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Message from Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education

Welcome to IMHSE NEWS, the newsletter of the Institute for Medical and Health Sciences Education, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, to inform and update colleagues about faculty news related to education. We will share highlights of recent events, spotlights on recent achievements. Each newsletter has a regular section on ‘Tips for Teachers’ which focuses on articles or reviews related to better teaching practices.

Highlights of this issue:

  • Recaps from the 2013 Frontiers in Medical & Health Sciences Conference “From Classroom to Clinic: Opportunities and Challenges in e-Learning” held at the Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre on December 6-7, 2013 and list of best poster and best oral presentation award winners
  • Spotlight on Dr Weng-Yee Chin and Dr David Lam Chi Leung, winners of the 2013 Faculty Teaching Medals and Prof LC Chan, Dr Janice Tsang and Dr Julie Chen, recipients of the 2013 University Outstanding Team Teaching Award presented on March 26, 2014 at Loke Yew Hall.
  • Recent IMHSE events including medical student inter-professional education lunch clubs and IMHSE seminars with guest speakers Dr Chris Deneen (Faculty of Education, HKU), Prof Helen Cameron (Center for Medical Education, University of Edinburgh) and Prof Paul Engel (School of Bimolecular and Biomedical Sciences, University College Dublin).
  • Tips for Teachers examines some of the pros and cons of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

Education Matters in Medical Faculty News

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Save the Date

October 27-28, 2014 2014 East-West Alliance Global Symposia, HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Frontiers Series:

‘MOOCs in Postmodern Asia’ (Oct 27, 2014)
‘Big Data and Precision Medicine’ (Oct 28, 2014)

Supported by Li Ka Shing Foundation; Organized by HKU on behalf of the East-West Alliance (EWA); Co-organized by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and China Medical Board (CMB).

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Telephone: 2819 9841
Website: http://www.imhse.hku.hk

Link to the full issue of IMSHE News here

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Organized by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Speakers: Dr Julie Chen, Dr Weng Chin, Dr Colman Fung,
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
Date: 5th June, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Venue: Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building

Abstract:

Doctors, dentists, lawyers, teachers, business professionals are all expected to manifest professionalism, demonstrating attributes required for quality patient / client / student / customer care and service. Such professional attributes, including responsibility, honesty, respect, are expected to be acquired over the course of studies without necessarily being “taught,” but a quick look at newspaper headlines suggests that professional attitudes and behaviours in these professions could be further enhanced. A new longitudinal programme structured around early experiential learning in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine was recently initiated with the support of a Teaching Development Grant (TDG) to explore how the learning of professionalism might be made explicit in the undergraduate medical curriculum. The speakers will share their experience in developing the “Professionalism in Practice” programme and the lessons learned which may be relevant to other disciplines.

About the Speakers:

Dr Julie Chen is a family physician who is currently the Chief of Undergraduate Education in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care with a joint appointment to the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE). Her academic interests include the learning of professionalism, the role of medical humanities in medical education, and the development of student resilience and wellbeing. She is the recipient of the 2012 Faculty Teaching Medal and the 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award (Team) and is the Principal Investigator of this TDG project.

Dr Weng Chin is a family physician and the Family Medicine Clerkships Coordinator in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care also jointly appointed to IMHSE. She is primarily involved in undergraduate Family Medicine teaching, curriculum development and quality assurance of the undergraduate medical curriculum. She received the 2013 Faculty Teaching Medal and is a Co-investigator in this TDG.

Dr Colman Fung is a family physician and Coordinator of Clinical Services in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care. He is involved in clinical Family Medicine teaching as well as in facilitating PBL tutorials and is a Co-investigator in this TDG.


For information on registration, please contact:
Ms Ivy Lai , CETL
Phone: 3917 8996; Email: laichun2@hku.hk.

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You are cordially invited to attend the following joint seminar organized by the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE) and Department of Biochemistry:

Title: Assessing Assessment
Date: Monday, April 7, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Seminar Room 3, G/F, Laboratory Block,
Faculty of Medicine Building

Speaker: Professor Paul Engel

About the speaker

Professor Engel has played an instrumental role in the university effort to build a good teaching quality assurance system in UCD for about 10 years. As a teacher, he is well recognized for his excellent teaching delivery in various universities including Sheffield, Oxford, Hong Kong and UCD to students of Biochemistry, Medicine, Engineering, Nursing and other Science subjects through lectures, tutorial sessions, and practical classes. He has served as External Examiner for numerous top universities in the world and in the UK, besides publishing two textbooks in Biochemistry.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

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seminar_20140327You are cordially invited to attend the following seminar organized by the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE):

Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Sandwich will be provided)
Venue: Mrs Chen Yang Foo Oi Telemedicine Centre, 2/F, William MW Mong Block Faculty of Medicine Building

About the speaker

Professor Helen Cameron
Director of the Centre for Medical Education,
Professor of (Undergraduate) Medical Education,
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine,
The University of Edinburgh

Helen Cameron qualified in Medicine in Edinburgh and after posts in general medicine and then higher education in England, India and Aberdeen took up a Fellowship in Medical Education in Edinburgh in 1998. She became Director of the Centre for Medical Education in 2003. The Centre develops the MBChB and in synergy has built an academic profile supervising higher degrees for clinical educators, delivering the successful Edinburgh Summer School and MSc in Clinical Education and creating faculty training for tutors across the South East of Scotland.

