Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The Department of Psychological Medicine maintains a vigorous education schedule, with the aim to inculcate a culture of continuous learning amongst all medical professionals. The Academic Programme offers education, training and practice, and guidance in providing exemplary patient care.
Gerontology Research Programme (GRP)
The Gerontology Research Programme (GRP) aims to increase current understanding of population ageing and health transition and to provide the scientific information needed for formulating strategies of disease prevention and health promotion in the elderly.
REACH is a community-based mental health service set up in 2007, as a programme under the National Mental Health Blueprint, to work closely with schools, community agencies and family doctors to serve the mental health needs of children and adolescents of school-going age.
Malnutrition among elderly is a serious health issue, and SingHealth had recently announced the launch of a new study to help undernourished elderly in Singapore. Assoc Prof Ng Tze Pin, research director in the Department of Psychological Medicine at NUS Medicine, commented on the significance of this new interventional study. “Numerous studies show that malnutrition…Read More
The Lien Foundation opens a senior-friendly strength-training programme to the public to reverse frailty among the elderly, which is possible based on a study led by Associate Professor Ng Tze Pin from NUS Medicine’s Department of Psychological Medicine. The study found that half of the elderly in Singapore living at home are frail, but it is not…Read More
Hikikomori – Hidden Youth is an evolving syndrome affecting late adolescents and young adults, presenting with features of social withdrawal, isolation, depression, social anxiety with psychosocial impairment and internet gaming addiction, which is estimated to affect 1.6 percent of youth globally, especially in Asian cities like Japan, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. A/Prof John Wong…Read More
Congratulations to our A/Prof Roger Ho for being recognised as one of the recipients for the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award winners, once again! This Annual Teaching Excellence Award serve three important functions in an institution of higher education. First, they recognise excellent, inspiring and passionate teachers who excel in their profession. Second, the awards…Read More
As Singapore’s population ages, the number of people with dementia is expected to increase rapidly in the next 10 to 20 years. Thus, prevention is key, said Assistant Professor Feng Lei from NUS Medicine’s Department of Psychological Medicine. Asst Prof Feng added that local research had found that the risk factors for dementia included heart…Read More
A new book on dementia written by Professor Kua Ee Heok of NUS Medicine’s Department of Psychological Medicine was launched in June 2017. Titled ‘Colours of Ageing’, it is a collection of Prof Kua’s research findings, stories and individuals’ experiences from his past 30 years of research on dementia and mental health. The “Colours”…Read More
Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly: NUS study
These interventions help enhance muscle strength and walking speed, reduce depressive symptoms and improve cognitive functioning Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes such as disability, hospitalisation, and mortality. A four-year study conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS)…Read More
The team of collaborators and examiners from RCPsych, DGMS and Department of Psychological Medicine. We are pleased to share that our department has successfully hosted the Clinical Assessment of Skills and Competencies (CASC) Examination on 13 – 14 June 2017, under the strong collaboration with DGMS and RCPsych. This is the first time that the…Read More