Graduate Diploma in Elderly & Critical Care

Start Date

July, Sept, Nov


6 Months Part Time


100% Online (Zoom)


100% Coursework

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Graduate Diploma in Elderly & Critical Care (E-Learning)

Awarded by Aventis Graduate School


The Graduate Diploma in Elderly & Critical Care is an advanced postgraduate program designed to equip students with specialized knowledge and skills in caring for elderly patients, particularly those in critical or complex medical situations. This program provides a comprehensive understanding of the major theories that guide the field of health psychology and is based on the biopsychosocial model of health and illness.

Furthermore, the course will enable students to identify person-centered approaches in supporting end-of-life care; gain a clear overview of their health and aged care systems; gain an in-depth analysis of Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease measures in Singapore.

Career Progression

The Care Economy consists of a professional group of occupations and competencies involved in educating and caring for present-day and future generations.

Almost 40% of job openings in emerging professions globally will be in the Care Economy by 2022.

After completing this mental wellness diploma course, you can go on to one of our Master’s programmes in psychology, counselling, or psychotherapy. You’re in for rewarding job prospects, such as:

Aventis collaborate with e2i Employment and Employability institute and SG Caregiver to provide access to career matching, networking, personalized career coaching, and direct placement opportunities. Seize the chance to propel your career forward in a rewarding field where you can make a real difference.

Class Profile of 2022

28 to 48 Years Old (Average)
10 to 22 Years Working Experience
Learners from over 12 Sectors
62% Female : 32% Male
26% Senior Management
44% Middle Management
30% Professionals and Executives

Why Choose Aventis ?

Access a world-class education founded on Aventis' 15 years of extraordinary success in the graduate education market. Get a degree from a graduate programme you can respect and trust.

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Aventis is one of only 4 Business Schools in Singapore that is a member of the Executive MBA Council, the World’s Leading Body that champions advancement in MBA. Other members include the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

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Aventis is one of only 8 Business Schools in Singapore that is part of the AACSB International Business Education Alliance. Other members include Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Singapore Management University (SMU)

Programme Structure

The Graduate Diploma in Elderly & Critical Care in Singapore comprises of 4 practical modules. These courses are designed to provide you with an understanding of health and illness. This programme utilises current industry best practices as case studies as well as a benchmark for students. This is a 100% coursework-based programme.

Start Date

July, Sept, Nov


6 Months Part Time


09:00am - 05:00pm

Programme Delivery

The classes would be held at 4 weekend blocks of 2 full day classes.

9am to 5pm9am to 5pm9am to 5pm9am to 5pm

What Will You Learn?

Health Psychology

A subfield of psychology called "health psychology" is concerned with the behavioral, cognitive, psychological, and physiological aspects that affect how people react to their health and sickness. Its objectives are to promote wellness, prevent ill health, and preserve quality of life and wellbeing even in the face of illness. The theoretical, empirical, and scientific facets of the study of health psychology will be the main topics of this module. Health-improving and health-detrimental behaviors, risk factors for the major killers, stress and coping mechanisms, interactions between patients, their healthcare providers, and healthcare environments, pain and chronic illness, and specific diseases like heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, neurological disorders, and age-related illnesses will all be covered.

Advance Care Planning & End-of-Life Issues

Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of planning for future healthcare options through a series of voluntary, non-legally binding conversations with your family and doctors. In an ACP discussion, patients are guided to understand, reflect upon, and discuss their goals, values and beliefs; then led to indicate their preferences with regard to future healthcare treatments.

This module introduces the structure and profile of aged care services. It discusses the issues affecting older people and their careers as there is an increase in the more ageing population. The module describes independent care, residential care and community care, respite care. Also, the module identifies cultural diversity, various accesses to services and reflects the philosophy of positive ageing, as well as insights into the legal and ethical considerations in relations to the healthcare industry.

Health and Aged Care Systems and Policy

This module introduces the structure and profile of aged care services. It discusses the issues affecting older people and their careers as there is an increase in the more ageing population. It will also address the structure and function of health and aged care systems including the determinants of health and wellbeing, frameworks for description and analysis of health and aged care systems and policies.


