The Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing) at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Health Sciences (HS) aims to provide a rich learning experience that prepares its students to function as competent registered nurses. HS seeks to adopt innovative technologies and teaching strategies to prepare our students for their future roles in a technology-rich and rapidly changing healthcare industry.
HS has incorporated mobile technology in the training of its nursing students, using a mobile electronic device, under an initiative known as Ngee Ann Polytechnic Augmented Learning Media (NPALM). NPALM aims to promote independent learning amongst the students, by making available at their fingertips, resources that facilitate their learning in both the campus and during clinical attachment (CA). The electronic device is loaded with databases and applications that drive students’ independent learning during CA. Other applications on the mobile devices were developed in-house such as the drug calculator, dialect translator, electronic logbook, medical abbreviations and so on.
Keeping abreast with the evolving technology, all current year one students since 2010 are using Ipod Touch (8GB) or their own iPhones for their mobile elearning.
Click on iPod Touch image on the right to see the introductory video on the use of iPod Touches in our curriculum.
Additional Information for Registered Students.