Principles and Practices in Immunohaematology

Course Date:
9 Apr to 25 Jun 2019

Registration Period:
16 Jan to 15 Mar 2019

50 hours / 6 days

20 hours (online learning) - 09 April 2019 to 18 June 2019

6 hours (tutorial face-to-face) - 03 May 2019 & 30 May 2019

23 hours (hands-on practical) - 24 April 2019, 08 May 2019, 15 May 2019, 22 May 2019, 29 May 2019, 04 June 2019, 12 June 2019, 19 June 2019

1 hour (written exam) - 25 June 2019

*Tutorial and practical classes are conducted in the evening (6.30pm-9.30pm)

Mode of Training:
Classroom and Practical

Medical Technology Suite
Block T11A, Level 3, Room314
Singapore Polytechnic
500 Dover Road, Singapore 139651

Course Introduction
Immunohaematology, also known as blood banking is an area of specialization in laboratory medicine that focuses on the study of antibody-antigen reactions in pre-transfusion testing for selection of compatible blood and blood components to ensure blood transfusion safety.

Course Objectives
This course aims to equip working medical laboratory technologists with current technical knowledge and practical skills in key areas of blood banking which includes pre-transfusion testing, blood and blood components and clinical aspects of transfusion therapy. Quality assurance in blood banking practices will be emphasized to raise learner’s awareness on the importance of blood transfusion safety.

Course Outline

1. Basic principles in serology
2. Human blood group systems
3. Application of laboratory techniques in immunohaematology
4. Adverse blood transfusion reactions
5. Blood and blood products
6. Quality assurance in blood banking practices
7. Theory and Practical Test

Suitable for

Professional medical technologists working in MOH registered healthcare facilities.

Minimum Entry Requirement / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Diploma and Degree Holder:
- Diploma in Biomedical Science, Biotechnology or equivalent;
- Degree or Higher degree in Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Life Science, Biological Science or equivalent;
- NITEC (GPA 3.5 and above) or Higher NITEC with relevant qualification or working experiences will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
- Letter of Support from a licensed healthcare facility must be submitted

Award / Certification / Accreditation

Certificate of Performance
This training programme is supported by Blood Services Group, Health Sciences Authority



Course Fee

$960 per participant (excluding GST)
$480 after e2i funding  (T&C applies)


Funding Incentives

1. e2i Funding

Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents aged 21 years old and above will be eligible for 50% course fee grant.

Participants are required to achieve 100% attendance for the course and/or sit for any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work under the course

2. Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more NTUC members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.

*Terms and conditions apply. Participants must be paid-up NTUC Members with no arrears in membership fees before course commencement and throughout the whole course duration.

*Unfunded course fee refers to the balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidy. This excludes GST, registration fees, misc. fees etc.

Funding Validity Period: Till Mar 2019

Payment Mode

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

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 -
All other Courses -
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 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


  • 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.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.

How to Apply
1) Click here to download the Declaration Form

2) Complete the declaration form and prepare the following scanned copies to be uploaded during your registration.
• Declaration Form
• Education Qualification
• Letter of Support from a Licensed Healthcare (to prove that participants are currently working in the medical laboratories).

 3) Proceed with your online registration.

4) To upload all the required documents to complete your registration.
• Applications without the required documents or incomplete information will not be processed and will be rejected.
• Successful applicants will be notified via email to come for enrolment and make payment (NETS or cheque)
• The Original documents will be required for verification during the enrolment exercise
Confirmed enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis, upon submission of required documents and full payment of the course fee. Registration does not guarantee enrolment in the course. Singapore Polytechnic, its governors, officers, agents and employees shall not be liable for any loss, damages and/or injury, including loss of life, which participants of our Courses may suffer arising out of or in connection with our Courses, whether the loss, damage and/or injury was suffered on any of Singapore Polytechnic's premises or at any other venue(s) in connection with our Courses.

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