Next Generation Sequencing for Diagnostics

Course Date:

Registration Period:

12 hours / 2 days

9:00am to 4:00pm

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F)

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 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

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 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)

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
Applicants/EligibilityTotal fees (incl. GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$55.66
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$147.66
Singapore Permanent Residents$147.66
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents2$55.66
Full Course Fee$492.20
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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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

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
PACE Academy

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.