The Complementary Medicine Guide for the Pharmacy Professional in Singapore (Online)

Short Course / 1 day

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Course Fees

Course Information

Singaporeans are turning to a myriad of complementary therapies and tend to approach pharmacists who are primary community healthcare providers for advice. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda remain the most ancient yet living traditional medicines.

This course aims to equip its participants with an understanding of how these integrative medicine make for a holistic health approach and to shed light on these therapies.

Other commonly used complimentary therapies such as supplements and herbal botanicals will also be covered during this session with a focus on studies done on these therapies and their place in today’s patient care.

Learning Outcomes

Course participants will gain a deeper appreciation of how complementary medicines work and make recommendations to patients seeking alternative treatments or medications.


Course Date: 11 March 2021

Application Period: 20 Jan 2021 to 21 Feb 2021

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: Online

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

This course consists of 1 modules:

  • Strength of evidence in commonly used supplements and complementary medicine
  • Five elements, Yin-Yang, Zang-Fu and Collateral Meridians
  • Four basic diagnostic methods which TCM practitioners use in the treatment of diseases
  • Pharmacological properties of Chinese herbs used in TCM & Application in clinical practice
  • The principles of Ayurvedic medicine
  • Key features, benefits, clinical use of such therapies of Ayurvedic medicine


A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

Course Fees

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.
The course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit click here.
For enhanced training support, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
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Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course Fee$310.30
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents$93.09
Singaporeans qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$35.09
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$35.09