The programme is research-oriented. It will involve a prescribed series of investigations and students should inform themselves in depth about the fields of knowledge relevant to the topic of their projects.
Fields of Specialization
Topics in Medicine and Therapeutics include cardiology, clinical immunology, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, gastroenterology and hepatology, geriatrics, infectious disease, molecular and pharmacogenetic epidemiology, neurology, nephrology, respiratory medicine, rheumatology, toxicology and clinical research methodology.
Topics in Clinical Oncology include basic science of cancer research and biostatistics, tumor markers, cancer epigenetics, cancer genetics, molecular cytogenetics, immunotherapy, virology and cancer clinical trials.
Topics in Paediatrics are available for PhD study, including but not limited to neonatal infection and intestinal complications of prematurity, asthma, allergy, immunology and microbiome, cardiac, pulmonary and sleep-related disorders, obesity, growth and nutrition, vaccines, emerging infectious diseases and virology, blood stem cells, blood cancers and immunotherapy. Interested candidates please visit https://www.pae.cuhk.edu.hk/rpg for detailed offers provided by individual supervisors/research teams.
Topics in Psychiatry include epidemiology, psychogeriatrics, dementia research, suicide, mood disorders, eating disorders, cross-cultural and women mental health issues, psychopharmacology, rehabilitation and community studies, clinical and psychosocial aspects of child psychiatry and epidemiological aspects of sleep medicine, genetic studies in psychiatrics disorders and dementia.