Pre-Conference Workshop

Android Apps Development Course for Public Health

The Android Operating System is dominating the modern day smartphone and tablet market. Android provides a feature rich experience to the user where there is an apps for just about anything imaginable includes health-related application. The movement to bring the greatest health-related application to Android users will enhance the health services including public health in Malaysia.

Traditionally, Android apps development is a highly specialised field reserved only for software engineers and programmers. However, nowadays, anyone can build their own apps. This workshop is specifically designed to focus on the basic and some intermediate concepts of Android apps development using the Android Studio. You will be introduce into several important topics which are best considered during the conceptual and design phase for a product. By following the hands-on activities, you will learn to use the Android studio to build basic working android application for health-related services. Android Studio software is free to download and the apps product can be publish through google play store. Then, the apps product is freely to download for any android smartphone/ tablet users.

As an added value participants will be introduced to working example of Epi Info for Android and WhatsApp for Android using live data. Epi Info and WhatsApp are available from google play store and is free to download or use.

Course  instructors
  1. Dr Ahamad bin Jusoh
    Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sembilan
  2. Dr Rahmat bin Dapari
    Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sembilan
  1. Able to learn, understand  and develop a new communication channel between healthcare service providers and patients.
  2. Understand that this new  technology (android apps development) enable to boost overall health-care services.
  1. New communication channel
  2. Better coordination between providers and clients
  3. Patient/community involvement
  4. Integrated data sharing
  5. Free (no special budget required)
Course details
  1. Introduction to android application system
  2. Software requirement
  3. Setting up android development environments
  4. Android application framework
  5. Building your first App
  6. Project structure

Exercise Prescription in Clinical setting

Learn how physical exercise can prevent many chronic diseases and help patients including those with chronic disease. During the course we will explore the benefits of physical activity; the evidence that has informed exercise prescription guidelines and safety considerations. The course is conducted by trainer certified in Exercise is Medicine by the American Collage of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The objective of this course is to learn how to prescribe exercise to general population and patient with chronic diseases.

Course instructors
  1. Dr Amirullah Bin Mohd Arshad, MD(USM), MPH(Manila), Cert EIM(ACSM), Timbalan Pengarah JKN Melaka
  2. Assoc. Prof Dr Ahmad Taufik Bin Jamil, MD(UKM), MSc(IT)(UPM), MPH(UKM), Cert EIM(ACSM), Dip.Football.Med(FIFA), Faculty of Medicine, UiTM
  3. Physiotherapist, JKN Melaka
Course detail

8.00 – 8.05am: Introduction & Quiz (AP Dr A Taufik)
8.05 – 8.50am: KKM policy on Physical activity (Dr Amirullah)
8.50 – 9.35am: Physical activity, a priority in public health (Dr Amirullah)
9.35 – 10.20am: Health benefit of physical activity & pre participation exercise screening (AP Dr A Taufik)
10.20 – 10.35am: Break

10.35 – 10.40am: Quiz (AP Dr A. Taufik)
10.40 – 11.30am: Exercise prescription; general principle (Dr Amirullah)
11.30 – 12.15pm: Exercise intensity & measuring tools (AP Dr A Taufik)
12.15 – 1.00pm: Exercise prescription for chronic diseases (HPT, DM & Hypercholesterolemia) (Dr Amirullah)
1.00 – 2.00pm: Lunch break

2.00 – 2.45pm: Exercise prescription for special group (Children, elderly & pregnancy) (AP Dr A Taufik)
2.45 – 3.30pm: Exercise prescription for obesity (AP Dr A Taufik)
3.30 – 4.00pm: Demontrasi: strength exercise (Dr Amirullah & Physiotherapy JKN Melaka)
4.00 – 4.30pm: Case study: Group work (AP Dr A Taufik)
4.30 – 4.45pm: Closing

  • Sports attire

Workshop on Casemix System, ICD-11 and ICHI: Planning for New Era In Patient Classification System

