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Hey all, just a helpful suggestion to avoid any miscommunication:

Google Search "SIT MMI Dates" and select the very first result. I can't post URLs yet. That has *ALL* the necessary info about when the interviews and offer acceptance periods are.

As for myself, I got the interview for Physiotherapy. Trying to see if I can get into the accelerated program (2 years 8 months instead of full 4 years), going in as a PCP Applicant. We'll see how my application goes, this is my 2nd time I've applied!:s12:

Unless you are very confident on identifying the origin, insertions, innervations as well as action of the muscles, in addition to knowing how to isolate and test for each individual muscles and how the bone moves, I wouldn't recommend the accelerated PCP programme. You are missing out on a lot of things, which I have not described in full, and this course is very intensive as well. The profs aren't joking with the "assumed to have prior knowledge as it was previously taught" mindset although they might give a very BRIEF revision.

Unlike NUS semester system, where you have a study week free from lectures and tutorials before your final written exams, it's continuous until the end. Example, you finish all your lectures in week 13. Your practical finals (30 - 40)% are held in week 13 as well. Week 14 is your final written exams and stuff covered in week 13 IS, not will be, it's IS tested. This is just a typical semester for normal students.

I use a laptop but some of my classmates use an Ipad, which I find just as, if not more, convenient for the PT course. It's up to you on your preference.
 

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Unless you are very confident on identifying the origin, insertions, innervations as well as action of the muscles, in addition to knowing how to isolate and test for each individual muscles and how the bone moves, I wouldn't recommend the accelerated PCP programme. You are missing out on a lot of things, which I have not described in full, and this course is very intensive as well. The profs aren't joking with the "assumed to have prior knowledge as it was previously taught" mindset although they might give a very BRIEF revision.

Unlike NUS semester system, where you have a study week free from lectures and tutorials before your final written exams, it's continuous until the end. Example, you finish all your lectures in week 13. Your practical finals (30 - 40)% are held in week 13 as well. Week 14 is your final written exams and stuff covered in week 13 IS, not will be, it's IS tested. This is just a typical semester for normal students.

I use a laptop but some of my classmates use an Ipad, which I find just as, if not more, convenient for the PT course. It's up to you on your preference.

Hello!

I was browsing the forum and saw that you had replied quite a few questions abt allied health course in SIT, was wondering if you're a senior from the course?

I will be matriculating this year and I'm pretty worried abt the anatomy and physiology module since I'm from an arts background, was wondering if you'd b so kind to share some advice for the module or if you happen to still have the syllabus for it?

Thanks!
 

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Hello!

I was browsing the forum and saw that you had replied quite a few questions abt allied health course in SIT, was wondering if you're a senior from the course?

I will be matriculating this year and I'm pretty worried abt the anatomy and physiology module since I'm from an arts background, was wondering if you'd b so kind to share some advice for the module or if you happen to still have the syllabus for it?

Thanks!

Hello there! I'll be matriculating this year too! Which course are you enrolling to?

I probably won't be able to give good advice as compared to a senior, but I would say that probably reading up a little on anatomy and physiology (i.e: books from library / online resources) would give you some fundamental knowledge. We all have to start from somewhere. ;)

Cheers!
 

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Hello! I'm enrolling into the OT program, wbu? ^^

Thanks, yea I've looked through some online resources but didn't really like it since it was a lot of throwing information without a larger overview.

But if you're interested, I found a series of lectures which imo are pretty great cause of the lecturer's way of introducing the course. I tried posting the link here but apparently you need a min post count to be able to share links. ; w;
I guess you could also just search it on youtube, it's the Integrative Biology 131 series taught at Berkeley
 

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Hello! I'm enrolling into the OT program, wbu? ^^

Thanks, yea I've looked through some online resources but didn't really like it since it was a lot of throwing information without a larger overview.

But if you're interested, I found a series of lectures which imo are pretty great cause of the lecturer's way of introducing the course. I tried posting the link here but apparently you need a min post count to be able to share links. ; w;
I guess you could also just search it on youtube, it's the Integrative Biology 131 series taught at Berkeley

Oh hello there batchmate! Looks like I'll be meeting you in OT too!

Thanks for the recommendation! Will definitely look into it :)
 

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For anatomy and physiology (A&P), which is a common module for all Allied Health Cluster students, my batch was using Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 10th edition (Its 11th now) by Martini & another textbook by Sherwood, forgotten the name sorry. You can browse through the website in SIT library if you have access. They have the titles there and the main text book used in the modules are group according to course you are taking (Pt, Ot, Nusing, D.Radio etc...). One stressful part for A&P module is the OSPE exam where you will be identifying cadavers and associated organs/ muscles/bones/ x-rays & more...you get the drift... Its difficult because of time pressure and you wouldn't have the chance to look at the specimen again after 30secs to 2min as you have 40+ specimens to look at. Things feels overloaded in general for the 2nd half of each tri (cumulative effect because of tests, deadlines and projects from other mods) for A&P (you'll take it for 2 tris). For Tri 1, when the muscles comes in, you will need to identify and remember a whole lot more (see my previous post). So my advice is to score as high as you can for the mid exams, its very doable if you put in effort to both understand and memorize, plus there are much lesser stuff to remember at that point, you'll need it to buffer for the OSPE if you didn't do well. They did change things a little for the OSPE though, so maybe the changes will make it less stressful. The final exams are 100 or 120 MCQs in 2hrs. Forgotten the exact number of questions, all I remembered was that I only have time to recheck 20-30% of the answers/ questions once after I finished the paper. So it's time management. Of course, the finals can pull your overall if you didn't do well for OSPE but there are more things to remember compared to the mid terms so it's not a guarantee.

