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WSQ Course:

Implementing Interventions in Health and Social Care (Synchronous e-learning) 

(Social Prescribing for Healthier Sg) 

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Learning Objectives

This course builds on Social Prescribing, Social Determinants of Health, Patient Centred Care and Biopsychosocial Model as cornerstones to improve the integration of health and social care. Participants will acquire skills to use tools to assess social determinants of health, find assets in the community to support patients and co-develop personalised care plan.

In addition, to enable client empowerment and activation of other stakeholders, interprofessional collaboration, interpersonal and interdisciplinary communication skills, and motivational interviewing technique will also be covered in this course. Participants will also learn to interpret group dynamics and understand its impact on client’s needs and conditions on participation of care activities. Thereafter to apply the knowledge to adjust prescribed activities to meet clients’ needs.

About Social Prescribing

Research has shown that 80% of healthcare outcomes is influenced by one’s social determinant of health. Only 20% of health outcome is a result of direct "medical prescription". It is recognised that for care plans to be effective, it should include a social prescription to improve the social determinants of health. Moreover, the ability to work effectively with other care professionals is important. Effective collaborations with stakeholders in the health and social care sector is critical in a good care plan.

Social prescribing is an important new intervention to improve the social determinants of health, advocated by World Health Organisation (WHO) and health systems around the world, including Singapore SingHealth Community Hospitals (SCH). SCH works closely with WHO Western Pacific Regional Office to provide technical advice in the development of its toolkit for social prescribing and is also a partner in the Global Alliance for Social Prescribing.

SCH's Mission in Social Prescribing

SCH participated in the development of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Social Prescribing that is available through the OpenWHO1 platform. SCH has substantial experience in the practice of social prescribing being the first organisation in Singapore to introduce Social Prescribing into its care model. SCH is also recognised internationally as an innovator in the field of Social Prescribing. In 2021, SCH won Best International Social Prescribing Scheme Award at Social Prescribing Network Awards.

1 WHO’s interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will acquire the following competencies to work in an emerging area of integrating health and social care. Participants will be able to: 

    • Interpret clients’ complex requirements, physical and functional conditions, and social interaction needs to meet the variation in client needs and requirements.
    • Develop individual care plans with appropriate range of activities and suitable resources.
    • Conduct therapies and interventions and report them according to organisational Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
    • Identify the appropriate instructional methods for providing guidance to care staff.
    • Monitor implementation of care plans from various stakeholders to ensure proper execution.
    • Assess the group dynamics and impact of clients’ needs and conditions on participation of the prescribed activities to modify activities to meet client needs.


    The minimum requirements expected are as follow:
    • At least O level qualifications or demonstrate English Literacy skills at a proficiency level not lower than the ES WSQ Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5; and
    • At least O level qualifications or demonstrate Numeracy skills at a proficiency level not lower than the ES WSQ WPLN Level 5
    • At least one year of working experience or is currently employed by health and social care service providers.
    • Learners should be familiar with local culture.

    NOTE: As the nature of care coordination requires work and life experiences. Currency of employment in the health and social care sector is an advantage as the competency can be transferred and applied at the workplace.  Therefore, special consideration is given in terms of work experience.

    Target Audience

    Individuals helping clients in intermediate and long-term care (ILTC) sector though job roles which include but not limited to:

    • Care Coordinator
    • Wellbeing Coordinator
    • Health and Social Care Coordinator
    • Care Coordinator Associate
    • Programme Coordinator (Volunteer/ Befriender Management)
    • Programme Associate (Active Ageing Centres)
    • Activities Coordinator
    • Care Programme Coordinator
    • Care Associate

    Course Schedule (2024 Run #5) 

    ​Dates *​TimeTraining Details
    27 to 29 May 2024
    ​9.00am to 6.00pm
    ​Training & Written Assessment ​ ​ ​ ​
    ​31 May 2024
    ​9.00am to 2.15pm
    ​3 - 5 Jun 2024
    ​9.00am to 6.00pm
    6 Jun 2024
    ​​9.00am to 6.00pm

    ​Role Play Assessment

    (Schedule - 1 hour per participant)

    *Training dates are subject to changes

    Assessment requirements

    Participants are required to be assessed as "Competent" in all assessment activities. Details of the assessment arrangements and requirements will be provided by the trainer after the course starts.

