The module will be taught on Thursday mornings from 9AM – 11AM over 13 weeks. There will be a total of 4 tutorial sessions, commencing during week 3. Tutorials will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Lecture venue: Tahir Foundation Building MD1-08-01E-Seminar room 1 at level 8
Tutorial venue: Tahir Foundation Building MD1-09-01A-Tutorial room 1 at level 9
There will be a total of 4 tutorial sessions, commencing during week 3. Tutorial sessions are:
Group 1-> Mondays (Odd Weeks) 9AM to 11AM
Group 2-> Mondays (Even Weeks) 9AM to 11AM
Group 3-> Tuesdays (Odd Weeks) 9AM to 11AM
Group 4-> Tuesdays (Even Weeks) 9AM to 11AM
Please see lesson plan for exact tutorial dates.
Dr. Hanh La
Dr. Hanh La has Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, a Masters in Health Sciences in Environmental Health, and a PhD in Epidemiology, all from Johns Hopkins University. Her past research at Tufts University includes the epidemiology and control of HIV and STIs in Vietnam. From 2009-2011, she served as a Senior HIV Surveillance Advisor to the US Agency for International Development in the Global Health Bureau, working with missions and programs in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. She has also worked as a consultant to WHO. Since joining NUS in 2012 she is a Co-Investigator on a study to identify gaps in HIV prevention services for gay men in Singapore and an intervention study to reduce STI among illegal migrant sex workers in Singapore. She has also completed a study on Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD), an pediatric illness endemic in this region. A follow-up study has been funded to develop a novel sentinel surveillance system among child care centers for respiratory illnesses.
Required and Recommended Readings
You are not required to buy a textbook for this module. Both required and recommended readings will either be uploaded to IVLE or posted as a link within the IVLE lesson plan. Required readings for a particular session must be completed before coming to class.
In addition, there is a recommended reference textbook: Skolnik, R. L., & Skolnik, R. L. (2016). Global health 101. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Any relevant chapters will be announced for each lecture under lesson plan. This book can be purchased online from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Global-Health-101-Essential-Public/dp/1284050548, it is about USD$72.00 per book. If you required our assistance to purchase the book, a deposit is required upfront and you may need to top up additional money if the exchange rate fluctuates Please email to UGHelp_SPH@nus.edu.sg if you require assistance. Besides, a print copy of this book will be available in the Medical Library RBR section.
Late Work: All assignments are due on the dates provided. If students are unable to complete assignments, they must communicate with the instructors before the day of the deadline to avoid penalties.
Attendance/Participation. Active participation is encouraged during lectures, tutorials, and all group based assignments. Students are expected to contribute to the discussion through their questions, comments and personal insights.
Please review the University’s policy on academic integrity, located at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/adminpolicy/acceptance.html#NUSHonourCode
All graded work must be completed in accordance with The National University of Singapore’s Honour Code. Academic dishonesty is defined as any misrepresentation with the intent to deceive, or failure to acknowledge the source, or falsification of information, or inaccuracy of statements, or cheating at examinations/tests, or inappropriate use of resources. There are many forms of academic dishonesty and plagiarism is one of them. Students should adopt this rule - You have the obligation to make clear to the assessor which is your own work, and which is the work of others. Otherwise, your assessor is entitled to assume that everything being presented for assessment is being presented as entirely your own work.
Paper Formatting and References
References should be cited (no exceptions) in the Harvard or Vancouver style.
All references must be scholarly publications or online references (journals - printed or electronic, periodicals – magazine or newspaper article, article in edited volume, book, personal communication, report); Wikipedia references or similar online sources are not acceptable.