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Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme Seminar – Global Health, Local Context


Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:
Date : 10 November, 2016 (Thursday)
Time : 12:00nn - 1:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Julie Yun Chen, Assistant Professor, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
Facilitator : Dr. Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Medical students are keen to engage in service learning – going abroad to gain broader perspectives on health care and contributing to projects which can make a difference in people’s lives. Service learning supports the experiential aspect of global health which ‘places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide by emphasizing transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions’ (Koplan et al, 2009). But does the experience of global health require globetrotting? Do students necessarily need to go abroad to achieve the same outcomes? Experiences at the medical schools of The University of Hong Kong and the University of British Columbia illustrate how the principles of global health can be framed in local service learning initiatives.

About the Speaker
Dr Julie Chen holds a joint appointment in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, and the Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education. She is engaged in the development, implementation and evaluation of new initiatives in the medical curriculum to encourage early learning of professionalism and humanism in medicine. For her work, she has been recognized with a Faculty Teaching Medal and Teaching Excellence Award (Team).

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​