Institute of Technical Education

Be a Healthcare Aider + Bridging


Course Level

Mid Career

Course Duration

9 months  

Industries

Healthcare and Community Care

Funding

SkillsFuture Credit SGUS

Course Introduction

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to provide crucial support to the healthcare team, especially during medical emergency response such COVID-19, in duties and tasks on basic patient care. They will gain the skills to perform fundamental healthcare skills in various healthcare settings, including community care facilities, to support and care for the overall well-being of the patients. This programme includes a bridging component (of up to three months) for SGUS applicants who have been assessed to require this component.


Course Outline

The course for the TnP Be a Health Aider comprises of the modules of

(i) Principles and Practice of Infection Control, which provides the basic knowledge of infection control and skills related to personal protective equipment

(ii) Vital Signs Monitoring, which provides the foundational knowledge and skills on monitoring of vital signs, pain score and pulse oximetry

(iii) Principle and Practice of Basic Hygiene, to learn knowledge and skills to assist patients in meeting personal hygiene and basic nutritional needs.

(iv) Fundamentals of Eldercare, to learn specific skills to assist in the delivery of patient care eg. monitor BGM, assist in oxygen therapy, insert suppository and collect specimens (stool, urine)

(v) First Aid Workplace Safety Interpersonal Skills, which combines the learning of knowledge and techniques on first aid, workplace safety and interpersonal skills to support the healthcare.

The bridging component comprise of (a) Workplace Literacy (WPL) and/or Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Training Programmes, (b) Digital Literacy Programmes such as Digital Learning Beginner Workshop (DLBW) and SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace (SFDW) and (c) Financial Literacy course. The Financial Literacy course is an Optional module for SGUS participants who require bridging. Please note that the bridging component will be offered by a SSG approved external partner identified by the Institute of Technical Education.


Pricing

Full Course Fee (including GST): SGD 750.00



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