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CA in ID Pharmacotherapy (Antimicrobial Stewardship Program) - Level 2

Attachment Duration

2 weeks (duration can be customized to cater to individual learning needs)

Criteria

Only for practising and/or registered Pharmacists.

Note: Each request is subject to Department's review and approval

Objectives

To enhance knowledge and clinical skills of experienced clinical pharmacists seeking to advance their practice in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy, specifically in the area of ASP.

Outline

The training program is designed to provide relevant and quality training to experienced clinical pharmacists who are seeking to enhance their knowledge and clinical skills in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy, specifically antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) with special emphasis in the following areas:

  • Pharmacokinetics (PK) and Pharmacodynamics (PD) principles of antimicrobials and their application
  • Pharmacotherapy management of common infectious disease conditions
  • Utility and limitations of laboratory diagnostics (infective biomarkers)
  • Basic skills in microbiology
  • Application of strategies to control antibiotic resistance
  • Application of various Antimicrobial Stewardship strategies, including but not limited to:
    • Prospective audit and feedback
    • Antimicrobial use surveillance
    • Use of IT tools e.g. Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • Communication Skills

Methodology

This is a predominantly coaching program, supplemented with facilitated readings and case/situational discussions. Main activities will include:

  • Participation in ward rounds
  • Prospective audit and feedback
  • Case presentation and discussion
  • Journal club presentation and discussion
  • Logbook discussion

Attachment Fees

1. Training Fee (5-day work week) depending on the nature of attachment

At least SGD $642* per applicant per week

For enquiries, please email carlyn.wee.g.p@sgh.com.sg


2. Administrative Fee Upon Acceptance (non-refundable)

Singaporeans: SGD $128.40*

Non-Singaporeans & Overseas Applicants: SGD $214*


3. Miscellaneous Fees for Overseas Applicants (Non-Singaporeans) [non-refundable]

a. Training Employment Pass (TEP)

  • One time application fee: SGD $105
  • Issuance Fee: SGD $225

b. Multiple Journey visa (if applicable): SGD $30

* Inclusive of 7% GST