Art Exhibition & Medical Humanities Curriculum Showcase
This session features a fascinating 10-year retrospective of award-winning creative works by medical students, snapshots of the diverse learning experiences in the medical humanities curriculum, and “Health by Design,’ a curated exhibition of vintage Hong Kong public health posters. Welcome to browse and chat with our students, teachers and curriculum leads over light refreshments!
Students’ Creative Works
Each year since the inception of the Medical Humanities programme in 2012, first-year medical students produce a creative work as the capstone learning activity. A showcase of shortlisted works are presented at the end of the year in front of a panel of judges, most recently in April 2023. Their creative works have been spectacular, adopting a variety of modalities including music video, painting, poetry, short story, digital art, art installation etc. to engage with any of the five themes of the MH curriculum: Doctor & Patient Identities; History of Medicine; Living & Dying; Culture & Care and Social Justice/ Humanitarianism. We are proud to celebrate the insight and creativity of students over the past ten years.
A Vintage Hong Kong Public Health Posters
As part of MEHU’s 10th Anniversary celebrations, we will present an exhibition of visually striking and historically significant public health posters from post-war Hong Kong to the present that cover diverse topics including health and hygiene, disease prevention, HIV/AIDS and mental health. As well as their aesthetic value, the posters tell a story of evolving health and medicine in Hong Kong and changing local and global sociocultural influences.