CO5230



Public Health and Aging

In this module, an overview of the aging population and its increasing relevance for public health planning and policy, both in Singapore and internationally. Major topics include demographgy of ageing, normal (physiological and biological) and abnormal (physical and mental) ageing, prevention of ageing-related diseases and compression of morbidity, health and social services and policies for older persons, and medico-legal and ethical issues of care for the older persons. Students will learn how to apply their knowledge to critically appraise health and social programmes and policies for older persons and apply medico-legal and ethical principles in the care for older persons.

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