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Public Education

Community Health Academy (CHA)

The Community Health Academy (CHA) is a community educational outreach effort by SKH to train interested members of the public in a core set of medical knowledge and skills to:

  • Achieve a realistic and effective sense of personal empowerment in health and medical-related matters
  • Explore potentials in volunteerism in a healthcare setting and the community

Training Overview (the order of the modules are not set)
Module session Speakers Objectives
CancerProf Koo Wen Hsin 1. To appreciate the cancer situation in Singapore

2. To learn about common cancer in Singapore

3. To learn about the cancer treatments in Singapore
DiabetesDr Angela Koh 1. To understand about diabetes and its diagnosis/risks

2. To learn about dietary control and diabetes prevention

3. To recognise early complications of diabetes

4. To learn the principles of diabetes management including special circumstances
High blood pressure

Dr Moy Wai Lun

 

1. To understand what is Hypertension and the controversies surrounding it.

2. To understand why people develop hypertension

3. To understand the complications of uncontrolled high blood pressure

4. To learn the broad management principles of high blood pressure
High cholesterolDr Deanna Lee Wai Ching1. To learn about cholesterol and its sub-types

2. To appreciate the dangers of high cholesterol level

3. To recognise the risk factors for development of high cholesterol

4. To learn tips & general treatments to control cholesterol levels

Skin infections and allergiesDr Derrick Aw
  1. To understand the term "allergies"

  2. To learn how to identify the two commonest allergic skin conditions (eczema and urticaria)

  3. To learn simple first-line pharmacy-based treatments for these two conditions
Flu, mosquito bites, Antibiotics

Dr Loh Jiashen

Dr Jade Soh

1. To recognize  features of dengue, HFMD, flu


2. To understand basic concepts of antibiotics use


3. To learn principles of simple infection prevention

Chronic cough and asthma

Dr Ibrahim Muhammad Hanif

Dr Kalyanasundaram Ganesh


1. To understand what causes cough and when to seek medical attention

2. To appreciate the different forms of cough remedies

3. To recognise the signs, symptoms, triggers and associations of asthma

What is Pain?

(Perspectives of TCM and Western Medicine)


Dr ​Adele Lau, DrSim Wan, Dr Xuan Yong

What to do with Pain? 

(Perspectives of TCM and Western Medicine)


Dr ​Adele Lau, DrSim Wan, Dr Xuan Yong

​Depression

​Dr Victor Kwok

Dr Ashwin Chee,
Dr Daniel Khaw


​1. To Learn about what is depression and its causes

2. To understand the various treatment modalities available

3. To learn how to identify a depressed person and offer support & where to find help 

Dementia

​Dr Anupama Roy Chowdhury 

​1. Understand what is Dementia

2. Learn how to care for and help people with Dementia


Clinical Job Shadowing

Sengkang General Hospital accepts local pre-university students' applications for clinical shadowing. SKH will be running the job shadowing programme twice a year, during the school holidays. They will be given an opportunity to understand the working life of healthcare professionals and how the hospital work in multidisciplinary teams, exposure to the various other allied health professionals.

Note: For interested parties, kindly email to education@skh.com.sg to find out more about the details