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Life and Death Education through the HKU Body Donation Programme

Date & Time:

October 21, 2014 (Tue) | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


Room P6-03, Graduate House


Dr Lap Ki Chan 
Associate Professor, Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education & Department of Anatomy

Dr Lap Ki Chan and his team received the Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award (KE) 2014 of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine for the ‘Life and Death Education through the HKU Body Donation Programme’ project.



The undergraduate medical programme at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine aims to provide students with the best learning opportunities, including cadaveric dissection. The need for cadavers has inspired the HKU Body Donation Programme, which has encouraged the public to re-examine life and death. The impact of the programme’s widely reported activities is demonstrated by the dramatic increase in the number of registered and actual donors. Many non-academic individuals and organizations have supported the Programme, some even have organized their own activities to raise public awareness. Moreover, our students are learning to appreciate the altruism of the donors, thus forging mutual trust between the future healthcare professionals and their patients.

In this talk, Dr L K Chan will talk about the teaching and learning activities made possible by the Body Donation Programme and the diverse activities organized by the Programme to establish a bidirectional exchange between the University and the local community.

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