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AWE Full Suite Programme

AWE Full Suite Programme Fee: S$252.62 including GST

About This Programme

Living a long good life is a common wish for many. While the life expectancy in Singapore has risen over the years, it is the quality of life at old age that matters most. Successful ageing is multi-dimensional, encompassing the avoidance of disease and disability, the maintenance of high physical and cognitive function, and sustained engagement in social and productive activities.

The Age Well Everyday (AWE) e-learning programme aims to raise the awareness and positively influence health behaviour of individuals and communities, particularly in the areas of dementia and depression prevention. It is suitable for individuals who wants to age well successfully and volunteers of the AWE programme to acquire knowledge and skills, at their own pace and time. It comprises 6 modules on lifestyle management, dementia, depression, stroke and caregiving, 2 live sessions on Mindful Awareness Practice and a webinar session with qualified healthcare professionals. Volunteers who have completed this programme can sign up for an additional Teaching and Facilitation module to be certified as an AWE volunteer instructor.

Singaporeans aged 50 and above are eligible for National Silver Academy subsidised fees.

By enrolling at subsidised course fee rate, I confirm that I’m a Singaporean aged 50 and above and I give NUS consent to contact me to collect and use my personal data (e.g. name, NRIC, date of birth, contact details) for the purposes of subsidy verification and application, and in accordance with the NUS’ Personal Data Policy. NUS' Personal Data Policy is contained in the Personal Data Policy Statement which can be found on the NUS Website. By enrolling at subsidised course fee rate, I am deemed to have read and understood NUS’ Personal Data Policy Statement.

Please click here to enroll if you are eligible.

In the event non-eligible course participants had enrolled at subsidised course fee rate, SUSS reserves the right to un-enroll course participant from the programme.

Course Access Period

Please note that this is an online self-paced asynchronous programme where learners will be granted two months of access from the enrolment date. Do also note that the course tile may take up to 48 hours to show up on your dashboard after purchase, and your access will start after it has been made accessible.

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Course Staff

Prof Kua Ee Heok
Tan Geok Yin Professor in Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist

Biography

Professor Kua Ee Heok is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at the National University Hospital and Tan Geok Yin Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at National University of Singapore (NUS). He was trained as a doctor at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and received his training in Psychiatry at Oxford University and Geriatric Psychiatry at Harvard University. His research interests are ageing, depression, and psychotherapy.

In addition ... he has written 270 research papers on subjects ranging from ageing to addiction, along with 23 books on psychiatry, dementia, depression, and stress. He leads the NUS Age Well Everyday (AWE) programme that has now been extended to six community centres in Queenstown, Eunos, Tampines Changkat, Bishan North, Hougang and Chong Pang. A member of the WHO Research Team for the Global Study of Dementia, he was previously Head, Department of Psychological Medicine at NUS, and CEO and Medical Director at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. He is Editor-in-Chief (with Professor Norman Sartorius) of a new series of textbooks on 'Mental Health and Illness Worldwide' to be published by Springer Nature 2017.

A/Prof Rathi Mahendran
Associate Professor and Senior Consultant Psychiatrist

Biography
Associate Professor Rathi Mahendran is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist with the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital and Associate Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She also provides psychosocial care for ambulatory patients at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS).

Associate Professor Mahendran ... graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1980 and completed the Specialist Training in Psychiatry in 1998. She subsequently trained in the UK and the US under Health Manpower Development Plan programmes in 1989 and 1996 respectively. She was awarded Master of Medical Education from the University of Dundee (UK) in 2013. Her research interests include depression, ageing, and psycho-oncology.

Dr Iris Rawtaer
Consultant Psychiatrist

Biography

Dr Iris Rawtaer graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2009 and qualified as a specialist in Psychiatry in 2015. She went on to pursue a clinical and research fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in 2015.

She is currently ... an Associate Consultant with the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore. She provides clinical care for both adult and elderly patients across ambulatory and domiciliary settings. She has a special interest in neurocognitive disorders and is actively involved in epidemiological and interventional studies of ageing. Dr Rawtaer is a recipient of the National Medical Research Council's Healthcare Research Scholarship - Master of Clinical Investigation Programme in 2015. She is also an appointed tutor under the NUS Clinical Faculty Scheme.

A/Prof Goh Lee Gan
Honorary Fellow (Visiting Consultant) to Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS; and National University Hospital, Singapore.

Biography
A/Prof Goh Lee Gan graduated with a distinction in Social Medicine and Public health at University of Singapore (presently known as NUS) and subsequently underwent training in internal medicine, culminating in the Master of Medicine. In 1987,

A/Prof Goh left private practice to join the then National University of Singapore. He taught Public Health, and Family Medicine at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is presently an Associate Program Director in the National University Polyclinics Family Medicine Residency Program.

A/Prof Goh is ... a Past President of the College of Family Physicians Singapore, and Past Regional Vice President of the World Organisation of Family Doctors. He has 60 publications cited in the PubMed literature on Family Medicine and Public Health. Together with Prof Kua and several other colleagues in the Department of Psychological Medicine, they developed the NUS Age Well Everyday (AWE) programme in 2015 and piloted in Queenstown Community Centre. The programme has now been extended to six community centres in Singapore namely, Queenstown, Eunos, Tampines Changkat, Bishan North, Hougang and Chong Pang as of 2019.

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  • Price: S$252.62 including GST
  • Course Provider: NUS, NUHS & S3
  • Subject: Health, Elderly
  • Language: English
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