At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- List the common physical examination procedures, specimen collection and laboratory tests conducted for routine health screening.
- Explain the purpose of performing body measurements (height, weight, percentage body fat, blood pressure) and their limitations.
- 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.
- Describe the clinical significance of blood chemistry tests in a basic metabolic panel – glucose test, liver function tests and kidney function tests.
- Describe the clinical significance of blood chemistry tests in a lipid panel, bone and joint diseases, cancer markers, hepatitis and venereal diseases.
- Describe the clinical significance of a haematology panel.
- Describe the clinical significance of urine chemistry tests and urine microscopy.
- 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.