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Undergraduates Studies

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Programme (MBBS) 130 curriculum

The goal of the curriculum is to produce doctors of tomorrow who are competent in the understanding and delivery of effective, humane and ethical medical care, committed to lifelong learning, and ready to proceed to postgraduate training. The design of the course reflects the following educational principles:

Active, student-centred learning
Students are encouraged to be active in managing their own learning and to question both what and how they learn through problem-based, small-group tutorials. These tutorials foster the development of skills for interpersonal communication and teamwork, and help train students to become lifelong learners.

E-learning
Students will be able to learn through a blended innovative approach in addition to conventional classes and small-group tutorials. Students will be given access to a range of e-learning resources which are supplemented by interactive forums where they will have plenty of opportunities to discuss clinical cases to strengthen their learning for application in clinical practice.

Integration
The curriculum emphasizes the inter-connections between different fields of knowledge. Essential elements of basic science and clinical practice are learnt through an integrated approach.

Early clinical contact
Students are introduced to clinical and clinical interpersonal skills, and are exposed to patient contact early in the curriculum. These clinical experiences relate closely to theoretical teaching. Students develop clinical skills in a purpose-built Clinical Skills Training Centre to achieve early and effective training.

Community-based experience
A wide variety of community-based teaching is employed to complement the activities that take place within hospitals, exploiting the educational experiences which family physicians, maternal and child health services, hospices and patient support groups can provide.

Practical training for tomorrow
The curriculum is being constantly renewed integrating content gaining emerging importance in clinical practice to make it fit-for-purpose and forward-looking in order to prepare students to become tomorrow’s doctors.

Core and options approach
Students are given the opportunities to choose and explore specific areas of interest or experience in either medical or non-medical fields by making use of the third year, i.e. the “Enrichment Year” and also the 4-week elective at the end of the final year after the final examination. They are allowed to design their own learning experiences such as exchange, research internship, and service & humanitarian projects in Hong Kong and/or overseas.

Enrichment Year Highlights

Internship at WHO Western Pacific Regional Office, Philippines

Research Attachment at HKU

Service Trip to Yunnan