Disaster Nursing

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The overall aim of the programme is to offer experienced nurses the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skill and judgement necessary to function effectively as practitioner, supervisor, collaborator, educator, manager and researcher and leader in a disaster-affected healthcare system.


This programme is tailored-made to prepare nurses in advanced practice competencies in the discipline of disaster nursing and its research needs of the Chinese communities. The selection of subjects for preparing students is based on the projected health needs of the affected community throughout the disaster management continuum.Classes are conducted in Sichuan University – Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction (IDMR). Class contact will be arranged in five 2-week intensive study blocks over two years, complemented by on-line learning activities and independent learning of prescribed reading and assignment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Risk Reduction Management in a Disaster
  • Medical and Public Health Response in a Disaster
  • Disasters and Mental Health

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University or its equivalent in China
  • Three years of work experience as a Registered Nurse in China, preferably in Accident and Emergency, Critical Care, Orthopedics, Trauma Care, Burn, Intensive Care (including Paediatrics) and Community Health
  • English Language Requirement
    • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test, 550 for the paper-based test, or 213 for the computer-based test; OR
    • An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); OR
    • Chinese mainland's College English Test (CET) Band 6 or equivalent (an admission English test will be administered for applicants who do not meet the English language requirement).

Tuition Fee

Not specified.


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Disaster Nursing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


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