Singapore University of Social Sciences

Healthcare Administration

Healthcare Administration (BME219)


The course aims to provide students with a general understanding of the Singapore Healthcare system and how hospital is run locally and how the BME department functions within the context of a hospital’s operations.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Basic principles in healthcare economics and healthcare systems
  • Overview of Singapore healthcare system
  • Overview of healthcare financing in Singapore
  • Overview of Healthcare Services & the Biomedical Sciences Industry in Singapore
  • Overview of Hospital Operations and the Biomedical Department
  • Case studies on hospital operations and decision-making

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the basic principles of healthcare economics
  • Compare the different healthcare systems and challenges faced
  • Explain the structure and dynamics in the Singapore healthcare system
  • Illustrate the operational aspect of a hospital
  • Solve practical issues with regards to hospital operations
  • Analyze the decision-making processes in the healthcare industry
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