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Benjamin Tak Yuen Chan

Benjamin Tak Yuen Chan
Hong Kong Metropolitan University · Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education

EdD (Adult and Continuing Education), PGDip (Public Health), MPhil (Physiology)

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Introduction
Higher education academic and senior administrator with research, teaching and program leadership experience
Additional affiliations
August 2012 - present
The University of Hong Kong
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
November 2002 - April 2010
The University of Hong Kong
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 1994 - September 1998
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Position
  • Honorary Research Associate

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Publications (56)
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions to the functioning of societies and their health systems. Prior to the pandemic, health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) were particularly stretched and vulnerable. The International Society of Global Health (ISoGH) sought to systematically identify priorities for health res...
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The practice of adult learning and education (ALE) in Hong Kong is lesser known to the wider community of ALE practitioners due to lack of exchanges with international peers. There is a small community of full-time ALE practitioners working mainly in university continuing education schools but a larger body of uncharacterised or alternative practit...
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The characteristics of the Chinese learner together with opportunities for educational exchange continue to be of academic and policy interest. Chinese society is now more urban and outward looking than in the past, yet it retains the core of its cultural heritage and is indeed trying to renew it. This article focuses on the effects of these change...
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Abstract 46 in the Final Program & Abstract Book https://avetra.org.au/pages/conference-archives-2015.html In order to advance VET practice and create greater impact on industry and society, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) in HK has identified practical social and industrial research (PSIR) (i.e. practical research that could make impacts t...
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Following the previous two Educational Research Symposium in 2012 and 2013 which have received overwhelming support from vocational education and training (VET) practitioners within the Vocational Training Council (VTC) in Hong Kong, the scope of this Symposium was expanded and renamed as Practical Social and Industrial Research (PSIR) symposium. T...
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Reviewed Paper Presentation #10 (not presented) The Hong Kong university lifelong learning (ULL) sector offers one of the most eclectic programme provisions among its counterparts worldwide. The sector was fully marketised in the mid to late 1990s which gave rise to the imperative of achieving financial self-sufficiency, and to grow programme provi...
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Book Review of: Researching the Recognition of Prior Learning, by J. Harris, M. Breier, C. Wihak (Eds.), Leicester:NIACE, 2011.
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Universities worldwide increasingly face the need to publicize their research performance as a result of university ranking, research assessment exercise and other demands from funding bodies and external stakeholders. Hence, the measurement of research productivity and demonstration of research impact become important tasks that institutions have...
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Review(s) of: University continuing education 1981-2006: 25 Turbulent Years, by Bill Jones, Russell Moseley and Geoffrey Thomas (Eds.), Leicester: NIACE, 2010, 208 pp., ISBN978-1-86201-446-6.
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Review(s) of: Conceptual evolution and policy developments in lifelong learning, by Jin Yang and Ra l Vald s-Cotera (Eds.), Hamburg: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2011, 264pp., ISBN 978-92-820-1172-0.
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The issue of teaching and learning in transnational education has increasingly received attention through studies about “curriculum internationalization.” To date, many of the examples and theorizations about curriculum internationalization are provided by business courses. This is largely a function of trade and commercial activities being inheren...
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http://www.ukcge.ac.uk/events/icpd-history.aspx https://www.slideshare.net/btychan/the-education-doctorate-in-transnational-context-reflections-from-a-programme-planning-perspective The first UK professional doctorate in education was introduced into Hong Kong in 1996. Since then, a succession of no less than five other UK or Australian EdD progr...
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https://www.slideshare.net/btychan/proposing-a-flexible-curriculum-for-teaching-natural-health-products-at-different-academic-levels
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https://www.slideshare.net/btychan/functional-food-and-nutraceuticals-course-at-masters-level-experience-sharing-from-teaching-and-course-development-perspectives
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This article explores the role of adult and continuing education practitioners in Hong Kong as a function of contexts and conceptions of practice. A historical evolutionary approach is used to analyze how roles of practitioners differ in three periods - adult education, continuing education, and lifelong learning. It is revealed that practitioners...
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Cited in: Brian Mercurio (2018) Drugs, Patents and Policy: A Contextual Study of Hong Kong, Cambridge University Press. P.10. Background: Hong Kong as a developed economy in Asia still lags behind other advanced economies of the OECD in medicines regulation and the promotion of pharmacists’ professionalism. It lacks a significant local drug industr...
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Abstract PAP281 under Philosophy of Education Strand https://www.nie.edu.sg/news-detail/opening-ceremony-3rd-redesigning-pedagogy-international-conference-2009 The study of values of practice is important for shedding light on what practitioners see as images of themselves as educators. In adult education, elucidating values has taken the form of...
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Adult and continuing education practitioners are the core group of staff that enable the lifelong learning enterprise. However, there are few studies that look into the domain of practice of these practitioners, which is shaped by the organisation and its wider external milieux. Research on this topic naturally calls for the elucidation of practiti...
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Transnational education is much touted to promote educational exchanges among countries or regions leading to expansion of study opportunities and enriched learning experience for students. Discussions about policy, regulation and quality assurance system have featured highly in various agenda of conferences at both local and international levels....
