Regulations Governing Undergraduate Medicine Programme

(Applicable to students admitted in 2017-18)

(These Regulations shall not be applicable to undergraduate students pursuing Medical studies or other programmes offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. All requirements stipulated in these Regulations are subject to change as determined by the Senate from time to time.)

 

1.0

Registration

1.1

A student admitted to the MBChB Programme of the University shall pay the fees and register on the respective specified dates.  Only under very special circumstances may an applicant who has been offered admission apply for deferment of first registration. Such an application shall be made in writing beforehand for approval by the Registrar.

1.2

A student shall not be registered simultaneously for another course of study or research leading to the award of a degree, diploma or certificate at this University or any other tertiary institution except by prior permission of the Board of the Faculty of Medicine. A student in breach of this regulation shall be required to discontinue studies at the University.

1.3

A student shall not take up any full-time employment, paid or unpaid, during term time except by prior permission of the Board of the Faculty of Medicine.

1.4

A student shall register in the name which appears in his/her Hong Kong Identity Card or passport. Only under very special circumstances may an applicant who has been recommended by the Undergraduate Examinations Board for graduation or has withdrawn from the University apply for change of his/her registered particulars.  Such an application shall be made in writing with justification for approval by the Registrar.

 

2.0

Fees

2.1

The fees prescribed by the University Council shall be payable on dates specified unless prior permission for deferment is obtained.

2.2

A student in arrears shall be subject to fines. Unless written approval is given by the University to defer payment, a student in arrears, whether in part or in full, or who has outstanding fees/fines unpaid, shall be withheld from University services such as course registration and add/drop, application for transcript and certifying letter, graduation assessment, until all outstanding fees/fines are settled.

2.3

Caution money shall be payable as a deposit to make good any outstanding debts to the University incurred in, for example, damages to University property.  This sum less any deductions made for outstanding debts shall be refunded on discontinuation or withdrawal of studies at the University.  For graduating students, caution money shall be converted into graduation fee, which shall be payable by all students on completion of their studies. 

2.4

Apart from caution money, fees once paid shall not be refunded, unless exceptionally approved by the Bursar and Director of Finance.

 

3.0

Transfer Admission

3.1

A student who has successfully completed a study programme of one or more than one year at a medical school whose curriculum is similar and compatible to that of this University may apply for admission to senior years of the MBChB Programme, details are set out in Annex 1.  All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

 

4.0

Length of Study

4.1

The normative study period of the MBChB Programme is six years.  A student shall complete the MBChB Programme within a period not exceeding eight years, unless determined otherwise by the Board of the Faculty of Medicine and approved by the Registrar.

4.2

A student shall not repeat any medical year more than once, unless determined otherwise by the Board of the Faculty of Medicine and approved by the Registrar.

4.3

A student who fails to complete the Programme and pass the relevant examinations within the prescribed periods as stipulated above shall be required to discontinue studies at the University. 

 

5.0

Course Withdrawals and Additions

5.1

A student who wishes to apply for withdrawal or addition of course/s after the beginning of the teaching term shall complete the prescribed procedure and within the specified period as determined by the Senate from time to time.

5.2

A student who withdraws from a course without going through the prescribed procedure shall be given a failure grade for the course.

 

6.0

Major and Minor

6.1

A student who wishes to transfer from the MBChB Programme to another Major Programme shall apply to the transfer-in Major Programme, according to the prescribed procedures and within the specified application period as determined by the Senate from time to time.

6.2

 

 

A student who wishes to declare Minor/s or change the current Minor/s shall apply to the Programme/s concerned according to the prescribed procedures and within the specified application period as determined by the Senate from time to time.

6.3

A student may register for one or more Minor Programmes.  S/he shall complete (a) the units of courses as prescribed by the Minor Programme/s; and (b) at least two-thirds of Minor requirements at this University.

 

7.0

Attendance and Absence

7.1

A student who has been absent from class/ required activities for any period shall be responsible for applying to the teaching staff concerned for permission to make up for any required work missed.

7.2

In case of illness necessitating absence exceeding one week, a student shall apply in writing to obtain permission from the Registrar. Such an application shall be accompanied by a certificate signed or countersigned by the Director of the University Health Service and shall require the endorsement of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

7.3

A student who wishes to apply for a leave of absence exceeding one week for non-medical reasons shall obtain prior permission from the Registrar through written application. Such an application shall state the reasons for which leave of absence is sought and shall require the endorsement of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

7.4

A student shall be required to take leave of absence if the condition of his/her health is considered by the Director of the University Health Service as constituting a definite hazard to the University community. At the end of the prescribed period of absence, the student shall obtain a certificate of good health signed by the Director of the University Health Service before s/he can apply to resume studies.

