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HKU Summer Institute 2015

2015DT-Dentistry and Oral Health

Course Code:

Area of Interest: Dentistry,Others,


Type of programme: Non-credit-bearing course


Course Period:

July 26 to August 1, 2015

Eligibility: Applicants must be aged 15 or above on or before 26th July 2015.  Preference will be given to students with school principal’s recommendations, Form 5/6 (Grade 11/12) students from local and overseas secondary schools. 

Programme Fee: HKD4,500

Deadline for Application: March 15, 2015 

Residential Fee: Included in programme fee & compulsory for enrolled students

This course aims to provide secondary school students (S5 & 6) and other interested individuals with an opportunity to broaden their perspectives on dentistry and oral health, to experience problem-based learning through interaction with HKU Faculty of Dentistry teachers and students, and to participate in HKU campus life by staying in the HKU Residential Halls. It will also allow those who are interested in pursuing a dental career to gain a deeper insight into the profession.

Course structure:The theme of the course is 'Dentistry and Oral Health', and the programme will cover various topics related to oral hygiene and public health. By the end of the course, students will have learned about different oral conditions and the importance of good oral hygiene. 

The 1-week programme will offer a wide range of learning activities, such as problem-based learning tutorials, lectures, seminars, laboratory practical sessions, clinical skills and observation sessions, group projects, and presentations. Most activities will be held in small groups of around 10 students with student leader.

The programme will include social activities to strengthen participants’ interpersonal skills and to allow students to discuss with dental professionals about possible future dental careers and postgraduate studies. Participants will be staying in a residential hall of HKU to experience the unique and exciting hall life at HKU. 

Assessment:

A certificate of participation will be given to candidates who perform satisfactorily in the assessment. The assessment is based on project presentation (60%) and class participation (40%). Prizes will be awarded to participants with outstanding project presentation performance.