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Course Overview

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. The participants will be attached in a molecular diagnostic laboratory for 5 days. This course does not provide any allowance during the course or the training attachment. There is also no job placement. The training attachment offers a real-life work experience at the host laboratory where trainees will follow the work schedule of the laboratory staff.

Entry Requirements

  • Science and Tech diploma qualification or an equivalent in relevant working experience (min 1 year)
  • Non- Science and Tech diploma holders with O level science training will also be considered on a case-to-case basis

Who Should Attend

Medical Laboratory Technologist / Medical Laboratory Assistant

What You'll Learn

This course aims to provide the participants with the following basic knowledge and skills:


a) General laboratory safety, biosafety requirements and knowledge on PPE
b) Fundamental techniques in aliquoting lab specimens including pipetting, dilution calculations and precautions
c) Basic principle behind molecular testing of viruses
d) RNA extraction technique
e) Operations of Real-Time PCR, interpretation of results and error identification





Participants who meet at least 75% attendance requirement, passed the assessment and complete the attachment will be awarded the Certificate of Accomplishment.


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Course Contact

  • 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 4

    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 a course with low enrolment.