School of Health Sciences
The School of Health Sciences (SHS) at Nanyang Polytechnic is THE place for students who are keen to embrace the challenge of working in a healthcare environment. It prepares and trains people for careers in Nursing, Dental Hygiene and Therapy, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Radiography and Radiation Therapy. To date, an approximate total of 12,000 students have graduated from the Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Specialist Diploma courses conducted by the School. These healthcare professionals work in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, rehabilitation centres, community health agencies and other health-related settings.
An Environment with a Difference
At SHS, the students enjoy a variety of learning environments with outstanding resource facilities. You can tap the School’s e-Learning database, anatomy centre, and its many well-equipped laboratories—all aimed at enhancing and honing their professional skills.
Students are offered opportunities to gain hands-on experience and put theoretical learning into practice through their various clinical attachments in hospitals and other healthcare settings.
More importantly, SHS has a culture of caring and sharing. Our lecturers do not just teach but are also mentors and friends to the students. Students themselves also participate in student mentoring activities to help lead and guide their junior course-mates. Through the School's Community Outreach programmes, students actively contribute towards meeting the welfare and needs of the less privileged elderly. Fostering a caring environment for our students is given as much emphasis as an academically challenging one. Because in SHS, we care!
So, join us and be part of a vibrant and rapidly growing pool of professionals committed to caring for people of all ages and from all walks of life. SHS graduates are poised to play important roles in the rapidly growing healthcare industry!
What Our Graduates Can Do
Besides obtaining the necessary qualifications and certification to practise as healthcare professionals both locally and abroad, opportunities for continuous education and further specialisation are aplenty. Our graduates can pursue degree conversion programmes available both locally and in many renowned overseas universities.