Primary Care Academy

Primary Care Academy (PCA) is a one-stop, regional training centre catering to the training needs and skills upgrading of primary care doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and ancillary staff in primary care. We also provide informative and interactive health talks and workshops for organizations and the public as well as courses for the community. PCA also aim to be a platform for sharing of expertise and capacity building among community healthcare practitioners & leaders in ASEAN and the surrounding region.

Upcoming Public Courses (Training Grants Available):


Care of the Elderly  


PCA offers a training programme conducted by experienced registered nurses to equip you and your caregiver with the basic skills in caring for the elderly.

If you are a caregiver or employer of a caregiver, this training programme will enhance your ability and improve your caregiver's skills in providing excellent care to your loved ones.

Unit 1 – Hygiene and grooming
  1. Cleaning of mouth and dentures
  2. Bed bathing
  3. Assisted Bath
  4. Dressing and grooming
  5. Changing of bedlinen
  6. Prevention of pressure sores
  7. Foot care

Unit 2 – Waste handling
  1. Use of diapers
  2. Use of urinals and bedpans
  3. Care of urine bag

Unit 3 - Safety
  1. Safe lifting, positioning and turning
  2. Use of mobility aids
  3. Falls precautions and prevention of accidents
  4. Safe administration of medication

Unit 4 - Feeding
  1. Preparation of feeds
  2. Types of feeds
  3. Feeding tips
  4. Tube feeding

Unit 5 - Caregiver Self Care & Communication
  1. Caregiver Self-Care & Tips?
  2. How can I cope?
  3. Where can I get help?
  4. Basic Communication skills

7 Hours, 9am to 5pm

Who Should Attend
All domestic helpers & care-givers of elderly.

Course Dates
31 Mar 2020, 19 Jun 2020, 19 Aug 2020, 20 Nov 2020


General Practitioner’s Assistant Courses


The General Practitioner's (GP) Assistant Course is designed specifically to prepare anyone who is interested in working in a GP clinic and need to acquire the required skills. The course is also intended to raise the level of service provided by the GP clinics to the public.

The course is designed to consist of three levels, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. A participant without prior experience is advised to start from the Foundational modules. However, a participant who has adequate exposure and experience working in a GP clinic could enroll from Intermediate and progress to the Advanced level as required.

1. GP Assistant Advanced Course
Date: 18, 19, 25, 26 March 2020 
Time: 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Cost: $652 (excluding GST)

The course covers:
- Basic understanding on the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and asthma
- Administration of medication via nebulizer and inhaler
- Use of meter dosed inhaler (MDI), spacer, dry powder inhaler, (Turbuhaler and Accuhaler)
- 12 Lead ECG
- Overview of the use, common side effects, precautions and active ingredients of medication used to treat common medical conditions e.g URTI, Pain, Infection, Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus


CPR+AED Course


The CPR + AED course is designed to teach lay people the lifesaving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in adults.

This course teaches participants to recognize and treat emergencies such as cardiac arrest and conscious adult airway obstruction. This course is suitable for non-healthcare professionals and the general public.

Course Contents
  • Chain of Survival
  • Adult airway obstruction (conscious)
  • Step-by-step adult 1 man CPR technique
  • Features of AED
  • Pad placement
  • AED operation steps & troubleshooting
  • Safety issues

1.30pm to 5.30pm

17 Jan, 29 Apr, 21 Aug, 4 Dec 2020

Course Fee: $120 (excluding GST)


Basic First Aid Workshop


Accidents can occur at home or workplace.  Prompt first aid treatment can improve the chances of survival and promote recovery of the casualty. 

This workshop is designed to equip members of public with basic first aid knowledge and skills required to attend to common injuries or conditions.  This is a half day workshop and is not a certification course. 

Course Contents
  • Principles and Practice of First Aid
  • First Aid Kit
  • Bleeding and Wounds
  • Bites and Stings
  • Shock
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Soft Tissue Injuries (Strai, sprain and cramp)
  • Fractures
  • Head and Spinal Injury
  • Chest Pain
  • Stroke 
  • Fits
  • Fainting

8.30am to 12.30pm 


17 Jan, 29 Apr, 21 Aug, 4 Dec 2020


Course Fee: $100 (excluding GST) 


Contact Information

Primary Care Academy
3 Fusionopolis Link, Nexus@one-north, #05-10, Singapore 138543

Tel: 6496-6683 / 6496-6127 / 6496-6918
Fax: 6496-6669