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Basic Smoking Cessation Counselling Course

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The Basic Smoking Cessation Counselling course is a foundation course that equips interested participants with the knowledge and skills to provide basic smoking cessation counselling for smokers. There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be familiar with:

  • The extent of smoking and tobacco use, both globally and locally
  • What is smoking cessation and how to achieve it
  • The different stages of behaviour change
  • The quitting process
  • The role of pharmacotherapy in smoking cessation
  • Basic counselling skills to take a smoker through brief and intensive counselling
  • Different tools and counselling techniques

Course structure

  • An online e-learning module
  • An online assessment in the form of 30 multiple-choice questions, to be taken on completion of the e-learning module.
    • Only participants who have successfully completed and passed the assessment can progress to the next training component.
  • A one-day facilitated learning session that allows participants to apply and reinforce the counselling skills they have learnt in a face-to-face, role play setting.

Note that as the e-learning module provides the conceptual framework and theoretical background to the facilitated learning session, you are advised to complete the module and pass the assessment before attending the facilitated learning session.

Approved course providers and course schedule

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (Alexandra Health)

Contact persons:

Schedule for 2019

Practical course date*

Closing date for registration

29 January

3 January

26 March

28 February

28 May

30 April

24 September

30 August

12 November

15 October

* Participants have two weeks to complete the e-learning module and online assessment. Access will be given three weeks before the chosen practical course date.

National Healthcare Group College

Contact persons:

Schedule for 2019

Practical course date*

Closing date for registration

4 April

12 March

3 July

10 June

21 November

28 October

* Participants have two weeks to complete the e-learning module and online assessment. Access will be given three weeks before the chosen practical course date. 

For further enquiries, you can email Ms Sarifah Salbiah at sarifah_salbiah_sayed_ahmad@hpb.gov.sg.