Higher Diploma in Health Sciences Top up

The progarmme is designed to upgrade academic knowledge of various healthcare professionals who has extensive experience in their relevant disciplines to the Graduate Level. The programme encompass a strange English component enabling the students to confidently take up post graduate studies or employment/migration opportunities abroad.

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Why Higher Diploma in Health Sciences (Top up)?

PATHE Academy Higher Diploma in Health Science TOP UP is specially designed under international expert advice to suit international graduate level education.

Available areas of specialization

  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • MLT
  • Biotechnology
  • Dietetics
  • Radiology
  • Genetics

The recognition

The qualifications are highly recognized in most countries and educational and governmental establishments all around the world. The programmes are accredited by Health Ministry of Sri Lanka under the number PHSRC/ONI/186 & the Maldives Qualification Authority . We are proud to mention that PATHE Academy health programme graduates are working in more than 20 countries including UK, Italy, Sweden, Germany, France, Finland Dubai and Cyprus. PATHE work together hand in hand with Ministry of youth affairs on training under the SCR platform within an existing MOU. Our corporate clients in health sector includes Sri Lanka NAVY, Asiri Hospitals, Golden Key Hospital, Prarthana Fertility Center, Park Hospitals and other major healthcare providers of the country.

Further education opportunities

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Study abroad

Admission for further studies abroad is possible for Undergraduate and post graduate level in UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Belarus, Malaysia. Contact PATHE-Study Abroad, professional overseas student placement consultant team for more information

Programme delivery

The programme is full time based. The programe is delivered with emphasis stressed to vocational aspect of the course and but not limiting to class room theory, assignments, exams, class room practices, demonstrations ,job training and internships. Some of our modules may be delivered fully or party online or through video presentations. PATHE Academy reserves the right to change the venue, date and time for some modules and practical which will not be more than 30% of the whole programme.

Park hospitals, a leading private hospital complex in Sri Lanka is the official practical training provider for the healthcare programmes. The delivery of the programme includes one day compulsory hospital demonstration work at Park Hospital.

Study modules

  • Research and Writing
  • Statistics
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • General English
  • Sociology
  • 2 electives from the relevant disciplines


One year -part time

Class timings

3 days per week either on weekdays OR weekends


  • PATHE Academy ADVANCED DIPLOMA in health sciences in any stream or,
  • equivalent education which will satisfy the academic council of PATHE Academy with minimum 2 years experience in the healthcare sector in a recognized institution in the relevant to the discipline (proof of experience confirmation letter and EPF/ETF should be provided)
  • Apptitude test
  • RPL : Special consideration and credit exemptions will be given to those who have past experience & qualification in the medical sector related to the programme.
  • All applicants should be with good command in English and be able to pass an aptitude test.

Enroll for the programme:

Deadline for applications are 2 weeks before the commencement date:
To enroll you are required to come in person with 2 color photos, all educational and work experience documents and meet our Counselor Or choose the online enrollment option to pay by credit card or through bank.

For further information contact the Course Coordinator +9721 566 566


Financial assistance:

Visit financial assistance page for scholarship schemes and loan schemes

*conditions apply*


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Course Information
  • Course Id:GDHSTUP
  • Room:TBA
  • Days:Friday and Saturday
  • Timings:9.00am to 4.00pm