The series feature stories of our internationally renowned inhouse experts and scientists housed in HKU’s School of Public Health. Many of whom you may recognize from the recent press conferences providing media releases, and advice to the governments locally and globally.
Mock Lecture - Learn to Decode what you hear about COVID-19
School of Public Health of HKUMed and the Journalism and Media Studies Centre
The forum aim to build health literacy and knowledge in Hong Kong, to provide basic tools and background knowledge to help non-specialist journalists to meet the challenge of reporting an infectious disease outbreak, and to provide assistance to journalists in understanding and interpreting information and data.
Prof Keiji Fukuda, Director at the School of Public Health, HKU, and former Assistant Director-General for Health Security at the WHO takes the audience through some of the key health, political, economic and societal challenges that we are facing in the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Mock lecture: From Mapping SARS to COVID-19: Why and How Geography Matters?
Faculty of Social Sciences
How to select appropriate dashboard designs? How to deal with variation in spatial scales? How to avoid creating panic in the community? And how to offer information to drive decision making? A 15-minute interactive session will be scheduled at the end of the forum for participants (joining by Zoom) to exchange with panel members.
Join the Fight Against Epidemics. Learn about the origin, spread and control of epidemics with world-renowned experts. n this course, we will learn why this is the case by looking at the fundamental scientific principles underlying epidemics and the public health actions behind their prevention and control in the 21st century.
Join the fight against epidemics. Explore the science, prevention and control of epidemics with leading scientists inthis field from HKU and leading experts around the world.This course covers these topics: Basic Concepts in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Epidemiologic Triangle: The Pathogen, The Host and The Environment, Evidence Synthesis and Infectious Disease Modelling