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Continuing Professional Development

Good inter-professional teamwork brings better patient outcome, but teaching and assessing it remains an enigma.

  • Inter-professional education (IPE) has been shown to improve patient outcomes and should be priorities in the clinical environment.

  • IPE is best introduced early, but teaching and assessing it are still a challenge

  • IPE rounds is a series of talks to engage in inter-professional learning and exchange of ideas and best practices held monthly. 

AM•EI Education Grand Round

The AM•EI Education Grand Rounds is a series of talks for healthcare educators and learners to engage in inter-professional learning and exchange of ideas and best practices in education, promoting a vibrant learning environment that leads to better patient care. To facilitate SKH staff to attend the AM.EI Education Grand Round, SKH EDO along with SingHealth Academy, live-streams these talks. Before each Grand Round, EDO will send the live stream link to all SKH staff. For 2018 AM.EI Education Grand Round schedule and other info, please click here

GP Engagements

To promote the integrated care network, SKH EDO creates a platform for Sengkang General Hospital to provide General Practitioners with opportunities of continuing their education and training. GP Engagement schedules will be posted in due course.

Fundamentals of Clinical Education (FCE)

Clinical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate, has always been a top priority in SingHealth. Sengkang General Hospital Education Office collaborates with Nursing and Allied Health and developed a series of workshops on clinical education. Teaching and patient care are inextricably intertwined. As community hospitals do not have the same degree of sub-specialisation as tertiary hospitals, it makes them more ideal for student learning, be it in the medical, nursing or allied health discipline. The continuity of care increases students' exposure to patient care. In line with this is the adoption of inter-professional education to transcend the tribalism of health professionals. Healthcare professionals are not working in silo, and training them in the inter-professional setting helps them to better understand expertise and responsibilities of other professions, improve collaboration among departments and improve patient care outcomes.

About This Programme

This program is a series of interactive workshops that aim to provide participants with the skills and principles essential to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in the healthcare professions. The learning activities therein are designed to maximise the transfer of knowledge and skills in workshops to clinical teaching setting. Content areas covered include theories and principles of teaching and learning, assessment and feedback. Participants include doctors, nurses, radiographers, therapists, pharmacists, dieticians and admin executives and the format is one of inter-professional learning.

Learning Objectives

During the workshop, participants will:

  1. Identity core concepts and principles in education
  2. Participate in small group discussions to apply the concepts identified to their own experience and suggest improvement in their own environment

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe core educational concepts and principles
  2. Apply these educational concepts and principles to their own discipline of work
  3. Apply inter-professional practice best practices to their own collaborative work