The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest UGC-funded tertiary institution in terms of number of students. A wide range of courses which directly meets industrial, commercial and community needs is offered. In addition to meet Hong Kong’s manpower requirements, PolyU also makes significant contributions towards the territory’s success by providing the public and private sectors with its expanding range of consultancy, professional training and applied research services. Through these activities, the University maintains a strong partnership with the business and industrial sectors. It is a prime aim of the University to equip students not only with professional competency but also the ability of independent thinking, good communication skills and a global outlook.
The Department of Health Technology and Informatics (HTI) is an academic department of the Faculty of Health & Social Science. HTI is the home of the disciplines of Biomedical Engineering (subsuming Prosthetics and Orthotics), Medical Laboratory Science, and Radiography.
The B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biomedical Engineering is the unique education programme for the academic requirement of professional Prosthetist- Orthotists in Hong Kong. The Programme has been accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Hong Kong Society of Certified Prosthetist-Orthotists locally, as well as the International Society for Prosthetics and orthotics as Categoty I P&O education programme. All graduates of the programme will be recognized as graduate Biomedical Engineers. Graduates who complete all the P&O professional curriculum of the programme will also be recognized as graduate Prosthetist-Orthotists. An one-year post degree Graduate P&O training is required for the status of CPO(HK).