Care for Seniors with Chronic Illnesses

Chronic disease is a major health concern which may be slow in progression and long in duration. It affects the productivity and quality of the life of an individual. This module focuses on the care for seniors with chronic diseases in the community.

It introduces students to the knowledge that addresses elderly’s self-management and accessibility to community information and resources, encourages elderly to engage in active living and ageing in place, promotes appropriate health behaviour and autonomous decision-making, and advocates advance care planning of chronic diseases.   

Care for Seniors with Chronic Illnesses is a module selected from the Specialist Diploma in Healthy Ageing & Community Care for Seniors.  It enables participants to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills without the need to pursue a full specialist diploma. As this is a stackable course, participants may choose to complete the remaining modules within the validity period, of 2 years, to be awarded the full Specialist Diploma qualification.

How often do I need to attend the course?


Lessons will be held at Republic Polytechnic @ Woodlands or RP ACE@Paya Lebar, Lifelong Learning Institute

Course commences in April 2021.

Number of Lessons Duration 
Three times/week (weekdays) 7pm to 10pm

Note : Some lessons will be conducted via e-learning.

Full Course Fee
(Others)

Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme

Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above

SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens OR Singapore PR

Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below OR Singapore PR

$967.82

$64.22

$96.78

$109.44

$290.34


Note :
  • Course fees are accurate as of 1 June 2020, and are subjected to annual review.
  • SkillsFuture credit approved.
  • All fess inclusive of GST.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants.


Last updated on 29 May 2020

Need more help?

If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education.  

Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.