From patient education to pharmacology and pathophysiology,
you will learn how to use evidence-based practice in a clinical setting
and advanced clinical training in the management and care of patients with chronic diseases.
Day Class, 8 months
Course Information At A Glance
Mon to Fri
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/ cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making
This module aims to provide the students with comprehensive foundation and principles of health assessment in clinical nursing practice. It will also provide comprehensive skills necessary to obtain data through complete health history taking and physical examination. Emphasis will be placed on the holistic and comprehensive approach of assessment. Variations of normality in the older persons will be taken into considerations in the assessment findings. Together with the relevant laboratory data, this module also equips the students with necessary knowledge underpinning the skills to make informed clinical decisions.
Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
This module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of pathophysiologic and pharmacologic considerations. This module will enable the students to gain a better understanding of underlying disease processes and relate the basic principles of pharmacology and the nursing process to selected drugs and their therapeutic use.
This module aims to provide the students with the knowledge and application underpinnings the evidence-based practice. Based on the 5 steps of evidence-based practice, the students will learn to convert information into an answerable clinical question (ask), track down best evidence for answering the question (acquire), critically appraise evidence (appraise), integrate evidence into clinical decision making (application), and evaluate and seek ways to improve the next time (audit).
Care Management Across Life Span
This module focuses on the current trends that affect the healthcare and financial systems in Singapore. Emphasis will be placed on integrated care, collaboration and coordination to provide continuity of care of patients with special needs in a variety of healthcare settings. The principles and concepts of palliative care, case management, disease management, medical-surgical nursing and transitional care will be discussed.
Clinical Practicum in Advanced Nursing
The module provides the student opportunities to synthesize and apply the knowledge and practical skills learned in Post-Diploma Certificate 1 (Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making, Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Evidence-Based Practice and
Care Management Across Life Span) to the 2-week of broad-based Clinical Practicum in Advanced Nursing module. The students will be assigned to one of the following clinical settings that is different from their specialty attachment.
Fundamentals in Chronic Disease Management
This module aims to provide a comprehensive framework to develop nurses in counselling skills and implement prevention and behaviourally based instruction for the community. The focus will be on the use of person-centred therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy to change the behaviours of clients with unhealthy lifestyle practices.
Advanced Chronic Disease Nursing Science I
The module aims to develop students’ knowledge on the teaching-coaching function of the nurse in health promotion, screening and disease prevention activities across the life span for individuals, families and communities. Using a holistic approach which values the physical, mental, social and spiritual dimensions of health and their inter-relationships, it will cover major aspects of health education strategy and pedagogy in teaching of chronic diseases.
Advanced Chronic Disease Nursing Science II
This course aims to provide a fundamental key concepts, interventions and principles of case management and rehabilitation in the acute, community and home settings. The module also optimises the management and care of patient with complications of chronic disease in cardiovascular and respiratory system, in addition to cardiac, stroke, and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Advanced Chronic Disease Nursing Science III
This course aims to provide a fundamental key concepts, interventions and principles of palliative care nursing practice across the continuum. The module optimises the management and care of patient with non-malignant diseases, in particular end-stage organ failure. The nursing management of patients with end of life care and used of common complementary therapies are been explored.
Advanced Clinical Practicum in Chronic Disease Nursing
The module provides clinical training and offers students the opportunities to provide direct patient/ family care and gain clinical experience in diverse health care settings.
Students will be attached to specialised areas such as
case/care management in the primary health care, acute to home, community and palliative care facilitieswith interdisciplinary experience in caring of patients with chronic and life-limiting conditions.
Applicants with any of the following qualification are invited to apply for the course:
A local Polytechnic Diploma/ Degree in Health Sciences (Nursing) or equivalent
Be a Registered Nurse with valid practicing certificate from the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB); and
Have at least 2 years of clinical nursing practice; and
Have a minimum of 1 year practice in the nursing specialty - nursing practice related to nursing management or care of patients with chronic diseases
Successful applicants will need to undergo a compulsory medical examination and hepatitis B screening at any of the designated clinics. Please attach all supporting documents together with the duly completed pre-admission medical examination form and submit it to CET Academy before the start of the semester.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):RPL is not applicable for this course.