Phlebotomy Principles and Practice

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.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • Applicants must be able to produce evidence of Hepatitis B (HBV) immunisation. Those who are HBsAg positive (regardless of HBeAg status) will not be enrolled.
  • Applicants should possess minimum qualifications of GCE ‘N’ Level or WPLN Level 6. 

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

Completion & Certification


Theory component:

To complete the theory component, participants must pass a written assessment before they are allowed to proceed to the practicum placement.


Practicum component:

To pass the practicum component, participants are required to (1) submit their logbook records of verified 50 successful live draws to be completed within 1 month of their practicum placement; and (2) successfully perform a live draw before the panel of assessors.

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

Course Date

Run 1:  24 to 28 August 2020 (Theory), September 2020 (Practicum)

Run 2:  12 to 16 October 2020 (Theory), November 2020 (Practicum)

Course Duration

Theory:

5 x half day sessions (2pm to 6pm)

*Practicum Placements:

Practicum placements can only be done at our partnering institution, Raffles Medical Group clinics. The practicum placement comprises 50 successful live blood draws under supervision, scheduled over 1 month. 

*Republic Polytechnic may at its discretion grant permission for the practicum placement to be done at another medical facility.

Course Venue

Theory @ Republic Polytechnic
Practicum @ Raffles Medical Group clinics

Theory:

Course fees is only applicable for theory lectures and theory assessment portions of the course, and does not include practicum placement.

Full Course Fee (Others)    Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above    SME-employed Singapore Citizens & SPR  Singapore Citizens aged below 40 OR Singapore PR
   $963.00 $96.30    $108.90  $288.90 

Practicum Placements at Raffles Medical Group Clinics:

Practicum Fee (inclusive of GST): $856.00

Participants will make payment directly to Raffles Medical Group Clinic.

*Note:

• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.

• From 1 July 2020, Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) and fee subsidy under WTS will cease. WTS will be replaced by Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS). For more information on WSS, please refer to https://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/workfare-skills-support-scheme-individuals.html.

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 of publishing.

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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.