SITizens Learning Credits

Overview

This module is designed to enable students to explore and develop knowledge on age-related changes in physiological, physical and mental aspects. The module will be presented by various experts in the field and will be delivered using blended learning pedagogy and flexible scheduling for adult learners. Learning activities and assessment strategies will reflect workplace demands, upskill module participants and enhance service delivery. Keynote lectures, community engagement and tutorials will support students’ on-line learning and personal study.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • To demonstrate a clear understanding of the factors contributing to the ageing process
  • To discuss and appraise the implications of physiology, lifestyle, environment and culture in health and ageing
  • To appraise and discuss allied health professionals’ roles and impact on the maintenance of health and healthy ageing
  • To understand and evaluate the value and challenges of inter-professional working in health promotion and meeting the needs of an ageing population
  • To critique the competing demands of economic, organisational, political and sociocultural contexts that impact the delivery and efficacy of health strategies and services to promote health and healthy ageing
  • To design and propose a community based initiative that addresses healthy ageing
  • To identify barriers and facilitators in the implementation of different models of services addressing health and ageing
  • To interpret research and other evidence for translation into health promotion/healthy ageing

Who Should Attend

Any healthcare professionals interested in the health across the lifespan.

 

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

Find out more about SITizens Learning Credits (SLC).


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. Recognised BSc degree in any of the health sciences registrable with the local regulatory bodies*
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 Topics
TBC Module introduction, healthy ageing
2 TBC Demographic and epidemiological transitions; Singapore BOD studies
3 TBC Psychosocial and cultural aspects of ageing
4 TBC Determinants of health in older persons
5 TBC Frailty 1: concepts and screening tools
6 TBC Frailty 2: interventions
7 - Break
8 TBC Health promotion and prevention of disease and health related disability
9 TBC Caregiving
10 TBC Ethical and policy issues and challenges
11 TBC Preparation for group presentation
12 TBC Group presentation

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder
$4,173.00 $1,251.90
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $4,173.00 $471.90
Non-Singaporeans $4,173.00 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 Course 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 or LTVP+ Holder
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

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:

  • HSC6001 Independent Professional Practice
  • HSC6002 Evidence Based Practice and Ethics
  • HSC6003 Health and Ageing
  • HSC6004 Principles and Practice of Elder Person Rehabilitation
  • HSC6005 Falls, Mobility and Elder Persons
  • HSC6006 Motor Control and Learning
  • HSC6007 Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
  • HSC6008 Neurological Rehabilitation
  • HSC6009 Pain – Learn, Unlearn, Relearn

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:

  • HSC6001 Independent Professional Practice
  • HSC6002 Evidence Based Practice and Ethics
  • HSC6003 Health and Ageing
  • HSC6004 Principles and Practice of Elder Person Rehabilitation
  • HSC6005 Falls, Mobility and Elder Persons
  • HSC6006 Motor Control and Learning
  • HSC6007 Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
  • HSC6008 Neurological Rehabilitation
  • HSC6009 Pain – Learn, Unlearn, Relearn
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.
SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 29 Aug 2022 (Mon) to
04 Dec 2022 (Sun)
Registration Closing on: 18 Jul 2022
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