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Everything You Need To Know About Parkway College

Singapore is known as one of the best hubs for healthcare in the world. According to Alliance Experts, this can be attributed to the ageing population of the country and its well-established medical tourism.

Because of this, health care degrees in Singapore is among the most taken degrees in the country by aspiring healthcare professionals.

One of the institutions in Singapore known to provide healthcare and professional education and training is Parkway Singapore. In this blog, you can read through everything you need to know about Parkway College Singapore in just one look!

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First, Parkway College is located at Jalan Bukit Merah, Tower 3. It is fronting Henderson Secondary School and beside Henderson Industrial Park.

Parkway College of Nursing and Allied Health was established in 2008 under Parkway-Pantai Limited which is a subsidiary of IHH Healthcare Berhad Ltd.

The college is registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE) a committee that’s part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and certified by EduTrust. Parkway College in Singapore is also an Approved Training Organisation (ATO).

The courses provided by Parkway College are aligned with the Continuous Education and Training (CET) framework.

The college specialises on healthcare and professional education and training which equips students in their future career endeavours and marketability in the healthcare field in Singapore.

Academic Courses

Diploma in Nursing

The programme is created in order to hone students with the education and training needed to equip them for the nursing field. The delivery of the course will be done through lectures, tutorials, discussions, sessions and e-learning.

Course Outline:

Year 1:

  • Behavioural Science I
  • Biological Science I
  • Communication in Nursing Practice
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Nursing Skills I
  • Clinical Practicum I
  • Behavioural Science II
  • Biological Science II
  • Community and Family Health Nursing
  • Law and Ethics in Nursing
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Based Learning in Nursing
  • Nursing Skills II
  • Clinical Practicum II

Year 2:

  • Biological Science III
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing Management
  • Nursing Science I
  • Health Assessment
  • Nursing Skills III
  • Clinical Practicum III
  • Behavioural Science III
  • Biological Science IV
  • Nursing Science II
  • Women & Children’s Health Nursing
  • Nursing Skills IV
  • Clinical Practicum IV

Year 3:

  • Biological Science V
  • Nursing Science III
  • Nursing Science IV
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing Research I
  • Gerontology and Transitional Care
  • Nursing Skills V
  • Clinical Practicum V
  • Nursing Science V
  • Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Nursing Research II
  • Nursing Skills VI
  • Clinical Practicum VI
  • Pre-Registration Consolidated Placement

Fees: $9,000.00 (Singaporeans) $18,000 (Singaporean Permanent Residents)

Duration: 36 months (full-time)

Intake:  August 28, 2019 (end of application)


School Leavers:

Secondary school leavers with a minimum of 5 GCE “O” level credits:

  • English Language (Grade 1 to 7)
  • Elementary or Additional Mathematics (Grade 1 to 6)
  • One of the following science subjects (Grade 1 to 6)
    • Additional Combined Science
    • Additional Science
    • Chemistry
    • Combined Science
    • General Science
    • Human Biology
    • Human and Social Biology
    • Physical Science
    • Physics
    • Science (Biology and Physics)
    • Science (Biology and Chemistry)
    • Science (Physics and Chemistry)
    • Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
    • 2 other subjects (Grade 1 to 6)
  • The results attained from GCE “O” level examinations can be combined from no more than 2 attempts.

NITEC Graduates:

  • Enrolled nurses with GPA of 3.0 or higher OR
  • Enrolled nurses with 3 years post-enrolment work experience and a bridging course certificate acquired from Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Nitec in Applied Food Science – GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Nitec in Community Care and Social Services – GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Nitec in Opticianry – GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Higher Nitec from ITE:
    • Higher Nitec in Paramedic & Emergency Care – GPA 3.0 or higher
    • Higher Nitec in Biotechnology – GPA 3.0 or higher
Diploma in Optometry

Parkway College’s Diploma in optometry (part-time) is the only programme in Singapore that is designed for the qualification of current Opticians or Optometrists. The programme has accreditation from Optometrists and opticians Board (OOB) of Singapore and upon accomplishment allows graduates to apply for provisional registration as an Optometrist.

Course Outline:

Year 1:

  • General anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • Biochemistry
  • Ocular Anatomy
  • Ophthalmic Optics
  • General Optics
  • General and Ocular Microbiology
  • Ocular Physiology
  • Physiological and Visual Optics
  • Fundamentals of Contact Lens
  • Introduction to Academic Writing

Year 2:

  • Clinical Optometry – General Examination 1
  • Ocular Pharmacology
  • Clinical Optometry – Instrumentation
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Ocular Pathology
  • Clinical Optometry – General Examination 2
  • Assessment and Management of Binocular Vision
  • Contact Lens Care and Complications
  • Clinical Methodology and Statistics

Year 3:

  • Business Management for Optometry Practice
  • Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • Clinical Practice 1
  • Contact Lens Clinical Practice 1
  • Clinical Practice 2
  • Contact Lens Clinical Practice 2
  • Community Health Optometry
  • Basic Psychology and Communication
  • Research Project

Fees: $57,780.00

Intake: TBC

Duration: 36 months


  • At least 18 years old
  • Three GCE ‘O’ level credits in English, Mathematics and Science OR Nitec in Opticianry with a GPA of at least 3.5
  • Is an OOB registered Optometrist (ie. CCO Holders) or Optician (D, D+R, Full, Conditional or Temporary) for 3 years
Advanced Diploma in Healthcare Management

The programme is designed to cultivate further knowledge and professional standing in the field for healthcare management.

