Preventive Medicine focuses on the health of individuals and defined populations in order to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and prevent disease, disability, and premature death.
Public Health and Occupational Medicine training programmes have now been grouped under the Preventive Medicine Residency Programme.
Preventive Medicine Residency Programme is a National Programme, with NUHS as the sponsoring institution for Preventive Medicine in Singapore and the following institutions as affiliated institutions:
Agency for Integrated Care
Alexandra Health System
Eastern Health Alliance
Health Promotion Board
Health Sciences Authority
Jurong Health Services
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Manpower
National Healthcare Group: HQ, Polyclinics
Singapore Armed Forces
Singapore Health Services
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
The R1 to R3 years will lead to acquiring core knowledge and skills across the broad range of Preventive Medicine and Public Health competencies. The learning will be structured through a series of planned, guided and varied practical experiences that draw on the relevant knowledge base, cultivate an awareness of systems-based practice, and develop professionalism and communication skills.
The advanced practicum in Preventive Medicine will provide 24 months of training with the goal of developing specialised skills in one or more of the following areas:
a. Public Health (leading to specialist certification in Public Health)
i. Disease control and epidemiology
ii. Health policy and administration
iii. Health services research
b. Occupational and Environmental Medicine (leading to specialist certification in Occupational Medicine)
Key Features of the NUHS Preventive Medicine Residency programme:
- This is a National Programme which offers a broad range of experiential learning across various participating sites throughout Singapore
- Strong teaching culture with outstanding teaching faculty
- NUHS offers the academic training for those who wish to do this in Singapore
- Our track record – we are an internationally recognized training centre that has trained leaders in Preventive Medicine in Singapore and the region for more than 5 decades
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