Next Generation Sequencing for Diagnostics

Course Date:
To be confirmed

Registration Period:
To be confirmed

12 hours / 2 days

9am to 4pm

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic

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 Objectives

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

Suitable For

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

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Diploma in Science or Engineering, degree or higher degree

Award / Certification / Accreditation

Certificate of participation (electronic Certificate). Can be used to form part of the PDC (Upcoming PDC in Advanced Diagnostics)


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


Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and aboveNil
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click herePlease submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

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
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c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here

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.
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