Basic Medical Terminology

This basic medical knowledge programme is designed for healthcare staff who require the basic medical knowledge for effective communication at work.

The course will be conducted in the following manner: 

  1. Participants will access lesson materials on-line;
  2. They will participate in online activities; and
  3. Each participant is to submit lesson deliverables at the end of the day.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course they will learn basic medical knowledge and terminologies relevant to the services, which will help them in their communication with clinical professionals as well as patients and their relatives    

Who should attend?

Care Ambassadors, Care Assistants, or any other healthcare frontline staff who are required to deal with patients and their relatives.

Entry Requirement

Minimum age of 18 years old.

The course will be conducted in English. It is recommended, although not required that participants should possess a credit in the English Language at the GCE O-Level, N(A)-Level or Employability Skills System (ESS) of Level 5.


Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

For courses with formal assessment component, participants will be awarded the certification of completion upon passing the assessment. Otherwise, a certification of attendance will be issued instead upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

Course Date

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Course Duration

8 Hours (9am to 5pm)

Course Venue

This course is conducted via online.

*All information may be subject to changes.

Fees for 2022

Full course fee (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below OR Singapore PR Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens OR Singapore PR
$203.30 $60.99 $20.33 $22.99

Fees for 2023

Full Course Fees (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above Singapore PR SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens SME-sponsored Singapore PR
$205.20 $60.99 $20.33 $61.56 $22.99 $23.56
- Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
- Fees reflected are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST). In line with the government fee freeze directive from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2023, the fees in 2023 for Singapore Citizen will remain the same as 2022. RP will absorb the additional 1% GST for Singapore Citizen in 2023 only.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants. 

All information is accurate at time of publishing. 

Last updated on 31 Mar 2023

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