Course Outline:

  • Hospital Operations
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Patient Safety
  • Financial Management in Healthcare
  • Human Resource Management in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Healthcare Quality
  • Professionalism and Ethics in Healthcare

Fees: $6,741.00

Intake: TBA

Duration: 10 months


  • Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent Private Diploma in any area of studies and
  • 2 years of work experience in the healthcare sector
  • IELTS with an overall score of at least 6.0 (for those whose qualifications were not attained in english medium)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging

The programme is awarded by University of Hertfordshire in Singapore which is designed for students who seek to pursue careers in diagnostic radiography and medical imaging. The programme has a recognised qualification for the registration of Diagnostic Radiographers.

Course Outline:

Stage 2 (Parkway College, Singapore)

  • Contact Lens
  • Ophthalmic Instrumentation
  • Ophthalmic Drugs
  • Primary Optometric Examination
  • Vision and Visual Perception

Stage 3 (Aston University, UK)

  • Practical Skills (non-condonable)
  • Clinical Practice (non-condonable)

Stage 4 (Parkway College, Singapore)

  • Anterior Eye Conditions
  • Binocular Vision and Paediatrics
  • Evidence Based Practice, Research Methods
  • Professional, Occupational and Low Vision
  • Posterior Eye and General Ophthalmology

Fees: $39,323.00

Intake: September 23, 2019 (commencement date)

Duration: 24 months


  • 18 years old
  • A Diploma in Optometry from Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic or Parkway College with GPA 2.0 and above; and
  • Candidate must also have a qualified Optometrist license (Full, provisional, and temporary) from Optometrists and Opticians Board (OOB), Singapore; and
  • A GCE O-level credit in English language or an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each section
Master of Health Administration

The programme is designed to hone competencies and facilitate transition of middle level health managers into senior management positions.

The course includes theory and management tools, tasks that teach how managers can address issues in workplace, workshops and coursework.

Course Outline:

  • Leadership in Health and Aged Care
  • Leading Organisations in Health and Aged Care
  • Financial Management and Economics in Health Care
  • Corporate Communications in Health and Aged Care
    • Health and Aged Care Systems and Policy
    • Health Law and Ethics
    • Safety and Quality in Health Care
    • Health Informatics
    • Health and Aged Care Operations Management
    • Strategic Leadership and Management in Health and Aged Care
    • Management Project

Fees: $28,524.00

Intake: July 5, 2019 (commencement date)

Duration: part-time basis


• At least 23 years old with a degree from a recognised university OR a diploma in Nursing, Allied Health or Healthcare related field
• At least 4 years of working experience in the health or aged care sector

But here’s the catch! Parkway College Singapore not only offers academic courses but also other professional courses. Feel free to scroll further!

Customer Service

Art of Service Recovery

The programme is designed to teach students understanding and perspective of a costumer and use this to increase competitiveness in organisations and businesses. The course includes principles and strategies in  business service and challenges that come with it.

Course Outline:

  • Identify triggers that may lead to service challenges
  • Understand and apply the 3Ks when preparing for a service challenge
  • Adopt service recovery procedures in accordance to organisational guidelines when responding to service challenge
  • Understand the escalation steps in service challenges
  • Adopt strategies to resolve service challenges

Fees: $235.40

Duration: 1 day for 8 hours

Schedule: http://www.parkwaycollege.edu.sg/course-schedule/

Managing Difficult Customer’s Situation

The programme was designed to help students address customer expectation and confront customer’s dissatisfaction while still using a professional approach.

Course Outline:

  • Recognise and comprehend unique customer situation
  • Identify between difficult and upset customer
  • Understand customer through professional management
  • Use effective communication as response
  • Use communication tools that can pacify customer

Fees: $353.10

Duration: 1 day for 8 hours

Schedule: http://www.parkwaycollege.edu.sg/course-schedule/


WSQ Advanced Certificate in Team Leadership

The programme is designed for students to prepare for junior supervisory positions through equipping students with procedural knowledge, elements of abstraction and theory in leadership, people management and managerial approaches.

