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Course Overview

This course introduces the basic principles of common laboratory tests and the meaning behind the scientific words and numbers of a medical lab report. It also addresses common concerns about health screening procedures, blood work and other common lab tests.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who have undergone routine health screening or planning to do so.

What You'll Learn

At the end of this course, you will be able to:


  1. List the common physical examination procedures, specimen collection and laboratory tests conducted for routine health screening.
  2. Explain the purpose of performing body measurements (height, weight, percentage body fat, blood pressure) and their limitations.
  3. Describe the principles of systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements using a sphygmomanometer. Outline the basic steps performed by a phlebotomist during a venous blood draw.
  4. Describe the clinical significance of blood chemistry tests in a basic metabolic panel – glucose test, liver function tests and kidney function tests.
  5. Describe the clinical significance of blood chemistry tests in a lipid panel, bone and joint diseases, cancer markers, hepatitis and venereal diseases.
  6. Describe the clinical significance of a haematology panel.
  7. Describe the clinical significance of urine chemistry tests and urine microscopy.
  8. Describe how test results can be affected by specimen collection methods and other pre-analytical factors.



Mode of Assessment


MCQ, True/False questions, short answer questions.










Participants will receive an electronic Certificate of Completion issued by Temasek Polytechnic upon completion of each MLC.

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  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109

    21 Tampines Avenue 1,

    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.