SITizens Learning Credits

Overview

This module is designed to enhance clinicians’ knowledge and skill base in meeting the needs of well elderly and those with chronic conditions affecting motor performance. Topics included range from motor control, understanding disability and movement disorders from the perspectives of motor control theories, motor learning to relearning strategies for a variety of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions, particularly developing balance retraining strategies and control. The impact of declining motor skill on cognitive function and independence will be addressed.

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, a symposium, community engagement and tutorials will support students’ on-line learning and personal study.


Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Learning Outcomes:
  • To demonstrate a clear understanding of theories of motor control and learning
  • To discuss and appraise the consequences of ageing on motor control and learning
  • To appraise and discuss allied health professionals’ roles in the maintenance of motor control and skill
  • To design and propose a service development that addresses maintained motor skills
  • To interpret research and other evidence on motor learning and cognitive and social function in ageing

Who Should Attend

Any healthcare professionals interested in the health and rehabilitation of elder people.

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide on 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 course
•    Undertake non-credit assessment (during course)

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 Date Activities/Topics
1 12 May 2022 Online Lecture: Module introduction
Theme 1: Theories of motor control
  • Reflex theory
  • Dynamical systems theory
2 Self-directed learning Theme 1: Theories of motor control
  • Hierarchical theories
  • Motor program theory
3 26 May 2022 Tutorial
Theme 1:
Theories of motor control
  • Ecological theories
  • Systems model (CPG and spinal control)
4 Self-directed learning Theme 2: Theories of motor learning
  • Adams closed loop theory
  • Schmidt's schema theory
  • Ecological theory
5 Self-directed learning Theme 2: Theories of motor learning
  • Feedback scheduling, practicing regimen and current evidence
6 16 June 2022 Tutorial
Theme 2:
Theories of motor learning
  • Ageing on motor control and learning
7 Self-directed learning Theme 3: Application of principles of motor learning to clinical practice
  • Kinematics of kinetics of motor behaviours of clinical properties
8 Self-directed learning Theme 3: Application of principles of motor learning to clinical practice
  • Comparisons of traditional approaches and contemporary approaches
9 7 July 2022 Tutorial
Theme 3:
Application of principles of motor learning to clinical practice
  • Comparisons of traditional approaches and contemporary approaches
10 Self-directed learning Theme 4: Interaction of motor skills and cognitive function and independence
  • Attention, executive function, memory
11 TBC Workshop: Kinematic analysis, kinetic analysis, EMG analysis
12 21 July 2022 Tutorial
Theme 4:
Interaction of motor skills and cognitive function and independence
  • Arousal and emotions, social function

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$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 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

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 Online and SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 12 May 2022 (Thu) to
21 Jul 2022 (Thu)
Registration is Closed.

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