This module covers the aetiology, prevention and
treatment of common human diseases, with focus on
those associated with lifestyle, ageing, and relevant to
Singapore’s demographical trends. Topics covered include
classification of diseases, factors (biomedical factors,
genetics, environmental factors etc.) affecting health
and diseases, major chronic diseases, mental illnesses,
cancer, current global and local health threats, the social
aspect of health and diseases, as well as the emphasis of
primary healthcare and health prevention.
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