Understanding Human Diseases

Short Course / 2 Days

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Explore the basis of human diseases and equips learners with
with a broad understanding of the practices of human pathology

Learning Outcomes

You will be equipped with a broad understanding of the practices of human pathology from this course, including:
  • Correlate anatomical structures of various organs in cardiovascular, immune, endocrine and renal systems with their functions.
  • Explain how physiological processes lead to the normal functioning of the human body.
  • Describe specific features of various cardiovascular diseases, immune and autoimmune disorders, diabetes, renal failures etc and their clinical and pathophysiologic significance
  • Describe physiologic and pathologic presentations of the diseases through case studies


Application Date: TBA

Course Date: TBA

Course Timing: TBA

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 4 modules:

Cardiovascular System
  • Introduction
    • Anatomy of the circulatory system and its functions in relation to other body systems
  •  Etiology, pathogenesis, sign & symptoms and treatments:
    • Coronary Heart Diseases
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Angina pectoris
    • Myocardial infarction (MI)
    • Stroke
    • Hypertension
Immune system
  • Introduction to Immune System
  • Etiology, pathogenesis, sign & symptoms and treatments:
    •  Autoimmune disorders (eg: Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, Multiple sclerosis)
    •  Immune disorder – Immunodeficiency (eg: AIDS) (drugs and descriptions)
Endocrine System
  • Introduction to Endocrine System
  • Etiology, pathogenesis, signs & symptoms and treatments:
    • Diabetes Mellitus
Renal Systems
  • Components of the excretory system to their functions
  • Role of the kidneys in fluid and electrolyte regulation
  • Etiology, pathogenesis, signs & symptoms and treatments:
    • Acute/Chronic renal failure

Trainer's Profile

Dr Gan Chye Chung

Dr Gan Chye Chung graduated with MBBS degree and is presently a medical lecturer at University of Malaya. Concurrently, he also serves in the Division of Nephrology, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur as an Internist and Renal Fellow, providing clinical services in the field of internal medicine and nephrology. He holds professional memberships of Royal College of Physician (London), Royal College of Physician (Edinburgh), Academy of Medicine (Malaysia), Malaysian Society of Transplantation, American Society of Nephrology and Malaysian Society of Nephrology. His teaching portfolio includes teaching clinical medicine and nephrology to medical and nursing students. He also undertakes research projects and participates in collaborative international clinical trials in the field of Nephrology.


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

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

This course is suitable for persons with some working experience/work as

  • Product Specialist/ Field Application Specialist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Regulatory Affair Specialist
  • Business Development Manager/Executive
  • Sales & Marketing Managers/Executive
  • Service Engineer/Manager
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Researchers/Clinical Research Coordinators

Course Fees

For Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.
Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.

SkillsFuture Credit Funding available. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) & Permanent Residents (PR)$157.29
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)$59.29
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy For Singaporeans$59.29
Full Course Fee$524.30