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Life Science Basic Laboratory Program

Topics/modules

Modules & Sub Modules

Part 1: Soft Skills

  • Refer to the common soft skill curriculum for details

Part 2: Technical Essentials

M1 : Introduction to Quality Systems and Fundamentals of Analysis and Laboratory Operations

  • Difference between QA and QC
  • Fundamentals of analysis and laboratory operations (environment, personnel, equipment and accessories)
  • Addressing components of QA, QC and developing an operations friendly maintenance programme
  • How QA/QC is interrelated to company wide activities
  • The audit mindset

M2: Introduction to operations of HPLC

  • Basic components, column selection and maintenance programme
  • Key considerations in sample preparation
  • Operations, results interpretation and calculations

M3 : Introduction to operations of GC

  • Basic components, column selection and maintenance programme
  • Operations, results interpretation and calculations

M4 : Principles and applications of DNA detection technologies

  • Basic principles, technology selection and accessories to consider
  • Key considerations in sample preparation
  • Operations and results interpretation

M5 : Introduction to operations of FTIR

  • Basic components, accessories and maintenance programme
  • Sample preparation, operations and  results interpretation

M6 : Introduction to operations of UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

  • Basic components, accessories selection and maintenance programme
  • Key considerations in sample preparation
  • Operations, results interpretation and calculations

M7 : Introduction to principles of microarrays and its potential applications

  • Basic principles, components and variations in the industry
  • Key considerations in sample preparation
  • Potential applications at workplace

M8 : Introduction to principles of electrophoresis and its potential application

  • Basic principles, components and variations in the industry
  • Key considerations in sample preparation
  • Potential applications at workplace

Part 3: Company specific customized modules

Modules to be designed specifically for the host companies, such as

  • Health, Safety and Environment policies and procedures
  • Document control systems and procedures
  • Quality Management Systems and audit process
  • Practical applications of various laboratory test results in support of QA/QC functions