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Innovative Learning

Innovative Learning

We develop trainings using innovative learning methods.

Innovative Learning

Innovative teaching methodologies such as simulation, virtual reality and game-based techniques are becoming increasingly popular for disaster preparedness and response training. We design different creative ways to enhance outcomes of learning in disaster preparedness and response.


Virtual Reality (VR) simulation is one of the methodologies we are using to enhance learning impact. We use VR simulation to advance practice and sustain learning outcomes of disaster training. VR simulation seems to have bridged the gap between paper-based and field-based training, which have been commonly utilised for disaster training. Some other advantages of VR simulation include enhancing immersive virtual environments, facilitating instant feedback on performance, allowing participants to learn at their own pace, and providing unlimited number of virtual scenarios, etc. Our VR tools include a laptop animation-based interactive software and the use of an immersive projection system.   


Apart from VR simulation, we use different tools to promote blended learning which is a mixture of learning methods that incorporate multiple teaching modalities to engage learners and drive their learning experience. 


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The 20th World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress was convened on 24–28 April 2017 in Toronto, with more than 900 disaster and emergency medicine professionals in attendance. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) submitted two abstracts on two trainings which incorporated virtual reality (VR) simulation elements that HKJCDPRI co-organised with the the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists and Hong Kong Automobile Association respectively.  
The Government Flying Service (GFS) of Hong Kong is responsible for providing 24/7 emergency helicopter and fixed-wing flying support. The GSF and the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists collaborated to organize the Air Crew Resuscitation Simulation Refresher Course for the Aircrew Officers to enhance their medical skills for search and rescue missions. In order to enhance learning outcomes, this training made use of high fidelity simulation search and rescue scenarios.
With the increasing popularity of using virtual reality (VR) in training, there has been a paucity of studies showing that content retention in memory is better1, and compared to other simulations, VR bridges the gap of inconsistency of trainings, while allowing participants to be trained in a realistic yet safe environment2. In view of the first electric motor race in Hong Kong, the Federation Internationale d'Automobile (FIA) Formula E Hong Kong ePrix held in October 2016, a training for the medical community for such events was thus organized by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute. The aims of the course were to enhance command and coordination with different parties, including the marshal team, Chief Medical Officer, first aid team, extrication Team, and fire services. In the scene coordination session, participants were immersed in interactive simulated motor accident scenes created by a VR game-based tool to interact with each other to communicate.


Targeted for aircrew officers, air medical officers and air medical nursing officers, the first Air Crew Resuscitation Course was completed on 3 December 2016 with six participants. The course provided foundation knowledge and hands-on experience of pre-hospital and helicopter resuscitation in a simulated environment.  The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) supported the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists and Government Flying Service (GSF) for better training effect by developing 360-degree virtual reality films and a helicopter cockpit mock-up.


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