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Teaching and Learning Strategies

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Virtual-reality (VR) learning experience

Virtual Hospital is an immersive VR-assisted experiential learning system innovated by the School. It includes over 1,200 combinations of randomised situations and multiple choices questions, and mimics real-life multi-bed wards with chaotic, incidental contexts and clinical pitfalls. Students can develop clinical competence, build multitasking skills, and enhance prioritization judgment and effective decision making abilities while practicing in this simulated environment. 

Click here to view the Virtual Hospital’s introduction video.

Strengthening clinical reasoning

The clinical reasoning framework is integrated to the subjects throughout the curriculum. This emphasizes on the integration of theoretical and clinical knowledge and its application in clinical settings. It aims to strengthen students’ critical thinking and clinical decision-making abilities.

Preparing students for clinical placement

All nursing subjects are linked closely with the clinical placement which starts from year 2 until completion of subjects related to basic nursing care. Prior to the clinical placement, students have an opportunity to participate in the Pre-clinical Workshops to sharpen their knowledge and skills.

Equipping students for future career

Inter-professional Education is promoted in classrooms and piloted in simulated wards. Undergraduate students from the Faculty of Health and Social Science join in both classroom and extracurricular activities to enhance their communication skills, leadership abilities and develop mutual respect between health care professionals for their future collaborative practices.

Expanding students’ horizon

Offshore Clinical Placement Exchange programmes are offered which allow students to work and study in overseas and China’s hospitals. In addition, both local and overseas Primary Health Care experiences gained through the Service-Learning Subjects are recognised as clinical hours.

Applying knowledge and developing nursing skills using high fidelity patient simulators

The School pioneered the use of high-fidelity patient simulators in the late 90s. The Dorothy WONG Intensive Care Laboratory, which was renovated in 2017, is a fully furnished intensive care unit with state-of-the-art facilities. Simulated clinical experiences are major learning and teaching strategies in all nursing therapeutics subjects. Simulated Wards and Gerontological Nursing Laboratory are available for students’ learning and practice in real-life settings.


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