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).

Institute for Medical and Health Sciences Education, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong
Telephone: 2819 9841

Link to the full issue of IMSHE News here

SoL-SRT Seminar: Technology enhanced learning

Message from Sciences of Learning Strategic Research Theme

Technology enhanced learning: A dialogue between the fields of educational data mining, psychometrics and educational psychology

Date: 22nd May, 2014
Time: 12:30 to 14:30
Venue: Runme Shaw Building 204, The University of Hong Kong
Speakers: Dr Vincent Tam, Dr Maggie Zhao, Ms Sanyin Cheng

During the past decade, educational data mining has emerged to provide positive value to educational improvement, together with conventional academic communities such as educational psychology, psychometrics, among others. Ostensibly, these different strands of research seem to be in conflict: one focus on identifying meaningful patterns in available data versus one structuring and confirming situations to provide evidence. Given their shared goals in enhancing educational practice, this hybrid seminar is formalized to provide a dialogue opportunity for communities of educational psychology, psychometric measurement and educational data mining to recognize the unique attributes of the other, thereby increasing opportunities for collaborative research between these communities.


  • Topic 1 Educational data mining on big data for e-learning systems
    (By Dr Vincent Tam)
  • Topic 2 Modern psychometrics and technology in educational
    assessment (by Dr Maggie Yue Zhao)
  • Topic 3 Intellectual styles and student development (by Ms Sanyin

For details, please go to SoL-SRT website:

Sandwiches and beverage will be provided!

All are welcome!