Diploma in Health Services Management (R45)

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What You Will Learn

Hospitals and clinics need to be managed smoothly and efficiently for medical practitioners to save lives.

Make a difference at the heart of the healthcare system as a healthcare administrator. The Diploma in Health Services Management (DHSM) offers a management-oriented training in health services and administration in Singapore’s care continuum, from primary to acute and communitybased settings. In DHSM, you will be equipped with the understanding of major healthcare policies, practices and processes. You will gain a solid foundation in healthcare knowledge and experience extensive hands-on training in health service management, preparing you to work capably as a wellrounded healthcare professional.

Our graduates are currently making a difference in various healthcare institutions, translating their acquired knowledge and skills to ensure all patients have a comfortable, welcoming experience.

My exposure to problem-based learning and real-life scenarios in RP has allowed me to learn experientially, and to put my skills to the test. The daily presentations and problem statements have trained me to be ready for the workforce.

Keefe Lau
Diploma in Health Services Management 2019 Graduate and Valedictorian. Currently serving his National Service.

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2020 JAE  Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C 12 to 26             

Subject

a) English Language/1 - 7
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)/1 - 6
c) Any one of the following subjects/1 - 6 
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computer Studies
  • Design & Technology
  • Engineering Science
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physics
  • Physical Science
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)

Courses with remaining vacancies after JAE posting are indicated with an asterisk (*). In order to appeal to these courses with vacancies, students need only meet the course’s MERs. Do note that meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee placement, as appeals posting is in order of merit, and subjected to available vacancies in the course.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • (Architectural Drafting / Building Drafting (Architectural))
  • NT23 (Civil & Structural Drafting / Building Drafting (Civil & Structural))
  • NT24 (Electronics / Electronics Servicing / Electronics (Computer & Networking) / Electronics (Instrumentation) / Electronics (Mobile Devices) / Electronics (Wafer Fabrication) / Electronics (Wireless LAN) / Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services))
  • NT25 (Electro-Mechanical Servicing / Mechatronics / Mechatronics (Automation Technology) / Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly) / Mechatronics (Medical Technology))
  • NT26 (Electrical Fitting & Installation / Electrical Installation & Servicing / Electrical Technology / Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing))
  • NT27 (Electrical Power & Machines / Electrical Technology (Power & Control) / Electrical Technology (Power & Machines))
  • NT28 (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration / AirConditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics / AirConditioning & Refrigeration Technology)
  • NT29 (Automotive Mechanics (Construction Equipment) / Automotive Technology (Construction Equipment) / Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles))
  • NT30 (Maintenance Fitting / Mechanical Servicing / Mechanical Technology)
  • NT31 (Automotive Mechanics (Light Vehicles) / Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles) / Diesel Engine Mechanics / Motor Vehicle Mechanics)
  • NT32 (Precision Machining / Precision Engineering (Machining))
  • NT37 (Precision Engineering (Injection Mould) / Precision Engineering (Press Tool) / Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould) / Precision Tooling / Tool & Die-Making)
  • NT38 (Building Servicing / Building Services Technology / Building Services Technology (AirConditioning & Refrigeration) / Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services) / Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration))
  • NT39 (Chemical Process Technology / Chemical Process Technology (Biologics) / Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals) / Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals) / Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation))
  • NT40 (Info-Communications Technology / InfoCommunications Technology (Networking & Systems Administration))
  • NT41 (Multimedia Technology)
  • NT42 (Marine Technology / Marine Mechanics)
  • NT43 (Mechanical-Electrical Drafting)
  • NT44 (Digital Media Design / Digital Media Design (Interactive Media))
  • NT45 (Nursing)
  • NT46 (Product Design)
  • NT47 (Communications Technology)
  • NT48 (Precision Engineering (Aerospace))
  • NT49 (Marine Electrical Technology)
  • NT50 (Port Equipment Technology)
  • NT51 (Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical))
  • NT52 (Digital Animation)
  • NT53 (Aerospace Technology)
  • NT54 (Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects))
  • NT55 (Fitness Training)
  • NT56 (Digital Audio & Video Production)
  • NT57 (Security Technology)
  • NT58 (Applied Food Science)
  • NT59 (Aerospace Avionics)
  • NT60 (Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound))
  • NT61 (Facility Technology (Landscaping Services))
  • NT62 (Machine Building Technology / Machine Technology)
  • NT63 (Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services))
  • NT64 (Medical Manufacturing Technology)
  • NT65 (Space Design (Architecture))
  • NT66 (Space Design (Interior & Exhibition))
  • NT67 (Aerospace Machining Technology)
  • NT68 (Laser & Tooling Technology / Semiconductor Tooling Technology)
  • NT69 (Community Care & Social Services)
  • NT70 (Interactive Media Design)
  • NT71 (Visual Communication)
  • NT72 (Visual Effects)
  • NT73 (Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation))
  • NT74 (Mobile Systems & Services / Infocommunications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT75 (Rapid Transit Technology)
  • NT76 (Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics))
  • NT77 (Opticianry)
  • NT78 (Hair Services (Hair & Scalp Therapy))
  • NT79 (Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing))
  • NT80 (Social Media & Web Development)
  • NT81 (Attraction Operations)
  • NT84 (Business Services)
  • NT85 (Finance Services)
  • NT86 (Retail Services)
  • NT87 (Travel and Tourism Services)
  • NT88 (Electronics (Display Technology)
  • NT95 (Logistics Services)
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • (Business Studies (Early Childhood Education))
  • BS82 (Banking Services)
  • BS83 (Business Studies (Hospitality Operations))
  • BS84 (Business Studies (Event Management))
  • BS85 (Business Studies (Accounting) / Accounting)
  • BS86 (Business Studies (Administration / Secretarial))
  • BS87 (Business Studies (Logistics) / Integrated Logistics Management / Logistics for International Trade)
  • BS88 (Business Studies (E-Commerce) / Business-Information Technology)
  • BS89 (Business Studies (Sports Management) / Sports Management)
  • BS90 (Business Studies (Service Management) / Service Management)
  • BS91 (Beauty & Spa Management)
  • BS92 (Visual Merchandising)
  • BS93 (Community Sport & Recreation Management)
  • BS94 (Retail Merchandising)
  • BS95 (Passenger Services)
  • BS96 (Performance Production)
  • BS99 (Human Resource and Administration)
  • IT21 (Electro - Mechanical Engineering)
  • IT22 (Mechatronics Engineering)
  • IT31 (Electrical Engineering)
  • IT41 (Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering)
  • IT50 (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering)
  • IT51 (Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design / Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design)
  • IT52 (Mechanical Engineering)
  • IT54 (Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design)
  • IT55 (Manufacturing Engineering)
  • IT56 (Information Technology)
  • IT57 (Wireless Technology)
  • IT58 (Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology) 
  • IT59 (Chemical Technology)
  • IT60 (Marine & Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering)
  • IT61 (Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security)
  • IT62 (Paramedic & Emergency Care)
  • IT63 (Games Design & Development)
  • IT64 (Business Information Systems)
  • IT65 (Leisure & Travel Operations)
  • IT66 (Security System Integration)
  • IT67 (Civil & Structural Engineering Design)
  • IT68 (Facility Systems Design)
  • IT69 (Information Systems Quality)
  • IT70 (Mobile Unified Communications)
  • IT71 (Offshore & Marine Engineering Design)
  • IT72 (Process Plant Design)
  • IT73 (Marine Engineering)
  • IT74 (Aerospace Engineering)
  • IT75 (Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business)
  • IT80 (Space Design Technology)
  • IT81 (Broadcast & Media Technology)
  • IT82 (Games Art & Design)
  • IT83 (Games Programming & Development)
  • IT84 (Interactive Design)
  • IT85 (Precision Engineering)
  • IT86 (Rapid Transit Engineering)
  • IT87 (Landscape Management & Design)

