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Centre for Health Professionals Training

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Events

Future-Ready Skills Series

Course Title

Target Audience

Course Objectives

Trainers

Planned Course Dates

Health Informatics Workshop

Healthcare administrators, nursing and allied health managers and professionals who are graduates from the Executive Foundation Programme (EDP)

  • Appreciate foundational concepts of healthcare informatics
  • Understand the HCIT ecosystem within NUH / NUHS
  • Be able to navigate the processes surrounding HCIT within NUH /NUHS

Dr Lim Er Luen

Mr Tan Boon Hoi

Mr Karthick Ramanathan

Ms Kimberly Zhang

Ms Toh Yok Mui

8 Feb 2024

16 May 2024

15 Aug 2024

14 Nov 2024

16 Jan 2025

13 Mar 2025


Healthcare Support Series


Course Title

Target Audience

Course Objectives

Trainers

Planned Course Dates

Introduction to Supervisory Skills: Motivating for Peak Performance

Senior Executive Assistants, Service Team Leaders, Supervisors, Senior Patient Associates, Staff Nurses

  • Recognise how personal mastery is a pre-requisite to leading others
  • Assess their impact on others and how they can set their team up for success
  • Communicate task expectations and performance to team members in a clear and concise manner
  • Adapt communication styles to different team members
  • Judge capabilities, provide encouragement, support and guidance to team members to enable them to complete assigned tasks in accordance to prescribed timelines and standards
  • Evaluate and review team members’ performance to identify learning needs and provide timely and constructive feedback to team members
  • Motivational tools to align team members to team goals in order to produce sustainable results

Mr Danny Tong

9-10 May 2024

26-27 Sep 2024

7-8 Nov 2024

Mindful Self-Care Programme (MSCP)
All healthcare professionals
  • Introduces the concepts and practices of mindfulness with emphasis on learning how to manage stress more effectively in work and home situations
Dr Virginia Lien
 
A/P Celestial Yap
Feb 2024 (TBC)


Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC)
All healthcare professionals
  • Learn how to care for yourself adequately, through practicing mindful self-awareness, effective emotional regulation and self-compassion
​Dr Virginia Lien


Adj A/P Mabel Yap

TBC


Expert Series

Course Title

Target Audience

Course Objectives

Trainers

Planned Course Dates

Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance
(CO-OP)

Occupational therapists who have no prior experience in CO-OP

  • Therapists who have knowledge of the CO-OP approach will be able to efficiently utilise cognitive strategies to improve motor performance and functional skills in children with movement disorders as well as adults living with the effects of chronic stroke
  • Therapists will also be better equipped with the skills to perform patient-centered practice and improve patient care and satisfaction
  • The use of the evidence-based CO-OP therapy approach will optimise the quality of clinical care provided

Dr Wong Su Ren

Ms Emily Koh

Emeritus Professor Helen Polatajko

CO-OP (Consolidation)

July 2024

​Health Psychology :  Delivering Bad News to Patients and Families - Health Professionals’ Communication Techniques
​Allied Health    Professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers) and nursing professionals     
  • Identify patient/family-centered models for delivering bad news
  • Identify barriers to delivering bad news to patients
  • Identify stages of the SPIKES (Interview, Perception, Invitation, Knowledge, Emotions, Strategy) model and apply basic steps
  • Address health professionals’ emotions and self-care
  • Apply learned skills to local case studies via role-play
​Dr Sandra G. Zakowski, PhD
​Oct 2024

Enhancing Patients’ Change and Treatment Adherence for the Allied Health & Nursing Professionals

Allied Health Professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers) and nursing professionals    

  • Identify and discuss implications of psychosocial predictors and barriers of health behaviour change and treatment adherence using latest evidence from literature
  • Understanding the stages of using the Transtheoretical Model and its applications
  • Applying basic principles and practice of Motivational Interviewing skills through role play
  • Apply and practice learnt skills through local Allied Health and nursing case studies

Dr Sandra G. Zakowski, PhD  

Oct 2024

Critical Conversations in Diagnostic Radiography and Radiation Therapy

Diagnostic radiographers and radiation therapists

  • Identify the factors that facilitate and deter effective communication
  • List the characteristics of a critical conversation
  • Explain the role of patient advocate in the context of critical conversations for diagnostic radiographers and radiation therapists
  • Describe what constitutes success in critical conversations
  • Discuss and analyse clinical scenarios in diagnostic radiography and radiation therapy that warrant critical conversations
  • Practice basic competence in the conduct of critical conversations with healthcare professionals and patients in various clinical contexts of diagnostic radiography and radiation therapy practice

