Introduction to Nursing Profession and Health Care [60 hours]
This module introduces learners to the profession of nursing, concepts of health and illness, and nursing process to support patient’s activities of living. It also provides learners with an introduction to the Singapore healthcare system, workplace safety, and confidentiality.
Health Promotion Across the Lifespan [60 hours]
This module introduces the concepts of health promotion across the lifespan from conception to old age. It provides learners with the knowledge on principles of health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitation of individuals and families. It enables learners to develop knowledge and skills in the improvement of health of the community, families and individuals in the 6 stages of growth and development. Learners will be able to integrate critical thinking in the planning and management of the individual and family in a community healthcare setting.
Fundamentals of Innovation and Enterprise [30 hours]
Learners will develop attributes that are pervasive and synonymous with being innovative and enterprising for career and life. Through this module learners will develop positive practices when working with data, propose ideas using user-centric approaches and design processes, determine and locate resources, and leverage collaborative practices to formulate solutions.
Effective Communication Skills [30 hours]
This module will enable learners to communicate effectively in different settings and on different collaborative platforms. There will be opportunities to practise and deliver various types of presentations, to learn to competently handle questions, and to effectively incorporate verbal and non-verbal elements when speaking. Learners will also acquire media and info literacy and be able to produce clearly written and well-structured reports and proposals, following standard citation and referencing guidelines.
Critical Thinking and Research Process [30 hours]
The module introduces learners to the research process and its application in nursing. It enables learners to develop skills in searching relevant literature, formulating research aims and hypotheses. It also enables learners to develop skills in clinical decision making utilizing critical thinking and the nursing process and encourages them to reflect upon their own thinking or learning.
Psychology and Sociology for Nurses [60 hours]
This module provides learners with an introductory overview of psychology and sociology for nurses. Basic psychological and sociological concepts/theories are presented and related to the nursing setting, priming and bolstering learners’ ability to identify and make sense of relevant psychosocial issues in healthcare.
Anatomy and Physiology 1 [75 hours]
This module examines the principles that govern homeostasis in the body. The basic structure of the body, from the simple level of atoms and chemicals to the more complex level of tissues, organs and systems will be described. The dependence of the functions on the structural complexity at each level will be emphasized. Body systems covered include the skeletal, integumentary, muscular, digestive and reproductive systems. The structure of microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses will be described to comprehend the prevention of communicable diseases.
Nursing Laboratory 1A [75 hours]
This module provides learners with opportunities to develop nursing skills, integrate critical thinking in the planning and care of patient who needs help in activities of living.
Nursing Practicum 1A [120 hours]
This module provides opportunities for learners to integrate theory and practice in a variety of clinical settings, working with the community and people experiencing alterations in health status.
Adult Nursing 1 [60 hours]
This module provides learners with comprehensive knowledge of the disease process, medical management and nursing care of patients with common cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, respiratory, haematological, and endocrine disorders, and fluid and electrolyte imbalances. It also enables the learner to develop and recognise the preventive measures and follow up care for these patients along the health-illness continuum.
Mental Health and Wellness [45 hours]
This module provides learners with the fundamentals of mental health and mental disorders. The learners will be able to integrate critical thinking in the management and treatment of patients with mental disorders. It also enables the learner to develop and recognise the preventive measures and follow up care for these patients along the health-illness continuum.
Law, Ethics and Health Education [30 hours]
This module introduces learners to the medico-legal and ethical issues which have an impact on nursing practice. Learners will develop teaching plans and effective presentation skills for health education.
Communication and Personal Branding [30 hours]
In this module, learners will develop techniques to impress and persuade others to accept their ideas. They will also learn how to communicate effectively over e-mail. To support their job search, learners will use digital portfolios to showcase their abilities, as well as gain the knowledge and skills to promote their capabilities in their cover letters and resumes. They will also acquire skills to project themselves positively and for performing well at interviews.
Health Psychology and Medical Sociology [60 hours]
In this module, students will examine psychological and sociological issues specific to health and illness. These issues are approached from the perspectives of health psychology, which focuses on individual health and illness behaviours, and medical sociology, which focuses on the socio-cultural contexts of health and illness. These perspectives will foster learner awareness of the importance of the psychosocial dimension of health, illness and healthcare, beyond the biomedical dimension.
Anatomy and Physiology 2 [75 hours]
This module examines the various body systems and how they work together to achieve homeostasis. The dependence of the functions on the structural complexity at each level will be emphasized. Body systems covered include the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory and renal systems, will be explored through the study of the organization, structure, and functions.
Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1 [60 hours]
This module introduces learners to knowledge of general and systemic pathophysiology followed by drugs used to treat specific disease processes. Learners will be able to apply pathophysiology knowledge in understanding the use of various drugs for common disorders. In addition, learners will study general principles and concepts in pharmacology which will form the foundation to understand the pharmacotherapeutic management of different disease conditions in various organ systems such as cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine systems. The well-integrated knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology from this module will provide a sound basis for effective nursing practice.
Nursing Laboratory 1B and Health Assessment [75 hours]
This module provides learners with opportunities to develop nursing skills and integrate critical thinking in health assessment, care of infants and patients with surgical conditions.
Nursing Practicum 1B [240 hours]
This module provides opportunities for learners to integrate the theory and skills of health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitation in a variety of clinical settings. It also provides opportunities for learners to develop skills in nursing assessment and management of adults with altered cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, blood functions and communicable diseases.