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  OUHK inaugurates first integrated teaching centre
for general, mental and Chinese medicinal nursing
26/05/2008
   
 

Plaque unveiling Ceremony


Group Photo


Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

Demonstration (1)

Demonstration (2)

The $11-million Clinical Nursing Education Centre was opened at The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) today (26 May) to provide advanced computer-simulated training to more than 1,000 students taking nursing programmes.

OUHK Council Chairman Dr the Hon Charles Lee said the Centre, equipped with state-of-the-art computer technology, is the first simulation centre in Hong Kong that has incorporated the learning elements of general, mental and Chinese medicinal nursing. Apart from providing an environment for holistic nursing learning, the Centre is also an ideal venue for health-related research and academic activities.

Also speaking at the ceremony, OUHK President Prof. John C Y Leong said: "While the Lee Hysan Nursing Skills Education Unit is equipped with human models and basic nursing care equipment and facilities for teaching basic clinical nursing skills, the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital Clinical Simulation Education Unit is furnished with different types of simulators, control racks and recording systems for advanced and interactive nursing skills training, as well as assessment of the nursing and clinical competency of students."

Besides, there are two other learning zones in the Centre, namely, Chinese Medicinal Nursing Education Unit and Virtual Reality Education Unit. The former is furnished with a human acupuncture simulator and related facilities for massage, cupping and moxibustion training; and the latter is outfitted with computers and virtual training equipment which allow learners to interact with virtual patients under full 3-D scenarios.

Prof. Leong thanked the Lee Hysan Foundation and Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital for their $3 million and $2.5 million donations. In recognition of their contributions, the Nursing Skills Education Unit and Clinical Simulation Education Unit have been named after the two organizations respectively.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Walton Li, Medical Superintendent of the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, said that the Hospital and OUHK have joined hands to train registered and degree nurses since 2005. With an aging population and growing public concern for health, the community’s higher expectations on health care professionals have made their job responsibilities more diverse and significant.

The OUHK has been providing high quality nursing education for more than 14 years, and has been appointed as a gazetted nursing school for Registered Nurse training. It has produced over 1,100 nursing graduates who are now serving as professional nurses in various health care sectors in Hong Kong or overseas. More than 1,500 students are currently enrolled in the University’s distance learning and full-time nursing programmes.


 

Photo 1 (L-R): Plaque unveiling: Mr Stanley Ko, Dr Walton Li, Dr Deanna Lee Rudgard, Dr The Hon Charles Lee, Prof. John C Y Leong
 
Photo 2: OUHK Senior staff and guests from Lee Hysan Foundation and HK Sanatorium & Hospital
 
Photo 3 (L-R): Ribbon-cutting: Prof. John C Y Leong, Mr Stanley Ko, Dr Deanna Lee Rudgard, Dr Walton Li, Dr The Hon Charles Lee
 
Photo 4: Demonstration in Clinical Nursing Education Centre (1)
 
Photo 5: Demonstration in Clinical Nursing Education Centre (2)
 

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