Qualified participants:

  • Executives, Senior Executives
  • Assistant Managers, Managers, Nurse Managers
  • Staff Nurses, Senior Staff Nurses
  • Assistant Nurse Clinicians, Nurse Clinicians
  • Allied Health Professionals, Senior Allied Health Professionals
  • Supervisors
  • Newly Promoted Junior Supervisors

Fees: TBA

Duration: 14 days

Schedule: http://www.parkwaycollege.edu.sg/course-schedule/

Develop Self

The programme was designed to teach participants to use personal strength and values in becoming an effective leader and take on roles of a supervisor.

Qualified participants:

  • Executives, Senior Executives
  • Assistant Managers, Managers, Nurse Managers
  • Staff Nurses, Senior Staff Nurses
  • Assistant Nurse Clinicians, Nurse Clinicians
  • Allied Health Professionals, Senior Allied Health Professionals
  • Supervisors
  • Newly Promoted Junior Supervisors

Fees: $1,177.00

Duration: 4 days

Schedule: http://www.parkwaycollege.edu.sg/course-schedule/

Foster Teamwork

The course aims for students to develop working relationships with the team and external stakeholders in order to foster cross-team collaborations through creating and maintaining networks.

Fees: $1,177.00

Duration: 3 days

Schedule: http://www.parkwaycollege.edu.sg/course-schedule/

Enhance Team Performance

The programme is designed to teach participants with team plans and communicate team plans, monitor teams and their members’ progress for proper evaluation, and learn team capability.

Fees: $1,765.50

Duration 5.5 days (46 hours)

Schedule: http://www.parkwaycollege.edu.sg/course-schedule/

Execute Change

The programme enables participants to manage change process of the team in order to execute change accordingly.

Fees: $588.50

Duration: 1.5 days

Schedule: http://www.parkwaycollege.edu.sg/course-schedule/

Healthcare, Quality and Safety

BCLS + AED Provider Course (Public Access Defibrillator)

The programme is designed to teach participants the following:

  • Understand cardiac arrest
  • Understand the rescuer’s role in the chain of survival
  • Demonstrate competency in providing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Perform CPR and operate AED competently, confidently and safely
  • Recognise and manage Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO)

Fees: $160.50

Duration: 1 day

Schedule: http://www.parkwaycollege.edu.sg/course-schedule/

Use of Medical Terminology in Work Activities

The programme is designed for participants who aspire to work in healthcare industry and needs further training in medical terminology.

Fees: $342.40

Duration: 2 days

Schedule: http://www.parkwaycollege.edu.sg/course-schedule/

That’s not all! Parkway College in Singapore also has partner organisations:

  • Executive Counselling & Training Academy Pte Ltd, Singapore (ECTA)
  • Society of Opticianry Practitioners, Singapore
  • St. Luke Hospital
  • Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital
  • National Healthcare Group
  • National University Hospital
  • Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • Changi General Hospital
  • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • National Neuroscience Institute
  • Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
  • Radlink Diagnostics
  • St Andrew’s Community Hospital
  • Philips Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Singapore Polytechnic PACE Academy

Singapore’s government has assisted the growth of the country’s medical sector. Alongside with the policies and programs that are created in order to continue the development of the industry, another key to sustain the progress of the healthcare sector is to hone expert healthcare professionals.

So I can’t emphasise this enough: it is really important that one finds the right institution to assist healthcare learning! Parkway College Singapore is one of them!

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Update: New Course Previews as of May 2020

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Optometry and Clinical Practice

Course Description:

  • The programme is registered with the Optometrists and Opticians Board (OOB) as licensed Optometrists (full, provisional or temporary). Also, the programme is approved by OOB as an “Displayable Additional Qualification”.
  • The programme exactly maps to the UK Optometry BSc programme for training world class optometrists. It includes the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to enter work as an optometrist.
  • This programme is a 360 credit honours degree to be completed in a two-year period, 240 credit part-time course, available for students who have an approved qualification to enter direct to stage 2 through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • The programme is offered as a two-year (20 taught months) part-time course with 3 stages. Stage 2 and stage 4 are conducted in Singapore while stage 3 practical modules are conducted in the UK.
  • Some professors are from optometry experts of Aston University.

Master of Health Administration

What to expect?

  • A balance between theory and management tools.
  • Teaching faculty has senior management experience.
  • Assessment tasks that address current issues in your workplace.
  • Convenience of online learning combined with face-to-face workshops.
  • 100% coursework / assignment-based postgraduate qualification.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging

What’s in it for you?

  • UK Degree: Complete the full degree programme in Singapore and save cost as compared to studying in the UK. The programme can be completed in 3 years.
  •  Teaching Excellence: Study with a reputed University and Parkway College, known for their teaching excellence.
  • Clinical Placements: Placements are organised for students so that they can apply the skills learnt, under supervision. Skills training are conducted with excellent equipment and facilities.
  • Employability: Diagnostic radiography gives career prospects with career development in Singapore and overseas.

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