From understanding the Singapore health system to the pathophysiology of the diseased state, you will learn how to counsel patients, be aware of legal and medical issues in nursing practice and have an overview of specialisations in various sub-disciplines of surgical procedures.
Day Class, 8 months
Mon to Fri
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
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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 Perioperative Nursing I
This module will provide the student with an overview of the natural sciences pertaining to the practice of nursing in the operating theatre and its environment. It explores scientific concepts underpinning the practice and allows the student to have an overall analysis of knowledge and skills required by the operating theatre clinical specialist. It includes the theory and techniques for the preparation of sterile supplies as well as planning for the surgical procedure.
The student will also have an understanding of ethical and legal issues pertaining to perioperative practice and understand the role of a perioperative nurse as a patient advocate to provide safe and competent care for the surgical patient.
Fundamentals in Perioperative Nursing II
This module will provide the student with an understanding of the nursing implications and skills required for a patient undergoing anaesthesia in the perioperative setting. Students will be able recognize complications and manage emergency situations for the surgical patient.
The module will also equip students with understanding of the therapeutic needs of patients experiencing surgical intervention. It includes basic theory and skills for counselling to prepare the student to manage challenging situations in the perioperative setting.
Advanced Perioperative Nursing Science I
This module provides students with an overview of the perioperative nursing consideration in various surgical procedures. Perioperative nursing is a team concept and includes receiving the surgical patient to the operating room, planning for the position for surgery, skin preparation, choice of instrumentation and anticipating the sequence and needs of surgery.
Advanced Perioperative Nursing Science II
This module provides students with an overview of the perioperative nursing consideration in specialised surgical procedures. Perioperative nursing is a team concept and includes receiving the surgical patient to the operating room, planning for the position for surgery, skin preparation, choice of instrumentation and anticipating the sequence and needs of surgery.
Advanced Clinical Practicum in Perioperative Nursing
The module provides the student opportunities to synthesize the knowledge learned from the other eight modules and gain clinical experience in perioperative settings. The clinical practice provides an overall analysis of the practice of perioperative nursing.
Applicants with the following qualifications 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
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 formand submit it to CET Academybefore the start of the semester.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): RPL is not applicable for this course.