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 are typically multidisciplinary with latest advances in data science, neuroscience and clinical advances. Our faculties have a wide range of research interest including mood disorders at different life stages, sleep and circadian medicine, neurodegenerative and neurocognitive disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, substance use disorders, and consultation liaison psychiatry, with special focus on epidemiology, genetics, neuroinflammation, molecular and translational neuroscience, digital and computational psychiatry, neuroimaging and neuromodulation, and evidence-based clinical trials of novel prevention and intervention strategies.