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https://www.slideshare.net/btychan/dual-language-streams-teaching-in-pharmaceutical-education-evidence-of-comparability-in-assessment-outcomes
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Published in Modern Distance Education Research http://caod.oriprobe.com/articles/14011272/Quality_Assurance_of_Cross_border_Educational_Coop.htm 跨境合作办学是教育领域中发展最快的一种教育模式,也是教育国际化发展的未来趋势.本文以HKU SPACE与英国诺丁汉大学合作的"成人教育与终身学习"专业的研究生课程为例,介绍这一课程四个互相衔接的层次,包括研究生证书(成人教育及培训)、研究生文凭(成人教育及培训)、教育硕士(终身教育方向)、教育博士(终身教育方向),描述这一课程的质量保证机制及过程,分析跨境合作办学中的合作伙伴选择,课程开发及评审、师资...
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Accepted paper (not presented) Teacher training for vocational and technical education looks set to gain prominence due to the twin developments of the New Senior Secondary (NSS) curriculum and the HK Qualifications Framework (HKQF). The former aims to vocationalize the school curriculum through incorporation of practical and career related subject...
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https://www.mps.org.my/newsmaster.cfm?&menuid=37&action=view&retrieveid=2390 https://www.slideshare.net/btychan/analysis-of-transnational-pharm-educ-in-asiapacific-region The Asia-Pacific Region, notably HK, Malaysia and Singapore, has the largest concentration of transnational education (TNE) activities worldwide that involve UK and Australia as...
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(Abstract accepted but paper not presented) Promotion of lifelong learning has become an avowed mission of universities worldwide. The underlying values of this undertaking is often predicated on the expansion of learning opportunities for non-traditional learners other than remedial education (value of choice) and to increase access to higher educ...
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https://www.slideshare.net/btychan/differentiation-in-undergraduate-pharmaceutical-education-the-case-of-pharmaceutical-mgt Pharmaceutical education has traditionally been equated with pharmacy education although pharmacy schools may run a variant of other closely related programmes. Examples of these include programs in pharmaceutical science, ph...
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Paper accepted but not presented Research on adult and continuing education (ACE) in the four Chinese speaking regions - China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau - have their distinctive characters that are determined by the main form of professional practice in ACE and the strength of their respective ACE research communities. Due to historical reasons,...
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https://www.slideshare.net/btychan/exploiting-marginality-in-health-is-subhealth-another-case-of-disease-mongering Cited by: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01459740.2013.835811 In recent years, the concept of subhealth has assumed widespread prominence in the popular health press in China although it remains virtually unknown outside...
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The meaning of lifelong learning in HK is twofold: the first relates to a reform strategy for the whole of education system, and the second is synonymous with continuing education. Under the latter notion, lifelong learning is being pursued for personal development and enhancement of career-related objectives. The scale of lifelong learning provisi...
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The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of berberine on catecholamine level (adrenaline and noradrenaline) in rats with experimental cardiac hypertrophy. Cardiac hypertrophy(CH) was induced by suprarenal abdominal aorta constriction, and the drugs were administered for 8 weeks starting from 4 weeks after surgery. The degree of cardiac hy...
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Berberine is the basic chemical component of a Chinese herb, Coptis chinensis Franch (coptis), considered to be useful in treating some diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as hypertension and chronic heart failure (CHF). In this study, we investigate the inhibitory effect of berberine on experimental cardiac hypertrophy, which is regarded a...
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The aim of this study is to explore the correlation between the catecholamine content and the anti hypertrophy effects of Astragale injection. Cardiac hypertrophy was induced by suprarenal abdominal aorta constriction and Astragale was administered for 8 weeks from 4 weeks after surgery. The level of cardiac hypertrophy was estimated by heart and l...
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Objective: To investigate the inhibitory effect of Huangqi Injection on experimental cardiac hypertorphy in rats.Methods:42 male SD rats were divided into 4 groups: age machthed control, model, Huangqi Injection group and Captopril group. cardiac hypertrophy was induced by suprarenal abdominal aorta constriction. The drugs were administered for 8 w...
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The patterns of plasma melatonin, gonadotropins, sex steroids and prolactin were studied in anovulatory infertile females undergoing ovulation induction with hMG/hCG. Melatonin levels were found to fluctuate during the menstrual cycle of these subjects with a nadir at mid-cycle and peak occurring at the early follicular/late luteal phases of the cy...
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Abstract S13 in Neuroscience Letters Supplement 49, 1998
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The antioxidant and possible pro-oxidant effects of melatonin and related indoleamines (tryptophan, serotonin, N-acetylserotonin, and 5-methoxytryptamine) were studied in vitro. In two model membrane systems, i.e., phospholipid liposomes and rat erythrocytes, lipid peroxidation induced by Fe2+ and H2O2, respectively, were reduced by the tested indo...
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Abstract S10 in Neuroscience Letters Supplement 46, 1996
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NG-Nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (50 mg/kg s.c.), an inhibitor of nitric oxide (NO) synthase, has been reported to increase brain serotonin (5-hhydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) metabolism and induce hypophagia. Conversely, enhanced NO synthase activity is found to be accompanied by a decrease in 5-HT level. This negative correlation between NO and 5-HT in...
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The effect of melatonin on cholesterol metabolism in the rat was investigated in the dietary and hypothyroid models of hypercholesterolemia. In normal and dietary hypercholesterolemia (induced by 1% cholesterol, 0.5% bile acid), melatonin treatment (12.5mg/kg i.p.) reduced total serum cholesterol concentration and total low density lipoprotein (VLD...
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The effects of hormones, feeding and photoperiod on pineal sterol biosynthesis were studied in rat pineal glands incubated with 1-14C acetate. The rate of sterol biosynthesis was 7.1 nmol/g/2 h. A high synthesis rate was observed during mid-dark of a 12:12 LD cycle and under constant light. Melatonin, testosterone, and glucagon had no effect on ste...

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