This Workshop is designed to introduce participants to casemix system and the challenges in using the newly developed and updated classification of diagnoses and procedures. Casemix system is the most advance patient classification system first developed for quality assurance in the 80’s, but was adopted as provider payment tool in more that 100 countries world wide that implement social health insurance. ICD-10 is a disease classification system developed and maintained by WHO-FIC since 1948 from version 6 onwards. The work to update the 10th version of ICD started sometime in 2007 and is now almost complete. The ICD-11 with a number of innovations and new approach will be officially launched in September 2018. Procedure classification system is another important classification that is required in the implementation of casemix system. WHO-FIC has been trying to find the replacement for ICPM, which has been abandoned since 1985. The new initiative by WHO-FIC is to develop an advance procedure classification called ICHI (International Classification of Health Intervention). ICHI will also be launched at the end of 2018. This workshop will focus on the preparation that countries implementing casemix system need to plan and prepare in order to adopt ICD-11 and ICHI. The workshop will be conducted by Professor Dato’ Dr Syed Aljunid, Casemix Expert from Faculty of Public Health, Kuwait University and International Centre For Casemix and Clinical Coding of National University of Malaysia. He will provide on overview of the new ICD-11 and ICHI and will share his experience in helping many countries in the world to develop and maintain casemix system, mostly for provider payment. Prof Syed Aljunid is the co-chair of WHO-FIC Morbidity Technical Advisory Group of ICD-11 and members of the morbidity Reference group of WHO-FIC. He will discuss the latest development in ICD-11 and ICHI in this Workshop.

  • Professor Dato Dr Syed Mohamed Aljunid
    Professor of Health Economics, Policy and Management
    Department of Health Policy & Management
    Faculty of Public Health
    Kuwait University

At the end of the Workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the concept of Casemix System as a special classification of patients episode of care
  2. Recognise the structure of ICD-11 and the changes in the coding rules and guidelines
  3. Acquire basic skills to use ICHI as the new procedure classification in casemix system
  4. Design the basic minimum data set package for Casemix System Implementation.
  5. Plan for implementation of ICD-11 and ICHI for implementation of Casemix system.
Course detail
  • Introduction to Casemix System
  • Updates of ICD-10 and Development of ICD-11
  • ICHI: the new procedure classification system
    Minimum Data Set for Casemix System
  • Softwares in Casemix System
  • Plan for Implementation of ICD-11 and ICD-10 for Casemix System in Developing Countries

8.00- 8.30 am: Registration
8.30 – 9.00 am: Opening Remarks and Introduction of FOPH Kuwait University & ITCC-UKM
9.00 – 10.30 am: Update of ICD10 and Development of ICD-11
10.30 – 11.00 am: Tea Break
11.00 – 11.30pm: Casemix System: Softwares and Minimum Data Set For Casemix
11.30 – 12.15pm: ICHI: The new procedure Classification
12.15 – 12.45 pm: Planning for Implementing ICD-11 and ICHI in Implementation of Casemix System
12.45 pm – 13.00pm: Question & Answer Session /Closing Remarks

Development & Validation of Scale Instrument

When we try to measure very subjective variable e.g. happiness, quality of life etc, we need to develop a proper scale. Many would just produce Cronbach Alpha and believe their scale has been properly validated. Is that true? Is that the correct method? This workshop starts with introduction about the concept of scale development and ends with validation of such scale. Scale is being used very commonly especially in social medicine or public health.

  1. Dr. Mohd Zali Mohd Nor,
    Vice-President, MyRasch,
    Board Member,
    Pacific Rims Objective Measurement Society
  2. Professor Dr. Jamalludin Ab Rahman,
    Department of Community Medicine,
    Kulliyyah of Medicine,
    International Islamic University Malaysia.
Time Module Instructor
9:00AM Module 1 – Validity

·       Which Validity are You Referring to?

o   Issues in Construct Validity

o   Threats to Invalidity

o   Evidence in Construct Validity

o   “Validity in an argument, not just a number”

·       Aspects of Construct Validity

Dr. Mohd Zali Mohd Nor
10:00AM Break
10:30AM Module 2 – Instrument Development

·       The Central Role of Measurement

·       Could We Ensure Construct Validity of Our Instruments?

·       Building an Instrument with Construct Validity in mind

o   Research Design

o   From Framework to Intended Results

·       Does Your Instrument Measuring What It Supposed to Measure?

Dr. Mohd Zali Mohd Nor
1:00PM Lunch
2:00PM Module 3 – Analysis

·       Statistical Techniques for Checking Different Types of Validity

·       Testing Construct Validity

·       Testing Other Validities

Prof. Dr. Jamalludin Ab Rahman
3:00PM Module 4 – Practical

·       SPSS Hands-On

Prof. Dr. Jamalludin Ab Rahman
  • Notebook with pre-installed SPSS software