Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (RS) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Kunming Medical University (KMU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 15 January 2021 via Zoom, as a record of both parties’ understanding in relation to discussing the opportunity to undertake cooperative activities.
RS has more than 30 years of collaborative relationship with. Under the leadership of Prof. Ao, the Rehabilitation Medicine Department of KMU has achieved a higher academic ranking in the country due to high-quality training to the students. The completion of the new rehabilitation teaching building shows the great support in rehabilitation education of the country as well as the rapid expansion of rehabilitation professions. This collaboration will strengthen the existing collaboration between RS and KMU in the provision of a new education platform and enhancement of community rehabilitation education.
There are three objectives of this collaboration:
1.) To strengthen the mode of community rehabilitation service education so as to enhance the teaching curriculum and clinical education.
2.) To build up a brand new “PolyU-KMU Community Rehabilitation Education Centre” with the objectives to preserve the valuable service data and to promote rehabilitation education to different parties including teachers, students, professions and the public.
3.) To make use of the newly established Centre as a core basement of community rehabilitation education so as to further promote a more professional rehabilitation education training to the whole country. The promotion is not only limited to the students of PolyU and KMU, but also to the surrounding institutions, as well as all parties who are interested in community rehabilitation services.
In the future, we will make use of this “PolyU-KMU Community Rehabilitation Education Centre” to enhance the promotion of rehabilitation education in the whole country. The ultimate goal is to improve the teaching quality and to enhance the development of rehabilitation education in the country, thereby positively impacting on the lives of people with disabilities and helping them to go back into the community.