 

8.0

Assessment and Examination

8.1

A student will be assessed in accordance with the regulations and criteria set by the respective Panel of Examiners/ Examination Committee.

8.2

Absence from examinations

 

(a)

A student who for medical or other compelling reasons is unable to sit for any course examination shall apply in writing with documentary evidence at the earliest possible instance but in any case not later than five working days after the examination concerned to the Registrar or the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (as appropriate) for permission for absence. In the case of illness/injury, the application shall be accompanied by a certificate signed or countersigned by the Director of the University Health Service.

 

(b)

If a student’s application for absence is successful, the student may be otherwise assessed at the discretion of the Panel of Examiners/ Examination Committee concerned. A student who is not allowed another assessment or supplementary examination shall have to repeat the course, repeat the year or discontinue studies as recommended by the Panel of Examiners/ Examination Committee.

 

(c)

A student who is absent from any examination without permission shall be given a failure grade in that examination.

 

9.0

University Core and Faculty Package Requirements

9.1

 

A student admitted to the MBChB Programme shall complete before graduation 39 units of University Core Requirements and 9 units of Faculty Package Requirement as determined by the Senate from time to time with details set out in Annex 2, except for (a) students admitted with Advanced Standing as detailed in Annex 1; and (b) students granted course and unit exemptions.

9.2

A student shall be assessed in every course for which s/he has registered on the basis of his/her performance in the course.  Course grades, their standards and converted points used in reporting shall be as follows:

Grade and Standard

 

Sub-divisions

(if needed)

Converted Points

A

Excellent

A

4.0

A–

Very Good

A–

3.7

B

Good

B+

3.3

B

3.0

B-

2.7

C

Fair

C+

2.3

C

2.0

C-

1.7

D

Pass

D+

1.3

D

1.0

F

Failure

F

0.0

DI

Distinction

Not counted in the calculation of grade point average

PA

Pass

FA

Failure

P

Pass

Not counted in the calculation of grade point average

U

Failure

 

 

 

The grade point average of a student’s course work shall be computed by dividing the total weighted converted points for courses taken by the total number of units attempted inclusive of courses failed, where the weighted converted points are converted points multiplied by the number of units of the course concerned. “DI”/“PA”/“FA” or “P”/“U” grades are for specified courses adopting distinction/pass/failure and pass/failure gradings where other grades are not applicable.

9.3

A student who has gained a grade of “D” or above, “DI”, “PA”, or “P” in a course shall earn the unit/s of that course. However, the unit/s of a course which a student has passed but is required to repeat shall count only once towards the fulfillment of course units.

9.4

A student shall take course examinations, if prescribed by the teaching staff concerned, in the form of written, practical or oral assessment, or any combination thereof.

 

10.0

MBChB Programme Requirements

Medicine Year 1

10.1

A student shall be required to complete satisfactorily the course requirements of Medicine Year 1 as stipulated in the Study Scheme of the MBChB Programme.

10.2

 

 

A student who fails to fulfill the prescribed course requirements shall be required to satisfactorily complete remedial work and/or pass the supplementary assessment/examination within a prescribed period before promotion to Medicine Year 2.

 

Medicine Year 2

10.3

A student shall be required to complete satisfactorily the course requirements of Medicine Year 2 as stipulated in the Study Scheme of the MBChB Programme.

10.4

A student who fails to fulfill the prescribed course requirements shall be required to satisfactorily complete remedial work and/or pass the supplementary assessment/examination within a prescribed period before promotion to Medicine Year 3.

 

Medicine Year 3

10.5

A student shall be required to complete satisfactorily the course requirements of Medicine Year 3 and pass the First Professional Examination as stipulated in the Study Scheme of the MBChB Programme.

10.6

A student who fails to fulfill the prescribed course requirements or fails the First Professional Examination shall be required to satisfactorily complete remedial work and/or pass the supplementary assessment/examination within a prescribed period before promotion to Medicine Year 4.

 

Medicine Year 4

10.7

A student shall be required to complete satisfactorily the course requirements of Medicine Year 4 and pass the Second Professional Examination as stipulated in the Study Scheme of the MBChB Programme.

