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BS1200 Understanding Singapore Healthcare System
This course aims to bring about an understanding of the healthcare system of Singapore. You will be examining the various components that interconnect with each other to deliver what is referred to as "healthcare" in the Singapore context. You will get a perspective of how Singapore's healthcare system has developed over time to reach the current state, the stakeholders involved and their respective contribution to it. Case studies will be presented to you for discussion in order to gain insight on the operations in and challenges faced by various sectors making up the healthcare system. Through this course, you will see the relevance of (i) biomedical sciences knowledge and (ii) the businesses serving the healthcare sector to the sustenance of a viable healthcare system.
a) A brief history of public health in Singapore - how it has developed over time to its current state
b) The governance structure and regulations in Singapore healthcare system
c) The systems involved in the development of healthcare professionals such as medical, dental, pharmacy and nursing manpower and allied health professionals
d) The various types of hospitals in Singapore and how they differ in scope, organization and operation
e) The systems that are in place for patients to pay for healthcare in Singapore
f) The development of primary healthcare in Singapore
g) The journey of health promotion in Singapore
h) The impact of IT, biotechnology and digitization to healthcare
i) The status of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Singapore's healthcare system
j) Singapore's contribution to global health
k) Challenges in Singapore's healthcare
Who Should Attend
Reasearchers working in academia and the local biotech industry
Eligibility Criteria
Diploma/Degree in Biological Sciences and equivalent with 2 years of related working experience.
Date(s): 09 Aug 2021 to 03 Dec 2021
Time: Refer to Class and Exam Schedules
Venue: SBS-TR+6
Closing Date of Registration: 30 Nov 2020
Course Fee Payable:(Inclusive of GST) Refer to the course fee table

E2I No
Academic Units (AU)
Number of AU: 3
Online Registration
Method of Payment
  1. Online Credit/Debit Card Payment (VISA and Mastercard only)
  2. Cash/Cheque/NETS payment at One-Stop@SAC (NTU Main Campus)
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Once payment is made, applicant is committed to the completion of course. Course fee refunds will not be considered.

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  1. Course is subject to a minimum participation number before commencement.
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  3. Registration is non-transferable.
  4. Student must meet all eligibility criteria for admission.
  5. Student is required to complete all assessments for each course.
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