    Delivery Mode

    This course will be delivered through synchronous e-Learning via Zoom. Course participants will receive the Zoom link at least a week before the first lesson.

    Course Fees

    The full programme fees would be $1,420, subjected to prevailing GST rates. Eligible participants will be able to tap on the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding Scheme.

    Singapore Citizen below 40 years old / PR  Singapore Citizen
    aged 40 and above 
    International Participants
    without GSTwith GSTwithout GST
    ​with GSTwithout GSTwith GST​
    ​Self Sponsored​S$710.00a
    ​S$426.00c ​S$553.80c
    ​S$1,547.80 ​ ​
    ​Non-SME Sponsored
    ​SME-Sponsored ​S$426.00b​S$553.80b

    a Up to 50% course fee funding
    b Up to 70% course fee funding under "Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)"
    c Up to 70% course fee funding under "SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enchanced Subsidy (MCES)"

    Click here for more information on SkillsFuture funding 
    For SingHealth staff, please contact us for more information on the course fees. 



    • SingHealth Community Hospitals Office Of Learning (SCHOOL)
    • SingHealth Academy


    Assoc Prof Lee Kheng Hock 

    In 2006, Assoc Prof Lee set up the first hospital-based family medicine department in Singapore, providing both inpatient and transitional care services at the Singapore General Hospital. He is a pioneer in the field of integrated care, working towards creating a sustainable healthcare system for a rapidly ageing population. His work is validated by two landmark randomised control studies that proved the effectiveness of transitional care services in reducing unnecessary hospital utilisation.

    Assoc Prof Lee teaches Family Medicine at the Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. He incorporated patient-centred care and care integration into the Family Medicine curriculum. As the Director of Education of SingHealth Community Hospitals, he oversees clinical training of three community hospitals.

      Registration Details
    • Click here to register or scan the QR code below to register via Skilleto by 21 May 2024


    • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful registrants will be notified via email with more information.
    • You will receive a system-generated email upon successful sign-up and the secretariat will follow up with you within seven to ten working days to confirm your seat and payment.
    • Please be reminded to inform and seek the necessary approvals before registering.

    For course enquries, kindly contact

    NOTE: For SingHealth staff, please ensure that you submit the training request form to your respective HR departments for approval before sending in your registration.

    PDPA Notices

      • By providing the information for registration, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data for the purposes of registration and other conference-related matters by Singapore Health Services
      • In line with the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), please note that we have updated our SingHealth Data Protection Policy, a copy of which is available at Hard copies are also available on request.

      Withdrawal Policy

          Any withdrawal notice must be given in writing to SCH Office of Learning (, with reason for withdrawal clearly stated.

          Refund Policy (based on date of submitted withdrawal notice)​ ​
          ​% of refundIf withdrawal notice is submitted:​
          ​0% of paid fees
          • After class start date
          • On or less than 21 days before class start date

          ​50% of paid fees

          • ​On or less than 45 days before class start date

          Please note that administrative and bank charges will be borne by the participant in the event of a refund.

          Participants who fail to complete at least 75% of the programme for the enrolled course run will be deemed as withdrawn from course. He/she,

          • will not be eligible for any refund; and
          • will not be eligible for funding subsidy for the same programme the second time.


              Deferment applies to a one-time postponement only. It can be granted on a case-by-case basis, subjected to availability of vacancy and SCHOOL’s approval.

              • A non-refundable admin fee of S$75.00 (before GST) applies for deferment arrangement.
              • Applicant needs to re-join the course within one-year if deferment request is approved.
              • If applicant re-enrol the same course after one-year, full fees apply without funding.

              Absence on Day of Course

                  If a participant is unable to turn up for the course, he/she needs to supplement reason of absence with a medical certificate. Other reasons will have to be supplemented with official supporting documents.

                      Class Cancellation

                          SCHOOL reserves the right to cancel or postpone any programme or modules. Applicants will be duly informed and refunded, where applicable.

                          For more information about SCHOOL’s courses, please email