Additionally, this module will also introduce you to new insights into the process of growing old, helps you replace the stereotypical thinking about ageing with a complimentary view of ageing gracefully, and equips you with the skills to handle the social, physical and psychological wellbeing of the elderly. Particular reference will be made to major sub-systems including mental health, aged care, primary health care. It will also explores the roles of politics, power, funding and stakeholders, as well as mechanisms for influencing policy change and development.

Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease

With the rising burden of chronic illness, the prevention and management of chronic disease is a critical priority for health systems around the world. This course provides participants with an overview of prevention and management of chronic disease in community settings as it is delivered in Singapore and overseas. It provides a framework for approaching the subject based on components of the Chronic Care Model developed by Wagner and others and promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO).


There are opportunities for reflecting on how this operates in a variety of settings and countries. Specific topics include the burden chronic disease in Australia and internationally, chronic disease prevention, integrated care for patients with chronic disease, multi-morbidity, multidisciplinary teamwork in the prevention and management of chronic disease, self management support and health literacy, information systems and decision support, health care organisation and funding. A number of case studies are presented and discussed.

Expert Faculty

Meet the expert faculty guiding your success.

Dr Lim Kok Kwang

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) (APA accredited), University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA
  • Registered Psychologist (Singapore), Singapore Register of Psychologists, Singapore Psychological Society
  • Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Effective Living, Singapore

Ms Kelly Shan

Master of Science in Public Health and Health Promotion

  • Senior Staff Nurse (Gerontology), Woodlands Health
  • Hosted public talks in the community on pertinent health  issues
  • 9 years of experience in the healthcare system and public health

Admission Criteria

Participants should contribute to the learning activities in a peer and cohort learning environment. You will be evaluated based on your managerial abilities, potential, aptitude, and experience.

At least 21 years old with a Degree in any discipline


Mature Candidates (at least 30 years old) with minimum 8 years of work experience will be assessed through an interview and an admissions test

Awards and Funding

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Upon completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Elderly & Critical Care by Aventis Graduate School, which is registered with Skillsfuture Singapore.

Academic Journey

Upon completion of the programme, you can apply to our suite of Masters degree in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health and Psychology.

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Our Graduate Diploma in Elderly & Critical Care is one of the most affordable in Singapore. Download our brochure for more information about our grants available.

Success Stories

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I thoroughly enjoyed this course and hope to expand my acquired knowledge further into practice. It has been an enriching experience, especially for adult learners. The lecturers’ considerations and efforts shaped and moulded us accordingly. My experience at Aventis has been very beneficial to me. The course was very interesting, and the lecturers were highly professional and qualified. I will definitely introduce this program and Aventis to my friends.
Ms. Stansy Stephen
Manager, Allcare Nursing Services
"Your learning will also take place in the company of experienced working professionals, just like yourself, who can provide a unique vantage point on the subject at hand. Whether you are seeking to expand your knowledge, to further develop your qualifications or to widen your network, you will find that Aventis offers you an opportunity to do so like no other."
Mr. Cheo Hu Gang
Manager, Rotra Chemicals

Pro-bono Counselling Service

As part of the Aventis CARE Programme to promote Mental Wellness and Workplace Counselling Services, we are proud to offer complimentary 5 sessions of pro-bono Counselling and Coaching for all our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Graduate School?

A graduate school is a school that awards advanced academic degrees with the general requirement that learners must have earned a previous undergraduate or a mature candidate with more than 8 years working experience. Graduate school focus on professional development as compared to traditional school which focus on academic theories and research.

Is Aventis a recognized institute?

Aventis Graduate School is registered with the Committee for Private Education under Skillsfuture Singapore and complies with the Private Education Act. Aventis is also a member of AACSB Business Alliance Group and EMBA Council.

How is Graduate school different from other education?

