The Specialist Diploma in Clinical Diagnostics & Infectious Diseases has been customized to provide the opportunity for learners to build up capabilities in the areas of disease identification, diagnostics and research.

The Specialist Diploma in Clinical Diagnostics & Infectious Diseases is modularized into two post-diploma certificates (PDCs) as follows:

The Post-Diploma Certificate in Clinical Diagnostics focuses on the practical aspects of the various laboratory tests used in clinical diagnostic laboratories, and on the analysis and interpretation of the results.  Learners will also acquire skills in essential laboratory techniques used in research in the fields of immunology and infectious diseases, and explore ways in which the principles of immunology can be applied in areas such as vaccines. 

The Post-Diploma Certificate in Infectious Diseases deals with common pathogens and the diseases they cause.  Participants will perform techniques to detect, identify and study clinically important bacteria and viruses, and learn about the challenges entailed in controlling the spread of infectious diseases in the community.

What You'll Study


Participants who meet the assessment and attendance requirements of the two modules under each PDC will be awarded the respective post-diploma certificate.

Participants will be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Clinical Diagnostics & infectious Diseases upon successful completion of the 2 PDCs. The award of the Specialist Diploma is governed by the Polytechnic’s examinations rules and regulations.