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Next Generation Sequencing for Diagnostics

Topic:Applied & Health Sciences

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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Overview

  • Course Date:

    TBA
  • Registration Period:

    TBA
  • Time:

    TBA,
    12 hours / 2 days
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Next generation sequencing (NGS) is being transformative for the practice of clinical biology, and the high efficiency in sequencing mean that this will become a viable technology in diagnostic and research laboratories in the near future. The technology offers the advantage of higher sensitivity and the potential to detect the microbial gene and genomes, including unknown and unexpected strains. In view of the robust advantages of NGS, we aim to introduce the technology to potential or current NGS users.

Course Objective

This module aims to introduce the latest technologies in clinical diagnostics. Emphasis will be on understanding the methodologies and hands-on experience on the use of uprising diagnostics techniques to diagnose or monitor diseases.

Course Outline

• Principles behind NGS
• Advances created by NGS
• Hands-on Training on Using NGS workflow
• Apply NGS Technologies

Each participant is advised to bring along a laptop with the following specs for this 2 days course.
• CPU: over 2GHz or higher
• Windows/Mac System
• RAM: 8G or more, 16 GB will be better
• HD space: 100GB for HG19 database, another 200GB for NGS data storage & calculation

Minimum Requirements

Diploma in Science or Engineering, degree or higher degree

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

Can be used to form part of the PDC (Upcoming PDC in Advanced Diagnostics)

Suitable for

Industries which wish to understand the next diagnostics trend; Researchers, Clinicians and Managers who embark on next generation sequencing.

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $460.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $414.00 $12.42 $58.42
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $322.00 $12.42 $150.42
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $322.00 $12.42 $150.42
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $414.00 $12.42 $58.42
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $41.40 $501.40

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.


Funding Incentives

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Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
 
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
 
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
 
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
 
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  

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