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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. 


For exchange of thoughts and ideas, please contact us at 2871 8507 or email [email protected].


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.
Partnering with the Hong Kong Automotive Association, HKJCDPRI organised a training "Motorsport Medicine Incident Management Course" for medical incident first responders, involved in the 2016 FIA Formula E Hong Kong Station race event held on 8 and 9 October 2016. Two identical courses were held on 24 September and 1 October 2016 with a participation of 80 medical emergency first responders.


Disaster Field Responder Course
Supported by six organisations, Ambulance Service Institute, Civil Aid Service, Fire Service Department, Hong Kong Disaster Medicine Association, Hong Kong Red Cross, and Hong Kong St John Ambulance, the first session of the Disaster Field Responder Course was held on 15 August 2015. A total of 45 participants from the six supporting organisations attended the first training class on 15 August 2015. The course aims to enhance first aiders’ disaster response capacity with updated knowledge and essential practical skills in disaster situations. It covers topics on command and coordination, practical first responders’ practical skills in disaster situations, special situations and scenarios, as well as psychological support.