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Alumni Voices

Mr. Guo-zhang LIN

Research Assistant,

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK

As a student majoring in a non-health-related field during undergraduate study, I am thankful that this Master’s programme enabled me to have a brand new start in my life path to contribute to the improvement of human health. Despite my limited background knowledge, the professors and lecturers here were nice and patient, and the lectures were approachable. The courses also offered deep insights into epidemiology and biostatistics and involved research and applications, which are very helpful both in academia and industry. Overall, it is an excellent and well-rounded programme. 

Dr. Ivy Hoi-yee Ng

Associate Consultant, Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, United Christian Hospital

As a physician I had initially chosen to pursue a MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics with a tinge of concern that I might be studying something that is out of my comfort zone. The well-structured courses and succinct teaching by the faculty however had much alleviated my worries. Before studying this program I have had the experience of working with a statistician on a clinical study but found the collaboration could have been more effective and rewarding if I have a solid grasp of statistical concepts myself. At the JCSPHPC I was able to acquire the knowledge that is essential not just for conducting research properly, but also in appraising medical literature, both of which being core skills in the practice of evidence based medicine.  I would recommend this program to those who are in the medical or allied health profession, especially if you are interested in doing clinical research.

Ms. Zhen-zhen LIANG

Statistical Programmer, Statistical Programming, PARAXEL International

I found the structure of the courses is reasonable and the objectives are quite clear and definite. More importantly, the postgraduate programme provided theoretical knowledge for my current job, which focuses on the statistical issues of clinical trials. In addition, the great deal of library sources acted as supplement for the lectures. And I have to mention that the professors and tutors helped us a lot in our study and thesis.

Ms. Xiao-ran HAN


Pfizer Inc., Shanghai

PhD - Biostatistics, CUHK

This Master's program provided theoretical knowledge of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Through one year's study, I have learned both key concepts and the applications of those concepts which had been ignored in my pervious study. Under the help of dedicated professors, tutors and coordinator, I can continue my academic career now. I strongly recommend this program to all interested students.

Dr. Maureen BOOST

Principal Lecturer in the Department of Health Technology and Informatics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

I decided to study the Diploma in Epidemiology & Applied Statistics as I thought that an update in these areas would help my research with respect to planning of proposals, analysing data and writing up papers. After completion of the programme, I expanded my work into epidemiological studies of antibiotic resistance especially in the community. I continued my studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and completed the Master of Public Health Programme which expanded my interest in community health. I have since completed my doctorate which was a study of the epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae in the community and have published several papers in the field of carriage and antibiotic resistance of organisms in the community.

Dr. Kwok-chiu CHANG

Senior Medical Officer, Yaumatei Chest Clinic,

Centre of Health Protection, Department of Health

If you are learning how to conduct observational studies or clinical trials, you may consider joining the postgraduate program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics offered by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I was struggling through a study when I joined the programme. After completing the Master of Science course, I published the study plus another one with my colleagues. I could not have done it without the indispensable skills and advice that I acquired from the program. Of course, you also need motivation, hard work, colleagues' support, and luck.

Dr. William FOO

Director, Radiotherapy & Oncology Centre
Hong Kong Baptist Hospital

Samples and population, statistics and its interpretation. These were what I learned 10 years ago and still find them immensely useful in reading medical literature. Equipped with the knowledge I was able to explore a whole new world of 'macro-medicine', especially in cancer epidemiology. These were indispensable tools in the past years in my work in serving as the Director of the Hong Kong Cancer Registry.

Mr. Raymond, Hiu-yeung LI

Research Scientist, Health, Welfare and Food Bureau, HKSARG
Part-time Lecturer,

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK

The first time I learned the terms, "epidemiology" and "biostatistics" was when I got trouble for analyzing the data for my MPhil programme in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. This triggered me to get some training in this field. After I completed the diploma course, I found my real interest and I decided to shift my career to this new area. I think this course gave me a solid basis for doing a proper research and provided valuable knowledge to further study in other health research.

Ms. Amanda, Mei-yee TANG

Research Grants Management Specialist,
Health, Welfare and Food Bureau, HKSARG

What I have learned from the Epidemiology & Biostatistics Programme is definitely an asset to my career path. The most valuable gain from the programme is having established long lasting connections to the experts in medical field. My former classmates and supervisors are now my working colleagues who are always helpful and willing to share new knowledge in health research.

Dr. Wing-wa YAN

Director and Consultant, Intensive Care Unit
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital

My experience with the Master course can be described by two words, 'practical' and 'serious'. The course materials were very practical in a sense that they were relevant to my daily work. Besides covering the basic epidemiological concepts, they also emphasized on the application of these concepts in actual clinical papers. Various research methodologies were introduced through lectures, tutorial sessions and hands-on computer workshops. The teachers, tutors and coordinator were serious. All my classmates could experience their wholeheartedness to the course. Actually, I enjoyed this type of care after teaching others in my specialty for more than ten years. After successful completion of the course, it fulfilled my original objective of taking this course. I can apply evidence-based information to clinical management and conduct clinical research.

Dr. Jacqueline YAP

Associate Consultant, Anaesthesia & Operating Services
Alice Ho Miu Ling & North District Hospitals

This postgraduate program provided a solid theoretical and practical background in epidemiology & biostatistics. Through the expert teaching, guidance and advice provided by the lecturers and tutors, I gained the knowledge and practical skills in research and data analysis. More importantly, this knowledge can be applied to my daily clinical practice in medicine. Completion of the program imparted a sense of accomplishment, provided opportunities for the establishment of friendship with peers and experts with similar interest, and only served to pique my interest in epidemiology & biostatistics. I definitely recommend this program to those in the healthcare industry since the advancement gained is invaluable to one's personal and professional development.

Dr. Man-cheuk YUEN

Senior Medical Officer,
Accident and Emergency Department, Kwong Wah Hospital

Time passes like arrow. It is a long time since I graduated from the course. To me, it is a good and happy learning experience as I was taught by many renowned scholars. The course not only broadens my horizon on epidemiology and biostatistics, it also helps me in integrating clinical research findings into my daily practice. Therefore, I would like to recommend this course to medical profession who like to pursuit a career in research field as this course will provide you with a solid foundation for your future career.

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