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College of Health Sciences and Social Welfare

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College of Health Sciences and Social Welfare

Department of Occupational Therapy home

Occupational therapy is a profession that enables people to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and overcome illness, injury or disability. Meanwhile occupational therapists are becoming more involved in addressing the impact of social, political and environmental factors that contribute to exclusion and occupational deprivation. The programmes of the Department are all geared to train students to become qualified practitioners, reaching beyond didactic courses into supervised clinical internships in a variety of healthcare settings. While demands for occupational therapists have been steadily growing due to the ever-increasing number of handicapped and elderly people, the Department has boasted the best pass rate in state occupational therapist licensure examinations of its graduates, who now work in a hospital, community surgery, or home healthcare.

Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine home

Alternative medicine, or the umbrella term of complementary and alternative medicine, denotes any healing practice that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine. Diverse in foundations and methodologies, its practices are widely characterised by its nature-friendly approach. While specialising in obesity management, the Department teaches a wide range of alternative therapies along with the scientific basics in the fields of medicine, Oriental medicine, pharmacology and food science. It also organises clinical internships in many medical and healthcare facilities. Against the backdrop of increasing social concern on the quality of life, so promising is the future of alternative medicine that graduates of the Department qualified with relevant scientific knowledge and clinical skills have excellent career opportunities as an acupuncturist, chiropractor, dietetic technician, health educator or obesity manager.

Department of Medtcal and Health Services Management home

Experiencing a steep increase in the share of elderly people, our society is belatedly taking a clear and compelling interest in wellbeing, a challenging situation calling for adequate supply of medical and health services. Medical and health services management is a profession that makes sure managerial aspects of healthcare institutions are professionally dealt with and all the activities therein are professionally taken care of. With quite decent resources available, the Department encourages students to acquire various job-related certificates and other qualifications, and to have hands-on experience in the field through a Department-unique advancement system. Graduates of the Department as qualified medical and health services managers plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare in a hospital or health consultancy firm.

Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering home

In response to increasing demand for engineers in the pharmaceutical industry, the Department offers a celebrated programme in pharmaceutical engineering, a cutting-edge field where medicine, science and engineering fuse together. The Department offers excellent training in a promising profession for the knowledge-rich and technology-rich drug industry. To conduct the courses as well as carry out advanced research, the Department has well-equipped laboratories with modern and sophisticated analytical as well as production instruments and equipment. Students’ learning is augmented by specialist hands-on experience in close collaboration with industry. As qualified pharmaceutical engineers who are able to design, maintain and operate highly specialised technology, graduates of the Department work for pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing companies in Korea and overseas.

Department of Cosmetology home

Cosmetics and beauty industry experiencing volatile growth demands more qualified specialists in cosmetology, or the practice of beautifying the face, hair and skin. Overall employment of personal appearance workers is projected to continually grow much faster than that of all other occupations. The Department offers courses in cosmetology as a scientific branch of health sciences, and covers therein microbiology, anatomy, dermatology, physiology, immunology and biochemistry of the skin and the chemistry of cosmetic ingredients. Students learn practical knowledge in scientific laboratory work, as well as receiving practical work experience through various on-the-job training programmes outside the classroom. With a state-administered licence, most graduates work as a professional aesthetician, manicurist, pedicurist, or skincare specialist, and some others become sales representatives, image consultants or cosmetology instructor.

Department of Child Welfare home

Child welfare workers provide services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families by assessing needs and offering assistance to improve their situation. With its three-decade history, the Department is one of the oldest in the nation and the only one among universities in the province. The Department teaches and trains committed students to meet the growing needs for the welfare of infants, children and the society. On its widely known and most prestigious programme, students benefit from the combination of classroom theory and real world experience. The Department takes pride in its proven track record of perfect employment of its graduates. Most of them work in healthcare and social assistance industries, while others for the government.

