Nurturing highly competent and focused healthcare professionals into holistic and broadminded business leaders in the healthcare sector

The first and only programme of its kind in Singapore, the SMU–SingHealth GDHM aims to nurture highly competent and focused healthcare professionals into holistic and broadminded business leaders in the healthcare sector. The programme was conceptualised and co-designed by senior leaders from SMU and SingHealth.

 

Now into its 9th cohort, participants can gain business, leadership and management capabilities, in addition to the latest insights and perspectives of the healthcare industry through the programme.

The programme comprises of 6 modules:

Module 1: Strategy & Global Healthcare Landscape
Module 2: Leadership & People Management
Module 3: Aligning Healthcare Strategy & Customer Value Delivery
Module 4: Health Economics & Financial Management
Module 5: Operations Excellence & Quality Management
Module 6: Ethics, Risk, Crisis & Media Management

 

Please click here for the module synopses.


 

Programme Objectives

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to: 

  • Acquire an overview of the global healthcare landscape

  • Explain and compare strategies that are employed by Singapore’s healthcare institutions vis a vis other international healthcare institutions

  • Lead self and teams with mindfulness and confidence 

  • Formulate an action plan for change

  • Apply marketing and branding concepts to raise customers / stakeholders’ satisfaction

  • Apply economic and financial analysis to healthcare services

  • Implement an operations improvement project

  • Apply tools to manage and communicate information in a crisis

Who Should Attend

Public sector Clinicians, Nursing & Allied Health Professionals and Hospital Administrators with significant managerial responsibilities or demonstrate exceptional leadership potential in their course of work. Selected professionals from private healthcare sector and those from related sectors (e.g. non-profit, voluntary welfare organisations, ILTC sectors) are welcome to apply. Admission is on competitive basis and SMU and SingHealth reserve the right to refuse admission to any candidate without assigning any reason.

Certification

Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership by SMU and SingHealth
Participants must achieve at least 75% class attendance rate and pass 60% of the programme assessments.

Participants who failed the first assessment will be required to sit for a supplementary assessment and each participant is allowed up to 1 supplementary assessment. Participants will be required to pay a fee of S$535.00 (after GST)/supplementary assessment per module.


Certificate of Completion in Healthcare Management and Leadership (for individual module)
Participants must achieve at least 75% class attendance rate and pass 60% of the module assessments.


Certificate of Attendance in Healthcare Management and Leadership (for individual module)
Participants must achieve at least 75% class attendance rate.

Type of Course

Classroom

Category

Management and Leadership

Instructional Methods and Learning Activities

GDHM’s unique curriculum is co-developed and jointly taught by leading SMU faculty, senior SingHealth leaders and industry veterans. Participants will acquire business, leadership and management capabilities and gain the latest insights and perspectives in the context of the healthcare industry.

 

Assessments
Participants are required to:

  • submit an individual written assignment for each module; and

  • take a camera assessment for module 6. 

Fees and Funding

Full Fee:                                 
S$24,647.50 (after GST & inclusive of registration fee) per person

Individual Module Fee*:
S$5,350.00 (after GST) per person

 

* Participants will not be granted a SMU-SingHealth GDHM upon completion of 6 individual modules at different timeframe. In order to qualify for the SMU-SingHealth GDHM, participants must meet the programme requirements and enroll for the full programme upon application.

Supplementary assessment fee at S$535.00 (including GST) per module, up to 1 supplementary per person.

 

SkillsFuture
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click here for the User Guide on how to claim for SkillsFuture Credit. Claim should be submitted via the Training Exchange.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
All NTUC union members are eligible for UTAP funding (up to S$250 per annum). Please click here for more information on UTAP and application.

 

SkillsFuture Study Awards

The programme is also eligible for SkillsFuture Study Award for the Healthcare Sector.  The SkillsFuture Study Awards encourage Singaporeans to develop and deepen specialist skills needed by future economic growth sectors or in areas of demand such as the healthcare sector. It supports Singaporeans who already have deep specialist skills to develop other competencies. Over 500 study awards are available from October 2015 for Singaporeans to apply. Successful SkillsFuture Study Awards applicants will receive a monetary award of S$5,000 which can be used to defray out-of-pocket expenses associated with the course that the applicant will be taking. It can also be used on top of existing Government course fee subsidies.  To find out more about the SkillsFuture Study Award for the Healthcare Sector and to apply for the award, please click here.

Prerequisites

Participants should:

  • have a bachelor's degree; and

  • hold a current position with significant managerial responsibilities or demonstrate exceptional leadership potential in their course of work.

Programme Registration

Registrants are required to submit all the following documents within 7 days upon completing their online registration via email to cps@smu.edu.sg:

  1. NRIC for Singapore Citizen & PR / Passport (identify page) for foreigner (scanned copy)

  2. Certificate of highest qualification (scanned copy)

  3. Updated Curriculum Vitae reflecting management experience 

Programme Policies

Please click here for the programme policies on registration / substitution / deferment / withdrawal / refund.

Course Dates

INTAKE 9
Module 1: 19 – 22 Jun 2017
Module 2: 10 – 13 Jul 2017
Module 3: 31 Jul, 1 – 3 Aug 2017
Module 4: 21 – 24 Aug 2017
Module 5: 11 – 14 Sep 2017
Module 6: 2 – 5 Oct 2017

 

Please note that Intake 9 registration is closed.

 

Registration Alert: Please email cps@smu.edu.sg your (i) full name, (ii) job designation, (iii) company name and (iv) contact no. if you wish to receive our registration alert for the new intake.