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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.


Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

To be advised


Week 1 – Lessons held in Temasek Poly (7 consecutive weekdays evenings + 1 full Saturday)

Week 2 – Equivalent of 5 days shift attachment in Host Laboratories (can be completed within 8 weeks after completion of Week 1)

Please refer to FAQ below for more information


Please click here for the FAQ before applying / Register your interest for future course runs here!

Course Fees

Fee Type Item Total Fees (w GST)
Full Course Fee S$1,284.00
Singapore Citizens aged 39 years old and below / Singapore Permanent Residents S$385.20
Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above / SME-Company sponsored Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents S$145.20

* The course fee shown above is not inclusive of the compulsory Group Personal Accident insurance fee of $1.61 (incl. GST).


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Course Contact

  • 67881212 (Mondays – Fridays, 9.00am – 5.00pm)
  • 8.30am – 6.00pm (Mon – Thu)

    8.30am – 5.30pm (Fri)

    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

    Due to Safe Management Measures, our office is currently closed.

    Please call or email us your enquiry.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing Block 1A,

    Level 3, Unit 81

    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.

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