Department of Elderly Welfare home

In a modern welfare state committed to provide a minimum standard of living below which no one should be allowed to fall "from the cradle to the grave," gerontological social workers, or elderly welfare experts, assess, coordinate and monitor services such as housing, transportation and long-term healthcare. The Department offers a reputable programme for a broad range of skills, tools and knowledge. Through a range of practicums and internships, students transform theory into practice in the course of direct delivery of elderly welfare services. With a steady progress of population ageing, employment in elderly welfare is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Most qualified graduates of the Department enter the real world as fully-prepared social work practitioners, educators or researchers.

Department of Rehabilitation Studies home

Rehabilitation is a huge field within healthcare profession, helping people improve and recover lost function to their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and social functional levels. Rehabilitation studies thus prepare students to work with individuals receiving rehabilitation and related services through public or private organisations in the community. The Department, the oldest in the province, offers a course on the systems of rehabilitation services, vocational assessment, effective interpersonal skills, case management and knowledge of disabilities. In addition, its internship programme provides students with opportunities to apply their knowledge in clinical settings. Most qualified graduates of the Department enter the profession in rehabilitation and human services as a rehabilitation counsellor, substance abuse and clinical counsellor, case manager, vocational evaluator, employment specialist or rehabilitation technician.

Department of Psychology home

Psychology is a scientific discipline that studies mental processes and behaviour in humans and other animals, focusing on both individual and group behaviour. Its specialised fields include clinical, child, educational, sports, social and comparative psychology. The Department offers diverse courses in learning, cognition, intelligence, motivation, emotion, perception, personality, genetics and environment. Also offered are clinically oriented courses for students to have opportunities for internships. With general and expert knowledge and skills, graduates of the Department practise, often self-employed, in healthcare, business, government, employee relations, law and sports. As an understanding of human behaviour is relevant to any profession that involves interpersonal communication, moreover, they are in great demand for careers in any other field in which a liberal arts and sciences education is useful.

Department of Police Administration home

With the fundamental principle to “serve and protect,” policing has evolved into the twenty-first century as a result of changing demographics, economic pressures and more sophisticated criminal activity, as well as exponentially increasing public access to information. The Department’s programme draws upon a variety of contexts in which policing is discussed including debates concerning moves to foster a commitment to interagency work and the legal-ethical parameters and duties involved, let alone theories and the application of rational and scientific methods in criminology, investigative techniques, law, psychology, evidence collection and forensics. Graduates of the Department are eagerly sought after in the profession of public law enforcement and corporate security as a police officer, police research analyst, probation officer, youth worker, outreach coordinator, private investigator or victim assistance advisor.

Department of Fire Protection and Safety Management home

The Department provides a systematic and deliberate educational programme in fire science combining didactic classroom lectures that cover theoretical principles of fire prevention and fire safety management with practical hands-on training and experience. Its courses prepare students to apply the knowledge and skills of fire prevention and control to problems of reducing fire risk, loss limitation, supervising substance removal, conducting fire investigations, and advising on matters of safety procedures and fire prevention policy. Equipped with the professional expertise and leadership capability, graduates pursue a position in the world of safety, security and emergency management. Most of them enter the uniformed fire services, fire investigation or emergency medical services, and some others business and industry as a claim investigator, loss prevention manager, or safety and health coordinator.

Department of Information Security home

With the increasing national demand for the defence of the cyberspace, information security is one of the fastest growing areas in all informational technology. Unmistakable two trends thereby are interest by organised crime syndicates in the growth of e-commerce and e-government, and the impact of cyber methods of warfare. The Department offers comprehensive up-to-date courses on biometrics, data mining, intrusion detection and cyber forensics in its state-of-the-art advanced laboratories. Pursuing practical result-oriented education, it also organises an array of internships in collaboration with local, national and international partners. As spending in the computer security field by private and government organisations increases, cyber security continues to be a high priority, and more opportunities for technical cyber security managers are being created for graduates of the Department.

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