Theory and Clinical Practice of Phlebotomy

Course Date:
3 Apr 2019 to 21 Aug 2019

Registration Period:
Till 10 Mar 2019

Duration:
65 hours / 16 weeks

Time:
6:30pm to 9:30pm (Wed)

Mode of Training:
Classroom and Practical

Venue:
Singapore Polytechnic, School of Chemical and Life Sciences


Course Objective

This course provides the participants with the theory and practical skills required for the collection of viable blood and other body fluids in a clinical setting.

Successful participants, who receive a certificate of performance and attain a minimum of 50 successful blood collections, are eligible to take the international certifying examination, PBT(ASCPi), conducted by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.


Course Outline

1.Introduction to the health care delivery system and medical terminology.
2.Venipuncture using evacuated tube system.
3.Venipuncture using winged infusion needle.
4.Skin puncture.
5.Anatomy & Physiology related to phlebotomy.
6.Phlebotomy Theory – Blood collection equipment, types of additives and pre-analytical factors.
7.Infection control.
8.Safety in Phlebotomy.
9.Quality assurance in Phlebotomy.
10.Blood Cultures and other special procedures.
11.Urinalysis & other body fluid/sample collection, transport & storage.
12.Accreditation & Regulatory Guidelines.
13.Pre-analytical variables and its effects on laboratory results & patient management.
14.Theory & Practical Test.


Suitable for

The course is particularly suitable for medical technologists, nurses and phlebotomists who are required to take blood and other body fluids specimens from patients for laboratory testing.


Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

1) Possess a minimum qualification of GCE ‘N’ level or WPLN level 6.

2) Possess a clinical placement letter.

Important Note:

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirement will not be accepted into the course. PACE reserves the rights to drop participants from the course for any submission of inaccurate or false declaration.


Award / Certification / Accreditation

The award of certificate is based on the following criteria:

• Certificate of Performance for participants, who have passed the theory & practical tests, completed the 20 hours of clinical practice with a minimum of 20 successful blood collections and achieved a minimum of 75% attendance in taught lessons.

• Certificate of Attendance for participants, who have completed the 20 hours of clinical practice with a minimum of 20 successful blood collections and achieved a minimum of 75% attendance in taught lessons but who did not passed the theory and/or the practical test.

• No certificate will be issued to participants who have failed to complete the 20 hours of clinical practice with a minimum of 20 successful blood collections or failed to achieve a minimum of 75% attendance in taught lessons, regardless of whether they did or did not pass the theory and/or the practical test.

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
$417.30
(incl. GST)
$157.30
(incl. GST)
$157.30
(incl. GST)
$92.30
(incl. GST)
$1,391
(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
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.


Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Approved

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible for 70% course fee funding for registration with effect from 28 October 2017. This funding is applicable to both individual and company-sponsored participants. Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will enjoy a 90% subsidy of course fee.

Funding Validity Period: Till 31 Dec 2020

2. 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.

3. 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.


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.

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.

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Terms and Conditions

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up


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.

  • NRIC/ FIN
  • Education Qualification
  • Clinical Placement Letter
  • Evidence of Hepatitis B (HBV) immunization
3) Proceed with your online registration.

4) To upload all the required documents to complete your registration.
 

Note:

•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.
 


Application Procedure

1) Application is through online only.

2) Please note that the following supporting documents (scanned copies) are to be uploaded during online application.
  • NRIC/ FIN
  • Education Qualification
  • Clinical Placement Letter
  • Evidence of Hepatitis B (HBV) immunization
3) Applications without the required documents or incomplete information will not be processed and will be rejected.

4) Successful applicants will be notified via email to come for enrolment and make payment (NETS or cheque).

5) 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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