Department of Community Medicine

Department of Community Medicine
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Hong Kong

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Courses on this page:    Master of Public Health
5th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases

Course Title Master of Public Health
Institution Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong
Country China
Type Master
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Public/Global Health: Promotion and Prevention
Management: Health Care Quality Improvement
Management: Health Economics and Financing
Management: Health Services Management
Health Research and Methods: Evidence-Based Medicine
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Language English
Location Hong Kong, China
Objectives/
Content

Public health:
1. Public Health Practice
On completion of the course students will be able to * analyse and interpret epidemiological data; * analyse health needs; * identify policies that promote health; * evaluate health service delivery; and * integrate interdisciplinary knowledge and skills.
2. Epidemiology and Clinical Effectiveness
On completion of the course students will be able to * analyse and interpret epidemiological data from first principles; * retrieve, synthesise and interpret published medical literature; * evaluate clinical care; and * integrate evidence-based practice knowledge and skills.
3. Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control
On completion of the course students will be able to * Analyse and interpret infectious disease data using contemporary statistical methods; * Define, construct and interpret simple mathematical models of infectious disease transmission and control; * Demonstrate an understanding of the molecular mechanisms associated with pathogens of regional relevance.
4. Medical Statistics
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to * apply and adapt statistical methodology to real-life medical and health problems; * critically review empirical research reports in terms of research design and statistical data analysis; * present statistical findings in the form of tables, graphs, reports and oral presentations; and * communicate effectively with others, particularly with people lacking in mathematical and statistical expertise.
5. Clinical Trials Research Methodology
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to * describe the role of clinical trials in drug/device development, testing and approval; * identify the basic features of clinical trials conducted in accordance with good clinical practice; * describe the scope and responsibilities of the study team involved in clinical trials; * review a clinical trial protocol, case report form and other trial related documents; * identify ethical issues in clinical research and their impact on the development of good clinical practice; * examine the aspects of clinical study monitoring; and * understand the basic concepts of data management and biostatistics including meta-analysis.
Health Policy and Management:
6. Administrative Medicine
On completion of this course students will be able to address the * policy; * managerial; * financial; * leadership; and * quality of care challenges faced by all health care organizations.
7. Health Economics and Policy
The health economics and policy concentration examines the supply of and demand for health and health care, the economic analysis of health care systems and health care reforms. Topics covered range from the economic evaluation of specific health interventions to health financing and accounting.

Next Beginning Early September 2006
Appl. Deadline 30 June 2006 Apply here
Duration 1-2 years
Participants'
Profile
The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a broadly based graduate training programme designed to prepare physicians, dentists, nurses, other health professionals, medical and health researchers and policy analysts to identify and analyse contemporary health and health care issues in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific.
Requirement To be eligible for admission the candidate shall:
* possess the relevant necessary requirements which comply with the General Regulations;
* hold a Bachelor's degree with honours or the degrees of M.B.,B.S. of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), or another qualification of equivalent standard from HKU or from another university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
*Language Requirements: obtain a score of 550 or above in the paper-based, 213 or above for computer-based, 79-80 or above for internet based TOEFL test in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),
* satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.
Curriculum Students enroll in one of the 7 concentrations (see content) offered by the Master of Public Health for either a part-time mode of study, consisting of four semesters over two calendar years or for a 1-year full-time programme.
Each concentration comprises 10 taught courses (200 hours) and 1 dissertation (200 hours). Students must enroll in 8 core curriculum modules specified for the concentration. Students then select up to 2 additional elective modules from the MPH module list. For the dissertation each Master of Public Health student will undertake an approved research project with the advice and support of a supervisor.
Structure The Master of Public Health has adopted problem based learning for an inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning. Problem-based learning is based on a student centred approach to problem solving and independent learning. Students in a problem-based learning curriculum are more self-motivated and self-directed in their learning and develop skills in the application and systhesis of knowledge. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the information technology facilities and library resources provided by the University.
Coordinator Dr. J. Johnston
Tel: +852 (0)2819 91 08
Scholarship Financial assistance
Course Fee MPH: US$16,026
Diploma: US$8,333
Certificate: US$4,167
For further
information
Ms. Cecilia Sie
Tel: +852 (0)2819 99 11
Fax: +852 (0)2855 95 28
E-mail: cmd-pgrd@hkucc.hku.hk
Internet: http://web.hku.hk/%7Ecmdmph/index.html
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Course Title 5th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases
Institution Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong
Country China
Type Conference
Topics Public/Global Health: Promotion and Prevention
Healthcare areas: Prevention
Healthcare areas: Respiratory Diseases
Language English
Location Hong Kong, China
Objectives/
Content

It is our pleasure to be able to introduce you to ISPTiD and invite you to our next major international conference here in Hong Kong.The 5th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Disease promises to be a great opportunity for all stakeholders in this critically important area of global health to come together, exchange views, share new knowledge, and push forward the fight against tobacco induced disease. The meeting will cover a wide range of topics from clinical epidemiology, basic science, clinical management to policy, legislative and fiscal issues. Over 20 internationally renowned experts covering diverse fields of interest related to tobacco related disease have already confirmed their participation.
This conference will be unique in that it will be followed by a two-day intensive workshop on treatment of tobacco dependency. Our aim is to promote the development of skills needed to set up and manage smoking cessation services, and help healthcare workers at the “coal-face” of clinical practice to become familiar with the effective use of pharmaceutical treatments and counseling skills.

Main Theme:

  • The pathophysiology of multi-organ injuries caused by tobacco
  • Policies, politics, economics and legislation
  • Nursing, dental and medical roles in treatment of tobacco dependency
Next Beginning 24 - 26 November 2006
Appl. Deadline August 2006 Online Registration
Duration 3 days
Participants'
Profile
This meeting is targetted at nursing, dental, medical and other health professionals as well as scientists, public health researchers and policy-makers who are interested in tobacco induced disease and its prevention. The meeting is co-organised by the University of Hong Kong Faculties of Medicine (Departments of Community Medicine and Nursing Studies) and Dentistry and supported by many Government departments and health related NGOs. We have designed a varied programme that covers a wide range of topics related to the Society's aims of preventing tobacco induced disease.
Course Fee US$450
For further
information
Internet: http://www.hku.hk/ptid/
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