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Overview

This module explores the application of research evidence in clinical practice. To do so, knowledge and competencies in research design, statistical interpretation, and critical appraisal will be developed. Participants will engage in the full process of evidence-based practice through identifying a clinical area of interest, critically appraising relevant literature, identifying gaps in evidence, the barriers and facilitators and the evaluation of evidence-based practice approach. They will have the opportunity to reflect deeply about their personal and societal values, their professionalism and how both values and professionalism shape their ethical behaviours in clinical practice. Participants also have the opportunity to explore the tension between organisational and societal demands. It is hoped that this module will provide clarity on ethical dilemmas for the health professionals in their everyday interactions with patients and clients.

The module uses blended learning pedagogy and flexible scheduling for adult learners. The learning activities and assessment strategies reflect workplace demands, upskill participants' knowledge and practice and enhance service delivery.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Topics Topic Details
Introduction Principles of evidence based practice
Developing a clinical question
Research evidence Types and levels of evidence
Sources and nature of evidence
Grey literature
Sourcing evidence Developing a database search and retrieving the articles grey literature
Ethics and Professionalism Theoretical perspectives
Medical ethics and dilemmas
Cultural and socio-political influences in healthcare
Ethical issues within profession and at the workplace
Moral leadership
Critical Appraisal Research design and methods of appraisal
Bias
Quality
Practice, evidence and implementation Interpreting research findings for use in the clinical setting
Ethical aspects of research translation into practice
Internationalisation of healthcare
Reflective practice
Implementation and Evaluation Clinical guidelines
Ethics and clinical decision making
Barriers and Facilitators to implementation of EBP
Outcome and Process measurement
Quality and Value

Who Should Attend

Any healthcare professionals.

 

Prerequisites

Related and relevant health-science-related qualifications and working experience.

Documents and information you would need to complete this application:
Please upload documents under Online Applications - Supporting Documents section.

1.  Employment support letter (Includes applicant's area of work)* 
2. Registration of practice, AHPC* 
3. Transcript of highest relevant qualification* 
4. Professional certification 
5. English proficiency test, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent ^
6. Answers to the following questions: 
  • Your reasons for pursuing the module (100 - 150 words)
  • Why did you select SIT over other academic institutions? (100 - 150 words)
  • What do you hope to achieve at the completion of the module? (100 - 150 words)
* Mandatory Documents
^ If applicant's basic professional qualification was not obtained from Singapore, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States of America)
 

Duration

  • Part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Elder Health and Rehabilitation: 1 - 3 years
  • Part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Elder Health and Rehabilitation: 1 - 5 years
  • Each module is around 12-14 weeks in duration
  • Candidates are expected to set aside time for self-directed learning for the entire duration of the module
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the module, and
  • Undertake credit bearing assessment 

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the module, and
  • Participants who pass the Assessment criteria of the respective module will earn 6 credits, which are stackable for Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma qualifications.<
  • Candidates who pass 4 modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Elder Health and Rehabilitation by Singapore Institute of Technology.
  • Candidates who pass 8 modules (totalling 48 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Elder Health and Rehabilitation by Singapore Institute of Technology.

Schedule

Week Dates Time Topics
1 7 Jan 2020 6:30pm to 8:30pm Tutorial: Introduction
Evidence Based Practice (EBP) – what it is and what it is not 
2 14 Jan 2020 6:30pm to 8:30pm Tutorial: PICO and developing a clinical question
3 21 Jan 2020 1:30pm to 5:30pm Workshop: Evidence and Ethics in Healthcare
3 21 Jan 2020 6:30pm to 8:30pm Tutorial: Types and levels of evidence
4 28 Jan 2020 6:30pm to 8:30pm Tutorial: Critical appraisal
5 7 Feb 2020 1:30pm to 5:30pm Workshop: Ethics in Healthcare
5 8 Feb 2020 8:30am to 5:30pm Workshop: Ethics in Healthcare
6 10 to 14 Feb 2020 - e-learning week
7 17 to 21 Feb 2020 - Recess Week (No Class)
8 24 to 28 Feb 2020 - e-learning week
9 6 Mar 2020 8:30am to 5:30pm Workshop: Implementation Science - the healthcare challenge
10 9 to 13 Mar 2020 - Assessment(60%) :Literature review of evidence relevant to identified clinical question
11 16 to 20 Mar 2020 - e-learning week
12 23 to 27 Mar 2020 - e-learning week
12 31 Mar 2020 6:30pm to 8:30pm Presentation (40%): Implementation strategy and evaluation for clinical question

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$4,173.00 $1,251.90 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $4,173.00 $1,251.90 $471.90
Non-Singaporeans $4,173.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible
Note:

•    All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
•    You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

1.    Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
2.    Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

1.    Be a Singaporean Citizen
2.    Be at least 40 years old
3.    Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Course Series

HSC6002 Evidence Based Practice and Ethics is a common module between Modular Certification Courses - Sonography and Modular Certification Courses - Elder Health and Rehabilitation.

Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses - Sonography.

Postgraduate Certificate in Sonography
These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Sonography or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Each module carries 6 credits which are stackable for Postgraduate Certificate in Sonography. Candidates who pass any of the 4 modules (inclusive of 2 compulsory modules in bold), totalling 24 credits, with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 to be completed within a 3 year period will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Sonography by SIT.

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Sonography
These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Sonography or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Each module carries 6 credits which are stackable for Postgraduate Diploma in Sonography. Candidates who pass any of the 8 modules (inclusive of 3 compulsory modules in bold), totalling 48 credits, with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 to be completed within a 5 year period will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Sonography by SIT.


Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses - Elder Health and Rehabilitation

Postgraduate Certificate in Elder Health and Rehabilitation
These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Elder Health and Rehabilitation or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Each module carries 6 credits which are stackable for Postgraduate Certificate in Elder Health and Rehabilitation. Candidates who pass any of the 4 modules (inclusive of 3 compulsory modules in bold), totalling 24 credits, with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 to be completed within a 3 year period will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Elder Health and Rehabilitation by SIT.

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Elder Health and Rehabilitation
These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Elder Health and Rehabilitation or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Each module carries 6 credits which are stackable for Postgraduate Diploma in Elder Health and Rehabilitation. Candidates who pass any of the 8 modules (inclusive of 3 compulsory modules in bold), totalling 48 credits, with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 to be completed within a 5 year period will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Elder Health and Rehabilitation by SIT.

Key Info

Venue TBC
Time 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Date 06 Jan 2020 (Mon) to
03 May 2020 (Sun)
Registration is Closed.

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