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Gerontology Nursing Course

This course aims to provide participants with the essential knowledge and skills in nursing management of elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities and also empower nurses to participate actively in discharge planning of elderly patients.

Course Outline:

Upon completion of this programme, participants should be able to: 
  • Understand the impact of age related physical and physiologic changes to pathology
  • Explain the management of elderly patients with dementia, delirium and depression 
  • Outline tComprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
  • Discuss the management of incontinence and constipation 
  • Discuss the role of nurses in fall prevention 
  • Understand the concepts of frality 
  • Discuss the assessment of pain in elderly with cognitive disorders 
  • Discuss the implications of polypharmacy 
  • Explain the importance of adequate nutrition and hydration in elderly
  • Discuss the available common community resources and grant for older adults with disablity
  • Explain the importance of home safety for older adult

Target Audience:

Registered Nurses*
*Exclusion Criteria: Nurses who have attended Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Gerontology) need not attend this course


Run 1: 13 - 14 October 2022 (Thursday - Friday)
Run 2: 17 - 18 November 2022 (Thursday - Friday)


8.00am - 5.00pm (16 hours)


Zoom and Classroom/Workshop (Connection One, Tower 1)

Course Fee:

SingHealth Staff: $160.00

Registration Fee: 

For registration and enquiries, contact