Compared to other studies, graduate school is a more concentrated course of study with greater expectations for the quality and quantity of your work. Graduate programs also entail a more focused studies in a specific discipline with emphasis on practical experience and case studies.

What is a Graduate Diploma?

A Graduate diploma is an advanced diploma that is usually taken after a bachelor degree. A graduate diploma is typically shorter in duration than a master degree course and should be viewed as an additional specialisation that improves a person’s overall employability. For a graduate diploma qualification to be offered in Singapore, the awarding body must be registered with Skillsfuture Singapore and the Committee for Private Education

What is a Postgraduate Diploma?

Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

A postgraduate diploma is considered as a Level 7 academic qualification under the RQF (UK).  Postgraduate qualification are commonly awarded in UK, Canada, India, Australia and New Zealand. Similar to Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate diploma is typically done after a bachelor’s degree course. In some countries, the terms graduate diploma and postgraduate diploma are interchangeable, whereas in others, the postgraduate diploma is a higher qualification.

If I am a self-sponsored candidate, do you have financial plans to help me pay for my education?

Once you’ve decided on a course that you’re interested in, and that you can qualify for based on the entry requirements, we can arrange installment plans or loans through our banking partners to ensure that your dreams and career are never out of reach.

How long will it take to complete my studies?

Course duration depends on your selected area of specialization, typically you can complete your graduate diploma in 6 months and masters in 12 months part-time. please speak with one of our consultants for more detailed information.

Is the Masters Degree Awarded the Same as On Campus?

The Masters degree awarded to you is exactly the same as awarded on campus in UK or USA. You are invited to join the graduation in Singapore or on campus.

Do you offer online programmes?

Yes, to cater to the growing demand of graduate education across the world, most of our courses are delivered via ZOOM Live Stream where you can study anytime anywhere. All classes are also recorded for easy revision.

What is a typical class profile?

A typical cohort comprised of Singaporean, Permanent Residents and foreign expatriates working in Singapore. There is also a growing number of professionals that are not located in Singapore embarking on our graduate programmes due to its flexible online delivery model.

Are scholarships or study loans available?

Study grants are available for a limited number of students from not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. For more information on study loans that are available, please contact our admission officers to learn more.

What are the available instalment payment schemes?

At Aventis, we offer flexible and affordable instalment payment scheme for our postgraduate and graduate diploma programmes. You are eligible to pay your fees over 12 months interest free instalments (DBS credit card) or over 3 instalments with ATOME.

Do I need a Bachelor Degree to be admitted?

Whilst a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification is recommended, candidates above 30 years old with extensive working experience may be consider on a case-to-case basis. Please contact our programme advisors for more information.

Are there any other hidden fees besides the course fees?

The course fee cover Tuition, Academic services, Required readings and teaching materials, E-learning resources, Web-based information services. There is a one-time application fees of S$200 plus GST. All fees are clearly stated and there will not be any additional hidden fees.

Can I Deferred my Studies? Will I Be Penalized?

All our programmes are designed for working professionals. Learners who are unable to commit to the course requirement are advised to defer their studies to a later date. There is no academic penalty imposed on deferment. Please check with the respective programme advisor on the deferment cut-off date of the respective programmes.

Is Attendance Compulsory?

No, there is no minimum attendance requirement. Whilst there is no minimum attendance required for our programmes, students are recommended to attend 75% and above of all classes. Students who are unable to attend classes are strongly advised to watch all recordings before attempting any assessment or coursework.

Can I refer my friends or Colleagues?

Yes, graduate education are dynamic learning experience where you learn from your peers through discussion, reflection and case studies. As a gesture of goodwill, we will extend a referral fee of $400 (Masters Degree) or $200 (Graduate Diploma) for each successful referral. Terms and conditions apply.

Can I Graduate Overseas instead of Singapore?

The Masters degree conferred to you is exactly the same as awarded on campus. You are given a choice to graduate in Singapore or on campus in London or in United states.

How do I get started?

Please click on the Request Information Link below and speak with our programme advisor to get started.

What's Next?

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