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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Optometry and Clinical Practice

Awarded by Aston University (UK). Provides the theoretical and practical knowledge & skills of an optometrist.
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The Master of Healthcare Administration course has given me ample opportunities to network and interact with other healthcare professionals, by sharing their experiences and insights on advanced issues in healthcare management, aged care, ethics and public policy.

- Celene Ting, Assistant Manager (Hospice Sector), MHA Graduate

It was a meaningful experience, managed to gain more knowledge and meet new friends. The one-month residency in UK was fun and gained practical skills.

- Zhang Linjian, Optometry Degree Graduate

Enriching programme and applicable to my work. Learnt about working environments of different countries during the one-month residency in UK.

- Doreen Tan, Optometry Degree Graduate

Practical hands-on sessions were helpful, especially during the summer clinical placement at Aston University.

- Ho Choy Peng, Optometry Degree Graduate

A great course to take, especially for aspiring management level staff. Learnt many theories and principles that help to guide my work now. Great lecturers too, who never fail to patiently guide the students along. 

- Ms Ranz Tan, MHA Graduate

I am thankful for the friends made with all the classroom sessions and group discussions for the group presentations. Learnt lots from lecturers and classmates about the challenges in healthcare from a macro perspective. Definitely a worthwhile next step for managers in healthcare.

- Ms Audrey Kon, MHA Graduate

I am thankful to have pursued my course with Parkway College & grateful for their collaboration with Flinders University. The lecturers have imparted us with useful tools which enhanced our competency level. Overall, it had been a very enriching experience. I believe I can use my knowledge to understand how organisations & people work better.

- Anitha D/O Kunasaigaran, Valedictorian ‘17, MHA Graduate

The course increased my strategic acumen & gave me the extra boost at work. The professional network formed was invaluable; learning from the experiences of my lecturers & fellow students has widened my horizons. Completing the course while working full-time required commitment, but the benefits outweighed my sacrifices.

- Sandy Teo, ADON (Mount Elizabeth Hospital), MHA Graduate

The well-paced curriculum structure of the 2-year part time MHA course has allowed students the flexibility & convenience to complete assignments. The course has an enriching & thought-provoking structure, together with the excellent rapport & encouragement from the lecturers.

- Fasela Jamal, Nurse Manager (CGH), MHA Graduate

The MHA Course equipped me with great understanding of management in the healthcare industry which helped to advance my career. I enjoyed the fruitful discussion with friendly lecturers and coursemates & would definitely recommend to friends & colleagues who are interested in this career!

- Goh Ling Jia, MHA Graduate

Parkway College promises a journey filled with life-long learning, exposure and plenty of hands-on opportunities. So if radiography is something you are interested to pursue, don't be afraid to jump right in!

- Shannon Wong, Radiography Degree Graduate

I enjoyed learning more about anatomy and physiology – I found the medical conditions, diseases and uncommon pathology that we covered in our classes fascinating. And I like how the course wasn’t just theoretical – we had regular hands-on practice sessions to learn how to position patients during procedures.

- Fong Xiwen, Radiography Degree Graduate

Through clinical placements offered during this course, I was able to get out of my comfort zone and interact with patients and staff to further improve my interpersonal skills. Apart from that, clinical placements also provided me with essential hands-on practice to help me better understand concepts taught in school.

- Jasena D/O Ramdas, Radiography Degree Graduate

Radiography is great for those with a strong interest in biology and physics, and who love to work with sophisticated technology. We learn about human anatomy and have to understand how the machines work. Apart from being a clinical radiographer, I can go into teaching, management or research in the future.

- Nur Hanisah Nordin, Radiography Degree Graduate

The degree is great for those who love a challenge, and like working in a fast-paced environment, You have to like being a team player too, as one works with other healthcare professionals.

- Haruna Elangovan, Radiography Degree Graduate

The Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course in Parkway College ensured that I could stay on home ground and yet attain an honours degree that is internationally recognised. 

