To evaluate the learning effectiveness of a modulated CCTV live-surgery teaching module in undergraduate clinical surgery rotation

Principal Supervisor

Professor Enders K.W. Ng, Department of Surgery


3 years

Approved Budget

HK $140,000

  • Project Objectives
  • Key deliverables expected
  • Evaluation of deliverables/outcomes
  • Dissemination of deliverables/outcomes

Project Objectives

  • To enhance the quality of teaching to final year medical students by observing transmitted live operations under the guidance of designated clinicians, without compromising the operative environment or distraction to the operators;

  • To encourage interactive learning to which medical students will have active participation by presenting medical history, reviewing relevant anatomy and pathology, and discussing the perioperative care of the patients; and

  • To ensure comprehensiveness and unification of clinical surgical exposure for all medical students despite enlarging class in the coming years.
  • Key deliverables expected and timelines for completion

  • Modulated demonstration of a set number of operative procedures that are essential for undergraduate medical training (Plan: July 2013 to April 2015).

  • Archive of video clips of these essential operations for editing and future building of a web-based teaching platform (Plan: July 2013 to April 2015).

  • Collection of performance outcomes of students, and feedback from both students and teachers on this new format of teaching for review (Plan: July 2013 to June 2015).
  • Arrangements for evaluation of project deliverables/outcomes

  • Students’ knowledge and understanding of a set of operative procedures and their corresponding perioperative care will be assessed by pre- and post-exposure MCQ/MEQ tests.

  • Students’ retention of the knowledge gained will be evaluated by questions incorporated in the MCQ part of Final MB examination, and also compared with their immediate module end assessment.

  • Opinion and feedback of teachers and surgeons involved in the teaching transmission of will be conducted using standardized questionnaire.

  • Students’ evaluation will be collected using formatted questionnaire.

  • Total number of video clips collected and percentage of files suitable for further editing and archive for web-based teaching will be assessed by the end of the project.
  • Means for disseminating project deliverables/outcomes

  • If the feedback and evaluation of this new teaching format of operative surgery is outstanding, the methods and technology will be extended to other clinical disciplines, such as cardiac surgery, orthopedics, digestive endoscopy, etc.

  • In the future, there is also a possibility to extend this teaching model to other schools of the Faculty of Medicine, e.g., The Nethersole School of Nursing and The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care.