MOH National One-Rehab Framework in Practice Workshop


Jointly developed by the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and the MOH One-Rehab Team, the workshop prepares rehab healthcare professionals to carry out the objectives of the National One-Rehab Framework. More than 1500 allied health professionals and rehab professionals have been trained to date.

The National One-Rehab Framework (“One-Rehab”) was first publicly introduced at the Ministry of Health Committee of Supply debate on 5 Mar 2021. Since then, much progress has been made to ensure that rehab healthcare professionals gain the knowledge and skills they need to implement the Framework.

What is the National One-Rehab Framework?

One-Rehab aims to drive outcome-based care by using a common language to track patient outcomes and help patients to receive timely access to the right level of rehabilitative care, regardless of where they are. It introduces three key elements across rehabilitation settings:

a) Coding of rehabilitation conditions

b) Assigning of rehabilitation needs classification

c) Collection of harmonised outcome measures

Participating hospitals, polyclinics and community providers will embark on a multi-year pilot to validate this new care model.

Through codification of rehab information and resulting data insights, we can then better understand and meet the rehab needs of patients/clients.

What is the mode and duration of the workshop?

The training is conducted online for a duration of 4.5 hours.


Screenshot of the workshop schedule shown during a session led by ‘One-Rehab’ trainers (Juliana Wang, Senior Physiotherapist from SIT and Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital; and Charissa Tan, Senior Occupational Therapist from Outram Community Hospital).

What does the One-Rehab workshop encompass?

The One-Rehab workshop curriculum focuses on applying the One-Rehab framework on key types of case studies. The workshop is delivered using a team-based learning (TBL) approach. This ‘active learning’ and small group instructional strategy provides students with opportunities to apply conceptual knowledge through a sequence of activities that includes individual work, teamwork, and immediate feedback.

The workshop will run throughout the One-Rehab Pilot to cater to users who need to be trained e.g., the newly graduated and/or recruited healthcare workers. As of 31 June 2022, over 1,500 clinicians and administrators have participated in the workshop. 90% agreed that the trainers were knowledgeable and facilitated the workshops effectively to improve their understanding of One-Rehab and to achieve desired learning outcomes.

How TBL is used in the workshop

There are three phases of TBL in the workshop:

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Participants will tackle problems on the scoring and interpretation of patients’ performances on outcome measures, and the correct conduct of outcome measures. At the end of the workshop, participants will complete a quiz to ensure that learning outcomes have been met.

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Screenshot of a video used as part of the problem-solving activities.

How was the curriculum for the One-Rehab training workshop developed?

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) partnered with the MOH One-Rehab team to develop the online training workshop. SIT academics A/Prof Kwah Li Khim, A/Prof Ong Peck Hoon, and A/Prof Valerie Lim led the development of the curriculum. The academic team worked with a multi-disciplinary team that included medical staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists. In anticipation of the workshops to be conducted, a team of trainers was trained to deliver the workshops. Before the launch, the curriculum was tested with clinicians and managers from the community.

*The curriculum for speech and language therapists varies slightly and uses more case studies.

The curriculum was developed in conjunction with the following: Adj A/Prof Susan Niam, Dr Ng Yee Sien, Melissa Chua Hui Ling, Gan Hui Hui, Ang Zi Qin, Clara Wong Xiu Qing, Ng Lip Chin, Chen Zhen Zhen, Edwina Rigby, the MOH One-Rehab team.

Acknowledgements We are grateful to the following individuals who provided expert knowledge and advice during the development and/or dry run of the workshop: Dr Shamala Thilarajah, A/Prof Lim Hua Beng, Dr Philip Cheong, Chan Hock Kiong Adon, Shirlene Toh Ee Mui, Lee Zhao Qin, See Chee Qing, Leila Ilmami Binte Nasron, Fahria Binte Abdul Rahman, Tham Pei Xin, Geetha D/O Kunasaigaran, Maebh Gorby, Khin Swe Htun, Loh Wei Chin, Irene Toh, Muhammad Razi bin Kasmin, Kelly Hee, Catherine Tan, Renee Ng, Ip Wai Yin, Lee Yan Qing, Teoh Wei Lin, Mok Jin Yu, Jason Lim Ghim Leong, Florence Tang, Eunice Chua, Celeste Chew, Rachel Chia and Voon Siew Wei.

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