For tri 1, we did Blood, Respiratory system, Cardio systems, Neuroscience (introductory level), skin, Muscle Physiology of Upper and lower limb system.

For tri 2, Urinary System, Head-Neck-Back muscular system, endocrine, immunology, Gastrointestinal system, Reproductive system and metabolism (introductory level).

I might have missed out describing a few sections, but I think it's enough to let you have a headstart in preparation.

If you really want to have a rough look and can't get the textbook, try borrowing the biology section of the kaplan MCAT prep book from NLB libraries or DUKE-NUS library( accessible to public). Some of it is relevant, some are not to an AHP since we function in different ways compared to the docs. It's hard to pin point the specifics, but it is generally helpful. Oh, the psychology section of the MCAT will also be helpful for the psychology mods you'll take in tri 1 if they didn't change anything. Bare in mind, these books just give you a rough feel of the subjects you'll be taking in A&P, the depth is more for the actual module in certain areas. Even if you get the textbook pre matriculation to study now, there's a chance they might change it ( though my seniors batch and mine are using the same text), regardless, the science should be similar.

The course is still relatively new in SIT and you'll be the 4th batch of Allied Health Students in SIT if i'm not wrong. There have been tweaks, to my programme at least, and my seniors advice to me were only somewhat relevant due to their tweaks. So go in with an open mind.

I got classmates with no biology background taking the course and they are still surviving.I assume you are a PCP student and a degree holder, so you should know the effort required for uni studies.
 
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SIT physio course

Anyone knows the size and demographics of the intake?

About 100-200 intake, and oldest accepted student is less than 40yo? (For PCP program)
 

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Anyone knows the size and demographics of the intake?

About 100-200 intake, and oldest accepted student is less than 40yo? (For PCP program)

There are 510 students for all Allied Health intake this year, out of 2,800 applicants.

According to MOH, the oldest PCP student was 60 years old, enrolled into Nursing.
 

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Hi guys I would like to ask how to increase the chance or showing better portfolios for me to apply the PCP physiotherapy course ? I failed it twice and to be honest I work as a Fitness Trainer for about 1 year plus and decided to try and applied it again for next year. Worst case about my situation is that I don't have any science related field diploma to apply to course but rather diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering ( Specialise in Biomedical Electronics). Does working as a therapy assistant for 1 year and above helps acing myself for the interview and application ? :s11::s11:
 

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Hi guys I would like to ask how to increase the chance or showing better portfolios for me to apply the PCP physiotherapy course ? I failed it twice and to be honest I work as a Fitness Trainer for about 1 year plus and decided to try and applied it again for next year. Worst case about my situation is that I don't have any science related field diploma to apply to course but rather diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering ( Specialise in Biomedical Electronics). Does working as a therapy assistant for 1 year and above helps acing myself for the interview and application ? :s11::s11:

If you can get shortlisted for the interview, the school results does not matter already. You really need to do well in the interview to get a spot in SIT Allied Healthcare.

Since you had been through the interview twice, you should know what they are looking for.

They are looking for critical thinking (thinking out of the box), compassionate and passionate personnel.

Go try and clock voluntary work to showcase, it will help you.
 

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If you can get shortlisted for the interview, the school results does not matter already. You really need to do well in the interview to get a spot in SIT Allied Healthcare.

Since you had been through the interview twice, you should know what they are looking for.

They are looking for critical thinking (thinking out of the box), compassionate and passionate personnel.

Go try and clock voluntary work to showcase, it will help you.

What I mean is I didn't get the interview twice. So I am not sure what the interview is and what they ask for ? Sorry for the misunderstanding 😅
 

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What I mean is I didn't get the interview twice. So I am not sure what the interview is and what they ask for ? Sorry for the misunderstanding 😅

If you did not get the interview, means your results are not good enough to be shortlisted. You will need to back it up with relevant job experience and voluntary work to show your passion to serve as a Allied healthcare worker.
 

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If you did not get the interview, means your results are not good enough to be shortlisted. You will need to back it up with relevant job experience and voluntary work to show your passion to serve as a Allied healthcare worker.
so is therapy assistant relevant and do you have any website recommendation for me to volunteer such work that I can have better portfolio to get the interview ?
 

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so is therapy assistant relevant and do you have any website recommendation for me to volunteer such work that I can have better portfolio to get the interview ?

Sorry, I do not have any recommendations. You can try jobstreet.

I was reading the PCP website, it says you will need 1 to 2 years of relevant work experience to be considered. So immediate goal for you is to get that Therapist Assistant job first.

For voluntary work, SG is now facing an aging population and lots of talk about dementia. So you can reach out to organisations or homes with these and ask if they looking for volunteers. They always require volunteers.

Good luck and wish you all the best.
 

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so is therapy assistant relevant and do you have any website recommendation for me to volunteer such work that I can have better portfolio to get the interview ?

Aside from results, you will have to draft an application statement on why you want to go into the programme. A sustained volunteering stint, preferably in a community hospital/hospital/ healthcare setting, will be advantageous for you as you get to see what you will eventually deal with. They are looking for certain traits to be admitted to the programme, having some volunteering experience in said areas will help you draft that statement letter provided you had reflected on your experiences instead of a "going with the flow" mentality.

A therapist assistant role will most definitely help as well, again, provided you have learn something from it and managed to reflect it both in writing and in the interview.

There's still a little time until Feb or march where the application opens and closes to pick up those experiences which will assist you in the application. Good luck.
 

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Hello, Has anyone received interview emails for SIT Physiotherapy 2020/2021 intake yet?
 

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Anyone received diagnosistic radiology interview?
 
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