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Free flow of Meridians, Gateway to Good Health! 经络刮痧与养生 郑爱珠Tay Ai Choo From 2014-07-12
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  About Us

1 Introduction

The Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine was established in 1953 as the Chinese Physician Training College (renamed in 1976) by the Singapore Chinese Physicians’ Association. Since then, the college has grown to be a well-established Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) institution in the region.
These graduates are currently practicing TCM in various parts of Singapore, providing TCM treatment and healthcare to the public, contributing significantly to TCM development in the country.

2. Management commitment

2.1 Vision

To be a Premier TCM educational institution in the region

2.2 Mission

(1) To provide comprehensive and Professional TCM Education
(2) To nurture competent and ethical TCM practitioners for better health care

2.3 Values

Fairness, Diligence, Integrity, Collaboration and Harmony

2.4 Culture

Pursue excellence through collaboration and harmonious working relationships

3 Courses

3.1 Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine – 5 years Full Time(enrollement from 2011)

Course Information Student Prospectus Download Application Form

Comprehensive training program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the objective is to be qualified for TCM Physician’s Registration Examination set by Singapore TCM Practitioners Board, under Ministry of Health, to become registered and licensed TCM Physician.

This course is a 5-year full time program for total of 5000 course hours including theory and clinical lessons. The course syllabus was approved and accredited by Singapore TCM Practitioners Board.

The course is conducted 6 days per week from 8.30am to 5.00pm (actual schedule will be based on the time table of the course syllabus). It is also required to attend clinical practices at the Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution and affiliated clinics.

Upon complete, pass and graduate from the course, candidate is entitle to sit for Singapore TCM Registration Examination (STRE). To be registered TCM Physician and license for TCM practising is subject to pass in the STRE.

Candidate, completion of the course is able to further pursue for the post-graduate course, Master Degree in TCM, or Doctoral Degree in TCM with conditions apply.

Prerequisite of the course

    • Minimum GCE A Level with 2 A and 2O subjects passed or equivalent, in line with entry requirements for other university courses.
    • Medical insurance coverage for hospitalisation and related medical treatment for the entire course duration

Types of Qualification:

    • Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine - confer by Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Medium of Instruction:Chinese

3.2 Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine – 7 years Part Time(enrollement from 2011)

Course Information Student Prospectus Download Application Form

Comprehensive training program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the objective is to be qualified for Singapore TCM Physician’s Registration Examination (STRE) set by Singapore TCM Practitioners Board, under Ministry of Health, to become registered and licensed TCM Physician.

This course is a 7-year part time program for total of 5000 course hours including theory and clinical lessons. The course syllabus was approved and accredited by Singapore TCM Practitioners Board.

The course is conducted 3-5 nights per week from 7.00pm to 10.15pm (actual schedule will be based on the time table of the course syllabus). It is also required to attend clinical practices at the Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution and affiliated clinics.

Upon complete, pass and graduate from the course, candidate is entitle to sit for Singapore TCM Registration Examination (STRE). To be registered TCM Physician and license for TCM practising is subject to pass in the STRE.

Candidate, completion of the course is able to further pursue for the post-graduate course, Master Degree in TCM, or Doctoral Degree in TCM with conditions apply.

Prerequisite of the course

    • Minimum GCE A Level with 2 A and 2O subjects passed or equivalent, in line with entry requirements for other university courses.
    • Medical insurance coverage for hospitalisation and related medical treatment for the entire course duration

Types of Qualification:

    • Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine - confer by Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Medium of Instruction:Chinese

3.3 Bachelor Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine
(Jointly Conduct With Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine)
– 5 years Full Time

Course Information Student Prospectus Download Application Form

Comprehensive training program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the objective is to be qualified for TCM Physician’s Registration Examination set by Singapore TCM Practitioners Board, under Ministry of Health, to become registered and licensed TCM Physician.

This course is a 5-year full time program for total of 5000 course hours including theory and clinical lessons. The course syllabus was approved and accredited by Singapore TCM Practitioners Board.

