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Training Methodology and Approach

HMI Institute of Health Sciences (HMI Institute) adopts an experiential-based and student-centered approach in our training.

We believe that learning is not only about acquiring technical skills, it is also about learning behaviors that are desirable for work in healthcare settings. At HMI Institute, our holistic teaching develops students' personal effectiveness to function both as an individual and as a team player.

The course delivery or modes of instruction will incorporate theory and practical skills sessions. To enhance learning outcomes, theory sessions will comprise classroom based lecture that will intersperse with discussions, scenario-based, case-study, video clips and power point slides/learners' Guide or lesson format.

Participants will watch demonstration performed by the trainers (Role Modeling) after which they will undergo hands-on participation. Emphasis will be placed on these practical skills sessions as well as scenario-based / role-playing training. This is aim to enhance participants' competency in providing responsive and timely first aid to the sick and injured in emergencies in their place of works.

The assessment methods will be both formative and summative throughout the course duration

Classroom and Skills Laboratory Training

Training is conducted in a classroom, skills laboratory and clinical setting to enhance learning outcomes for students. With a focus on experiential and problem based training, students are encouraged to reflect and feedback for the purpose of continuous learning and improvement. Also, to cater to adult learners, HMI Institute emphasizes skills-based assessments.

Clinical Attachment

To increase industry relevance, support hands-on training and facilitate transfer of skills to the workplace, HMI Institute works closely with industry partners to organize clinical attachments for students enrolled in all full-qualification courses.

Students will be given the opportunity to work with healthcare staff at a relevant organization such as a hospital, nursing home or clinic, as well as to practice their skills learnt and improve their competence and confidence.


HMI Institute is committed to deliver holistic teaching to stretch the students' potential, and as such it is imperative that students are provided sufficient attention to enhance learning outcomes. HMI Institute maintains the below lecturer-student ratios to optimize learning.

Learning Activities Lecturer/Trainer: Trainee Ratio>
Seminar based Subject to seating capacity
Lecture based 1:≤40
Activity based
(Simulation/Discussion/Role Play etc.)
Skill based 1:≤20
Clinical Practice (Attachment) 1:≤15
"Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience"
David Kolb, 1984