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Life & Death 生與死 – Learning from the Great Body Teachers (For Public)
posted by General Education Unit for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Medical & Health Care

Event Details

Body donation was little known even just ten years ago in Hong Kong. But a recent survey led by the HKU Body Donation Programme showed that over 80% of the people in Hong Kong have heard of body donation, and, among those who have heard of it, over 50% of the respondents said they are willing to consider donating their bodies after they pass away. But exactly what and how these donated bodies contribute to medical and health sciences education is less well known.

In this talk, Dr. Chan will outline what we have learned from these donated bodies: anatomy, medical and health professionalism, and reflections on life and death. The influence of these great, altruistic individuals are immense and have spread beyond medicine, thus forming a bridge between the medical community and the public. These individuals therefore truly deserve to be called the Great Body Teachers (大體老師).

Speaker: 陳立基醫生 Dr. Chan Lap Ki
Dr. Chan is currently an associate professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences, the coordinator of the Education Division of Anatomy, and the Deputy Director of the Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education, at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong. He has a background in orthopaedics and physical anthropology and teaches gross anatomy to medical and healthcare students. His teaching excellence has been recognised by awards such as the Thomas Henry Huxley Instructorship from Duke University, Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Hong Kong, and the Bronze Discipline Award (Life Sciences) in the QS Stars-Wharton Reimagine Education Awards.

Date/Time29/01/2018 18:45-20:45
VenueKK101, K.K. Leung Building
LanguageEnglish

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 09/01/2018 00:00(HKT) to 29/01/2018 19:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Contact Information

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