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Course Overview

This module focuses on the dietary principles relevant to medical nutrition therapy (MNT) of diet-related diseases in the geriatric population. It covers the basic knowledge of the pathophysiology of some diet-related diseases. Students learn to integrate the knowledge of food and nutritional sciences to create personalised meal plans in managing different diet-related disorders in older adults.

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

This module exposes students to different diet-related diseases in geriatric population through lectures and case studies approach. It also emphasizes on translating medical nutrition therapy into practice where dedicated practical sessions help to integrate and apply the knowledge learnt. This will equip students with good understanding on nutritional approach in managing diet-related diseases in elderly.



Modes of Assessment


Coursework with no examinations. Assessments may consist of a range of components, such as tests, quizzes, assignments, participation, peer evaluation and other appropriate methods.





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

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

18 October 2021
2- 3 weekdays per week
*Blended Learning 


*Subject will be taught via a combination of face-to-face and online sessions.

03 May 2021 – 5 July 2021

9-10 weeks (Dec – Feb)


Steps to follow in your application:


Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No.

Step 2 - Select UGH 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 Total Fees (w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens S$148.10
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above S$130.97
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 S$392.90
Singapore Permanent Residents  S$392.90
Others & Repeat Students S$1,309.68

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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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