Singapore University of Social Sciences

Developing an Effective Fatigue Management Programme

Developing an Effective Fatigue Management Programme (CET255)

Applications Open: 23 December 2021

Applications Close: 28 April 2022

Next Available Intake: 12 May 2022

Course Types: Short Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 2 days

Fees: $1400

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences, Others, Environmental Science

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education

Next Available Intakes: 12 & 13 May 2022
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 2 days
Venue: Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC)
Minimum number to run: 12 participants (To be updated by SUSS)

This course is brought to you by SUSS in partnership with SCIC.


Who Should Attend

Recommended for personnel who are involved in Safety and Health at the workplace, and also HR professionals who are involved in developing shiftwork plans for the company.


  • Introduction to Fatigue and Shiftwork
  •  Fundamentals of the Sleep
  •  Sleep Disorders
  • The Impact of Fatigue on Human Performance
  •  Fatigue Management strategies
    a. Napping
    b. Micro breaks
    c. Caffeine
    d. Shift work schedules
  •  Measures to Assess Fatigue/Alertness
  •  Individual Factors to Consider (Age, gender etc.)

Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the physiology of sleep and the sleep cycle.
  • Discuss sleep disorders and its impact on human performance.
  • Examine the impact of fatigue on human performance.

B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to manage fatigue using various strategies.
  • Apply measures for assessing fatigue.


Day 1
09:00 - 09:30Course Overview
09:30 - 10:30Introduction to Fatigue and Shiftwork
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 12:00Fundamentals of the Sleep and Sleep Disorders
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 15:30Impact of Fatigue on Human Performance
15:30 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 17:30Fatigue Management Strategies 1
17:30 - 18:00Assessment - Quiz
Day 2
09:00 - 09:30Recap and Overview
09:30 - 10:30Fatigue Management Strategies 2
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 12:00Fatigue Management Strategies 3
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 15:30Fatigue Assessment
15:30 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 17:30Case Studies
17:30 - 18:00Assessment – Group Presentation


  • Written Quiz
  •  Group Presentation



Trainer's Profile

Dr Ng Wee TongDr Ng Wee Tong is a medical specialist in Occupational and Aviation Medicine. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. Prior to that, he was a medical officer in the Republic of Singapore Airforce and a Medical Director with ST Healthcare.

His professional interests include the provision of services for worker health, fitness to work, workplace health promotion and fatigue/ shift work management. He is also an adjunct lecturer with the Singapore University of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore).

Dr Ng also holds a Masters in Adult Learning and is an advocate for the advancement of educational pedagogies in higher learning.

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to

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

Course Fee

Course Fee for $1400

1 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.
2 Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) aged 21 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees. 
3 Additional subsidy for Singaporeans:  With effect from 1 January 2023, the GST rate will be revised from 7% to 8%. There will be no fee increase for Singaporeans taking SSG subsidized course(s) from 1 January to 31 December 2023.

  • Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.
  • Participants are required to complete all surveys and feedbacks related to the course
  • The course fees are reviewed annually and may be revised. The University reserves the right to adjust the course fees without prior notice.
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to amend and/or revise the above schedule without prior noticee.

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

Telephone: +65 6248 0263 Email:
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