The course is conducted 6 days per week from 8.30am to 5.00pm (actual schedule will be based on the time table of the course syllabus). It is also required to go to China for 1-3 months to enhance clinical practice in addition to the clinical practice at the Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution and affiliated clinics.

Upon complete, pass and graduate from the course, candidate is entitle to sit for Singapore TCM Registration Examination (STRE). To be registered TCM Physician and license for TCM practising is subject to pass in the STRE.

Candidate, completion of the course is able to further pursue for the post-graduate course, Master Degree in TCM, or Doctoral Degree in TCM with conditions apply.

Prerequisite of the course

    • Minimum GCE A Level with 2 A and 2O subjects passed or equivalent, in line with entry requirements for other university courses.
    • Medical insurance coverage for hospitalisation and related medical treatment for the entire course duration

Types of Qualification:

    • Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine - confer by Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • Bachelor Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine - confer by Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
    • Certificate of Graduation in Traditional Chinese Medicine - confer by Guangzhou University of Chinese
      Medicine

Medium of Instruction:Chinese

3.4 Bachelor Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine
(Jointly Conduct With Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine)
– 7 years Part Time

Course Information Student Prospectus Download Application Form

Comprehensive training program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the objective is to be qualified for Singapore TCM Physician’s Registration Examination (STRE) set by Singapore TCM Practitioners Board, under Ministry of Health, to become registered and licensed TCM Physician.

This course is a 7-year part time program for total of 5000 course hours including theory and clinical lessons. The course syllabus was approved and accredited by Singapore TCM Practitioners Board.

The course is conducted 3-5 nights per week from 7.00pm to 10.15pm (actual schedule will be based on the time table of the course syllabus). It is also required to go to China for 1-3 months to enhance clinical practice in addition to the clinical practice at the Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution and affiliated clinics.

Upon complete, pass and graduate from the course, candidate is entitle to sit for Singapore TCM Registration Examination (STRE). To be registered TCM Physician and license for TCM practising is subject to pass in the STRE.

Candidate, completion of the course is able to further pursue for the post-graduate course, Master Degree in TCM, or Doctoral Degree in TCM with conditions apply.

Prerequisite of the course

    • Minimum GCE A Level with 2 A and 2O subjects passed or equivalent, in line with entry requirements for other university courses.
    • Medical insurance coverage for hospitalisation and related medical treatment for the entire course duration

Types of Qualification:

    • Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine - confer by Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • Bachelor Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine - confer by Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
    • Certificate of Graduation in Traditional Chinese Medicine - confer by Guangzhou University of Chinese
      Medicine

Medium of Instruction:Chinese

3.5 Master Program in Traditional Chinese Medicine

  Student Prospectus Download Application Form

This course is a joint program with the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. It aims to nurture highly-trained professionals who can fully grasp the professional knowledge of TCM, apply TCM theoretical know-how in treatment, diagnosis and be involved in the scientific research of TCM.
The selected student has to take a development program formulated by the lecturers of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. Upon completion of all modules within 3 years, and having achieved the required score-points, undergone compulsory clinical practice and research, and completed the Master thesis with success in an interview, the student will receive the TCM Master Degree.
The prerequisites for entry into this course are:
i. Bachelor degree from a local TCM institution or Bachelor degree of any discipline and has systematically studied TCM or Acupuncture; or
ii. Equivalent qualifications (Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine or Acupuncture for at least three years post qualification) and has been in the specified profession relevant to the subject registered for study in Master Degree Course for at least three years.
[Except bearer of passport of Peoples’ Republic of China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)]
(Note) Holder of Bachelor Degree or equivalent qualifications is requested to produce evidence and transcripts of systematic study of Traditional Chinese Medicine during enrolment.

Medium of Instruction:Chinese

3.6 Master Program in Chinese Materia Medica

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This course MASTER PROGRAM IN CHINESE MATERIA MEDICAis a joint program with the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. It aims to nurture highly-trained professionals who can fully grasp of TCM knowledge in Chinese MATERIA MEDICA and apply the theoretical knowledge in medicine and scientific research in the disciplines. The course is exactly the same as that offered in China.

