professionals in Macao. They can then pursue further studies locally and overseas.
Currently, the Higher Diploma programmes are accredited by RMIT University in Australia which means that Higher Diploma graduates can go on to study at the RMIT University once they have the required language competence. For graduates from the bachelor degree programmes, they are also accepted by some Australian universities to study on masters programmes.
|*||Mapping of MPI Graduate Attributes to Programme Objectives: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Technology (Medical Laboratory Technology) , Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Technology (Pharmacy Technology)|