This is a new way to instil the curriculum theory into student professional practice.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University delivers Bachelor and Master degrees in rehabilitation sciences.
Yan’s Story was delivered online in combination with face-to-face lectures for final year occupational therapy students, 2009.
This enabled students to practice their case management skills within a virtual student placement, that is, an interactive real-time scenario based in Hong Kong. The scenario explored challenges that a disabled young man would face when discharged from hospital at a time when there was a low level of disability awareness.
Students followed real time developments that Yan encountered in returning to his life. Challenges exacerbated by commonly experienced social, physical, economic and emotional stress.