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.