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21 Sep 2023

HKMU and two partner institutions awarded a government grant of approximately HK$8 million to develop first cross-institutional VR game to enhance healthcare students’ interprofessional communication skills

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) is actively promoting the teaching and development of healthcare through innovation and technology. In collaboration with Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) and Tung Wah College (TWC), HKMU will develop a cross-institutional Virtual Reality (VR) simulation teaching game. The primary goal of the project is to enhance the interprofessional communication skills of approximately 2,800 undergraduate nursing and physiotherapy students from the three self-financing institutions to enable the students to deliver higher-quality healthcare services to patients in the future. The project received a grant of HK$7.97 million from the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) under the Government’s Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund. The game is expected to be ready for classroom use in 2025 at the earliest....

20 Apr 2023

Nursing school research shows generational gap in views of first-line nursing management competencies as critical factor in talent retention

HKMU researchers found that young nurses are interested in a healthy work-life balance and are less willing to be promoted because of concern about a heavier workload. This and discrepancies among different generations of nurses regarding the essential elements of managerial effectiveness are possible factors for the manpower shortage in the nursing sector....

2 Apr 2023

HKMU and AMS sign an MoU to promote innovation in the medical field

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) and Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today (2 April) marking the official launch of a series of academic collaborations between...

1 Dec 2022

HKMU launches a physiotherapy centre to advance teaching and research for the benefit of the community

Opening on 1 December (today), the HKMU Physiotherapy Centre will provide a clinical practicum for physiotherapy students at Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU). In addition,...

4 May 2022

HKMU launches two new masters programmes
to address the healthcare needs of Hong Kong's ageing society

The School of Nursing and Health Studies of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) recently signed collaboration agreements with the School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan...

28 Mar 2022

HKMU sets up support centre for Hospital Authority’s COVID-19 hotline

Since the fifth wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, Hong Kong's healthcare system has faced unprecedented challenges. In response to high demand for the Hospital Authority...

1 Mar 2022

HKMU joins the frontline against the COVID-19 pandemic

In the face of the worsening pandemic situation, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) has pooled its resources and expertise to fight COVID-19 for the community. In February, more...

17 Jan 2022

HKMU nursing teaching facility named after Dr Edward Cheung Wing-yui

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) named a nursing teaching facility as "Edward Cheung Nursing Skills Education Unit" today (17 January) in recognition of the generous...

9 Dec 2021

HKMU names two nursing teaching facilities after Dr Eddy C Fong

The Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) named two nursing teaching facilities as "Eddy C Fong Nursing Skills Education Unit" and "Eddy C Fong CNEC Preparation...

23 Nov 2021

Healthcare and technology experts exchange knowledge on application of gerontechnology during COVID-19

Following the success of the first International Conference on Gerontechnology last year, the 2021 edition was held from 23 to 25 November with a topical theme:...






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