Innovations in Medical Education
An Innovative Mobile eLearning Platform: Integration of Basic Histology, Physiology and Histopathology for Health Professional Blending Learning
Florence M.K. Tang, Aden K.Y. Chan, Leung Fu Cheng, Molly P.M. Wong, Po H.M. Yeung, Sam H.K. Poon, Taylor L.H. Tang, Ray M. F. Lee and Olivia M.Y. Ngan
Abstract / Video
Regarding the teaching of basic clinical knowledge of the Faculty of Medicine, lectures and practicums in Histology, Physiology and Histopathology are often delivered too hastily, leaving insufficient time for students to digest the teaching materials. The primary objective of this project is to facilitate the students’ learning of skills for retention of the knowledge. Moreover, our team has designed the innovative mobile learning platform, entitled electronic Histology Guide (eHisGuide), which aim to enhance cellular level education including histology, physiology and pathology and health professional students can learn actively anywhere and at any time.
This proposed project is collaborative with expertise from different disciplines. Our team had analyzed the teaching and learning needs of the health professional students. We, therefore, built-up the contents and divided into four micro-modules, ie. Cell-cell Junction, Basic Tissue, Respiratory System and Histology of Cartilage and Bone. Our team invited the colleague of the ITSC to participate in the computer information technology support to develop the platform of the eHisGuide. All the micro-modules have been gradually launched in the Blackboard CUHK for the trial run issue.
After completion of the project, the outcomes of our team’s study are able to:
– increase mobile learning in teaching Histology, Physiology and Pathology;
– implement eHisGuide in other subject related areas for blended learning;
– share experience and make the eHisGuide available to other institutions; and
– use the eHisGuide as a prototype to promote the innovative concept of teaching and learning pedagogy to Hong Kong and international tertiary institutions for health professional students teaching.