Course Code: MEDF1021
Course Title: Public Health and Healthcare Ethics
Unit: 2
Faculty Package / Core / Elective: Faculty Package
Concentration Area: Nil
Year of Study: Year 1
Term: 1
Pre-requisit:: Nil
Co-requisite: Nil
Course Coordinator:

Professor CHUNG Roger Yat Nork (SPHPC)


This course will introduce undergraduate students to healthcare issues and challenges facing our society in the 21st century. The study of public health and healthcare ethics related themes will include history of modern medicine and public health, current global health issues, professionalism and various approaches to ethical reasoning that enable students to address the moral concerns related to public health and healthcare challenges. The various academic disciplines within the domains of public health will be introduced through case presentations of various global public health issues including SARS, air pollution, healthcare safety, obesity and non-communicable diseases followed by experience sharing by eminent health professionals.
Experiential Learning: Students will also have a chance to spend time with patients from The Alliance of Patients’ Mutual Help Organizations (APMHO) and will conduct interviews with patients with chronic health problems (all discipline).

Offering Year: 2016/17 onwards

Note: Course details and requirement are to be updated from time to time. Students are advised to visit this website and CUSIS for the most updated information.