Undergraduate Education

MBBS curriculum
Junior clerkship in Emergency Medicine
  • Mini Symposium on Emergency Medicine and its interface with Disaster Medicine.
  • Workshops cum tutorials on topics in basic life support: adult resuscitation, trauma resuscitation and pediatric resuscitation.
  • Emergency Medical Service in Hong Kong and disaster response in Hong Kong.
  • Practice of Emergency Medicine, its development, special features and its relationship with other medical services.
  • Basic resuscitation skills for Emergency Medicine clinical practice.

Senior clerkship in Emergency Medicine
  • A 3-hour symposium on disaster and related emergencies in case presentation format
  • One whole-day Advanced Life Support Training Course jointly taught by the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit
  • Common medical emergencies encountered in a disaster.
  • Principles of life support treatment in an austere environment.
  • ALS principles, rhythm recognition, electrical therapy, drugs used in ALS and ethics in resuscitation.

Specialty clerkship in Emergency Medicine
  • Lectures, tutorials and bedside teaching conducted in the A&E of Queen Mary Hospital, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital and Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital
  • Principles of emergency care.
  • Clinical problems encountered in the acute setting.
  • Clinical skills applicable in the acute setting.
  • Communication skills with acute patients

Clinical Foundation Block Teaching on Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
  • A series of lectures and a mini-drill with various work stations taught by the Unit, experts in major incident management and members of the Auxiliary Medical Services
  • Interface between prehospital and disaster medicine
  • Management of major incidents e.g. mass casualty incidents, HAZMAT incidents
  • Hands-on practice of clinical skills in a simulated drill

Common Core Course
Shaping our Health Across Cultures (CCGL9062 Global Issues)

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Timetable for Lectures


While this course is open to students from all Faculties as a regular Common Core course, it is also tailored to be flexible in class participation for MBBS students in their Enrichment Year, who, after Face-to-Face interaction at the beginning of the course will participate through online learning at their study site in Mainland China / overseas.

Course Description

This course explores the formulation of health policy, which refers to decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society. It involves a wide array of knowledge including aspects of science, law, social science, education, and business management, all of which have a role in shaping a vision for the future.

Through analyzing the formulation of policies affecting health and formulating their own health-related policies, students will develop a broader perspective and a more critical understanding of the complex connections between such policies and their everyday lives. Students will be empowered to navigate the similarities and differences between cultures by looking at examples of East/Southeast Asian, Latin American, US, UK and local health policies, and they will discover alternative systems of thinking that are related to different living environments, technologies, and geopolitical situations. Selected academic and news articles will be chosen to elicit students’ reflections and production of ideas about their roles as a global citizens.

A flipped classroom setting will replace traditional lectures, but face-to-face workshop sessions will remain essential as we think together, share insights with invited speakers and international organizations, and create our own collaborative responses to real world healthcare needs.

Course Learning Outcomes

On completing the course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the interconnection among health, politics and the lives of individuals and their underlying causes.
  2. Discern the underlying cultural and political factors that affect a country’s health-related policy.
  3. Contribute to the on-going discussion and reformation of the healthcare policies in face of the structural changes in society.
  4. Critically analyze the tension between various sectors within a society, government policy aims and identify possible solutions to moderate them.