Postgraduate Certificate in Elder Health and Rehabilitation

Postgraduate Certificate in Elder Health and Rehabilitation
SIT offers stackable postgraduate modular courses in Elder Health and Rehabilitation with a clinical focus to deepen and broaden the skills of health professionals to apply scientific learning, professional knowledge to the clinical applications of healthcare for elder persons. This is in response to Singapore’s efforts in building a future ready healthcare workforce and an ageing population facing chronic diseases that need rehabilitation services.

Arising from this, there is increased demand for postgraduate education and training in Elder Health and Rehabilitation. These postgraduate modular courses are available as independent modules, each carrying 6 credits which can be stacked towards qualifications in Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Elder Health and Rehabilitation.

CGPA – Cumulative Grade Point Average

Postgraduate Certificate in Elder Health and Rehabilitation

Awarded to candidates who pass any of the 4 modules (inclusive of 3 compulsory modules), totalling 24 credits, with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 to be completed within a 3 year period.

Participants will need to take 3 compulsory and any 1 additional module.
  • • 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

The Elder Health and Rehabilitation modules currently offered can be taken individually.

*SkillsFuture funding is available

Postgraduate Diploma in Elder Health and Rehabilitation^

Awarded to candidates who pass any of the 8 modules (inclusive of 3 compulsory modules), totalling 48 credits, with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 to be completed within a 5 year period.

Participants will need to take 3 compulsory and 5 additional modules.
  • • 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

The Elder Health and Rehabilitation modules currently offered can be taken individually.

*SkillsFuture funding is available
^ The Postgraduate Diploma in Elder Health and Rehabilitation is currently pending approval from authorities

Who Should Attend

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

Prerequisites

Related and relevant health-science-related qualifications and working experience.

Assessment and Certificate

An SITLEARN Certificate of Attainment for each module will be issued to participants who:
  • • Attend at least 75% of each 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.
  • • Part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Elder Health and Rehabilitation: 1 year
  • • Part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Elder Health and Rehabilitation: 2 - 3 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


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SITLEARN Professional Development
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Level 2
10 Dover Drive
Singapore 138683

Tel: +65 6592 6949
Email: sitlearn@singaporetech.edu.sg