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The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care
The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care (JCSPHPC) provides the only institutional platform in Hong Kong that integrates public health studies, primary care teaching and research.
Focused on promoting population health and delivering individual, preventive and community-based care, the School offers programmes addressing issues such as environmental health, emerging infections, the epidemic of lifestyle-related diseases and the provision of health care to an increasingly elderly population.
Public health is a broad subject. While our research programmes cover a large variety of topics, from the epidemiology of infectious diseases to occupational medicine, investigating issues that have an immediate impact on public health remains our biggest focus. We have developed a cloud-based, AI-driven method to analyse fundus photos that can accurately screen for chronic diseases, while our research findings have provided the data supporting the Government’s screening pilot programme for colorectal cancer.