The selected student has to take a development program formulated by the lecturers of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. Upon completion of all modules within 3 years, and having achieved the required score-points, undergone compulsory clinical practice and research, and completed the Master thesis with success in an interview, the student will receive the TCM Master Degree.

The prerequisites for entry into this course are:

  1. Bachelor degree from a local TCM institution or Bachelor degree of any discipline and has systematically studied TCM; or
  2. Equivalent qualifications (Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine or Acupuncture for at least three years post qualification) and has been in the specified profession relevant to the subject registered for study in Master Degree Course for at least three years [Except bearer of passport of Peoples’ Republic of China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)]

Holder of Bachelor Degree or equivalent qualifications is requested to produce evidence and transcripts of systematic study of Traditional Chinese Medicine during enrolment.

Medium of Instruction:Chinese

3.7 Master Program in Healthcare Nursing

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This course MASTER PROGRAM IN HEALTHCARE NURSING is a joint program with the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. It aims to nurture highly-trained professionals who can fully grasp of TCM knowledge in nursing care and apply the theoretical knowledge in medicine and scientific research in the disciplines. The course is exactly the same as that offered in China.

The selected student has to take a development program formulated by the lecturers of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. Upon completion of all modules within 3 years, and having achieved the required score-points, undergone compulsory clinical practice and research, and completed the Master thesis with success in an interview, the student will receive the TCM Master Degree.

The prerequisites for entry into this course are:

  1. Bachelor degree from a local TCM institution or Bachelor degree of any discipline and has systematically studied TCM; or
  2. Equivalent qualifications (Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine or Acupuncture for at least three years post qualification) and has been in the specified profession relevant to the subject registered for study in Master Degree Course for at least three years [Except bearer of passport of Peoples’ Republic of China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)]

Holder of Bachelor Degree or equivalent qualifications is requested to produce evidence and transcripts of systematic study of Traditional Chinese Medicine during enrolment.

Medium of Instruction:Chinese

3.8 Doctor Program in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Student Prospectus Download Application Form

This course is a joint program with the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. It aims to nurture highly-trained professionals who can fully grasp the professional knowledge of TCM, apply TCM theoretical know-how in treatment, diagnosis and be involved in the scientific research of TCM.
The selected student has to take a development program formulated by the lecturers of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. Upon completion of all modules within 3 years, and having achieved the required score-points, undergone compulsory clinical practice and research, and completed the Doctorate thesis with success in an interview, the student will receive the TCM Doctorate Degree.
The prerequisites for entry into this course are:
i. Practitioner with Master Degree and a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine or similar field; or
ii. Master Degree student expecting to obtain Master Degree before commencement of Doctor’s Degree Course; or
iii. Bachelor Degree with at least six years post qualification and possesses qualifications equivalent to Master Degree.
[Except bearers of passports of Peoples’ Republic of China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)]
(Note) Holders of Bachelor Degree or equivalent qualifications need to produce evidence and transcripts of systematic Traditional Chinese Medicine during enrolment.

Medium of Instruction:Chinese

3.9 Graduate Diploma in Acupuncture (only applicable to Singapore Registered Medical or Dental Practitioners)

Student Prospectus Download Application Form

Comprehensive training program in Acupuncture, the objective is to be qualified for Singapore Acupuncturist Registration Examination (SARE) set by Singapore TCM Practitioners Board, under Ministry of Health, to become registered and licensed Acupuncturist.

This course is a 2-year part time program for total of 405 course hours including theory and clinical lessons. The course syllabus was approved and accredited by Singapore TCM Practitioners Board.

The theory course is conducted once a week on Sunday afternoon (actual schedule will be based on the time table of the course syllabus). It is also required to go for clinical practice the Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution and affiliated clinics.

Upon completed, passed and graduated from the course, candidate is entitled to sit for Singapore Acupuncturist Registration Examination (SARE). To be registered Acupuncturist and license for practice is subject to pass in the SARE.

