Respiratory Therapist


Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapists specialise in providing care and treatment for patients who have lung and breathing-related problems. They work closely with doctors to assess, monitor and treat patients with asthma, pneumonia, lung conditions that cause shortness of breath (emphysema), lung injury, and those who are struggling to breathe optimally due to other medical conditions.

Respiratory Therapists manage the use of ventilators and implement various treatments such as providing oxygen and giving medication to the lungs. They also monitor response to treatment, measure the lung function of patients and with critical procedures such as inserting airway tubes to assist with breathing or performing lung scopes for diagnosis and treatment. They also educate patients and their families to aid their understanding of the disease process and treatments administered.

How to become a Respiratory Therapist?

To practise as a Respiratory Therapist, you will require a Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Currently, there are no training institutions in Singapore offering courses in Respiratory Therapy.

For more information on overseas institutions offering courses in Respiratory Therapy, visit the link below:

Interested to join us as a Respiratory Therapist?

Find out more about the Respiratory Therapists working in our institutions and the work that they do by clicking on the links below:

Apart from NTFGH, we also have Respiratory Therapists based at Alexandra Hospital (AH) and the National University Hospital (NUH).

Healthcare Scholarships & Sponsorships

For more information on the different healthcare scholarships and sponsorships available, click on the links below:

Other Useful Links / Resources

1E Kent Ridge Road, NUHS Tower Block, Singapore 119228
Last updated on
Best viewed with Chrome 79.0, Edge 112.0, Firefox 61.0, Safari 11
National University Health System
  • National University Hospital
  • Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Alexandra Hospital
  • Jurong Community Hospital
  • National University Polyclinics
  • Jurong Medical Centre
  • National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • National University Heart Centre, Singapore
  • National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore
  • NUHS Diagnostics
  • NUHS Pharmacy
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
Back to Top