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Demand on your CARE: Better teeth, better health


Welcome to CUHK's ELDER003!
Demand on your CARE: Better teeth, better health


About this course

This course is part of a MOOC series of the "Jockey Club CADENZA e-Tools for Elder Care" funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

This course is open to health and social care professional or anyone who are interested to this subject in knowing more about better teeth in relation to better health. Oral health means more than good teeth. It is a significant factor affecting older people's quality of life, overall health and wellbeing.

In this course, experts from the Hong Kong Dental Association are invited to provide their opinions on the essentials and common misconceptions in oral health care for older people.

The course opens on 30 August, 2019 and will run through identical issues till mid of 2025. Let us go through the "Jockey Club CADENZA e-Tools for Elder Care" in understanding the connection of oral health to general health of an older person. We will lead you through practical tips on how to protect and optimize good oral health in order to stay good and healthy.

This course is divided into 5 chapters. In addition, there will be quizzes. We estimate that you will need to spend no more than 4 contact hours on average to complete the course. It is in self-paced mode. You can study anytime and anywhere you want. We suggest you could study in a weekly basis for each chapter at your own schedule. Before you start, here is some helpful information for successful completion of this course.



After study all the chapters, there will be an assessment consists of 20 True/ False questions. To facilitate your learning process, assessment are allowed to have multiple attempts. While answering the questions, you are free to refer back to the teaching videos for answers.

After completion of this course, certification of attendance or certification with 4 CNE points (Nurse only) will be awarded. Please refer to the information 'How to get certificate' for details.


What you will learn

  • The age-related changes of the oral cavity and the oral health in older people in Hong Kong
  • The problems with neglected oral health care
  • The connections between general health and oral health in older people
  • The impact of oral health with nutrition
  • The common misconceptions about oral health
  • The tips of oral health care for older people and people with dementia
  • The importance of diet on oral health for older people
  • The various tools for oral care



There is no entry requirement.


Course Staffs

Prof. Jean Woo
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Prof. Diana Lee
Professor of Nursing
CUHK The Nethersole School of Nursing

Dr. Maria Chui
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Ms. Chui Man Kwok
Nursing Officer
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing


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