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Course Overview

This subject will examine cultural, psychosocial, legal, ethical and spiritual issues that may arise in the process of dying, and the roles that family, support staff and ILTC providers play in supporting the terminally-ill in the community and inpatient settings. Participants will be equipped with knowledge and skills to contribute to advance care planning and implement advance care directives.





Students will be able to:

1. Describe the meanings of death and dying from the perspective of the individual and family

2. Understand the principles of a good death

3. Identify person-centred approaches in supporting end-of-life care

4. Contribute effectively to the advance care planning process by participating in end-of-life discussions and implementing advance care directives

5. Provide continuity of care and psychosocial support for client and caregivers

Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular course, please click here.

What You'll Learn

●      End-of-life Issues

●      Principles of Advance Care Planning

●      Person-Centred End-of-Life Care

●      Psychosocial Interventions in End-of-Life Care

●      Care transitions for Terminally-Ill Clients and their Families



Modes of Assessment


Continual Assessment 100%





Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be awarded a Statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the Specialist Diploma in Gerontology (Optimal Ageing Practice).

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be advised

To be advised

7pm to 10pm
2-3 times a week


Steps to follow in your application:


Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No.

Step 2 - Select UGF – Modular - Specialist Diploma in Gerontology (Optimal Ageing Practice) and course commencement date.

Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable).

Step 4 - Select, rank your preference for the selected subject(s) and indicate the number of subject(s) you wish to take. Please note that the subject start date(s) denotes the semester start date.

Step 5 - Make declaration and submit online application.

Course Fees

Fee Type Item Total Fees (w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$74.05
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above S$65.48
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 S$196.45
Singapore Permanent Residents  S$196.45
Others & Repeat Students S$654.84

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Course Contact

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    8.30am – 5.30pm (Fri)

    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

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  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing Block 1A, 
    Level 3, Unit 81
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

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