Overview

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 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.

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.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY (For SIT Alumni only)
 

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

Schedule

Day 1
Time Mode Topics
8:15am
Online lecture via zoom
Introduction to workshop
8:40am A worldview on falls and their consequences
9:00am Identifying the older adult with falls risks: The value of falls prediction models
9:30am Components of a multidisciplinary Falls Assessment
10:30am Break
10:45am Evidence-based models of care for falls prevention and rehabilitation
  • Developing falls prevention and exercise programmes
11:45am Online tutorial / discussion Group Discussion - Case study Video
12:45pm Lunch
1:30pm *Self-learning via e-lectures Preventing secondary falls post hip fractures
2:00pm Dementia, delirium and falls management
2:30pm Medical management including managing polypharmacy: Geriatrician perspectives
3:00pm Polypharmacy as a risk factor for falls and its intervention strategies
3:30pm Physiotherapy in falls prevention
4:00pm Assessing and treating vestibular dysfunction in older adults
4:30pm Occupational therapy in falls prevention
5:00pm Psycho-behavioural approaches in falls prevention
5:30pm The role of nursing in falls prevention in the hospital and community settings
6:00pm Dietary considerations in falls prevention and post-fall management
6:30pm Vision and falls
7:00pm Foot problems, management and footwear in falls and their prevention

*E-lectures will be made available 2 weeks before the workshop for the participants viewing.

Day 2
Time Mode Topics
8:30am Online Tutorial Environment as a risk factor for falls 
9:45am Online Group Discussion Designing Community-based Intervention programs for older persons with falls risk
(Group activity)
-    Postgrad students to lead discussion and present
12:00pm Group presentation
1:00pm Quiz, Q & A, Summary
1:30pm End of Day

Fees

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

Note:
  • 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.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Date 24 Jul 2021 (Sat) to
25 Jul 2021 (Sun)
Registration Closing on: 03 Jul 2021
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