Research Postgraduate Studies
Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education


Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education


Research Questions

  • What are the roles of instructional, motivational, and psychological variables in explaining the success of IPE using case-based learning and team-based learning involving students and teachers?
  • What are the experimental effects of implicit and explicit priming strategies in developing collaboration outcomes in IPE among students who are high in social interaction anxiety?
  • How could digital technologies be adopted to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning in medical education?
  • What are the contributing factors to student satisfaction, perceived progress and learning outcomes in problem-based learning?
  • How does near-peer teaching experience influence near-peer teachers and students?
  • What factors promote and undermine the well-being of HK healthcare learners and professionals?
  • What factors promote and undermine the resilience of HK healthcare learners and professionals?
  • Which interventions are effective in fostering well-being and resilience in HK healthcare learners and professionals?
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Research Areas

1. Interprofessional Education (IPE)

  • Identification of individual and group-level variables in explaining students’/teams’ achievement in IPE
  • Factors affecting achievement in IPE
  • Use of technologies to facilitate student engagement and collaboration
Supervisor(s)

Dr FA Ganotice

Dr B Zheng

 

2. Problem-based Learning (PBL)

  • Contributing factors leading to the effectiveness of PBL
  • Classroom interactions and epistemic engagement
  • Students’ self-regulated learning strategies
  • Use of technologies to facilitate knowledge construction
  • Effectiveness of near-peer teaching 
Supervisor(s)

Dr FA Ganotice

Dr B Zheng

 

3. Well-being and Resilience

  • Promoting and undermining factors for the well-being of healthcare learners and professionals in HK
  • Factors that promote and undermine the resilience of healthcare learners and professionals in HK
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of interventions for supporting the well-being and resilience of HK healthcare learners and professionals
Supervisor(s)

Dr L Chan

Next Step?

For more information or to express interest to join the research areas, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the description. Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med] / RIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website.

General admission enquiries should be directed to rpgmed@hku.hk.