Associate Professor Jenny Sim, Programme Director,  Medical Imaging, Monash University

5 Apr 2024

Critical Conversations in Ultrasonography

Sonographers and
ultrasound practitioners

  • Identify the factors that facilitate and deter effective communication
  • List the characteristics of a critical conversation
  • Explain the role of patient advocate in the context of critical conversations for sonographers and ultrasound practitioners
  • Describe what constitutes success in critical conversations
  • Discuss and analyse clinical scenarios in ultrasonography that warrant critical conversations
  • Practice basic competence in the conduct of critical conversations with healthcare professionals and patients in various clinical contexts of ultrasound practice

Associate Professor Jenny Sim, Programme Director,  Medical Imaging, Monash University

5 Apr 2024

 



Expert Series

Course Title

Target Audience

Course Objectives

Trainers

Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance
(CO-OP)

Occupational therapists who have no prior experience in CO-OP

  • Therapists who have knowledge of the CO-OP approach will be able to efficiently utilise cognitive strategies to improve motor performance and functional skills in children with movement disorders as well as adults living with the effects of chronic stroke
  • Therapists will also be better equipped with the skills to perform patient-centered practice and improve patient care and satisfaction
  • The use of the evidence-based CO-OP therapy approach will optimize the quality of clinical care provided

Dr Helene Polatajko

Dr Wong Su Ren

Ms Emily Koh


Enhancing Patients’ Change & Treatment Adherence for the Allied Health and Nursing Professionals

Allied Health Professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers) and nursing professionals    

  • Identify and discuss implications of psychosocial predictors and barriers of health behaviour change and treatment adherence using latest evidence from literature
  • Understanding the stages of using the Transtheoretical Model and its applications
  • Applying basic principles and practice of Motivational Interviewing skills through role play
  • Apply and practice learnt skills through local Allied Health and nursing case studies       

Dr Sandra G. Zakowski, PhD  

The Nuts and Bolts of Nutrition Focused Physical Examination – A Head to Toe Approach

Allied Health Professionals (i.e. physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers) and Nursing Professionals

  • Define nutrition focused physical exam (NFPE) and assessment (NFPA) and explain how identification and diagnosis of malnutrition is a part of NFPE
  • Describe the role of the RDN in NFPE and integration of NFPE findings into practice using examples of adults with chronic diseases and malnutrition
  • Recognise the components of NFPE with a focus on orofacial NFPE, dysphagia screening and identification of malnutrition and signs and symptoms of micronutrient deficiencies

Dr Riva Touger-Decker, PhD, RD, CDN, FADA
Dr Rebecca Brody, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC

Health Psychology :  Delivering Bad News to Patients and Families - Health Professionals’ Communication Techniques

Allied Health    Professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers) and nursing professionals         

  • Identify patient/family-centered models for delivering bad news
  • Identify barriers to delivering bad news to patients
  • Identify stages of the SPIKES (Interview, Perception, Invitation, Knowledge, Emotions, Strategy) model and apply basic steps
  • Address health professionals’ emotions and self-care
  • Apply learned skills to local case studies via role-play

Dr Sandra G. Zakowski, PhD

De-prescribing:  Achieving a Collaborative Approach

Pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in understanding about de-prescribing programmes        

  • Discuss the scope and impact of polypharmacy
  • Explain the concept and process of rational de-prescribing
  • Summarise potential benefits and harms of de-prescribing
  • Use screening tools, guidelines and other tools to facilitate de-prescribing for individual patients
  • Discuss implementation strategies for de-prescribing initiatives
  • Apply a shared decision-making approach to de-prescribing
  • Discuss common pitfalls and challenges to de-prescribing
  • Identify factors and conditions critical to the success of a sustainable de-prescribing programme
  • Construct strategies to implement a successful and sustainable de-prescribing programme
  • Design a national de-prescribing programme
  • Develop efficient evaluation matrices for de-prescribing and other pharmacy related programmes
  • Propose a programme evaluation that incorporates a plan for continuous improvement

