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bullet 17-Jan-2015
Master of Public Health Information Day new
bullet 19-Dec-2014
In Memory of Professor Anthony J Hedley (1941-2014) new
bullet 16-Dec-2014
HKU study reveals smoking kills half of all elderly smokers: Government should strengthen tobacco control policies new
bullet 13-Dec-2014
Master of Public Health Information Day  new
bullet 09-Dec-2014
PHRC seminar: "Screening for depression in medical settings and its alternatives" new
bullet 08-Dec-2014
HKU School of Public Health hosts the Fourth Hong Kong Public Health Forum on The Role of the Generalist – A Tribute to Professor Anthony J Hedley new
bullet 21-Nov-2014
HKU SPH's Research Study on Testosterone Medicines Translated into Policy Actions new
bullet 12-Nov-2014
FAMILY Cohort household visit new
 
Teaching and Learning

Registration opens for HKU's First Free MOOC "Epidemics" (September 2014 intake)



The University has been working on a series of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) named “HKUx” since joining edX. Among the first course to run on the HKUx platform will be "Epidemics", which is now open for registration at HERE. To learn more about this course, check out the video above. Further information about the course is also available at HERE.

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Voices from Class of 2013's Graduates of our Master of Public Health Programme



To learn more about how our Master of Public Health Programme has helped transform the professional development and contributed to the intellectual pursuit of our graduates, listen to the sharing of two graduates from the Class of 2013, Dr Joy Leung and Ms Wendy Huang.

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Year 3 MBBS Students ‘hit-the-streets’ to Promote Public Health Awareness



As the New Year begins,Year 3 MBBS Problem-based Public Health students, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, ‘hit-the-streets’ in Mong Kok, the corridors of Queen Mary Hospital, Centennial Campus HKU, and a local secondary school to promote public health advocacy.

Further details of these health advocacy projects are at HERE.


 
Recent Publications

 

 

Sullivan S.G., Feng S. and Cowling B.J., Potential of the test-negative design for measuring influenza vaccine effectiveness: a systematic review, Expert Review of Vaccines. 2014; 13(12):1571-91. [link]

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Au Yeung S.L. and Schooling C.M., More ways to distinguish real from artefactual associations in observational studies, International Journal of Epidemiology. 2014: 43(5):1665-6.[link]

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Yen H.L., Zhou J., Choy K.T., Sia S.F., Teng O., Ng I.H., Fang V.J., Hu Y., Wang W., Cowling B.J., Nicholls J.M., Guan Y., Peiris J.S.M., The R292 K mutation that confers resistance to neuraminidase inhibitors leads to competitive fitness loss of A/Shanghai/1/2013 (H7N9) influenza virus in ferrets, The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2014: 210(12):1900-8. [link]

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Xu L., Jiang C.Q., Lam T.H., Zhang W.S., Cherny S.S., Thomas G.N. and Cheng K.K., Sleep duration and memory in the elderly Chinese: Longitudinal analysis of the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study. Sleep 2014; 37(11):1737-44. [link]

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Wu P., Jiang H., Wu J.T., Chen E., He J., Zhou H., Wei L., Yang J., Yang B., Qin Y., Fang V.J., Li M., Tsang T.K., Zheng J., Lau E.H., Cao Y., Chai C., Zhong H., Li Z., Leung G.M., Feng L., Gao G.F., Cowling B.J., Yu H., Poultry market closures and human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus, China, 2013-14. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2014; 20(11):1891-4. [link]

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Cheung P.P.H., Watson S.J., Choy K.T., Sia S.F., Wong D.D.Y., Poon L.L.M., Kellam P., Guan Y., Peiris J.S.M. and Yen H., Generation and characterization of influenza A viruses with altered polymerase fidelity , Nature Communications. 2014, 5: 4794. [link]

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Liao Q., Ip D.K.M., Tsang K.L., Cao B., Jiang H., Liu F., Zheng J., Peng Z., Wu P., Huai Y., Lau E.H.Y., Feng L., Leung G.M., Yu H. and Cowling B.J., A clinical prediction rule for diagnosing human infections with avian influenza A(H7N9) in a hospital emergency department setting, BMC Medicine. 2014, 12(1): 127: 1-9. [link]

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