She is particularly interested in the investigation of assessment strategies to motivate students, promote learning and ensure preparedness for practice, and leads the Assessment Course within the MSc in Clinical Education.

Internationally she has led the work-stream of the EU funded MEDINE2 network to develop shared learning outcomes for medical graduates throughout Europe, has advised an EU funded project on developing higher education across Lithuania and has been involved in two Scotland-Malawi initiatives to develop e-learning and curriculum development.

She has published and presented on a wide range of educational topics including preparedness for practice, development and assessment of complex clinical skills, mapping of learning outcomes, supervisor leniency in assessment, and comparison of methods for standard-setting.

Abstract

Though not yet experienced within medical education, some teachers across the world are rewarded for their effectiveness.  Increasingly medical education tutors and trainers are expected to demonstrate competence and undertake professional development within education matters.  This talk will look at some of the evidence around the issues, describe the new GMC processes to approve undergraduate and postgraduate trainers in the UK and consider some useful approaches to professionalising medical education and medical educators.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

For registration, please visit http://www.imhse.hku.hk/t/e20140327.php. For inquiries, please contact us at imhse@hku.hk

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You are cordially invited to attend the following seminar organized by the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE):

Title: Staff and Professional Development Seminar on “Virtually there: A journey to the HKU Medicine Island for teaching and learning.”
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Sandwiches will be provided)
Venue: Seminar Room 5, LG1/F, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building

Speakers:
Dr Deneen, Christopher Charles
Professor US Khoo, Professor, Department of Pathology, LKS Faculty of Medicine
Dr Joanna Ho, Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, LKS Faculty of Medicine
Mr Brant Knutzen, Lecturer – MSc IT in Education, Faculty of Education

Descriptions:
This seminar reports on the current progress of two funded grant projects awarded to Dr Joanna Ho and Dr NS Wong from the Department of Biochemistry and Prof US Khoo from the Department of Pathology. The projects aim to enhance teaching and learning by creating educational experiences in the virtual environment. Mr Brant Knutzen, the technical expert and Co-I on these projects will briefly explore the feasibility of virtual environment scenarios for Anatomy, Surgery, and Intensive Patient Care.

Attributed by Mr Knutzen’s technical expertise in the constructions of the virtual environment, the HKU Medicine Island is now just a few clicks away from us. Since the core objective of the project from the Department of Biochemistry is to explore the potential functionalities of such a novel virtual space in stimulating effective teaching and learning, Dr Ho will share her experience of a trial lesson where she invites her students to the virtual island where bots (virtual patients) were set up in the virtual hospital beds to facilitate implementation of patient scenarios and subsequent lab assays were also set up on the virtual lab benches furnished with recognizable equipment from the real biochemistry teaching laboratory. The observations gathered on the student’s reactions when being introduced to such simulations and the intriguing effects on their learning stimulation will be discussed.

For additional background info see the slideshow:

ALL ARE WELCOME!

For registration, please visit
http://www.imhse.hku.hk/t/e20140128.php
For inquiries, please contact us at imhse@hku.hk

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jpegYou are cordially invited to attend the
following seminar organized by the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE):

Title: Teaching & Learning and Assessment Development Seminar on “Eportfolios: Opportunities and challenges as program‐level assessments”
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Sandwiched will be provided)
Venue: Mrs Chen Yang Foo Oi Telemedicine Centre, 2/F, William M.W. Mong Block, Faculty of Medicine Building

About the speakers
Dr Deneen, Christopher Charles
Research Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor (Honorary)
Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

Dr Deneen is a research assistant professor with the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on relationships of assessment and curricula in higher and teacher education. He is especially interested in learner-oriented assessment, technology-enhanced assessment, and managing curriculum change.

After earning his doctorate from Columbia University’s Teachers College, Chris served as a university teacher and administrator in New York City. Inspired by the often-unanswered questions raised by his experiences as a teacher and administrator, Chris chose to develop research into higher and teacher education as a core element of his professional identity and practice. After working two years with the Hong Kong Institute of Education, he joined the HKU Faculty of Education in 2011. As principal investigator on a General Research Fund (GRF) grant, Chris is currently exploring digital portfolios as assessment in higher and teacher education.

Description
Eportfolios are a popular means of both promoting and evaluating student learning. They are widely recognized as enhancing self‐regulation, promoting reflection, and determining achievement of professional outcomes.

Eportfolios have significant potential for medical education programs as they may integrate assessment and learning innovations currently favored in medical education, such as problem‐based learning scenarios and simulations.

