Specialist Diploma in Microbiology


Introduction

 

Microbiology is a specialised area of biology that deals with living things ordinarily too small to be seen without magnification. Microbiologists work in almost every industry – from food, agriculture and pollution control to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and health.

 

In the face of recent infectious disease outbreaks in human (for examples Type A H1N1 influenza, SARS), including those originating from food sources (for example, bird flu), it is now extremely important for the microbiologists to tackle this immerse threat that mankind is facing now. Hence, the Specialist Diploma in Microbiology aims to bridge the field of medical microbiology with that of the different industries of microbiology domains to reinforce the importance of public health.

 

The Specialist Diploma in Microbiology course is designed to equip laboratory practitioners with theoretical knowledge of medical, environmental, pharmaceutical, food and industrial microbiology as well as practical applications using new and emerging technologies to enable them to work effectively in the medical diagnostic and investigative microbiology laboratories.

 

Students are expected to have access to computer and internet during your study at SP eg. e-learning, writing report, etc.

 

Course Objectives

 

The course aims to equip graduates with the theoretical concepts of food and medical microbiology and the practical applications to enable them to work effectively in the medical diagnostic and investigative clinical microbiology, pharmaceutical and food laboratories.

 

Suitable for

 

Personnel working in medical diagnostic, food, industrial, environmental and pharmaceutical laboratories

 


 

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a Diploma in Chemical Process Technology, Biotechnology, Medical Technology, Life Sciences or Biomedical Sciences or equivalent. University graduates in the Biological Sciences may also apply for the course. Applicants must have basic microbiology knowledge.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness.  Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.


Course Outline

 

The course is a one-year part-time evenings-only programme conducted over two semesters. The programme consists of 270 instructional hours spread over six modules in two post diploma certificate framework (PDC1 and 2). It aims to equip diploma graduates with the theoretical concepts of food and medical microbiology and the practical applications to enable them to work effectively in the medical diagnostic and investigative clinical microbiology, pharmaceutical and food laboratories.

 

The curriculum consists of 2 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC comprises three modules and the details are as follows:
 

 

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Semester One
PDC 1 Certificate in Basic Microbiology
Module 1 - CP0807 Microbiology A
Module 2 - CP0808 Microbiology B
Module 3 - CP0809 Microbiological Techniques
 

 

Semester Two
PDC 2 Certificate in Applied Microbiology
Module 4 - CP0810 Industrial, Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Module 5 - CP0811 Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology
Module 6 - CP0304 Laboratory Management and Biosafety
 


 

Award / Certification / Accreditation

 

Upon completion of two Certificates within a two-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

 


 Course Fees

Specialist Diploma in Microbiology
Post Diploma Certificates (PDC) Singapore Citizens Below the age of 40 Singapore Citizens
Aged 40 and above
Singapore PR Enhanced Training Support for SME scheme Workfare Training Support scheme Others / Repeat Students
Certificate in Science in Basic Microbiology $416.02 $277.35 $1,109.38 $286.42 $156.82 $2,773.44
Certificate in Science in Applied Microbiology $416.02 $277.35 $1,109.38 $286.42 $156.82 $2,773.44
Total Course Fees: $832.04 $554.70 $2,218.76 $574.84 $313.64 $5,546.88

Other Fees Payable:

Fee Description Per semester (after GST)
Singapore Citizens Singapore PR and others
Examination Fee - $16.05
Miscellaneous Fee $7.49   $7.49
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS) $0.94   $0.94
Insurance Fee (GPA) $0.85   $0.85
Total $9.28 $25.33

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

- Post Diploma course participants who submit the withdrawal notification 2 weeks before course commencement, an administrative fee of $50 (before GST) would be levied.

 

 

Terms and Conditions

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COURSE DETAILS

Date of Course Commencement:
Apr 2018

Registration Period:
To be Confirmed

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Class schedule:
3-4 evenings a week
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Duration:
270 hours (1 year)

 

PDC to start with:
PDC1

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Terms and Conditions

 

ELIGIBLE FOR SKILLSFUTURE CREDITS

 

Enquiries

 

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 6772-1288

 

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:

Name: Tan Kian Hwa Simon

Email: [email protected]