Serve mankind! Save lives! Do your part for the Singapore healthcare system while contributing to the nation’s goal to be Asia’s biomedical hub and the region’s medical hub. Play a role in the research and development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics. You never know, you may just find yourself commercialising discoveries at laboratory benches and making headlines in patient care.
Singapore has emerged as the springboard to Asia in many areas of our economy and may well be the next global hub for biomedical sciences. The local biomedical sciences sector is growing with increasing foreign investment that boosts job opportunities in testing laboratories, clinical trials as well as research and development. Singapore’s thrust to be the region’s medical hub with world-class healthcare services emphasises the need for quality trained technologists in clinical laboratories and clinical research. This course puts you in demand!
You begin by learning the foundational sciences to understand the biology and chemistry of health science. You will study the inner workings of living cells, the biological processes involving proteins and enzymes, the structure, parts and functions of the human body, the world of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms, and the structure, functions and chemical reactions of molecules. You will progress to learn the nature, causes and progression of human diseases, our biological responses and defences, and diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be provided.
Our course emphasises learning through established collaborative training with industry, taught by experienced teaching staff and industry practitioners. It incorporates various approaches that develop not only technical knowledge and skills but also life skills such as teamwork, communication and time management. The compulsory internship in relevant industries carried out concurrently with major projects helps you to experience real working life and allows you to apply theory to practice on real industry projects. The flexible learning structure at TP that incorporates core subjects, character education, co-curricular activities, overseas exposure and cross-disciplinary subjects develops talents and grooms holistic individuals ready to take on the challenge of a changing Singapore economic landscape.
Our graduates can work as medical technologists or laboratory technologists in hospital/clinical laboratories, medical research centres, central testing laboratories at contract research organisations, and clinical trials.
Minimum Entry Requirements
|English Language (EL1)*||Grades 1-7|
|Mathematics (E or A)||Grades 1-6|
|One of the following Science subjects #||Grades 1-6|
|Any two other subjects, excluding CCA||-|
# Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Engineering Science, Physical Science, Physics, Science (Chemistry, Biology), Science (Physics, Biology), Science (Physics, Chemistry)
*Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/Unified Examination Chinese (UEC) holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the relevant English Language subject (e.g. Bahasa Inggeris).
Note: Applicants with partial or complete Colour Appreciation Deficiency are not eligible to apply.
See also the minimum entry requirements for:
|Cumulative Grade Point Average||min 1.0|
|TP Core Subjects||19 credit units|
- Core Subjects
- Elective Subjects
90 credit units
min 8 credit units
|Cross-Disciplinary Subjects||min 9 credit units|
|Total Credit Units Completed||min 126 credit units|
Students are required to obtain a minimum of 9 credit units from the list of Cross-Disciplinary Subjects.
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