Prerequisite of the course

    • 2 years postgraduate in medical or dental experience
    • valid registration (either full or conditional) with the Singapore Medical Council and Singapore Dental Council
    • Medical insurance coverage for hospitalisation and related medical treatment for the entire course duration

Type of Qualification:

    • Graduate Diploma in Acupuncture-confer by Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Medium of Instruction:English

3.10 Certificate in Chinese Medicated Food Dietician

Student Prospectus Download Application Form

The objective is to use Chinese medicated food diet to prevent disease, enhance physical fitness, health care and rehabilitation, promotes health, longevity and beauty. This course may also apply its knowledge and skills learnt for restaurant operators for the unique service and improve of quality.
The course is a part time course complete in 2 years for 12 subjects, total 480 course hours.
Entry requirements for the courses: Secondary level as well as other equivalent qualification, understanding Chinese, no older than 70 years.

Type of Qualification:

    • CERTIFICATE IN CHINESE MEDICATED FOOD DIETICIAN - confer by Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Medium of Instruction:Chinese

3.11 Certificate in TCM Assistant

Course Information Student Prospectus Download Application Form

Certificate in TCM Assistant Course is specially designed for general public an overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It includes the basic knowledge and diagnostics of TCM, TCM wellness and Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Dietetics, to master skill and technique of massage.

The course is a part time course complete in two years for 9 subjects, total 240 course hours.
The objectives are:-

    • To train clinical assistants for better understanding in TCM;
    • To master the skill and technique of massage for the pains relieve.
    • To learnTCM Nutrition and Dietetics for self awareness and knowledge in traditional Chinese medicine to initiate healthy life styles.
    • To manage the TCM clinics effectively for better service to the general public

The course is acknowledged by Singapore Chinese Physicians’ Association.
Upon Complete of the course, is able lead to the opportunity in TCM Career for clinical assistants, assistant to the registered practitioners, etc and enhance knowledge in TCM for personal healthcare and wellness.

Prerequisite of the course is not applicable.

Type of Qualification:

    • Certificate in TCM Assistant -confer by Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Medium of Instruction:Chinese/English

3.12 Advanced Certificate in TCM Assistant

Course Information Student Prospectus Download Application Form

The objective of the course is to provide a continuous training pathway for the graduates of TCM Nursing Certificate / TCM Assistant courses as well as other equivalent qualification. The participant will gain more in-depth understanding of traditional Chinese medicine in modern care as well as modern clinical application such as including Dietary consideration, detailed massage routine training, food hygiene and food microbiology, occupational safety and health science, nutrition and pharmacology and food science subjects.

The course is a part time course complete in 1.5 years for 10 subjects, total 300 hours. The course is a full time course complete in half year for 10 subjects, total 300 hours.

Entry requirements for the courses:The graduates of TCM Nursing Certificate / TCM Assistant courses as well as other equivalent qualification

Type of Qualification:

  • Advanced Certificate in TCM Assistant - confer by Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Medium of Instruction:Chinese

4 Teaching resources

4.1 Teaching staff

Currently, the college has 63 teaching staff members, including 10 are professors and associate professors. Further, there are more than 70 visiting professors from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, and other Chinese Medicine Universities, as well as professors from the local University and practicing Western Medicine doctors.

The ratio of teacher to student for every course as follows:
Clinical Session - 1 teacher ≤ 5 students
Group Clinical Session - 1 teacher ≤ 20 students
Lecture - 1 teacher ≤ 100 students

Currently, the college's number of student is more than 800.

4.2 Lecture halls and classrooms

The College has 3 Classroms and 2 Lecture Halls that are fully furnished with teaching aids and equipment. The capacity of student is between 40-50 students for classroom and 100-150 for lecture hall.

4.3 TCM Library

The College has an in-house TCM library with a vast collection of TCM books and journals, all of which are easily searchable via a computerized database.

4.4 Laboratory

Laboratory practice for some subjects, such as the Chinese medicine preparation and western medical science, will be held in the laboratory

4.5 Clinical Practice

Clinical practice in the following areas will be held at the Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution and affiliated clinics.
i. Internal Medicine;
ii. Acupuncture;
iii. Various Specialized fields (such as gynaecology, paediatrics, massotherapy, oncology, etc)

4.6 Herbal Recognition Practice

Practice in herbal recognition and usage, will be held at the Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution’s herbal unit.

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