Hong Kong Occupational & Environmental Health Academy (HOEHA)
The Hong Kong Occupational & Environmental Health Academy (HOEHA) is an independent, not-for-profit
training and research organization. Our mission is to protect and improve occupational health for the
working populations and environmental health for all. The main strategies include capacity building for
occupational and environmental health professionals through integrated and specialized training,
assessment of occupational and environmental health needs and challenges with evaluation of the
strategies in addressing such needs through research, and facilitation of evidence-based practices in the
field through knowledge transfer with accreditation and consultancy projects.
Background of HOEHA
In 2014, with the Hong Kong Workers’ Health Centre (HKWHC, a non-governmental organization) entering
her 30th year of commitment and services in protecting workers’ health, members of the Board of Directors
(including specialist medical doctors, occupational hygienists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers and
other occupational health & safety professionals) decided to take a step forward in realizing their vision by
setting up an academy (HOEHA) to provide quality training to professionals for enhancing professional
standards and to facilitate the development of good occupational and environmental health practices in
the field through research, accreditation and consultancy projects.
Prof. Ignatius Tak-Sun YU
MBBS, MPH, FAFOEM, FHKCCM, FHKAM(C.M.), MIEHF, FACOEM, FFPH, FHKES, FHKIOEH(Hon.)
Specialist in Occupational Medicine
Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist (C.ErgHF)
Honorary President, Hong Kong Occupational & Environmental Health Academy
Visiting Professor, Fudan University School of Public Health
Visiting Professor, Sun Yat Sen University School of Public Health
Honorary Medical Advisor, Hong Kong Workers’ Health Centre
Chief Expert in Work Injury Prevention, Guangdong Provincial Work Injury Rehabilitation Centre
Prof. Ignatius Tak-Sun YU
Specialist in Occupational Medicine; Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist (C.ErgHF)
Mr. Shi-Kai LAM
B.Sc. in Biochemistry, The Chinese Univ of Hong Kong; M.Sc. in Occupational Hygiene, Univ of London; CIH, COH, RPH, MAIOH, FHKIOEH
Director of University Safety, University Safety Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Joseph KWAN
BA, MPH Univ of California, Berkeley; MCLS Univ of California, San Francisco; DEnv Univ of California, Los Angeles;
CIH; REHS; FHKIOEH
Director of Health, Safety and Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mr. Sung-Tat YIP
B.Sc. (Hons), M.Ph. in Physics, M.Sc. in Occupational Hygiene Management
Safety Officer (Radiation), University Safety Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Simon YEUNG
PDPT, Grad Dip (Ergonomics), M.Phil, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Marcus WONG
MBBS (Monash), FHKCFP, FRACGP, FHKAM (Family Medicine), Associate Fellow (HKCCM), MOM (CUHK), CIME (ABIME)
Director, Occupational Medicine Service Centre, Hong Kong East Cluster
Associate Consultant (Family Medicine & Primary Healthcare)
Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine
INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL OBJECTIVES:
The greatest asset for the sustainable development and continued success of Hong Kong is her workforce. Maintaining and promoting the health of the working population is of utmost importance. Occupational health professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills are indispensable in providing the necessary services pertinent to protecting and promoting occupational health of the working population.
Foundations in Occupational Health is an introductory course that provides doctors, nurses, safety professionals and other health care workers with the principles of occupational health practices and basic understanding of major occupational hazards at work that may adversely affect the health and safety of workers in the workplace. Successful completion of this introductory course may be a pre-requisite for registration in intermediate and advanced levels courses of HOEHA.
The course is one of the recognized training programmes from various professional institutes and organizations. Participants can have the maximum points of 5 units as credit for re-certification of RPH (for HKIOEH)
LENGTH OF STUDIES:
The course comprises of 13 weekly sessions with a total of 39 teaching hours.
- Introduction to Occupational Health
- Principles of Occupational Toxicology
- Chemical Hazards
- Physical Hazards
- Biological Hazards
- Ergonomics assessment of manual handling and VDU work
- Mental Health in the Workplace
Participants will be awarded the Certificate in Foundation of Occupational Health if they fulfill the following requirements:
* Attendance of at least 80% of the scheduled lectures.
* Passing the written assessment in accordance with the graduation requirements of HKOEHA.
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION:
English (supplemented by Cantonese)
The regular tuition is HK$ 12,000. Fees must be paid before the commencement of the course. Fees paid are not refundable or transferable with the exception of the course being cancelled by HOEHA due to unforeseeable circumstances.
Applicants should have a bachelor degree or equivalent in a field related to health or science. Those with
working experiences in health and safety related areas will be given priority.
Please fill in the Registration Form
and submit it with the required documents and payment. The details
are given in the registration form.
Sit-in participations in individual sessions are possible. Please contact Ms. Ling Shek at
3591 9905 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Course will only be offered if the number of registrants is at least 20. HOEHA reserves the right at
any time to modify some of the course contents without prior notice.
Further Information and Enquiries:
Please contact Ms. Ling Shek at email@example.com
or at 3591 9905 or FAX: 2728 6968