10.8

A student who fails to fulfill the prescribed course requirements or fails in one of the three pathology examinations and/or one of the two clinical examinations of the Second Professional Examination shall be required to satisfactorily complete remedial work and/or pass the supplementary assessment(s)/examination(s) within a prescribed period before promotion to Medicine Year 5.

10.9

A student who fails in two or more pathology examinations or both clinical examinations of the Second Professional Examination shall not be allowed to do remedial work or sit for supplementary assessment(s)/examination(s) and shall be required to repeat Medicine Year 4.

 

Medicine Year 5

10.10

A student shall be required to complete satisfactorily the course requirements of Medicine Year 5 and pass the (Part I) Third Professional Examination as stipulated in the Study Scheme of the MBChB Programme.

10.11

 

A student who fails to fulfill the prescribed course requirements or fails in any one examination of the (Part I) Third Professional Examination shall be required to satisfactorily complete remedial work and/or pass the supplementary assessment(s)/examination(s) within a prescribed period before promotion to Medicine Year 6.

10.12

A student who fails in more than one examination of the (Part I) Third Professional Examination shall not be allowed to do remedial work or sit for supplementary assessment(s)/examination(s) and shall be required to repeat Medicine Year 5.

 

Medicine Year 6

10.13

A student shall be required to complete satisfactorily the course requirements of Medicine Year 6 and pass the (Part II) Third Professional Examination as stipulated in the Study Scheme of the MBChB Programme.

10.14

A student who fails to fulfill the prescribed course requirements or fails in any one examination of the (Part II) Third Professional Examination shall be required to satisfactorily complete remedial work and/or pass the supplementary assessment(s)/examination(s) within a prescribed period before graduation.

10.15

A student who fails in more than one examination of the (Part II) Third Professional Examination shall not be allowed to do remedial work or sit for supplementary assessment(s)/examination(s) and shall be required to repeat Medicine Year 6.

 

11.0

MBChB Programme Global Physician-Leadership Stream (GPS)

11.1

A student can be admitted to the GPS in Medicine Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3 of the MBChB Programme.

11.2

A student admitted to the GPS has to complete the MBChB requirements as prescribed in

Regulation 10.0 unless otherwise specified (or approved).

11.3

A student shall be required to complete satisfactorily the GPS course requirements as stipulated in the Study Scheme of MBChB Programme unless otherwise specified (or approved).

11.4

A student who fails to fulfill the prescribed course requirements shall be required to satisfactorily complete remedial work within a prescribed period.

11.5

A student may apply for the permission of having a gap year after Medicine Year 3 or 5 to pursue a one-year master’s degree programme offered by the Faculty of Medicine or overseas institutions.  Such an application shall be subject to approval by the University on a case-by-case basis, taking into account individual circumstances.

11.6

A student shall be required to discontinue the GPS study and continue her/his study of the MBChB Programme:

 

(a)

if s/he is required to repeat any year of Medical studies;

 

(b)

if s/he is required to take any three supplementary examinations within the period of study as prescribed in Regulation 4.1;

 

(c)

if s/he fails to fulfill the requirements of GPS within the period of study as prescribed in Regulation 4.1; or

 

(d)

if s/he has been disciplined in accordance with Regulations 17.0 and 18.0.

 

12.0

Master of Science Programme in Research Medicine

12.1

Students may apply for admission to the Master of Science Programme in Research Medicine if they have completed the first three years of the MBChB Programme and have passed the First Professional Examination.

12.2

The Programme shall be taken only once. On completion of the Programme, students shall continue the MBChB Programme and the degree will only be granted in conjunction with the award of MBChB after fulfilling all requirements for the MBChB Programme and the Master of Science Programme in Research Medicine.

 

13.0

Bachelor of Science Programme in Medical Studies

13.1

On completion of the first four years of the MBChB Programme, students may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science Programme in Medical Studies with the proviso that they have satisfied the University Core Requirements prescribed for a bachelor’s degree as stipulated in Regulation 9.1 and detailed in Annex 2.

13.2

Upon admission to the Bachelor of Science Programme in Medical Studies, a student shall cease to be a student of the MBChB Programme and re-admission to the MBChB Programme is not allowed.

