The Singapore Health System (Basic)


Course Overview


At the end of this course, participants will be able:

  1. Describe how Singapore’s healthcare system is organised to deliver the different levels and types of care to meet the system’s common objectives.
  2. Describe the roles and functions of Singapore’s health ministry and its various agencies.
  3. Describe how the public and private healthcare providers are regulated within Singapore’s healthcare system.
  4. Describe the nature and type of services provided by Community Care Organisations.
  5. Describe the Key Components of the Charities Act.
  6. Explain the Implications of the Code of Governance on Charities and Institutions of Public Character (IPCs).



  1. Introduction to Singapore Healthcare System
    • Identify the components of Singapore healthcare system
    • Examine how is Singapore healthcare system organised to deliver the different levels and types of care to meet the system’s common objectives
    • Examine Singapore’s Regional Health System
    • Examine the types of healthcare providers at each level of care
  2. Roles and Functions of Singapore Health Ministry
    • Examine Singapore’s health regulatory framework
    • Examine the roles of the statutory board under the health ministry and the various healthcare professional regulatory boards
  3. Regulations within the Singapore Healthcare System
    • Examine the Private Hospital and Medical Clinics Act (PHMC Act)
    • Examine who are the healthcare provides govern by the PHMC Act
    • Examine the new Healthcare Services Bill
  4. Roles of Community Care Organisations
    • Explain the roles of Community Care organisations
    • Explore the various Community Care organisations and service providers
    • Examine the functions of the various Community Care organisations and service providers
  5. The Charities Act
    • Examine the key components of Charities Act
  6. Code of Governance
    • Explore the implications of the Code of Governance on Charities and Institutions of Public Characters (IPCs)


Please Note:

A minimum of 75% attendance will be required for you to complete the programme and receive your certificate.

Target Participants

All level of staff with no prior healthcare experience, especially foreign healthcare manpower, Programme Managers, Programme Co-ordinators, Programme Executives, Case Workers and Care Workers in the Intermediate and Long Term Care (ILTC) sector.

Course Details

Date/ Time

7 April 2021

6 October 2021

Time: 9 AM to 5:00 PM


Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
705 Serangoon Road
Singapore 328127

Course Trainers

KWSH is delivering the course in partnership with Republic Polytechnic.

Ms Shirley Lim

Senior Lecturer, Diploma in Health Services Management

With more than 3 decades of experience in both private and public healthcare sector, Shirley started her career with the public health institution in NUH as a nurse practitioner and progressed to operations in clinical areas of both public and private hospitals.

Before moving to clinical operations, Shirley has had 5 years of observation experience in outpatient of Bumrungrad International Hospital Bangkok before the hospital was accredited by Joint Commission International in 2002. Upon returning home, she managed the quality of services by maintaining the standards and improving workflow of General Surgery TTSH as well as coordinated and prepared the hospital for first JCI accreditation in Y2002.

She was also involved in clinical operations in Major Operating Theatre Mount Elizabeth Hospital. Other than managing the total operations, she led teams of West Point Hospital for clinical licensing requirement of MOH and obtained ISO reassessment.

Adam Ang

Lecturer, Diploma in Health Services Management

Adam started his healthcare-related career in 2007 as an Executive Social Worker in Sunshine Welfare Action Mission (SWAMI Home). His work involved assessment and right siting of nursing home referrals and its timely admission, para-counselling for nursing home clients and families who were depressed and at times suicidal. He was also part of the in-house multi-disciplinary team on the care planning for clients. While he was there, he was subsequently appointed the Centre Manager for Day Rehabilitation Centre where he looked at the rehabilitation needs of his clients who are recovering from stroke, severe road traffic accidents, etc.

He joined Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) in 2011 where he advocated social subjectivity as a consideration for nursing home referrals while right sitting nursing referrals from referring source such as restructured hospitals, community hospitals, etc.

In 2012, he went back to SWAMI Home as a Senior Manager.

Course Fees: $130.00 (excluding GST)

Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/ PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in eligible community care organisations.

Please register for the course via AIC Learning Management System (LMS 2.0).

Contact us:

(65) 6422-1300