Abbreviation FT / PT

The Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases [PDipID] programme and infectious diseases update courses aim to provide understanding of and practical experience in infectious-disease management for physicians, surgeons, clinical microbiologists, other clinicians and healthcare workers who are actively involved in the daily management of patients suffering from infectious diseases. Special emphasis is placed on infections that are major health problems locally or globally. The programme lasts for two years on a part-time basis, and comprises teaching and prescribed work including lecture courses, clinical attachments, a project and a literature review. Students who do not intend to pursue the PDipID qualification may opt to take the individual two-day courses.

The programme is recognised as a quotable qualification by the Medical Council of Hong Kong.

Mode of Attendance

Part Time (two years)

Medium of Instruction


Programme Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the curriculum leading to the Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases, a candidate shall:

(a) comply with the General Regulations;

(b) comply with the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;

(c) hold the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of this University, or a degree or another qualification of equivalent standard from another university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose; and

(d) satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)

Dr Samson SY Wong, Programme Director
Tel: 2255 2584
Fax: 2855 1241