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What will I learn?

This consolidated MSc programme is combined from our existing programme, known as the MSc in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Rehabilitation and MSc in Geriatric Orthopaedics.

The new MSc in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Orthopaedics (MSc MRGO) is designed to meet the needs of increasing training and education demand of the health care professionals in the field of rehabilitation, musculoskeletal medicine and geriatric orthopaedics in line with the projected ageing population and associated announced major development strategy of the Hospital Authority and SAR Government Health Care expansion plan in Hong Kong.

Target Students:

This programme is to provide advanced academic training to professionals who are working closely with musculoskeletal disorders and/or with geriatric orthopaedic issues, such as medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other allied healthcare professionals, researchers and community practitioners.

Programme Structure

  • There are 3 categories of modules, including core modules, streaming modules, and elective modules. Students are required to select the streaming modules and the elective modules in their own interests and study plan according to the designated schedules.
  • Course contents are delivered through lectures, workshops, interactive case presentation and discussion, study tour, clinical attachment, prescribed self-study reading and multi-media video.
  • There are three terms in each academic year, starting from September to July (Specially arranged lectures might be held in August between year 1 & 2 for the part-time study mode).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$158,000.00 (16,05,039) per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants

  • should have obtained a medical degree from a recognized university; or a Bachelor’s degree in health care related discipline or biomedical sciences from a recognized institution; or a Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Rehabilitation programme, with satisfactory performance; and
  • may be required to attend an interview as part of the admission process.

Past academic record, work experience, references and language abilities will be considered in the admission decision.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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