 

14.0

Re-instatement

14.1

A student who has withdrawn from the University for reasons other than academic ones may apply in writing to the Registrar for re-instatement as a student. Such an application shall be considered by the Board of the Faculty of Medicine. No student who has been required to discontinue studies at the University because of unsatisfactory academic performance or has withdrawn to avoid such discontinuation shall be re-instated.

 

15.0

Graduation

15.1

A student shall be eligible for the award of the degrees of MBChB if:

 

(a)

s/he has satisfied the prescribed course and module requirements;

 

(b)

s/he has passed all Professional Examinations as stipulated in the foregoing regulations within the maximum period of study; and

 

(c)

s/he has fulfilled the University Core and Faculty Package Requirements as provided for in Annex 2, except for students admitted with Advanced Standing or granted exemption as detailed in Annex 1.

15.2

A student may be considered for the award of the degrees of MBChB with honours if:

 

(a)

s/he has obtained a minimum of three subject distinctions in the Professional Examinations, at least one of which is in the (Part II) Third Professional Examination; and

 

(b)

s/he has passed each and every Professional Examination at the first attempt.

 

15.3

A student who has successfully completed the course requirements of the Bachelor of Science Programme in Medical Studies shall be awarded the BSc degree with one of the following classifications:

 

(a)

First Class Honours

 

(b)

Second Class Honours Upper Division

 

(c)

Second Class Honours Lower Division

 

(d)

Third Class Honours

 

(e)

Pass

 

The classification of the BSc degree shall be based on the grade point average of the relevant courses at levels and with choices as specified by the Board of the Faculty of Medicine according to the standards and conditions as specified by the Senate from time to time.

15.4

A student shall be eligible for the award of the degree of MSc if:

 

(a)

s/he has fulfilled all the programme requirements of the Master of Science Programme in Research Medicine;

 

(b)

s/he has passed all the assessments and obtained a cumulative overall GPA of at least 2.0; and

 

(c)

s/he has finished all graduation requirements for the MBChB Programme.

 

16.0

Degree Certificate

16.1

The Degree Certificate shall be issued to a student after s/he has been conferred a degree by the University.  Degree Certificates for graduates with outstanding debts to the University will be withheld until the accounts are settled.

 

17.0

Fitness to Practice Committee

17.1

A student shall be prohibited from patient contact if s/he is under the investigation of the Fitness to Practice Committee.

17.2

A student may be temporarily suspended by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from the MBChB Programme for a specified period of time if s/he is under the investigation of the Committee.

17.3

 

No student shall be recommended for provisional registration with the Hong Kong Medical Council:

 

(a)

if s/he is under the assessment/investigation of the Fitness to Practice Committee; or

 

(b)

if s/he is deemed to be unfit to practice medicine by the Fitness to Practice Committee.

 

18.0

Disciplinary Action

18.1

A student who violates any rule or regulation and/or commits any misconduct, including but not limited to the following:

 

(a)

defamation of or assault on or battery against the person of any member of the University;

 

(b)

wilful damage to or defacement of any property of the University;

 

(c)

theft, fraudulent use, misapplication of University funds or property of any kind;

 

(d)

academic dishonesty;

 

(e)

an offence in connection with tests or examinations or violation of any of the regulations governing conduct at tests or examinations as approved by the Senate from time to time;

 

(f)

falsification or serious misuse of University documents or records;

 

(g)

refusal to comply with any regulations or orders by authorized persons and bodies prohibiting any conduct which disrupts teaching, study, research, administration or normal activities of the University;

 

(h)

any conduct which is detrimental to the reputation and well-being of the University;

 

(i)

an offence of an immoral, scandalous or disgraceful nature of which the student has been convicted in any court of law; or

 

(j)

misrepresentations or false statements made in any application or document submitted to the University;

 

shall be disciplined by the Senate Committee on Student Discipline or other disciplinary committees as appropriate, including Board of Faculty and College Assembly of Fellows as shall be vested with authority in handling matters pertaining to the discipline of students, in accordance with the nature and gravity of the offence.

18.2

Disciplinary action may result in a penalty in any one or more of the following forms:

 

(a)

reprimand issued by the disciplinary body concerned;

 

(b)

suspension from part or all of the rights, privileges and/or the use of part or all of the facilities of the University for a specified period of time;

 

(c)

demerit(s), of which a total of three may result in termination of studies at the University;

 

(d)

suspension from the University for a specified period of time;

 

(e)

termination of studies at the University; or

 

(f)

any other form as the Senate Committee on Student Discipline or other disciplinary committees (as the case may be) may deem fit.

