Silliman University

Introduction



All of the country's top universities would boast of offering quality education. Silliman is no different. But while it joins the ranks of prestigious Philippine universities, it is humbled by a gift of a location that bespeaks of the natural environment's complement to academic learning - one feature that sets Silliman apart from the rest.

Dotted with over 300 acacia trees, the Silliman campus is uniquely embraced in between views of the Cuernos de Negros mountains in its background and the Visayan sea at its frontage. The 62-hectare campus offers patches of greens on where personal relationships are nurtured, spiritual nourishment facilitated, and the concept of quality student life redefined.

Silliman University is a melting pot of cultures and religions. Of its overall population of more than 9,000, over 300 are international students from 23 different countries. Its affiliation with the United Church of Christ in the Philippines as a Protestant university has never been a hindrance to the exercise of religious freedom. Majority of Silliman students are Roman Catholics and a good number are Muslims from Mindanao.

The university is located in the charming city of Dumaguete, dubbed the 'City of Gentle People,' an hour away by plane from Manila and four hours away by boat from Cebu. Silliman thrives in a city where the strip of restaurants offering good food along the boulevard and where everything a student needs is just a stone's throw away. While offering the coveted 'retirement getaway' environment, the city is not left behind by progress. You can find infrastructure developments and businesses sprouting in support of the city's "University Town" concept.

Campus life revolves around the motto Via, Veritas, Vita (of Christ being the Way, the Truth, the Life). It is Silliman's mission to develop the whole person within the Christian context and in a sound environment. Students are expected to put their education to work in service to others - another mark that distinguishes Silliman from other institutions of higher learning.

It is also the conducive residential campus life that sets Silliman University apart from the other leading universities in the Philippines. The 12 regular and cooperative dormitories provide a home away from home for Silliman students who come from outside Dumaguete. In the dormitories, students belong to a family, a part of the bigger Silliman community. A corollary to this sense of community is the "Silliman Spirit" - an atmosphere of personal closeness, warmth, friendship, and concern.

Institutional Distinctions

Silliman is one of select higher education institutions in the country granted autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education. The same government agency has also designated Silliman as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education and Teacher Education and a Center of Development in Biology, Information Technology Education, and Accountancy.

With support from the United States Agency for International Development, Silliman is a Center of Excellence in Coastal Resource Management. Its community-based coastal resource management program has inspired the recognition of Apo Island off the town of Dauin as one of the best diving spots in the world.

Just like other top universities, Silliman's academic programs undergo regular evaluation by any of three accrediting agencies: Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities, Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities-Accrediting Agency, Inc., and the Association of Theological Education in Southeast Asia.

It maintains links on collaborative research and faculty and student exchange with universities in the United States and Asia, on top of strong affiliations with the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA) and international development organizations. Its longest running student exchange programs are with three Japanese universities: International Christian University, Ferris University, and Shikoku Gakuin University.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

Campus Full time 4 years November 2018 Philippines Dumaguete

This course deals with the basic concepts of Medical Laboratory Science with emphasis on the basic principle of clinical laboratory work, point-of-care and patient laboratory science provider loop. [+]

Introduction to Medical Technology with STS

This course deals with the basic concepts of Medical Laboratory Science with emphasis on the basic principle of clinical laboratory work, point-of-care, and patient laboratory science provider loop. Laboratory session includes on basic principles/concepts of phlebotomy and point-of-care.Also included in the course, the holistic view of how science, technology, and society interact and affect each other especially on the implications to the health status of the Filipinos and to the healthcare profession in the country.

Cost & Fees

Foreign students are subject to additional fees

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Campus Full time 4 years November 2018 Philippines Dumaguete

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum is designed to make nursing education relevant to the national development goals and to prepare students for a profession that serves as a vital component in the country’s health system. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum is designed to make nursing education relevant to the national development goals and to prepare students for a profession that serves as a vital component of the country’s health system. In accordance with the Policies and Standards of Nursing Education, 1984, the curriculum aims to produce a fully functioning nurse. The graduate must be one who has:

- (1) developed a sensitive awareness of the health needs of society as well as a commitment to the alleviation of accompanying problems that arise therefrom;

- (2) acquired the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, restoration of health and alleviation of suffering; and... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Campus Full time 4 years November 2018 Philippines Dumaguete

Physical Therapy is a Science and Art of treatment by means if therapeutic exercise, heat, cold, light, water, manual manipulation, electricity, and other physical agents. It is an allied medical profession which develops, coordinates, and utilizes selected knowledge and skills in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating programs for the care of individuals whose ability to function is impaired or threatened by disease or injury. [+]

Physical Therapy is a Science and Art of treatment by means if therapeutic exercise, heat, cold, light, water, manual manipulation, electricity, and other physical agents. It is an allied medical profession which develops, coordinates, and utilizes selected knowledge and skills in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating programs for the care of individuals whose ability to function is impaired or threatened by disease or injury.

Physical Therapy requires an in-depth knowledge of human growth and development, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, biomechanics and abnormal psychological responses to injury, sickness and disability, and the cultural and socio-economic influences of the individual. The goal of Physical Therapy is to help the patient reach maximum potential and to assume her/his due place in society while learning to live within the limits of such capabilities.... [-]


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