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore
  • Please click here to view a list of module exemptions

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

As a DHSM graduate, you will be ready to take up various roles in numerous healthcare organisations. These include public and private hospitals, specialist medical centres, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, and clinics:

  • Admissions Officer

  • Business Office Assistant / Officer

  • Care Coordinator Associate

  • Case Management Assistant

  • Clinic Coordinator

  • Corporate Services Assistant

  • Executive Assistant (various departments such as Corporate Planning, Finance, Human Resource, Medical Affairs, Medical Disciplines, Operations and Quality)

  • Operations Executive / Assistant

  • Senior Patient Service Associate / Senior Patient Care Associate


Further Studies

RP graduates are well-placed to embark on meaningful careers, immediately after graduation. They could even improve their employability by taking part-time courses or SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes (ELPs).

What’s more, every RP diploma is recognised and has a pathway leading to a relevant degree with top local and overseas universities. RP graduates may complete their degrees in just over two or three years in a four-year programme.

Skills Deepening

Upon graduation, DHSM students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue ELPs. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more.

 

Undergraduate Studies

The diploma is designed to meet the requirements for advanced standing in local and overseas universities. DHSM graduates can apply to any of the local universities, or enjoy advanced standing at various overseas institutions such as:

  • The National University of Singapore

  • Nanyang Technological University

  • Singapore Institute of Technology

  • The University of Adelaide

  • The University of Western Australia

  • Monash University

  • RMIT University

  • The University of Adelaide

  • University of New South Wales


For more information about university pathways, visit RP's Further Studies page.

Last updated on 14 Feb 2020