Calendar 2000–01

' • to develop new and innovative applied technology; • to integrate research with potential clinical applications with the aim of improving the quality of clinical service and treatment protocols; • to fulfil the academic needs of the University; • to promote the interest of research in the musculoskeletal system among undergraduate and postgraduate students and professional trainees; • to establish and promote practical and collaborative research with other institutions locally and internationally. The research laboratory is running three major research programmes. These include soft tissue (tendon/ligament, muscle, nerves etc.), hard tissue (fracture healing, osteoporosis), and biomaterials. There are five major technical supporting units equipped with advanced facilities to look after histology, molecular biology and biochemistry, tissue biomechanics, bone mineral density measurement, and functional testing. The laboratory also helps organize technical workshops, postgraduate teaching, and local, regional, and international conferences. 6 Tel.: 2632 3074 Fax.: 2637 7432 E-mail: The Orthopaedic Learning Centre is established under the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology with generous donations from Dr. Li Ka Shing Foundation, Stryker Howmedica, and a private donor, Mr. Tang Yuk Wai. It is designed to be a resource centre for learning and teaching for orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, and related specialists. Equipped with the latest information technology, and a state-of-art bioskill laboratory, the centre • provides hands-on bioskill training for orthopaedic surgeons in specialities such as trauma surgery, joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery, spinal surgery, paediatric surgery and other essential orthopaedic procedures; • enables the surgeon in training to observe and assimilate live surgery experience through closed circuit video transmission from the operating room; • enables orthopaedic learning to be linked with and delivered to other international centres through telemedicine; • allows information retrieval on the orthopaedic information superhighway via an extensive Intranet and Internet network and the establishment of a comprehensive resource centre in orthopaedics and traumatology. ) Tel.: 2609 7507 Fax.: 2603 5018 E-mail: The Practice and Research Centre was established in 2000 at the Department of Social Work. The overall goal of the centre is promoting practice-based research