Executive Diploma in Governance for Medical and Para-medical Professionals

Executive Diploma in Governance for Medical and Para-medical Professionals


This programme will highlight the key elements of board governance, board leadership, and board management for a legal-and-compliance-driven organization. The ultimate goal of good governance is to ensure the effectiveness, credibility and viability of the organization. As directed by the governing body, the medical and clinical management teams are responsible for designing and implementing the systems and processes from identifying and managing risk, to managing incidents and complaints, and to ensuring patients’ rights and engagement. It also covers the identification of risk and its implementation of strategies that the medical and healthcare organizations may encounter.


  1. To give an understanding of the strategic direction of developing overall governance model.
  2. To share and critically analyze the key aspects of the medical and clinical governance framework to maintain safety and quality of the healthcare services for patients.
  3. To enrich cohort’s governance knowledge; to review a strategic and policy setting; and to develop appropriate risk management and accountability are in place throughout the patient-centric organizations.

Designed for

  • Board Directors or Council Members
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • C-suite Level or Senior Executives
  • Functional Heads
  • Centre Managers

Information at a Glance


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Tuition fee for Non-members:


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Due to current COVID-19 situation, the mode of instruction might be changed from face-to-face to online teaching if necessary in the event that face-to-face classes cannot be held. The Association will contact the students concerned with details of such arrangements as necessary.

Brochure Timetable



Module 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework

  • International Perspective
  • Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Industry
  • Legal Legislation and Business Entity

Module 2: Board Governance

  • Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • Board’s Fiduciary Duties and Director’s Duties
  • Director Liabilities and Protections

Module 3: Board Leadership and Board Management

  • Board Relationship and Leadership
  • Board Meetings
  • Director Selection and Board Performance

Module 4: Risk and Strategy

  • Key Risk Roles of the Board and Crisis Management
  • Board-management Collaboration in Strategy
  • Strategic Board and Strategic Decision Making


Dr. Abril Choy, JSD, FHKIoD, MAICD
Dr. Choy is one of the few people in Hong Kong and Australia with management, finance and legal background serving different types of organizations ranging from performance-driven and customer-driven enterprises, to financial institutions, to tertiary education, to NGOs as well as HKSAR Government Boards and Committees. She is a specialist and professional adviser in legal regulation, strategic planning and finance.

After returning from Australia since 1997, Dr. Choy has served various Hong Kong’s Government Board and Committees. Among her appointed positions, she has reviewed, commented and adjudicated numerous cases from telecommunication licensing, compliant and codes of practice, medical regulation, inspection committee, appeal board, financial institutions resolution compensation tribunal, professional ethics of accountant, law enforcement, and social insurance to name a few. Currently, she has been appointed as Council Member, Council on Human Reproductive Technology, HKSAR Government.

Apart from being a senior management professional in the financial institutions and NGOs as well as the appointed positions for HKSAR Government, Dr. Choy has dedicated herself to the tertiary education as a Lecturer of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Hong Kong since 2007. She published different books of finance and education. Concurrently, she also facilitates the directors’ training and executive education programs for different leading professional and financial institutions in Hong Kong. Since 2016, Dr. Choy has been appointed as an Honorary Legal Adviser of the Hong Kong Logistics Association.

Dr. Choy received her academic and professional education from Hong Kong, Australia, and China. She was awarded Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD) by the City University of Hong Kong with good honor. She also acquired her master degrees in the area of PRC Law from Renmin University of China, Global Business from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, International Communication from Macquarie University, Australia and her bachelor honours degree of Business Administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She further enriched herself in Oxford Blockchain, MIT Machine Learning and Kellogg’s Digital Marketing Strategies (UNW) recently.

Language Medium

English, supplemented with Chinese


A participant who has maintained a minimum of 70% attendance of total lecture hours will be awarded an “Executive Diploma in Governance for Medical and Para-medical Professionals”.


Tuition Fee

Tuition fee for Members: HK$8,550
Tuition fee for Non-members: HK$9,450


Course Details

Ms Winnie Co
Phone: 2774 8594
Email: winnieco@hkma.org.hk

General Enquiry / Course Enrolment / Membership

Phone: 2774 8500 or 2774 8501
Email: hkma@hkma.org.hk / enrol@hkma.org.hk
Fax: 2365 1000

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