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General Practitioners' Assistant Course (for the Public)

Description:  

The General Practitioner (GP) Assistants' Course is designed specifically to prepare anyone who is interested in working in a GP clinic or relevant healthcare setting but are worried that they do not have the required skills.

The GP Assistants’ Course – Basic & Advanced Level covers fundamental concepts and skills required for a range of clinical tasks from measurement of basic health parameters, to understanding of common chronic disease processes and more. A participant without prior experience is advised to start from the Basic level. However, a participant who has adequate exposure and experience working in a GP clinic could enrol  and progress directly to the Advanced level.

   

Venue:  

Primary Care Academy 

   
Details:  



1) GP Assistant's Course - Basic Level
Date:  2,3 & 4 June 2021
Time: 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Full Course Fee: $527.51 (incl. gst) | with NSA funding: $133.11 (incl. gst) | SkillsFuture Credit claimable

The course covers: 
-  Concept of effective communication  
- Hands-on session for the measurement of basic health parameters (body temperature, height & weight , BMI, BP)                                                  
- Common medical terminologies used in GP clinics
- Infection control guidelines              
Principles of proper sterilization procedure
- Principles of proper storage and dispensing drugs         
 


 1) GP Assistant's Course - Advanced Level
Date:  27, 28, 29 & 30 September 2021
Time: 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Full Course Fee: $697.64 (incl. gst) | with NSA funding: $176.04 (incl. gst)

The course covers: 
-  Communication with 'difficult' customer
- Understand chronic conditions                                               
- Techniques of using different  types of inhalers (e.g.meter dose inhalers and power dose inhalers)
- Understand the disease process, causes, risk factors & treatment (emphasis on lifestyle modification & prevention)        
- Blood glucose reading (using automated machine)
- Medical administration, medication safety and drug groups

- Correct placement of 12 leads ECG
 

        
   
  Please click here to download the application form 

   *Dates and Time of courses are subject to changes.  

Please call the Primary Care Academy (PCA) at 6496 6683 or 6496 6127 or email us at Secretariat@pca.sg  to find out more about our training programmes.