 

Penalty (d) or (e) may be imposed only with the approval of the Senate Committee on Student Discipline, with authority delegated by the Senate. Any penalty imposed as a result of disciplinary action may be entered into the transcript of the student’s academic record.

 

 

 

 


 


Annex 1

 

Exemptions for Admission to MBChB Programme with Faculty Advanced Standing

 

1.

Students who have already obtained a bachelor’s (or higher) degree in a science (and related) discipline at a recognized university, may be admitted with advanced standing under the following provisions:

 

l

normative period be reduced by one year;

 

l

exemptions be given for the 9-unit Faculty Package Requirement and 12-13 units of General Education courses under the University Core Requirement (these students must still take 6 units of UGE and 2-3 units of CGE courses depending on their College affiliation); and

 

l

exemptions normally are given for the 9-unit English Language Requirement if the bachelor’s degree was awarded by a university using English as the medium of instruction*; or

 

l

exemptions normally are given for the 6-unit Chinese Language Requirement if the bachelor’s degree was awarded by a university using Chinese as the medium of instruction#.

 

 

2.

Students who have successfully completed a study programme of at least two years’ duration at a medical school whose curriculum is similar and compatible to CUHK’s may be admitted with advanced standing under the following provisions:

 

l

normative period be reduced by one year;

 

l

exemptions be given for the 9-unit Faculty Package Requirement and 12-13 units of the General Education courses under the University Core Requirement (these students must still take 6 units of UGE and 2-3 units of CGE courses depending on their College affiliation); and

 

l

exemptions given for the 9-unit English Language Requirement.

 

 

3.

Students who have successfully completed a study programme of at least one year’s duration at a medical school whose curriculum is similar and compatible to CUHK’s may be admitted with advanced standing under the following provisions:

 

l

normative period be reduced by one year;

 

l

exemptions be given for the 9-unit Faculty Package Requirement; and

 

l

be eligible to apply for exemptions from the University Chinese and English Language Requirements (6 units and 4 units respectively) in accordance with the criteria for exemptions by attainment as listed in Attachment A.

 

 

4.

In addition to the “Exemption by Attainment from the University Chinese and English Language Requirements” (Attachment A), the “Framework on Advanced Standing to FYFD places with Various Entrance Qualifications” (Attachment B) as approved by the Senate shall also apply to non-JUPAS students as appropriate.

 

 

*

exceptional cases are referred to the English Language Teaching Unit.

#

With effect from 2013-14, since it is expected that bachelor’s degree holders of The Chinese University of Hong Kong should have already fulfilled the requirements for basic Chinese language for graduation, these students will be granted exemptions from the 6-unit University Chinese Language Core Requirement. For bachelor’s degree holders of other universities in Hong Kong, the Faculty will seek exemption as deemed appropriate, on a case-by-case basis, if the applicant’s bachelor’s programme concerned contains a Chinese language component deemed equivalent to the satisfactory completion of the University Chinese Language Core Requirement by the Department of Chinese Language and Literature.



Attachment A

Exemptions by Attainment from the University Chinese and English Language Requirements

 

Qualifications1/ Framework of Reference

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)2

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)

International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level (HL)/ Standard Level (SL)

Advanced Placement (AP)

GCE-

Advanced Level (AL)/ GCE-

Advanced Subsidiary Level (ASL)/ International Advanced Level (IAL)

Cambridge Pre-U

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)2

National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gao Kao)

General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) (Taiwan)

Department Required

Test

(Taiwan)

Chinese Language: University Chinese I & II (6 units)

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Tariff Points 140 or the highest grade in the Chinese language subject in an examination

Not applicable

Level 5** in Chinese Language

Grade A in Chinese Language and Culture

Grade 7 in Chinese A1/ Chinese Language A/ Chinese A: Literature/ Chinese A: Language and Literature (HL)3

Grade 5 in Chinese Language and Culture

Grade A* in Chinese (AL)

Grade D2 or above in Mandarin Chinese

Not applicable

130 marks or above (with 150 as the full marks) in Chinese Language4

14 marks or above (with 15 as the full marks) in multiple-choice items and Grade A+ in non-multiple- choice items in Chinese

70 marks or above (with 100 as the full marks) in Chinese

English Language: Foundation English for University Studies (4 units)

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR)

