- Enroll in a course in the Gnowbe Library
- Get instructions to download app and auto-enroll
- Learn your new skill in 10 mins a day
- Put your Micro-Certificate on Linkedin
- Start Learning to improve yourself
What is this 'Micro-Learning Course' about?
This course introduces the basic principles of common laboratory tests and the meaning behind the scientific words and numbers of a medical lab report. It also addresses common concerns about health screening procedures, blood work and other common lab tests.
Who is this course designed for?
Individuals who have undergone routine health screening or planning to do so.
What will learners take away?
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
List the common physical examination procedures, specimen collection and laboratory tests conducted for routine health screening.
Explain the purpose of performing body measurements (height, weight, percentage body fat, blood pressure) and their limitations.
Describe the principles of systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements using a sphygmomanometer. Outline the basic steps performed by a phlebotomist during a venous blood draw.
Describe the clinical significance of blood chemistry tests in a basic metabolic panel – glucose test, liver function tests and kidney function tests.
Describe the clinical significance of blood chemistry tests in a lipid panel.
Describe the clinical significance of blood chemistry tests for bone and joint diseases.
Describe the clinical significance of blood chemistry tests for cancer markers.
Describe the clinical significance of blood chemistry tests for hepatitis and venereal diseases.
Describe the clinical significance of a hematology panel.
Describe the clinical significance of urine chemistry tests and urine microscopy.
Describe how test results can be affected by specimen collection methods and other pre-analytical factors.
Beyond their core business of conducting full-time courses for students, Temasek Polytechnic is also committed to the practical re-skilling and professional development of adult learners. They believe in helping individuals and organisations equip themselves with the necessary skills to meet the challenges of a dynamic economy.