Internship Programmes

In line with the School of Health Sciences’ philosophy of “Going Beyond the Classroom”, we offer internships to help students merge theory with therapy. The precious experiences in working with clients, patients, members of interdisciplinary teams and members of the community will imbue our students with skills that facilitate an effective transition from student to professional life.

 

Diploma in Nursing

Nursing is a practice-oriented profession. During the academic semester, students undergo six to eight hours per week of preparatory work in the nursing laboratories. These specialized laboratories resemble actual hospital wards. After acquiring the necessary skills, the students spend several weeks during intra-semester and vacation periods attached to hospitals and/or the institutions/community settings. Under supervision, they are given the opportunity to develop their clinical expertise and confidence in the working world of the professional nurse.

In the first year, students will begin with basic care of individuals of all ages focusing on the basic care of individuals of all ages. Clinical practice begins in the first semester with attachment to the hospital and community health services. In the second year, students will concentrate on acute care including medical and surgical nursing of children and adults. Third-year students will progress to complex nursing care such as accident and emergency, operating theatre, mental health and critical care nursing. They will consolidate skills learnt in the first two years and acquire further nursing skills. They will also learn and apply managerial and research skills.

 

Clinical Placement schedule can be accessed from myNYP Portal.

In line with the School of Health Sciences’ philosophy of “Going Beyond the Classroom”, we offer internships to help students merge theory with therapy. The precious experiences in working with clients, patients, members of interdisciplinary teams and members of the community will imbue our students with skills that facilitate an effective transition from student to professional life.

 

Diploma in Oral Health Therapy

The course has a total of 1600 hours of clinical training, according to the following schedule:

 

Clinical Training Hours

Remarks

Location

Year 1

80 hours

 

Health Promotion Board

Year 2

640 hours

Therapy 320 hours, Hygiene 320 hours

Health Promotion Board (School Dental Centre and School Dental Clinics)

Year 3

880 hours

Therapy 440 hours, Hygiene 440 hours

Health Promotion Board (School Dental Centre and School Dental Clinics)

Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Work)

As part of field placement modules, students are attached to social service agencies or healthcare institutions. Through the exposure to real-life practice situations, students learn to integrate social work theory into practice by observing and practicing methods and skills at an individual, group or community level. Students will also be supervised by qualified field supervisors and placement coordinators who will provide guidance for them to develop personally and professionally.

Students are required to fulfil two Field Placement stints. The first placement spans 8 weeks and the second placement spans 12 weeks. In the second field experience, it marks the culmination of learning in the diploma course. Through the exposure to a wider range of client issues within the designated fieldwork setting, students will reinforce their integration of social work theory into practice. With field supervision, they will also be given opportunities to handle social work tasks with greater autonomy, and develop their professional identity and competence as a Social Work Associate.