There are, however challenges in implementing eportfolios as assessments. These challenges range from maintaining student engagement to establishing rater reliability. In this talk, Chris Deneen will address both the challenges and opportunities presented by using eportfolios. Drawing on his own research and the field of literature, Dr. Deneen will discuss key issues such as feasibility, implementation guidelines, and how existing assessments in courses, modules or blocks could be capitalized on to support program‐level eportfolios.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

For inquiries, please contact us at imhse@hku.hk. To register, please visit

http://www.imhse.hku.hk/t/e20140211.php

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Message from Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education

jpegYou are cordially invited to attend the following seminar organized by the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE): Staff and Professional Development Seminar on ” Eportfolios: Opportunities and challenges as program – level assessments”

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Sandwiched will be provided)
Venue: Mrs Chen Yang Foo Oi Telemedicine Centre, 2/F, William M.W. Mong Block, Faculty of Medicine Building

About the speakers
Dr Deneen, Christopher Charles
Research Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor (Honorary)
Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

Dr Deneen is a research assistant professor with the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on relationships of assessment and curricula in higher and teacher education. He is especially interested in learner-oriented assessment, technology-enhanced assessment, and managing curriculum change.

After earning his doctorate from Columbia University’s Teachers College, Chris served as a university teacher and administrator in New York City. Inspired by the often-unanswered questions raised by his experiences as a teacher and administrator, Chris chose to develop research into higher and teacher education as a core element of his professional identity and practice. After working two years with the Hong Kong Institute of Education, he joined the HKU Faculty of Education in 2011. As principal investigator on a General Research Fund (GRF) grant, Chris is currently exploring digital portfolios as assessment in higher and teacher education.

Description
Eportfolios are a popular means of both promoting and evaluating student learning. They are widely recognized as enhancing self-regulation, promoting reflection, and determining achievement of professional outcomes. Eportfolios have significant potential for medical education programs as they may integrate assessment and learning innovations currently favored in medical education, such as problem-based learning scenarios and simulations.

There are, however challenges in implementing eportfolios as assessments. These challenges range from maintaining student engagement to establishing rater reliability. In this talk, Chris Deneen will address both the challenges and opportunities presented by using eportfolios. Drawing on his own research and the field of literature, Dr. Deneen will discuss key issues such as feasibility, implementation guidelines, and how existing assessments in courses, modules or blocks could be capitalized on to support program-level eportfolios.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

For inquiries, please contact us at imhse@hku.hk. To register, please visit

http://www.imhse.hku.hk/t/e20131128.php

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You are cordially invited to attend the following seminar jointly organized by the Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy and the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE)

Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Venue: Telemedicine Centre (MTC), 2/F William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam

Speaker

Dr Yogini Jani
Honorary Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
University College London

About the seminar

Health professionals including doctors, nurses and pharmacists are educated in their discipline by senior personnel in their respective fields. In contrast the practice of clinical medicine is multi-disciplinary. At UCL Medical School, students have received therapeutics training from clinical pharmacologists and pharmacists for the past ten years. The strategic drive towards ‘common learning’ and inter-professional education nationally as part of the modernisation agenda, and the integration of the School of Pharmacy into UCL locally, presented an opportunity to review this training and shift the focus to inter-professional learning.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please make your reservation via

<http://www.imhse.hku.hk/t/e20131028.php>

For inquiries, please contact us at imhse@hku.hk

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Message from Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education

You are cordially invited to attend the following seminar organized by the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE):

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Sandwiched will be provided)
Venue: LG1/F, Room LLG-S5, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building

Speaker

Mr Wojtek Dolkowsk, co-founder and CEO, MEDtube online platform (http://medtube.net)

Abstract

Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 11.35.50 amBackground
Medical education differs from education in other fields. It is more regulated, vulnerable and has not changed too much over ages. It is more traditional and based on books, printed journals, lectures plus typically provided by more conservative teachers. Nowadays the multitude of technologies and availability of new formats as well as the need for improving efficiency are challenging the traditional education system. In 2010 two surgeons from Poland initiated the MEDtube project to improve physician education and communication between professionals globally.

Results
MEDtube platform was launched in mid-2011 and grew to the position of the largest video-centric social network for healthcare professionals worldwide. From the very beginning its founders shared the same philosophy and values. MEDtube ment to be open and for free (after registration) in opposition to traditional sources like expensive journals, books, programs (often unavailable, especially in poor countries). It was possible because MEDtube is based on user-generated content. Open Access is becoming essential to stimulate innovation and eliminate barriers that are blocking (or slowing down) improvement. There is a lot of room and need for new communication tools in healthcare. Aspirations of MEDtube founders are high – to be the largest platform for education and communication of professionals, recognized on all continents. The ambition is to revolutionize the way education is provided and communication between healthcare professionals is happening. There are over 13,000 videos available in all medical specialties (surgical videos, patient examination, lectures, animations, cases, webinars), all peer-reviewed. The MEDtube audience is exceeding 120,000 professionals each month.

Conclusions
Medical education needs to adapt to the changing environment as well as growing expectations of new generations of learners. MEDtube aspires to participate and to foster this evolution. In order to improve medical education and facilitate professional communication MEDtube needs allies – leaders all over the world who understand and share the same views.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

For inquiries, please contact us at imhse@hku.hk

Online registration:

http://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?UEID=27072

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