The undergraduate longitudinal Health Ethics, Law and Professionalism ('HELP') curriculum was first established in August 2008. It is designed to facilitate reflective practices and integrated learning, thereby supporting medical students' professional identity formation. Core elements of the HELP curriculum include knowledge of ethical, professional, and legal foundations of clinicians' duties to patients, families, interprofessional colleagues, and other stakeholders. Gradually, the curriculum becomes more complex and emphasizes applications to various clinical and public health settings.
Modes of teaching
Students are expected to demonstrate awareness and insight regarding various ethical and professional issues via formative and summative assessments (e.g., group case analysis presentations, modified essays questions, multiple choice questions, and objective structured clinical examinations) throughout the 5-year longitudinal curriculum.