- Hider Bin Omar, Radiography Degree Graduate

Parkway College has helped and moulded me to be a nurse with a heart and ready to serve. Our lecturers aren't only our educator, but they are our advisor and guide. Since we are a small cohort, our lecturers ensure that we have effective learning and prepared to deliver quality of care.

- Dora Isabel Saloria, Diploma in Nursing Undergraduate

The most enjoyable thing about the course was that I got to put theory into practice during practicum – that gave me a real sense of purpose. Listening to my lecturers share their on-the-job experiences also gave me an insight into what working life would be like.

- Altai Erdenetsolmon, Diploma in Nursing Graduate

My lecturers seemed to be able to sense when I was stressed out over schoolwork, and were always very supportive and there to help us, even when I was doing my attachment in the different hospitals. I am thankful to them for teaching and mentoring me throughout the course.

- Grace Su, Diploma in Nursing Graduate

I really enjoyed the hospital postings part of the course where I had the chance to visit many hospitals, I found it inspiring and eye-opening experience especially interacting with the patients.

- Lau Wing Chi, Diploma in Nursing Graduate

The clinical attachments during my time at Parkway College really provided me with ample opportunities to be exposed to different hospital environments. I enjoyed learning how to interact with patients and gaining first-hand experience in communicating with them.

- To Man Ki, Diploma in Nursing Graduate

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the course and how is it delivered?

The 2 years programme consists of 3 stages- Stage 2, 3 and 4. Stage 2 and Stage 4 will have 5 modules each and Stage 3 will have 2 clinical modules. Stage 2 (5 modules) and Stage 4 (5 modules) would be conducted in Singapore, while Stage 3 (2 clinical modules) would be conducted in Aston University.

The lessons in Stage 2 and 4 are typically conducted 3 times a week on weekdays. The lessons in Stage 3 are conducted 4 weeks during the summer terms (July to August) in Aston University.

Is the course recognised?

The Bachelor degree programme is recognised as Displayable Addition Qualification (DAQ) from OOB. Please check the OOB website:

Are international candidates accepted for the course?

Currently only Singapore or Malaysia passports holders who can meet the UK Visa requirements for the UK Residency Training (Stage 3 Clinical Placement) are eligible to be accepted for the course.

When are the classes conducted?

Classes are conducted in morning session only from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. At the present moment, there is no evening or weekend class. However, if there is enough interest, we may consider forming an evening cohort. The minimum class size needed for an evening session is 8 students.

How are the practical lessons conducted?

Practical workshops are conducted at Parkway College campus. Clinical practice will be conducted in Aston during Stage 3 Aston residency training.

How would the examination be conducted?

There may be written examination typically ranging from 1.5hrs to 3hrs, Case Study Assignments, Practical Logbooks etc. The examination format will depend on the module.

What is the estimated cost of the UK trip and UK Visa application fees?

The air ticket to UK, accommodation at Aston University and living expenses would be approximately S$4,000 to S$5,000 depends on the choice of airline and seats, room styles and individual lifestyle eg. meals. Singapore and Malaysia passport holders have 90 days* visa free entry to UK (*accurate as of Feb 2018).

What is the payment schedule for the course fees?

Upon acceptance into the course by Aston University and Parkway College, the course fees are payable in six instalments within two years.

How to apply?

Please submit the application form together with a photocopy of the following documents:

  1. Singapore NRIC and Passport for Singapore citizen and PR, or Malaysia IC and Passport for Malaysian.
  2. Diploma in Optometry Certificate together with transcripts from SP, NP or Parkway College.
  3. GCE “O” level English results or Malaysia “SPM” English results
  4. OOB Optometry License (Full, provisional, temporary)

The application is not considered valid until the application fee of S$214 (non-refundable) is paid.

What are the prospects after graduation?

The degree is recognised worldwide as an entry qualification for Master and PhD programmes. Our graduates work in both private and public hospitals and clinics, private Optometric practices and retail Optical shops. They may also work in speciality fields like Primary Eyecare; Paediatrics Optometry, Low Vision and Contact Lenses. Degree graduates are generally able to command a higher starting pay.

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