Research Projects
Clinical Electrophysiology in Orthopaedics

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

Objective and Significance:

To understand the clinical application of elctrophysiological test in orthopaedics

To understand the function of intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring in prevention of spinal cord injury

Clinical electrophysiology is an useful tool to help diagnosis of orthopaedic disorders. It is a significant functional assessment for diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Research Plan and Methodology:

1. Lectures

2. literature review

3. Laboratory practice and clinical study

4. on-hand practice

The content of this module include:

- Anatomy and physiology of spinal cord

- Electromyography(EMG) assessment.

- Risk of spinal cord injury during surgery

- Mechanism of different evoked potential techniques

- Intraoperative spinal cord monitoring methods

- Influence factors to monitoring

Dr Y Hu, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project 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]/URIS 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

HKUMed MBBS students interested in the Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme may visit the programme website for more information.  

HKUMed UG students interested in the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIS) may visit the scheme’s website for more information.