(4.2) Enriching Knowledge cum Learning and Teaching Strategies Series for the Liberal Studies Curriculum: “Are We Prepared for the Next Epidemic? ” (New)

Programme Overview

Under the influence of globalisation, there are frequent cross-border exchanges and flows of people that greatly increase the chances of infectious diseases spreading across state and country borders. Using the 2003 SARS epidemic as an example, the outbreak occurred in March of 2003 and within a month it had affected areas throughout the world including: the United States of America and Canada in North America; England, Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Italy in Europe; and Thailand, Viet Nam, Singapore, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong in Asia. The outbreak continued for four months before the end was announced. By then, SARS had spread to nearly thirty countries with over recorded 8,000 cases. This is an example of how the spread of infectious disease is borderless and the fight for prevention and control needs to be a global effort.

The first half of this seminar will explore the global threats posed by infectious diseases, and draw the examples of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the recent measles outbreak in Asia to assist teachers to prepare for related teaching topics. The teaching designs shared in the second half of the seminar for participants’ reference have been used in class, which are mainly based on the teaching materials developed by The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Liberal Studies Curriculum Resources Booklet Series: Public Health of Education Bureau and complimented by other related information to guide students from various perspectives to explore the roles, methods and functions of international non-governmental organisations in dealing.

Programme Objectives

This course aims to enrich teachers’ knowledge of the growing global infectious disease threat, as well as the effectiveness of international control measures, so as to enhance their ability in handling relevant issues in Liberal Studies lessons.

Date 13 June 2018 (Wednesday)
Time 2:00pm - 5:00pm  
Venue Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre,
Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. 

Mr. CHIU Cheuk-Pong 

Registered Nurse,  Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC);
Médecins Sans Frontières field worker

Ms. LO Kit-ling

Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College;
External Vice Chairperson of HKLSTA

Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Assistant Teachers
Format Interactive seminar
Medium of
Fee Free of charge
Quota 80
For details, please refer to Training Calendar of Education Bureau
(CourseID: CDI020180576)

This course has completed

Deadline of
11 June  2018 (Monday)


Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC); Liberal Studies Section, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau, HKSAR.


Attendees will be awarded a certificate issued by the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.