Certificate in Therapy Services

Provided by CSM ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL


Course introduction

Introduction


Course Duration

Full time: 3 months (3-hour lessons/day, 5 days/week)
Part time: 11 months (3-hour lessons/day, 3 days/week)

Course Structure

There are a total of 12 modules have to be completed and passed for the award of the Certificate in Therapy Services.

Course Module and Synopsis

Supporting Clients in their Activities of Daily Living and Leisure
This unit equips Programme Assistants, Senior Home Helpers and Social Work Assistants with knowledge and skills required to support the elderly to be able to task their daily activities and hobbies for leisure as independently as possible.

Apply Common Processes in Therapy Services
This unit focuses on providing general assistance by Health Attendants or Therapy Aides to Allied Health Professionals and Therapists while giving treatments, interventions and other services to patients.

Transport Senior Services Clients
This unit covers the skills required to safely transport the elderly from one place to another in the Senior Services Sector. Heath Attendants, Home Helpers, Personal Care Attendants and Therapy Aides should take up this unit.

Assist the Therapist in the Provision of Therapy Services and programmes to Meet Special Needs of Clients
This unit focuses on providing specialist support by Health Attendants or Therapy Aides to Allied Health Professionals or Therapy Assistants while providing treatments, interventions and other services to people with special needs.

Support Clients to Maximize their Independence and Physical Ability
This unit equips Health Attendants or Therapy Aides with the necessary skills in providing active support and encouraging the patients to be independent as much as they could to maintain their physical abilities and motor skills.

Prepare and Maintain Therapy Equipment and Appliances
This unit covers the skills necessary for preparation and maintenance of equipment and materials to assist Allied Health Professionals and Therapy Assistants while providing treatments, interventions and other services to the patients.

Assist Clients to Learn to Use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Systems
This unit introduces the skills necessary for Healthcare Assistants and Therapy Assistants to be able to encourage and support the patients to use AAC systems to communicate under the guidance and instructions of Speech Therapists.

Assist in the Provision of a Safe, Hygienic and Supportive Environment
This unit focuses on providing a safe and hygienic work environment by Health Attendants or Therapy Aides to assist Allied Health Professionals or Therapy Assistants while giving treatments, interventions and other services to the patients.

Assist Therapist or Therapist Assistant to Conduct Therapy Programmes
This unit covers how to give general assistance to Allied Healthcare Professionals and Therapy Assistants while providing treatments, interventions and other services to the patients.

Demonstrate First Aid / Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
On completion of this unit, the learner will have knowledge and application skills in demonstrating first aid/CPR skills and be able to apply them to the workplace.

Work within a Legal and Ethical Framework
This unit helps Health Attendants and Therapy Aides understand ethical and legal implications of work, be aware of the Workplace Safety and Health Act and apply it to the Community and Social Services sector.

Follow Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Procedures
This unit covers workplace safety, health policies and procedures. And it equips Health Attendants and Therapy Aides with the skills required of how to prevent infections and work overload, to handle injuries and work in a safe manner.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Support Clients in Their Activities of Daily Living and Leisure;
  • Apply Common Processes in Therapy Services;
  • Transport Senior Services Clients;
  • Assist the Therapist in The Provision of Therapy Services and Programmes to Meet Special Needs of Clients;
  • Support Clients to Maximise Their Independence and Physical Ability;
  • Prepare and Maintain Therapy Equipment and Appliances;
  • Assist Clients to Learn to Use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Systems;
  • Assist in the Provision of a Safe, Hygienic and Supportive Environment;
  • Assist Therapist or Therapist Assistant to Conduct Therapy Programmes;
  • Follow Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) procedures;
  • Work within a legal and ethical framework; and
  • Demonstrate First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) skills.
  • Delivery Mode
  • Face-to-face, in classroom mode, practicals.

Course Commencement
January, April, July and October

Assessment Methodology
Formative and Summative Assessments

Note:
In case students fail the main examination of a particular module, they are allowed to sit for ‘One’ supplement assessment with payment of the appropriate fee*. Students are to re-take the module, shall they fail the supplementary assessment. Modules are independent of each other.
* Refer to Miscellaneous Fees

Graduation Requirements and Awards
Students must complete and pass all 12 modules to be awarded the Certificate in Therapy Services will be conferred by the CSM Academy International Pte Ltd.
Local students must achieve an attendance of 75% and international students must achieve an attendance of 90% in any month of the course.

Note:

12 Statements of Attainment (SOA) for each competency unit will be awarded by Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).


Career Opportunities
You can work as therapy aides in various healthcare settings, for example, physiotherapists, occupational therapist clinics in private setting and government hospital; rehab centre in nursing homes and physically disabled homes.



Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants:


 

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