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Engineering and Science Molecular Genomics

Executive Workshop on Molecular Diagnosis in Clinical Laboratory

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
2 months
Course Fee
Deadline on 04 Feb 2024 (Sun)
2975 5697
3104 9137
How to Apply


Molecular diagnostics have wide and rapidly growing applications in almost all disciplines of Medical Laboratory Science.
This workshop is a comprehensive course covering fundamental and recent advances in molecular techniques and their applications in clinical laboratories. It is intended for Associate Medical Laboratory Technologists, Medical Technologists or health care professionals to gain a strong foundation on this rapidly developing science.



Programme Details

A refresher on DNA and mutations, DNA extraction, different types of PCR, Sanger sequencing, quality assurance, next generation sequencing, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), variant interpretations and plasma nucleic acid analyses.

Molecular diagnosis of mitochondrial diseases, trinucleotide repeat disorders, inborn errors of metabolism, hematological cancer, cancer markers, precision oncology, prenatal and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and a visit to prenatal diagnostic laboratory and preimplantation laboratory.


Application Code 2170-1186NW -

Days / Time
  • Mon, Wed, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Class Details

The course consists of 15 lecture and 1 practical sessions and the total number of hours is 33.

Lecture:                       Monday & Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 pm & with one lecture from 6:30 - 9:30 pm  

Laboratory visit:    Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm 

Course start date is tentative and subject to change .​


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$6900

Entry Requirements

Target students are those working in the medical laboratories and have an interest in acquiring knowledge of molecular diagnostic techniques.  Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.