||Introduction to Singapore’s healthcare system (i)
LT: using patient journey to describe (RTA & cancer patient)
GW: What do you want if you have a RTA, if you are dx with cancer
PD: Healthcare system from a patient perspective, from a policy maker perspective
||Introduction to Singapore’s healthcare system (ii)
LT: Life-course perspective of healthcare system; primary, secondary and tertiary prevention; population health, public health
GW: What is Health? What is healthcare? What is a healthcare system?
PD: similarities & differences between health and healthcare, population health and public health
||Introduction to Singapore’s healthcare system (iii)
LT: Evolution of Public Health and Healthcare in Singapore: from “Improving healthcare accessibility, quality and affordability” to the 3 Beyonds
GW: What are the healthcare concerns of the population?
PD: Health in politics and politics in health
||Introduction to health systems
LT: WHO health systems framework
GW: Map the health system of Singapore against the WHO framework
PD: Usefulness and limitations of the WHO Health Systems Framework
||Measuring health systems performance
LT: Outcome measures, MDGs, SDGs, Global burden of diseases.
GW: Using GBD to describe the health outcomes of Singapore, past and present
PD: How did Singapore achieve these health outcomes?
||Role of healthcare policies
LT: What are policies? How does healthcare policies impact health outcomes? WHO “Health in All Policies (HiAP)” approach
GW: Identify specific health policies in Singapore that deals with infectious diseases and NCDs. Do these demonstrate the HiAP approach?
PD: Barriers to HiAP
||Systems and Policies in the management of infectious diseases
LT: Basics of infectious diseases. Immunisation policies. Outbreak management and pandemic preparedness. One Health.
GW: Tabletop outbreak exercise
PD: Non-health impact of outbreaks and role of non-health agencies in outbreaks.
||Systems and Policies in the management of non-communicable diseases
LT: Challenge of NCDs. Singapore’s War on Diabetes
GW: Gaps in KAP
PD: Challenges in health promotion: unintended consequences
||Systems and Policies in managing the health and safety of working population
LT: Spectrum of health issues among working population. Role of employers in workplace health protection and health promotion.
GW: How to motivate employers? How to integrate government ministries?
PD: Total Workplace Safety and Health
||Systems and Policies in healthcare financing, health manpower and leadership
LT: Healthcare financing models of UK and US; Traditional types of manpower and leadership for healthcare facilities
GW: Fee for service vs capitation; New types of manpower and new types of skill sets
PD: Moving from fee for service to disease & population capitation; Manpower and leadership requirements for the 3 Beyonds
Lecture by Dr Winston Chin, MOH
||Fieldtrip/ talk by an expert of the field
||End-of-module assessment (i)
Presentation of the topic chose in week 11
Mock test for the module
||End-of-module assessment (ii) (Online assessment using Examplify)
Open-book final assessment