In Singapore and Malaysia, radiography courses are provided at colleges, hospitals, and vocational institutions. Most programs are offered at the diploma and certificate levels or as postgraduate specializations. As in the United States, radiographers in Singapore and Malaysia take images of the body using x-ray equipment, to assist doctors in the diagnosis of patients. In addition to receiving classroom training in radiography, students gain hands-on training by working at a medical imaging facility.
Academy of Medicine
Based in Kuala Lampur, the College of Radiology at the Academy of Medicine was formerly an institution that served both Malaysia and Singapore and later became a separate entity in 1966 following the partition of Singapore and Malaysia. The college provides a specialized postgraduate clinical training program in biomedical imaging and intervention. Candidates must have a recognized higher professional qualification in the field of medicine with work experience for a period of five years. Additional prerequisites include publishing in major medical journals and paper presentations at clinical meetings.
Academy of Medicine G-1 Medical Academies of Malaysia 210 Jalan Tun Razak 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 603-4023 4700 acadmed.org.
National University of Singapore
The department of diagnostic radiology at the University of Singapore provides training to medical graduates in clinical radiology. Graduates from the program are eligible to take the professional examination in diagnostic radiology. The training provides students with technical skills in radiology and includes courses in professional development on topics such as ethical behaviors, research skills, and evidence-based medicine in the field of radiology. The program equips medical professionals to work with the latest technology in radiology.
National University of Singapore 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road Singapore 119077 011+65-6516-6666 nus.edu.sg
Based in Singapore, Nanyang Polytechnic provides diploma and advanced training in various fields such as aeronautical and space technology, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering and business informatics. The diagnostic radiology and radiation therapy training are diploma programs. Students who enroll in the diagnostic radiology training learn how to treat and identify diseases in patients; the course in radiation therapy is designed to train students in the applications of radiation for treating patients with diseases like cancer. Both courses run for three years and are full-time programs. Applicants must fulfill country specific requirements based on their academic credentials, which can be from Singapore, Malaysia or other international degrees.
Nanyang Polytechnic 180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 Singapore 569830 011+65-6451-5115 nyp.edu.sg
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