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Theory and Clinical Practice of Phlebotomy

Topic:Applied & Health Sciences

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    09 May 2023 to 22 Aug 2023
  • Registration Period:

    10 Feb 2023 to 16 Apr 2023
  • Time:

    06:30 PM to 09:30 PM,
    65 hours / 16 weeks
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Course Objective

This course provides the participants with the theory and practical skills required for the collection of viable blood and other body fluids in a clinical setting.

Successful participants, who receive a certificate of performance and attain a minimum of 100 successful blood collections, are eligible to take the international certifying examination, PBT(ASCPi), conducted by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Course Outline

1.Introduction to the health care delivery system and medical terminology.
2.Venipuncture using evacuated tube system.
3.Venipuncture using winged infusion needle.
4.Skin puncture.
5.Anatomy & Physiology related to phlebotomy.
6.Phlebotomy Theory – Blood collection equipment, types of additives and pre-analytical factors.
7.Infection control.
8.Safety in Phlebotomy.
9.Quality assurance in Phlebotomy.
10.Blood Cultures and other special procedures.
11.Urinalysis & other body fluid/sample collection, transport & storage.
12.Accreditation & Regulatory Guidelines.
13.Pre-analytical variables and its effects on laboratory results & patient management.
14.Theory & Practical Test.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

1) Possess a minimum qualification of GCE ‘N’ level or WPLN level 6.

2) Clinical Placement- sample letter

3) Report of Anti-HBs level.

Important Note:

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirement will not be accepted into the course. PACE reserves the rights to drop participants from the course for any submission of inaccurate or false declaration.

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

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

• No certificate will be issued to participants who have failed to complete the 20 hours of clinical practice with a minimum of 20 successful blood collections or failed to achieve a minimum of 75% attendance in taught lessons, regardless of whether they did or did not pass the theory and/or the practical test.

Suitable for

The course is particularly suitable for medical technologists, nurses and phlebotomists who are required to take blood and other body fluids specimens from patients for laboratory testing.

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $1,300.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $1,170.00 $31.20 $161.20
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $910.00 $31.20 $421.20
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $910.00 $31.20 $421.20
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $1,170.00 $31.20 $161.20
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $104.00 $1,404.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

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

1 Under 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

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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