Phlebotomy Principles and Practice

About the Course

This course aims to provide participants with a sound knowledge in phlebotomy and equip them with the skills to collect blood specimens safely and accurately using venepuncture and micro-techniques. 

Who should attend?

Individuals currently employed or are seeking employment opportunities in the healthcare sector and who would like to gain an understanding on the procedures and skills involved in blood collection.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the human anatomy and physiology related to Phlebotomy Practice
  • Be aware of the medical terminologies used in phlebotomy
  • Describe the pathological basis of common diseases including skin conditions in humans
  • Understand the role of a Phlebotomist as a healthcare professional
  • Follow proper patient identification procedures, patient communication and professional behaviour
  • Describe and perform proper skin puncture and venepuncture procedures
  • Identify, describe and troubleshoot procedural errors that can lead to failure in drawing blood
  • Demonstrate patient care following the completion of venepuncture
  • Demonstrate the safety precautions involved when drawing blood; and justify the need for safety precautions when drawing blood and quality assurance issues
  • List and explain effects of exercise, posture, and tourniquet application upon laboratory results

Certification

Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Completion by Republic Polytechnic upon successful completion of both theory and practicum components.

Course Date

TBC

Course Duration

Theory:
20 hours (4 hours x 5 days), 2pm to 6pm

Practicum Placements:
It will be arranged at the private hospital/ clinic. Each participant is expected to complete 50 successful draws (Minimum 40 hours, 3 days per week, approximately 1 month duration).

*There is no option of taking only practicum within a run.

Course Venue

Theory @ Republic Polytechnic
Practicum @ Hospital/ Clinic Set-up

Theory:
Course Fee (inclusive of GST): $963.00
Course fees is only applicable for theory and theory assessment portions of the course, and does not include clinical practicum.

Practicum Placements:
Course Fee (inclusive of GST): Approximately $856.00
For practicum placements, participants are expected to pay directly to the hospital/ clinic for 1 month placement. Course fees will be administered by clinics and hospitals, if appropriate.

*Course fees accurate as of 1 April 2018, subject to review annually. 

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course Is subject to sufficient number of participants.

All information is accurate at time publishing.

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Last updated on 23 May 2019

Need more help?

If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education.  

Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.