Barbara Farrell, BScPhm, PharmD, FCSHP

Wade Thompson, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc

Critical Conversations in Diagnostic Radiography and Radiation Therapy

Diagnostic radiographers and radiation therapists

  • Identify the factors that facilitate and deter effective communication
  • List the characteristics of a critical conversation
  • Explain the role of patient advocate in the context of critical conversations for diagnostic radiographers and radiation therapists
  • Describe what constitutes success in critical conversations
  • Discuss and analyse clinical scenarios in diagnostic radiography and radiation therapy that warrant critical conversations
  • Practice basic competence in the conduct of critical conversations with healthcare professionals and patients in various clinical contexts of diagnostic radiography and radiation therapy practice

Associate Professor Jenny Sim, Programme Director,  Medical Imaging
University of Auckland, New Zealand


Ms Heather Gunn, Professional Teaching Fellow
Department of Anatomy and Medical Imaging
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Critical Conversations in Ultrasonography

Sonographers and
ultrasound practitioners

  • Identify the factors that facilitate and deter effective communication
  • List the characteristics of a critical conversation
  • Explain the role of patient advocate in the context of critical conversations for sonographers and ultrasound practitioners
  • Describe what constitutes success in critical conversations
  • Discuss and analyse clinical scenarios in ultrasonography that warrant critical conversations
  • Practice basic competence in the conduct of critical conversations with healthcare professionals and patients in various clinical contexts of ultrasound practice

Associate Professor Jenny Sim, Programme Director,  Medical Imaging
University of Auckland, New Zealand


Ms Heather Gunn, Professional Teaching Fellow
Department of Anatomy and Medical Imaging
University of Auckland, New Zealand

RESNA (the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America): Assistive Technology Professional

Rehabilitation and other healthcare professionals working with Assistive Technology, including (but not restricted to) Suppliers, Technologists, Therapists, Rehabilitation Engineers, Educators, Doctors, Nurses and individuals with keen interest in assistive technology

  • To learn about terminology, principles and application of clinical issues as they relate to assistive technology
  • To identify etiologies and pathologies involved in disabilities that can benefit from AT
  • To develop an understanding of the general assessment process and principles; goal-writing and related measures of functional performance will be discussed
  • To discuss Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, systems and other confounding factors which might affect AT service delivery

Theresa Frasca Berner, MOT, OTR/L, ATP
Meghan Lee Donahue, M.S., ATP


Future-Ready Skills Series

Course Title

Target Audience

Course Objectives

Trainers

Introduction to Health Informatics

Healthcare and allied health managers and professionals who are interested in understanding how informatics could be applied to healthcare delivery and processes

  • Understand the  relevance of informatics in healthcare
  • Appreciate foundational concepts of healthcare informatics
  • Understand healthcare data and its uses
  • Responsible use of healthcare data 
  • Appreciate and discuss case studies in Allied Health

Dr Ling Zheng Jye

Mr Michael Ong

Ms Shikha Kumari

Dr Diarmuid Murphy

Ms Pamela Lim



Healthcare Support Series

Course Title

Target Audience

Course Objectives

Trainers

Introduction to Supervisory Skills

Senior Executive Assistants, Service Team Leaders, Supervisors, Senior Patient Associates, Staff Nurses

  • Recognise how personal mastery is a pre-requisite to leading others
  • Assess their impact on others and how they can set their team up for success
  • Communicate task expectations and performance to team members in a clear and concise manner
  • Adapt communication styles to different team members
  • Judge capabilities, provide encouragement, support and guidance to team members to enable them to complete assigned tasks in accordance to prescribed timeline and standards
  • Evaluate and review team members’ performance to identify learning needs and provide timely and constructive feedback to team members
  • Motivational tools to align team members to team goals in order to produce sustainable results

Ms Margaret Ching

Mr Danny Tong


​​Mindful Self-Care Programme​All healthcare professionals
  • ​​Introduces the concepts and practices of mindfulness with emphasis on learning how to manage stress more effectively in work and home situations
​Dr Virginia Lien
​Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities
All healthcare professionals
  • ​Learn how to care for yourself adequately, through practicing mindful self-awareness, effective emotional regulation and self-compassion

Dr Virginia Lien

Adj A/P Mabel Yap

Dr Tanya Tierney