Course by Stream - Core

In the advanced training course, rehabilitation professionals will deepen their understanding of work injury rehabilitation based on their professional background.

Each professional stream training is consisted of 51-hour studies including asynchronous online lectures and tutorials.

  • Professional instructors

  • 51 hours

    Video duration
  • 51 hours

    Core Module - 31 hours
    Corresponding stream - 20 hours

  • Contents

    Core Module with the following 5 perspectives:
    - Medicolegal
    - Pain management
    - Psychosocial aspect
    - Return to work (RTW)
    - Functional / Work Capacity Evaluation

    Learning Outcome

    Participants are expected to understand the followings:

    • Challenges of managing work injury patients in corresponding rehabilitation professionals’ perspectives; and
    • Updated knowledge/skills for work rehabilitation


    • The entire syllabus is divided into 2 parts. All participants will attend the Core Module with the following 5 perspectives:
      - Medicolegal
      - Pain management
      - Psychosocial aspect
      - Return to work (RTW)
      - Functional / Work Capacity Evaluation
      Then participants will attend their corresponding stream training according to their professional background

      Doctor Stream 
      • Work Disability
      • The Fundamentals of Impairment, Disability and Social Participation
      • Occupational Orthopaedics and Work Disability Management
      • Management of Injured Workers from Occupational Medicine Perspective
      • Principles of Occupational Orthopaedics & Vocational Rehabilitation
      • Emergency Procedures in Work Site injuries – CPR + AED, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support 
      • Management of Specific Medical and Musculoskeletal Problems – Chronic Medical Condition, Musculoskeletal and Cognitive Impairment
      • Pain Management and Assessment
      • Psychotherapy on Pain Management and Rehabilitation

       Physiotherapy Stream
      • Physiotherapy Management for Common Work Injuries in Construction Site
      • Common Questionnaires for Work Rehabilitation
      • Job Demand Analysis
      • Pain Management and Assessment
      • Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation – Chronic Pain Behaviour Management
      • Functional / Work Capacity Evaluation
      • Ergonomic Assessment and Injury Prevention

      Occupational Therapy Stream
      • Introduction to Occupational Rehabilitation Management
      • Implementation of Occupational Rehabilitation Programme
      • Assessment of Workplace
      • Workplace Modification and Preparation in Construction Site
      • Theory and Process of Counselling in Work Rehabilitation
      • Medical and Psychological Aspects of Work Injured Workers
      • Vocational Counselling and Job Coaching for Work Injury Patients
      • Job Adaptation

      Case Manager Stream
      • Roles and Responsibility of Case Managers
      • Communication Skills, Motivational Interviewing Skills and Mediation Skills
      • Problem-solving Skills for Problematic and Long Tailed Cases
      • Case Management Strategies – Employers’ and Workers’ Perspectives in Work Rehabilitation, Conflict Resolution, Ethical Practice (Independency and Impartial Case Handling including Compliance Knowledge)
      • Case Management from Doctor’s Perspective
      • Explanation of Report of Job Demand Analysis and Functional / Work Capacity Evaluation
      • Facilitation of Return to Work and Communication with Employer
      • Case Management Strategies for South Asian Ethnic Minorities Workers in Hong Kong - A Cultural Sensitive Approach

    English and supplement with Cantonese

    Assessment, Attendance Requirement and Certificates:
    100% of attendance is required. 
    Attendance Certificate will be presented to students who pass the test.

    Other accreditations:
    CME / CPD accreditation for Medical Practitioners, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists (to be confirmed).

    Organizer / Co-organizer:
    CUHK Medical Centre / Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

    Course outline (CORE) 

    The 31 hours course (Core) covers 5 main areas which are divided into 7 mini-modules.

    Mini module 1 - Psychosocial aspect

    Mini module 2 - Medicolegal I

    Mini module 3 - Pain management I 


    Mini module 4 - Return to Work (RTW)

    Mini module 5 - Medicolegal II

    Mini module 6 - Pain management II 

    Mini module 7 - Functional /work Capacity Evaluation

    The course materials are arranged in sequence. In order to proceeding to next session, it is required to complete 90% video duration time.
    For each quiz session, the pass grade is 80% and you can have unlimited attempts.

    More sessions are coming .............


    Prof. LAW Sheung-wai

    Clinical Professional Consultant
    Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Dr. LEUNG Siu-man

    Department of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Tai Po Hospital

    Mr. WOO Alexander Chuen-hau

    Principal Physiotherapist 
    CUHK Medical Centre

    Dr. WONG Mong Sze Marcus

    Chief of Service and Consultant


    Director of Occupational Health Centre


    Prof. Albert SO Man Kit

    Adjunct Professor at Laws, Practising Solicitor


    Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre

    Ms. Elsa TSANG

    Regional Medical Management Services Director

    Dr. Debriel OR


    Department of Anaesthesiology and Operating Services, North District Hospital and Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital

    Ms. Linda LAI

    Premier Medical Centre

    Ms. Dorothy LEE

    Secretary General 

    Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs

    Mr. Alvin YAU

    Programme Officer
    Catholic Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Workers- Kowloon
    Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs

    Mr. TSANG Ling Yee

    Supervising Instructor 

    Hong Kong Institute of Construction

    Mr. WO Kin Kee

    Hong Kong Institute of Construction

    Mr. YEUNG Hok Ka


    Hong Kong Institute of Construction

    Mr. Hudson LAM

    Hong Kong Institute of Construction