This module is designed to develop advanced knowledge and competencies in elder care rehabilitation. The International Classification of Disability is used as the foundation for developing an understanding of and insight into rehabilitation approaches to a variety of medical, post-surgical, and biopsychosocial conditions encountered in the older patients. Rehabilitation strategies emphasize interprofessional practice so critically needed for effective geriatric rehabilitation.
The module will be delivered using blended learning pedagogy and flexible scheduling for adult learners. The learning activities and assessment strategies will reflect workplace demands, upskill module participants and enhance service delivery. Keynote lectures, two symposia (inter-professional rehabilitation and technology), a workshop and tutorials will support students’ on-line learning and personal study.
The assessment will be two written submissions: one focused on service implementation and the other on the use of technology to enhance care.
What You’ll Learn
- To demonstrate a clear understanding of World Health Organisation International Classification of Human Function (ICF)
- To discuss and appraise the application of the ICF in elder care
- To appraise and discuss biopsychosocial and ethical issues and dilemmas that can arise in elder care and clinical decision making
- To critique the competing demands of economic, organizational, political and sociocultural contexts that impact on the delivery and acceptability of elder care services and rehabilitation
- To understand and evaluate the value and challenges of inter-professional working in elder
- To design and propose a clinical initiative that would enhance elder person rehabilitation
- To identify barriers and facilitators in the implementation of different models of elder care
rehabilitation and services
- To interpret research and other evidence for translation into elder person rehabilitation and the
gaps in knowledge
Who Should Attend
Any healthcare professionals interested in the health and rehabilitation of elder people.
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. Scanned copy of your NRIC (Singapore residents and Singapore PRs only) in order to qualify for funding support (for eligible courses).
2. Employment support letter (Includes applicant's area of work)*
3. Registration of practice, AHPC*
4. Transcript of highest relevant qualification*
5. Professional certification
6. English proficiency test, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent ^
7. 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)
- 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.
||2 – 8 Sept 2019
||Introduction to the module and other matters
||9 - 13 Sept 2019
||Tutorial 1: ICF Framework (Exact date TBC)
||16 - 22 Sept 2019
||23 – 29 Sept 2019
||Tutorial 2: An overview of geriatric rehabilitation – what it means and what it does not (Exact date TBC)
||5 - 6 Oct 2019
||Workshop: Rehabilitation for the Ageing Adult: Principles and Practice
||7 Oct 2019
||Symposium on Elder Person Rehabilitation – An Update
||14 - 20 Oct 2019
||Recess Week (No Class)
||21 - 27 Oct 2019
||Assignment 1 due
||28 Oct – 3 Nov 2019
||Tutorial 3: Clinical reasoning in elder person rehabilitation (Exact date TBC)
||4 – 10 Nov 2019
||Tutorial 4: Policy Contexts and Wrap-up (Exact date TBC)
||11 – 17 Nov 2019
||Preparation for Assignment 2
||18 - 24 Nov 2019
||Preparation for Assignment 2
||25 Nov - 1 Dec 2019
||Assignment 2 Due
||After SF Funding
||After SF Mid-Career
|Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
|Singapore Citizen (40 & above)
• 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.
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Terms & Conditions:
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.
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.