1 Master of Science Health Administration Some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
2 Compilation of FAQ MSc Health Administration Singapore Question 1 : Why choose this course? Answer 1 : If you are in a management role or aspiring to be in a management role in the healthcare industry or is presently in any functional role in other industry and looking to switch to the healthcare industry, you should take up this programme. This programme has a multi-professional approach which will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills required to continue at a more advanced level and enhance their career development. The MSc Health Administration programme is designed to prepare students to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environments of health and social care. Question 2 : What knowledge and skills will I get from the course? Answer 2 : The MSc Health Administration is distinctive in that it offers modules from the Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences and the Business School in Edinburgh Napier University. It thus combines clinical knowledge with business knowledge, giving you the skills required for business management of a healthcare setting. The programme aims to enable students to be innovative, provide leadership and prepare them as professional health care managers. Critical appraisal of culturally relevant health and social policy is used to facilitate students to achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at local and strategic levels. Question 3 : What is the Career Prospects? Answer 3 : This course can offer you a valuable head-start in your chosen career. The programme aims to enable students to be innovative, provide leadership and prepare them as professional health care managers. Critical appraisal of culturally relevant health and social policy is used to facilitate
3 students achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at local and strategic levels. The MSc Health Administration is aimed at nurses, allied health professionals (pharmacists, physiotherapists etc), human resource managers, IT personnel and those in administrative/ finance/ management. As long as your aim is a career within the healthcare sector, this programme might be your best step forward. Question 4 : Is this course accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board? Answer 4 : This course need not be a accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board as it is not a clinical nursing course but a management course. We have met with the Singapore Nursing Board and given the green light to offer this course without need for accreditation. Question 5 : Where will be the campus through the whole course? Is it at a convenient location? Answer 5 : Yes. We are located at 250 Sims Avenue, SPCS Building, #03-01, Singapore It is 150m from Aljunied MRT Station on the East-West line. There are 3 bus stops within 100m from us. Bus services that ply the route include No. 2, 13, 21, 26, 40, 51, 62, 63, 67, 80, 100, 125, 158 and 853C. There is also a public carpark directly opposite our building for those who drive. Location of CSM Academy International : Map please click over here! Question 7 : Where can I find details on the course and the entry requirements? Answer 7 : You may visit our website and download our course brochures at
4 Question 8 : What is the possibility of doing the course part-time and likely duration? Is there full-time classes? What are the Exit Awards available, if I did not complete all modules of the programme? Answer 8 : The course offers part-time and full-time classes, subject to meeting the minimum class size required. Students will take two modules per trimester (Each trimester is 4 months starting Jan, May and Sep). There are altogether 6 modules and a Health Administration project which have to be completed for the award of the MSc Health Administration. There are Exit Awards of a Post Graduate Certificate Health Administration and Post Graduate Diploma Health Administration. Exit Awards Modules Completed Award 3 Graduate Certificate 6 Graduate Diploma All MSc Health Administration Question 9 : How is the course delivered? What is the course schedule like? Answer 9 : This course is taught in a blended delivery mode of face to face intensive lecturer sessions with online component. It is one of the innovators in the use of an interactive virtual classroom delivery to provide busy professionals the opportunity to attend a virtual class when they cannot attend the actual class. There will be 2 full day intensive lectures on each module enrolled, held over the weekends as it would be conducted by overseas lecturer from Edinburgh Napier University. Thereafter, each student is expected to spend a total of two hundred hours on each module comprising virtual class, self-study, research and project writing.
5 Question 10 : Will the MSc Health Administration parchment be awarded from Edinburgh Napier University? Answer 10 : Yes, the MSc Health Administration is awarded only by Edinburgh Napier University. Question 11 : What are the course fee and other miscellaneous fee? Does the course fee include exam/ assessment fee, study material? Answer 11 : Below is a brief summary of the fees information:- Application Fee SGD$ (Inclusive of GST) Course Fee per Module SGD$ 2, (Inclusive of GST) Total Course Fee SGD$ 21, (Inclusive of GST) Insurance Premium for Course Fee paid under the Fee Protection Scheme by Council of Private Education (CPE) ACT Approximately $100 in total (Inclusive of GST) The Course fee includes examination/ assessment fee. Study materials are provided online by the university and additional materials from the tutors are inclusive except for textbooks which you may wish to purchase. You are also given access to the University online library. Question 12 : Is there any exams? Answer 12 : Yes. However, written examination is only conducted for Behaviour and Management in Organisations Module. The rest of the other modules will be assignments and project based. Question 13 : What is the payment mode and procedure? Is it per module or per course? Answer 13 : Payment will be via Cheque or Nets. We do not accept any payment by CASH. Please note that for payment by NETS, the limit daily is $2000. Thus, you can either apply increase of limit from your bank or you can bring multiple cards to make payment. Payment is invoice per module basis. You
6 only pay based on the number of modules enrolled for the trimester. For example: You only pay $2,200 excluding GST, if you are enrolled only to do one module that trimester. For those whom are interested in Education Loan can take a look at the following link. Education Loan Education Loan please click over here!
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