Advancements in Clinical Diagnostics - Next Generation Sequencing

Course Details
Duration:
20 hrs / 3 days

Time:
TBC

Venue:
Centre for Biomedical and Life Sciences
Singapore Polytechnic
Block T11A Level 4
500 Dover Road, Singapore 139651


Course Introduction
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 cancer and/or infectious diseases.


Course Outline

 
  1. Understand and describe the methodology and applications of NGS in oncology, infectious diseases and genetic disorders.
  2. Perform, analyse and interpret DNA sequences for prognostics and diagnostics of diseases.

 


Suitable For
Life Science Researchers who embark on NGS research, Lab Technologists/Officers in Hospitals who wish to understand the next diagnostics trend.


Minimum Entry Requirements
Diploma in Biomedical Science or Biotechnology, degree or higher degree in Life Sciences


Award / Certification / Accreditation
Certificate of Attendance.
(Can be used to form part of the PDC (Upcoming PDC in Advanced Diagnostics)

Course Fee

Fees Payable:
$780 (excluding GST)


Funding Incentive
Companies sponsoring their staff for this course may claim for Productivity & Innovation Credit (PIC) Funding Scheme under IRAS. PIC Funding is applicable to only company sponsored applicants.
Please visit the web link given below for more information on the PIC Scheme.
https://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/PIcredit.aspx

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.


Payment Mode
By E-Payment (VISA / Master credit/debit cards/ Internet Banking)

Please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed

 

By NETS

Please make the payment at:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm

 
Withdrawal and Deferment
Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses - elearning@sp.edu.sg
All other Courses - pace@sp.edu.sg
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

Classroom
  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
E-Learning
  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.
The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

Important Dates
Date of course:
TBC
Registration Period:
TBC

*Registration may be closed once seats are filled up
 

Application Procedure

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

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) 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
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm

Cheques
c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651
Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

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