RNA Virus Molecular-based Testing Training Course

Course Date:

Registration Period:

80 hours

8am to 5pm

Mode of Training:
Classroom and Practical

Singapore Polytechnic 

Course Introduction

This is a 2-week course that covers the basic knowledge and skills needed to work in a molecular diagnostic laboratory for virus detection. It will be taught via blended learning and hands-on practical sessions. Participants will be attached in a molecular diagnostic laboratory for 5 days.

Course Objective

This course aims to provide the participants with the basic knowledge and skills needed to work in a molecular diagnostic laboratory for virus detection.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

1. Describe the general laboratory safety, biosafety requirements and knowledge on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
2. Perform fundamental techniques in aliquoting lab specimens including pipetting, dilution calculations and precautions
3. Describe basic principle behind molecular testing of viruses 
4. Perform RNA extraction technique on clinical samples
5. Perform the operations of Real-Time PCR, interpretation of results and error identification

Suitable for

Medical Laboratory Technologist / Assistant

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

•  Science and Technology diploma qualification or an equivalent in relevant working experience (min. 1 year)

• Non Science and Technology diploma holders with O level science training will also be considered on a case-to-case basis

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

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers 
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above
(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 here Please 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

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.

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:

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) 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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