As patients face serious or life-limiting illnesses, nurses spend more time with them and their families than any other health professional. As an expert nurse in palliative care, your role ensures that the patient’s unique needs are met with compassion, dignity and quality care.
This course is developed jointly with Dover Park Hospice and National Cancer Centre.
You will be equipped with clinical knowledge and skills in palliative care for patients with life-limiting illnesses, in particular cancer, including how to handle emergencies encountered in oncology.
You will learn all about common cancers in Singapore, including biology, screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of symptoms, and patient care.
Course Start Date: 11 Apr 2022
Course End Date: 20 Jan 2023
Application Period: 15 Dec 2021 to 31 Jan 2022
Application Outcome: 28 Feb 2022
Duration: 9 months
Delivery Mode: Face-to-face lessons and HBL and clinical placements
Full-time during clinical consolidation at assigned clinical areas: Block of 2 weeks for each student in one of the following groups.
- (a) Group 1: 12 Dec 2022 to 23 Dec 2022
- (b) Group 2: 9 Jan 2023 to 20 Jan 2023
Course structure and delivery mode:
*PDC refers to Post-Diploma Certificate
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
You are required to complete 2 post-diploma certificates within 2-year validity period to be awarded the Specialist Diploma qualification.
A local Polytechnic Diploma/ Degree in Health Sciences (Nursing) or equivalent
Registered nurse with the Singapore Nursing Board
Working experience in palliative care settings preferred
A local Polytechnic Diploma or degree in Allied Health disciplines
Allied Health professionals with minimum one year working experience
Successful applicants will need to undergo a compulsory medical examination and vaccinations before semester starts. Please see details and refer to instructions in the medical examination form (Click here for medical examination form) for submission of all the required documents.
Funding period for this course is from 1 Apr 2021 to 30 Sep 2024.
- The fees below are per semester.
- The fees below are inclusive of GST.
- The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.
All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding. This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit Claims will be advised upon admission into the course. Find out more about SkillsFuture Credit at www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.
Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.
Refer here for full table of course fees throughout the semesters.
Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma. Refer here for course fees for SBMCs.
|Applicants / Eligibility||Fees|
|Singapore Citizens (SC) below the age of 40 years||$405.32|
|Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above||$270.22|
|Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)||$1080.87|
|Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)||$279.05|
|Others (and Repeat Students)||$2702.18|