Lifelong Learning

Whatever your ambitions may be, expand your professional repertoire and enhance your job prospects in the scientific and medical fields by signing up for any one of our programmes below.

Part-time Diploma Courses

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Part-Time Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science)

Did you know that a significant proportion of all medical decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis and treatment is based on laboratory test results? Jointly offered by the five polytechnics in Singapore, this part-time diploma will equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills on how to handle, process and analyse biological specimens. Be equipped with these laboratory skills for a rewarding career in the medical laboratories or in other related fields such as biomedical research and technology.

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Part-Time Diploma in Applied Science (Urban Agricultural Technology)

The Part-Time Diploma in Applied Science  (Urban Agricultural Technology) will provide opportunities for participants to develop competencies, skills and knowledge needed for a career in the agriculture related industries. Participants enrolled in this programme will be exposed to agricultural technologies for food production, farming process and management, urban farming technology and systems, agribusiness, and sustainable farming. Upon completion of the part time diploma, students will get a head start in their careers in the agricultural sector, where a variety of roles from agrotechnologist to produce/marketing specialist for agriculture awaits.

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Part-Time Diploma in Applied Science (Nutrition and Food Science)

Thinking about joining the billion-dollar food manufacturing industry? This part-time diploma will provide you a solid grounding in nutrition and dietetics, food science and technology, food safety and regulation, food chemistry and analysis, and food innovation and development.

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Part-Time Diploma in Applied Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Looking to upgrade your skills and knowledge in the healthcare or biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry? This part-time course will equip you with the necessary skills to develop, manufacture, market, and dispense pharmaceuticals and health products.

Part time diploma in applied science (environmental services and management)

Part-Time Diploma in Applied Science (Environmental Services and Management)

Keen to join an evergreen industry that supports the increasing focus on sustainability?  This part-time diploma will equip you with the essential competencies and skills to give you a head-start in your career and prepare you for jobs ranging from Operations Executive to Hazardous Waste Specialists.

Specialist Diploma Courses

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Specialist Diploma in Biomedical Informatics and Analytics

The big data era has impacted diverse industries globally. The use of technologies that lead to accumulation of big data fueled the demand for skilled individuals who can effectively analyse huge amount of data. In healthcare- and biomedical- related industries, big data such as omics, patient data and data from wearable technologies could potentially contribute to a better understanding of diseases as well as to facilitate precision medicine.

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Specialist Diploma in Biomedical Technology

Keen to contribute in the medical technology and healthcare sector? Join us to learn about the principles, applications, technology and design of medical sensors, devices and instruments commonly used in healthcare and medical technology industry

SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP)

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SkillsFuture ELP for ITE graduates leading to a Diploma in Applied Science (Urban Agricultural Technology)

The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) leading to the Diploma in Applied Science (Urban Agricultural Technology) will provide opportunities for fresh ITE graduates to develop competencies, skills and knowledge needed for a career in the agriculture related industries. Participants enrolled in this programme will be exposed to the agricultural technologies for food production, farming process and management, urban farming technology and systems, agribusiness, and sustainable farming. Upon completion of the part time diploma, students will get a head start in their careers in the agricultural sector, where a variety of roles from agrotechnologist to produce/marketing specialist for agriculture awaits.

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SkillsFuture ELP for ITE graduates leading to a Diploma in Applied Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Just graduated from ITE? Deepen your knowledge and skills, and boost your career prospects in the pharmaceutical industry, all while being fully sponsored by your employer.

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SkillsFuture ELP for ITE graduates leading to a Diploma in Applied Science (Environmental Services and Management)

Want to get a career headstart in the Environmental Services industry? This work-study programme will allow fresh ITE graduates to deepen relevant skills and knowledge as you transit into the workforce.

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SkillsFuture ELP for diploma graduates leading to a Specialist Diploma in Biomedical Technology

Interested to be a biomedical engineering assistant or biomedical product specialist? Deepen your skills in biomedical technology with us while employed by biomedical technology company or hospital.

Short Courses and Workshops

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3D Additive Manufacturing: Materials and Technologies

This course provides an overview of additive manufacturing, a process by which digital 3D design data is used to produce structures through layer-by-layer additive techniques, enabling new component designs and tailored structures. Participants will be able to acquire hands-on experience using 3D printers and post processing techniques, and will have appreciation of the different materials used in additive manufacturing.

