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IT in the Curriculum & e-Learning

An Improved Teaching and Learning Module of Chinese Medicine On-site Field Trip Combining with On-line Moodle for the New Curriculum for Double Cohort BChinMed Students and Beyond


The 3-3-4(6) curriculum reform and outcome-based approaches for student learning (OBASL) has been launched in The University of Hong Kong since 2008. The two key elements in HKU curriculum reform are experiential learning and e-learning. Field trip is a practical course for students to study Chinese Medicine in the wild while Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is an e-learning platform for teachers to design on-line course. The aim of the project is to implement a new teaching and learning module of Chinese Medicine by integrating field trip and on-line Moodle for the new curriculum of double cohort Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (BChinMed) students and beyond. Herbal plant pictures were collected by both teachers and students and were uploaded to Moodle. Moodle e-learning platform had been set up for BChinMed students to review and share what they learned during field trip. Self-test exercises were also set up to help students to prepare for the final test. Students gave positive comments to the e-learning platform by questionnaires.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Y. Feng, School of Chinese Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of MedicineContact

Project level

Programme-level project

Project Completion

August 2015


  1. Oral presentation on Frontier in Medical and Health Science Education Forum held by the Institute of Medical and Health Science Education, The University of Hong Kong in November, 2013; Download
  2. Poster presentation in an international level conference International Postgraduate Symposium on Chinese Medicine on August 15th, 2014; Download
  3. Oral presentation in Teaching and Learning Showcase Seminar held by CETL in October 10th, 2014; Download
  4. The Moodle e-learning platform for Chinese medicinal herbs study. Download
  5. Academic paper will be submitted to international journal for publication.