Encouraging Next Generation of Radiographers
A global leader in health technology, Royal Philips has recently announced a collaboration with Singapore’s university of applied learning, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). This collaboration will provide the next generation of radiographers with a hands-on learning experience of the latest in diagnostics and imaging technology. This is the first occasion when university students will be trained in a health technology facility. With this collaboration, students will perform their practical at the Philips APAC Center. Students from SIT’s Bachelor of Science with Honours in Diagnostic Radiography will be granted access to Philips’ technology in its APAC training facilities in Singapore.
Emphasizing on Early Diagnosis
APAC training facilities in Singapore include Learning Academy, Learning Center, and Health Continuum Space. The purview of Philips’ APAC learning academy is extended by these facilities. The academy regularly holds training workshops to upskill existing healthcare professionals in innovative health technology. It also ensures students who intend to enter the workforce possess future-ready skills.
There’s a growing emphasis on early diagnosis with an aging population and an increased prevalence of chronic diseases. Increased demand for imaging services coupled with the shortage of medical talent is expected in the APAC region. There is a need to ensure incoming radiographers have access to the latest technology, up-to-date technical knowledge, and integrated solutions.
Focusing on Better Health Outcomes
“We recognize the need for specialized training in diagnostic radiology for radiology students in Singapore and the reason so that they are proficient in the latest procedures and technologies to enable first-time-right diagnosis and better health outcomes. To meet this need, we are working together with industry partners on various initiatives to extend knowledge-sharing to the next generation of radiographers,” said Ivy Lai, Country Manager, Singapore.”
“Medical imaging is very much technology-reliant that involves the use of sophisticated equipment and techniques. Strategic collaborations with the health technology companies like Philips provide our students with an environment for Industry-relevant learning and development,” added Associate Professor Luis Lanca, Programme Director, SIT.