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Analytics for Quality Control

The Analytics for Quality Control helps to equip participants with the fundamental knowledge to perform method validation in the analytical instruments. Suitable for medical technologists, QA technologists, application specialists, and those working in lab diagnostics.

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Basic Ionising Radiation Safety

Developed in partnership with the Singapore Environmental Institute (SEI), National Environmental Agency (NEA), this basic course will enable you to acquire knowledge to exercise safe handling of radioactive materials and/or irradiating apparatus during the course of your work.

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Decoding your blood test results

Understand more about blood tests, why they are conducted and what the results could mean.

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DIY All-in-One Soap, shampoo and conditioner

Participants will be exposed to the science and art of solid and liquid soaps cooking and making.  They will be guided to make a product with a given formula and to vary their formula with essential oils and other ingredients.

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Everyday Botanica

A collaboration with the Eu Yan Sang Academy, this short workshop series introduces how Traditional Chinese herbs can easily be incorporated to prepare healthy and nutritious daily meals.

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Experience Fun with 3D Printing

With the introduction of Industry 4.0 and technology advancement, 3D printing is widely used in industry for prototyping purpose. 3D printing has also made customization possible and enables people to develop and print their products from the comfort of their own homes. Through the course, you will learn what 3D printing is all about and get to customize a 3D printed item to take home.  

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Fundamentals of Smart Biomedical Device

The rise in the ageing and health-conscious population has fuelled the development in enabling health care technologies. This not only helped to move the point of care closer to the patient, but also increases the role of the patient in managing his or her own health. This course serves to create awareness about the importance of health monitoring. The participants will learn how smart medical devices can be used to improve or monitor their health and learn about the recent developments in these medical devices.

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Food Choices for Weight Control

Obesity has become a world-wide epidemic and Singapore is rapidly joining the ranks with 15% of the population projected to be obese by 2024. This course will help increase awareness on the dangers of obesity and how steps can be carried out to control weight gain.  

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Footwear Ergonomics

This workshop provides an introduction to feet examination in podiatry, in particular the foot arch. Participants will examine some specific applications such as the changes of footwear, the wear and tear of shoes as well as steps to take when choosing shoes for a healthy body posture

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Healthy Diet for Healthy Ageing

Arm yourself with research-backed dieting tips on how to age healthily and reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis.

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Home Brewing Apple Cider Vinegar

You will learn how apple cider vinegar is prepared and fermented. You can also make your own variation with added flavours or taste and taste some pre-prepared products.

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Homemade Bath & Body Products

You will learn the science and art of making body cream and lotion. You will be guided to make a product with a given formula and tailor make to your preference with essential oils.

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Implementing Effective OJT (On-the-Job Training) for Biopharm and Food Manufacturing

Want to be more efficient in training your staff in day-to-day operations? Equip yourself with relevant skillsets to effectively plan, prepare and execute on-the-job training (OJT)! By the end of this 1-day course, you will gain insights into effective OJT and how to develop structured training plans.

 

  

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Introduction to Chemical Laboratory Skills

This course equips laboratory technicians with the essential skills and knowledge to perform the daily laboratory operation in various industries. The participants will deepen their hands-on skills to perform chemical testing and laboratory management in a chemical (or related) laboratory.

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Phlebotomy Principles and Practice

This short five-day course will teach you how to collect blood from patients and prepare their blood specimens for laboratory testing in a safe, accurate and reliable manner.

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Women's Wellness Series: Menopause and Beyond

Menopausal changes are inevitable in women. This course will teach senior women (and their spouses) to understand and cope with menopausal changes as they age gracefully together. 

Enquiries & Applications

Please visit the Academy for Continuing Education to register for any of the courses above. Feel free to email us for enquiries or assistance:

  • For all Part-Time Diploma, Specialist Diploma, and Short Courses and Workshops programmes: Help-SAS@rp.edu.sg

  • For the SkillsFuture ELP for ITE graduates leading to a Diploma in Applied Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences): Help-SAS_ELP@rp.edu.sg