Singapore University of Social Sciences

Achieving Health, Happiness and Fitness in the 3rd Age through Applied Technology in the Home

Achieving Health, Happiness and Fitness in the 3rd Age through Applied Technology in the Home (CETW002)

Applications Open: 05 June 2021

Applications Close: 11 June 2021

Next Available Intake: 25 June 2021

Course Types: Short Course

Language: English

Duration: 1 day

Fees: $150

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: National Silver Academy (NSA)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education


Next Available Intake: 18 June 2021, 25 June 2021
Level: Basic
Duration: 1 day
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences


Synopsis

Living well and remaining fit in the 3rd Age is a challenging task. This course aims to provide the participant with the applied technological skills to remain mentally and physically fit as well as apply creativity in solving problems related to activities of daily living (ADL). Simple laws of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology will be deployed to explain creative solutions to ADLs which when deployed successfully will keep third agers mentally fit as well as live economically.

Who Should Attend

Seniors interested in applied technology at home.

Topics

  • Compute electricity usage in terms of KWH – Learning to evaluate the most economical electricity provider.
  • Troubleshoot based on electrical wiring regulations and circuit theory to help restore electricity to the home after a power failure.
  • Replace used lighting bulbs by differentiating sockets, principle of operation (LED, fluorescent, incandescence, halogen bulbs).
  • Master the logic of assembling and dis-assembling of simple electrical, mechanical, plumbing and furniture systems in the home based on the laws of physics.
  • Assembling and troubleshooting faults in mobile phones, PCs, and home entertainment systems.
  • Master the principles of measuring dimensions of objects and assessing the mechanical strength of load bearing supports such as furniture/book shelves.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to provide the participant with the applied technological skills to remain mentally and physically fit as well as apply creativity in solving problems related to activities of daily living (ADL).

A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Acquire the logic of assembling and dis-assembling of simple electrical, mechanical, plumbing and furniture systems in the home based on the laws of physics.
  • Acquire the principles of measuring dimensions of objects and assessing the mechanical strength of load bearing supports such as furniture/book shelves.

B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Computing electricity usage in terms of KWH – Learning to evaluate the most economical electricity provider.
  • Troubleshooting based on electrical wiring regulations and circuit theory to help restore electricity to the home after a power failure.
  • Replace used lighting bulbs by differentiating sockets, principle of operation (LED, fluorescent, incandescence, halogen bulbs).
  • Assembling and troubleshooting faults in mobile phones, PCs, and home entertainment systems.

Schedule

TimeAgenda
09:00 - 10:00Instructor's Presentation Lecture
10:00 - 11:00Case Sharing
11:00 - 12:00Demonstration
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 14:00Demonstration and Group Activities
14:00 - 15:00Group Presentation and Demonstration
15:00 - 16:00Summary of Lesson and Closing


Assessments

  • Class participation or quiz (optional)

Requirements

Nil


About the Trainer

Mr Stephen LowMr Stephen Low was a former Senior Lecturer at SUSS under the Electronics and Aerospace Systems programme. He has more than 30 years of teaching experience, including Diploma and Undergraduate Degree level courses. He also has teaching experience in telecommunications, ICT, electronics and aerospace systems. He has also undertaken capstone projects supervision. He holds a ACTA Master Trainer Certification.



Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to cet@suss.edu.sg:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Application form

Course Fee

OthersNational Silver Academy Funding1
(Singapore Citizen aged 50 and above)
Full course fee (A)$150$150
7% GST on full course fee (B)$10.50$10.50
Total nett course fee payable, including GST (A) + (B) = (C)$160.50$160.50
NSA Funding if eligible (50%) (D)-($75)
Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding (C) – (D) = (E)$160.50$85.50

1 National Silver Academy: Singaporeans aged 50 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 50% of the course fees (excluding GST).


  • Participants are required to complete all surveys and feedbacks related to the course.
  • A Certificate of Participation will be awarded upon completing the course.
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to cancel the course(s) due to unforeseen situations. Course fee(s) will be refunded to affected students.

For clarification, please contact the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) via the following:

Telephone: +65 6248 0263
Email: CET@suss.edu.sg
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