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Programme Information (Phlebotomy Technician PHLT 010 - 017)

A Phlebotomy Technician is an essential member of the medical laboratory team, with the ability to successfully collect and process specimens using proper protocol and procedure.  Their main function is the collection of blood samples from patients by venipuncture or micro techniques. The phlebotomy technician facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and is often the patient's only contact with the medical laboratory. The need to ensure quality and patient safety, mandates stringent professional behaviour and standards of practice for these practitioners. 

Training Objectives

  • The Phlebotomy Technician Programme runs for a 3 month period, and consists of 8 modules, with a total of 720 contact hours, which would generate 60 credits.

  • The PHLT programme provides training in all the skills required to function in a medical office, clinic, laboratory, or hospital.

  • The student will become familiar with blood collection procedures, the utilization of standard phlebotomy equipment, safety and medical ethics, and related medical terminology.

  • They would be able to identify different parts of the integumentary system, the anatomy and physiology of the blood, and proper identification techniques of the patient.

  • They would also be able to accurately and professionally perform different venipuncture procedures, common sites for each, and demonstrate understanding of the theory of phlebotomy, and the proper way to handle a blood specimen.

  • They will also be trained to properly transport a blood specimen to the laboratory, and set-up equipment appropriately for a blood draw.

  • He/she will also be able to demonstrate the correct order of draw, the different test tubes, and the tests they are used for.


PHLT 310 Introduction to Phlebotomy Haematology & Venipuncture

PHLT 011 Anatomy & Physiology

PHLT 012 Pharmacology

PHLT 013 Phlebotomy Equipment

PHLT 014 Venipuncture

PHLT 015 Methods of Drawing Blood

PHLT 016 Specimen Handling

PHLT 017 Externship

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • A minimum of five CXC passes, (General Proficiency) Grades I and II (Grade III accepted from June 1998 onwards)

  • OR Five GCE O' Level passes, Grades A, B and C (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics.

  • OR Mature Entry - Subject to an interview

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application Form and Application Fee

  • The original and copy of CXC certificate/s and other academic achievements/training courses

  • One Passport-sized photograph

  • The original and copy of one (1) of the following: National ID, Birth Certificate or Passport.

  • The original and copy of your Marriage Certificate/affidavit. (If relevant)

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