Level C2

Score 7.5 or above with no sub-scores

below 7.05

Level 5* or above in English Language

Grade A in Use of English

Grade 5 or above in English A1/ English Language A/ English A: Literature/ English A: Language and Literature (HL)6; or Grade 6 or above in English B/ English Language B (HL)7; or Grade 6 or above in English A1/ English Language A/ English A: Literature/ English A: Language and Literature (SL)6

Grade 5 in English Language/ English Language and Composition/ English Literature and Composition

Grade A in English Language (ASL)

Grade D3 or above in Literature in English

590 or above (paper); or

243 or above (CBT); or

96 or above (IBT)

Not applicable

Not

applicable

Not applicable

CEFR

Level C1 or above8

Score 6.5 or above8

Level 5 or above in English Language8

Grade C or above in Use of English8

Grade 4 or above in English A1/ English Language A/ English A: Literature/ English A: Language and Literature (HL)6; or Grade 5 or above in English B/ English Language B (HL)7; or Grade 5 or above in English A1/ English Language A/ English A: Literature/ English A: Language and Literature (SL)6, 8

Grade 4 or above in English Language/ English Language and Composition/ English Literature and Composition8

Grade C or above in English Language (ASL) 8

Grade M3 or above in Literature in English8

550 or above (paper); or

213 or above (CBT); or

79 or above (IBT) 8

Not applicable

Not

applicable

Not applicable

Notes:

1.

Refers to qualifications obtained prior to admission (see also Note 2 below).  Other qualifications not listed here to be considered on an individual basis.

2.

The validity period for IELTS and TOEFL is two years from test dates.

3.

The course is for students whose first language is Chinese and includes the study of selections from world literature.

4.

The results obtained from Gao Kao administered in provinces with a different grading system will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

5.

Students with an IELTS score of 7.5 or above, with no sub-scores below 7.0, or equivalent qualifications will be exempted from Foundation English for University Studies.

6.

The course is for students whose first language is English and includes the study of selections from world literature.

7.

This is a foreign language course for students with two to four years’ previous experience with the language.

8.

Students will be given an option to take either Foundation English for University Studies or an advanced English course.

 


 

 

Attachment B

Framework on Advanced Standing to FYFD Places with Various Entrance Qualifications

 

Qualification1

International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level (HL)/ Standard Level (SL)

GCE-Advanced Level (AL)/ GCE-Advanced Subsidiary Level (ASL)/ International Advanced Level (IAL)

Cambridge Pre-U

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)

Associate Degree (AD)/ Higher Diploma (HD)2

Proposed Requirements on Application for Advanced Standing

Meeting all University entrance requirements and

any additional requirements as specified by the relevant Programme

Normative Period of Study

Reduced by 1 year

Unit Exemptions

Up to 24 units, including unit exemptions in items listed below

Exemption of University Core Requirements:

English:

 

1.

English (4-unit Foundation English for University Studies)

Exempt 4 units

2.   English (3-unit Year 2

English course)

Exempt 3 units for students who fulfill any of the requirements below:

Grade 5 or above in English A1/ English Language A/ English A: Literature/ English A: Language and Literature (HL)3,

or

Grade 6 or above in English B/ English Language B (HL)4,

or

Grade 6 or above in English A1/ English Language A/ English A: Literature/ English A: Language and Literature (SL)3;

or

Grade A in English Language (ASL);

or

Grade D3 or above in Literature in English;

or

Grade A in Use of English;

or

AD Holders;

or

Score 7.5 or above with no sub-scores below 7.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)5; or Level 5* or above in English Language in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE); or Grade 5 in English Language/ English Language and Composition/ English Literature and Composition in Advanced Placement (AP); or 590 or above (paper), or 243 or above (CBT), or 96 or above (IBT) in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)5

Chinese (6 units University Chinese)

Exempt 6 units

Students admitted on advanced standing will be required to take a specially designed non-credit-bearing Chinese language course for fulfillment of the Chinese Language Requirements, except those who fulfill any of the requirements below:

Exempt 6 units

Grade 7 in Chinese A1/ Chinese Language A/ Chinese A: Literature/ Chinese A: Language and Literature  (HL)6;

or

Grade A* in Chinese (AL);

or

Grade D2 or above in Mandarin Chinese;

or

Grade A in Chinese Language and Culture;

or

Level 5** in Chinese Language in HKDSE; or Grade 5 in Chinese Language and Culture in AP; or 130 marks or above (with 150 as the full marks) in Chinese Language in National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gao Kao)7; or 14 marks or above (with 15 as the full marks) in multiple-choice items and Grade A+ in non-multiple-choice items in Chinese in General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) (Taiwan); or 70 marks or above (with 100 as the full marks) in Chinese in Department Required Test (Taiwan)

