Phlebotomy – Competency Based (Intermediate)


Course Overview


The course provides the background required to properly understand the techniques involved in phlebotomy. It includes the basic knowledge of human anatomy, the relevant functions of the clinical laboratory, principles of infection control, personnel protection and relevant techniques to safely and efficiently perform phlebotomy.



By the end of the course, the learners must be able to:

  • define the roles and responsibilities of a phlebotomist
  • describe the clinical laboratory and the specimens it requires
  • identify the hazards and protocols associated in the hospital environment
  • describe the principles of infection control
  • perform phlebotomy (Vacutainer and WIS method) on a live subject
  • identify the procedural complications associated with phlebotomy
  • define the principles of proper specimen and handling
  • identify the legal implications associated with phlebotomy



  1. Introduction to phlebotomy
  2. Anatomy and physiology
  3. Infection control
  4. Work safety
  5. Venipuncture equipment
  6. Evacuated collection tubes
  7. Venipuncture procedure
  8. Venipuncture complications
  9. Factors that affect sample integrity
  10. Specimen transport, handling, and processing
  11. Special population of patients
  12. Dermal puncture procedure
  13. Introduction to the clinical laboratory
  14. Legal aspects involving phlebotomy



  • Written theory test – MCQ / 25 points with 80% passing score
  • Practical test – for Vacutainer and Winged Infusion set (WIS) method


Entry Requirement

  • Communicates well in English
  • Medical report indicating the trainee is negative for HIV and hepatitis B, tested within 3 months prior to course commencement.



Participants that met the minimum attendance and passed the theory and practical assessments will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” by Parkway College.

Participants awarded with a “Certificate of Attendance” for the phlebotomy course and independently completed 10 documented successful phlebotomy procedures will be awarded with a “Certificate of Achievement” in Phlebotomy by Parkway College.

Target Participants

The course is designed for learners with or without prior healthcare training or experience who wants to perform venipuncture for patients in the clinical setting.

Entry Requirements:

  • Communicates well in English
  • Medical report indicating the trainee is negative for HIV and hepatitis B, tested within 3 months prior to course commencement.

Course Details

Date/ Time

30 May – 6 June 2022

4 July – 11 July 2022

5 Sep – 12 Sep 2022

5 Dec – 12 Dec 2022

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Parkway College

168 Jalan Bukit Merah, Tower 3, #02-05

Singapore 150168

Course Trainers

KWSH is delivering the course in partnership with Parkway College.

Dr Richard Tan

Senior Lecturer, Parkway College of Nursing and Allied Health

Dr Richard Tan is a senior lecturer in Parkway College with over 20 years of experience and is currently working in Parkway College of Nursing and Allied Health. He holds a PhD in medicine from the Phillipines (1998). Prior to joining Parkway College, he has worked in a hospital and medical clinic in the Phillipines as a resident trainee and doctor, and in NUH department of medicine and emergency department as a medical officer. His area of specialization includes Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology and Collaborative Management, Pharmacology, Biological Sciences, training in healthcare and curriculum development.

Course Fees: $1606.80 (excluding GST)

Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/ PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in
eligible community care organisations.

Please register for the course via AIC Learning Management System (LMS 2.0).

Contact us:

(65) 6422-1300