PUBLIC HEALTH AND AGING
2015/2016, Semester 1
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health)
Modular Credits: 4
This course is designed to equip graduates for leadership positions in government agencies, research institutions, and other organizations that will address the concerns and needs relating to this growing elderly population.
Classes will be held every Thursday, 6 to 9PM.
Demography of ageing
Biological age-related changes
Physical and clinical disorders of older persons
Mental disorders of older persons
Functional capacity, disability and rehabilitation
Prevention of disease and compression of morbidity
Health services for older persons
Caregiving for older persons
Singapore health policies related to older persons
Singapore social policies related to older persons
Ethical & medico-legal issues in healthcare of older persons
Learning will take place via lectures, tutorials, small group discussions, class presentations and written assignments.
The course to be conducted over 13 weeks (3 hours per week on Thursdays, evenings) will emphasize on the application of principles of public health in ageing societies. It provides an overview of the trend of ageing population and its increasing relevance for public health planning and policy, both in Singapore and internationally. Participants will have the opportunity to apply these concepts in problem-solving case studies.
Class Participation: 10%
written assignment: 20%
Group work & presentations: 25%
Final Exam: (closed-book written): 45%