UGE8

Exempt 9 units

– students will be required

to take 1 course of GE Foundation Programme and 3 units of Area A course from the University GE courses

Exempt 6 units

– students will be required to take 2 courses of GE Foundation Programme and 3 units of Area A course from the University GE courses

Exempt 6 units – students will be required to take 2 courses of GE Foundation Programme and 3 units of Area A course from the University GE courses

Exempt 9 units – students will be required to take 1 course of GE Foundation Programme and 3 units of Area A course from the University GE courses

Further exemption of 3-unit General Education

 Foundation course for students with Grade C or above in General Studies

 (AL)

Further exemption of 3-unit General

Education Foundation course for students with Grade M3 or above in Global Perspective and Research

CGE

No exemption

IT

Exempt 1 unit

PE

Exempt 1 unit

 

 

Notes:

 

1.

Refers to qualifications obtained prior to admission (see also Note 5 below).  Other qualifications not listed here to be considered on an individual basis.  Decisions to be made by the Programme or the Senate Committee concerned.

 

2.

AD/ HD as in the 2-year full time post-HKALE/ HKDSE programmes in Hong Kong; AD/ HD in other countries will be considered on individual basis.

 

3.

For English native speakers.

 

4.

A foreign language course for students with two to four years’ previous experience with the language.

 

5.

The validity period for IELTS and TOEFL is two years from test dates.

 

6.

The course is for students whose first language is Chinese and includes the study of selections from world literature.

 

7.

The results obtained from Gao Kao administered in provinces with a different grading system will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

 

8.

Not applicable to LLB students.

 

 

 

 


Annex 2

 

University Core and Faculty Package Requirements

 

A student admitted to the MBChB Programme must complete (unless granted exemption*) before graduation 39 units of University Core Requirements and 9 units of Faculty Package Requirements as determined by the Senate from time to time:

 

(1)

University Core Requirements

 

(a)

6 units of Chinese Language courses;

 

(b)

9 units of English Language courses;

 

(c)

21 units of General Education courses, including 6 units of General Education Foundation courses, 9 units of University General Education courses and 6 units of College General Education courses;

 

(d)

1 unit of Information Technology Foundation course; and

 

(e)

2 units of Physical Education courses.

 

 

 

(2)

Faculty Package Requirements

 

(a)

Foundation Course for Health Sciences I (for MBChB only);

 

(b)

Foundation Course for Health Sciences II; and

 

(c)

Public Health.

 

*

The following students are eligible to apply for course and unit exemptions for the Foundation Course for Health Sciences I (for MBChB only) and Foundation Course for Health Sciences II of the Faculty Package. As a result, they are only required to complete the Faculty Package course Public Health before graduation. Such course and unit exemptions are to be granted by the Board of the Faculty of Medicine on a case-by-case basis on behalf of the Senate and in accordance with the criteria set out below:

 

 

1)

Students admitted to the MBChB Programme on strength of HKDSE having obtained a total score of at least 44 in 7 HKDSE subjects, including at least 5* in English, Biology and Chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

2)

Students admitted to the MBChB Programme on strength of GCE Advanced Level (AL)/International Advanced Level (IAL) having obtained:

 

 

(i)

Grade A* in four AL/IAL subjects with overall average of 95% or above; and

 

 

(ii)

Grade A* in Biology (AL/IAL)  and Chemistry (AL/IAL)

 

 

3)

Students admitted to the MBChB Programme on strength of IB having obtained:

 

 

(i)

Total IB score of 43 or above out of 45; and

 

 

(ii)

At least Grade 6 in Biology (HL) and Chemistry (HL), of which either one must be Grade 7

 

 

4)

Students admitted to the MBChB Programme on strength of Cambridge Pre-U having obtained:

 

 

(i)

Grade D2 or above in four subjects (which may be substituted by Grade A* in GCE AL/IAL); and

 

 

(ii)

Grade D2 or above in Biology and Chemistry (which may be substituted by Grade A* in GCE AL/IAL)

 

 

Other qualifications not listed here are to be considered on an individual basis.