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Dr CHAN, Lap Ki 陳立基

Dr CHAN, Lap Ki 陳立基

  • BSc, MBBS (HKU), PhD (Duke U), FHKAM (Orthopaedic Surgery); FHKCOS; FRCS (Edin); MEd (HK); SFHEA
  • Associate Professor
L1-45, Laboratory Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
+852 3917 9077
  • Anatomy education
  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum management and development
  • Comparative anatomy of primate shoulder
  • Language issues in medical education

LAP KI CHAN has a background in orthopedics and physical anthropology and teaches gross anatomy to medical students. His research interests include innovative pedagogies in anatomy education, problem-based learning, and faculty development. He is the co-director of the Staff and Professional Development Program at his own school. He is a Visiting Professor at Zhongshan School of Medicine and Hainan Medical University and an educator for the Asia Pacific region for the AO Foundation (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen), primarily offering services in faculty development. His teaching excellence has been recognized by such awards as the Thomas Henry Huxley Instructorship from Duke University, and most recently, an Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Hong Kong. He serves as an associate editor for Anatomical Sciences Education and has edited a book with Professor Wojciech Pawlina, “Teaching Anatomy – A Practical Guide,” published by Springer.

Dr Lap Ki Chan’s research interest lies mainly in anatomy education, innovative pedagogies and anatomy.

  • Interprofessional team-based learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Anatomy education

Selected books

  1. Chan LK, Pawlina W (editors). 2015. Teaching Anatomy – A Practical Guide. Cham: Springer.
  2. Chan LK, JY Chen, EWS Chung (editors): Dissecting the Meaning of Life – An Anthology of Essays on Body Donation (大體大得——遺體捐贈感思文集). Hong Kong: Wheatear. Nominated for 26th Secondary Students' Best Ten Books. Received the “Publishing Award” in the category of "Life and Science” in the Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2017 in Hong Kong.
  3. Bridges S, Hmelo-Silver C, Chan LK (editors). 2015. Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education. Cham: Springer.

Selected peer-reviewed articles on medical and anatomy education

  1. Chan LK, Yang J, Irby D. 2015. Application of the One-Minute Preceptor Technique by Novice Teachers in the Gross Anatomy Laboratory. Anatomical Sciences Education 8(6):539-546.
  2. Chan LK, Bridges S, Doherty I, Ng M, Jin J, Sharma N, Chan N, Lai HY. 2015. A qualitative study on how health profession students and their PBL facilitators perceive the use of mobile devices during PBL. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning (9)1.
  3. Chan LK, Bridges SM, Doherty I, Ng M, Jin J, Chan NK, Lai HYY. 2015. How do health sciences students use their mobile devices in problem-based learning? In Bridges S, Hmelo-Silver C, Chan LK (editors): Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education, p.99-116, Springer.
  4. Chan LK. 2015. Promoting reflection in the laboratory. In Chan LK, Pawlina W (editors): Teaching Anatomy – A Practical Guide, p.203-212. Cham: Springer.
  5. Chan LK. 2015. The use of low-tech models to enhance the learning of anatomy. In Chan LK, Pawlina W (editors): Teaching Anatomy – A Practical Guide, p.259-266. Cham: Springer.
  6. Chan LK, Sharma N. 2014. Effects of training experienced teachers in the use of the one-minute preceptor technique in the gross anatomy laboratory. Anatomical Sciences Education 7(2):124-129.
  7. Chan LK, Wiseman J. 2011. The use of the one-minute preceptor as a teaching tool in the gross-anatomy laboratory. Anatomical Sciences Education 4(4):235-238.
  8. Chan LK. 2010. Pulling my gut out – some tools for gross-anatomy lectures. Anatomical Sciences Education 3:148-150.

Selected peer-reviewed articles on comparative and clinical anatomy

  1. Chan LK. 2014. The thoracic shape of hominoids. Anatomy Research International, volume 2014 (2014).
  2. Chan LK. 2008. Range of shoulder circumduction in primates: Do hominoids really have higher shoulder mobility? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 136:265-277.
  3. Chan LK. 2007. Scapular position in primates. Folia Primatologica 78(1):19-35.
  4. Chan LK. 2007. Glenohumeral mobility in primates. Folia Primatologica 78(1):1-18.
  • UGC Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Initiatives, “Interprofessional team-based learning for health professional students”, HK$5,069,256, as principal investigator (2012 – 2015 Triennium)
  • Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding Exercise: Impact Project, “Publication of medical students’ reflective essays on dissection: life and death education for the medical professional and the general public”, HK$50,000, as principal investigator (2014)
  • Teaching Development Grant, “Breathing life into the concepts of biochemistry – from bedside to benchside”, HK$289,757, as co-investigator (2014)
  • Teaching Development Grant, HK$381,614, “A blended approach to improve the teaching of Metabolism to undergraduate medical and related curricula – the establishment of an e-Learning resource”, as co-investigator (2014)
  • Teaching Development Grant, HK$292,625, “Improving undergraduate curriculum coherence through electronic curriculum mapping: Cross-faculty applications”, as co-investigator (2013)
  • Teaching Development Grant, HK$237,560, “The use of mobile devices in problem-based learning”, as principal investigator (2013)
  • Faculty Development Grant, HK$290,000, “Effectiveness of a Mobile Moodle Interface in Enhancing Experiential Learning of Clinical Medicine”, as co-investigator (2013)
  • Teaching Development Grant, HK$242,339, “Confronting the challenges of biochemistry teaching and learning in the medical curriculum”, as co-investigator (2012)
  • Faculty Development Fund, HK$281,852, “Development of a fit-for-purpose Chinese-language course for the medical students”, as principal investigator (2011)
  • Teaching Development Grant, HK$495,000, “Promotion of good practice in experiential learning through inter-disciplinary action-based inquiry”, as co-investigator (2011)
  • International Opportunities Fund, “An International Collaboration in Medical Education: Teaching Medical Students to Think and Care using Computer”, Can$75,000, as co-investigator (2010)
  • Development Fund for Medical Humanities Initiatives, “Exploration of suffering and wellbeing through visual narratives of illness”, HK$101,600, as co-investigator (2010)
  • Publishing Award (Life and Science), the Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards, 20 July, 2017 (Book: "Dissecting the Meaning of Life – An Anthology of Essays on Body Donation" <<大體大得——遺體捐贈感思文集>>) 
  • Bronze in Discipline Award (Life Sciences), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education Competition, 6 Dec 2016 (Project: "Interprofessional Team-Based Learning for Health Professional Students.")
  • Bronze in Regional Award (Asia), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education Competition, 6 Dec 2016 (Project: “Problem-based Learning and Educational Technologies in Clinical Education: An Interactional Ethnography.")
  • Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award from The University of Hong Kong (2014)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Hong Kong (2013)
  • Faculty Teaching Medal from Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU (2009)
  • Coordinator of the HKU Body Donation Programme
  • Director of Staff and Professional Development Programme
  • Board member of Asian Association of Clinical Anatomy
  • Member of the panel of ASPIRE to Excellence in Faculty Development Award, the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
  • Founding Council Member of the International Society of Digital Medicine
  • Deputy Director, Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education
  • Visiting Professor, Zhongshan School of Medicine
  • Visiting Professor, Hainan Medical University
  • Educator, Asia Pacific region, AO Foundation (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen)
  • Anatomical Sciences Education: Associate Editor
  • Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research: Member of Editorial Board
  • Journal of Digital Medicine: Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Education Evaluation for Health Professions (JEEHP): Editorial board member
  • Korean Journal of Medical Education: International member of the Editorial Board