SITizens Learning Credits


Falls in older adults can be reduced by identifying risk factors for falls early and intervening to improve postural balance. Falls can also be tackled by addressing polypharmacy, poor vision, home environment hazards and more. In this 2-day workshop, international and local experts will discuss the epidemiology of falls and other issues such as frailty, balance and mobility, polypharmacy, fear avoidance and falls efficacy.

Practical elements will include falls assessment, exercise prescription and assessing and treating vestibular dysfunction in older adults.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the factors contributing to falls incidence in older people
  • Discuss the implications of complex health issues in older adults and their associations with falls and mobility, in relation to the WHO ICF framework
  • Discuss health professionals’ roles and impact in the prevention and management of falls
  • Understand and evaluate the value and challenges of inter-professional collaboration in falls prevention and management
  • Critique the competing demands of economic, organisational, political and sociocultural contexts that impact on the delivery and efficacy of falls prevention and rehabilitation
  • Design and propose a community-based initiative that addresses falls in older persons
  • Identify barriers and facilitators in the implementation of different models of services addressing falls

Who Should Attend

  • All health and medical professionals working with people at risk of falling
  • Health and medical professional educators
  • Other practitioners working with people at risk of falling

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development on 31 Jan 2019.

Registration Closed.

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend at least 75% of the workshop
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the workshop


(Day 1)
8:30am Registration and Introduction
9:00am Introduction: A Worldview on Falls and Their Consequences
9:15am Identifying the Older Adults with Falls Risks: The Value of Falls Prediction Models
9:45am Tea-break and Networking
10:15am Evidence-based Models of Care for Falls Prevention and Rehabilitation (Lecture)
11:30am Addressing Frailty and Falls in Singapore: A Geriatrician's Perspectives
12:30pm The Valued Care Program for Hip Fracture Patients in Singapore
1:15pm Lunch & Networking
2:00pm Constraints and Barriers to Movement and Mobility Part 1:
Managing Falls at Home (Practical)
3:00pm Tea-break and Networking
3:15pm Constraints and Barriers to Movement and Mobility Part 2:
Psychological aspects of falls and their consequences (Interactive session)
5:15pm Q & A
5:30pm End of Day

(Day 2)
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Falls Assessment (Practical)
10:00am Tea-break and Networking
10:30am Exercise Prescription for Falls Prevention (Practical)
11:30am Elder Faller Evaluation (patient demonstration)
12:30pm Lunch & Networking
1:30pm Assessing and Treating Vestibular Dysfunction in Older Adults (Lecture and practical)
3:00pm Teabreak & Networking
3:15pm Designing Community-based Intervention Programs for Older Persons with Falls Risk
Facilitated by a multidisciplinary team including:
  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Physiotherapists
  • Dietician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Geriatrician
4:45pm Assessment, Q & A, Summary
5:30pm End of Day


Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $1,391.00 $417.30 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,391.00 $417.30 $157.30
Non-Singaporeans $1,391.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible

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

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Course Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, 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.
SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 20 Jul 2019 (Sat) to
21 Jul 2019 (Sun)
Registration is Closed.

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