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Diploma for Eldercare

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Language course start date Duration Day Trainer
  • ENG
  • ENG
  • Sun, 07/01/18 - 10:00 am
  • Sun, 14/01/18 - 10:00 am
  • 11 months
  • 11 months
  • Sun
  • sun
COURSE OBJECTIVE

At the end of this course, participants will be able to acquire the essential skills and knowledge of caring for the elderly for employment in the eldercare sector. 

COURSE CONTENT

What will I learn?

Module 1  Caregiver Training  

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to ensure elderly is well-looked after physically and mentally by understanding the ageing process, safety & hygiene (lifting & positioning, home safety, denture care, assisted bathing, foot/skin care). 

Module 2  Anatomy & Physiology 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to gain the necessary underpinning knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology required in the caregiving industry.  The main knowledge the Learner will develop is:

  • The anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body systems – to include the cell, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, urinary and reproductive system.

Module 3 Nursing care & management  

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to provide comprehensive nursing care and management for the elderly.  Key topics covered include Infection control; Understand risk factors, signs & symptoms, nursing care and management of chronic diseases in elderly; falls in elderly; elder abuse, death and dying.

Module 4 Physical Therapy   

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to gain the necessary underpinning knowledge in physical therapy covering both active and passive range of motion exercises, include the use positioning skills to assist clients with limited mobility.

Module 5  Geriatric Massage  

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to gain the necessary underpinning knowledge in Geriatric Massage covering its effects and benefits. The main knowledge the Learner develop is the safe practice to perform a sequence of massage covering hands/arm, back and head/neck on the elderly (Theory and practical), taking in consideration endangerment sites, contraindications and physical state.

COURSE ADMINISTRATION

Course Duration

180 hours

Fee

Registration fee per module   $50

Assessment fee per module     $60

(including reassessment – within 3 months from last scheduled examination)

Course fee (full payment per module within 1 week before

scheduled commencement).

Module 1- $400; Module 2- $570; Module 3 -$860

Module 4- $290; Module 5 - $460   

Note 1:  Commencement of module is subject to a minimum class size of 12

Note 2:  Full payment for Module 1-Module 5  - $2200  

Certificate awarded
Diploma for Eldercare

 

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