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Lab Technician Basic Training- Start With The Basics!

Lab technicians facilitate scientific projects and procedures, support scientists with technical and scientific support, and record the outcomes. The average lab technician salary in the UK is £36,869 per year, making it an attractive career choice. You will gain knowledge of how to use and maintain laboratory tools as well as the duties of a laboratory technician in this course.

There will be an in-depth discussion regarding aspects of laboratories and laboratory technicians, including what they do, how they do it, and the laws and regulations governing them. You’ll also learn how to maintain lab equipment, which is essential to being a lab technician. We’ll also cover several different types of solutions, the chemical grading guide, and basic hemostasis, immunology, and immunohematology. Lab technicians need to ensure the safety of their laboratory equipment, so the course will teach them how to do so.

After Completing The Course, You Will:

Course Design

You can take this Lab Technician Basic Training Online Course at your own pace because it is designed to be flexible. There are multiple modules in the course, so that you can complete it according to your schedule. To make it easier for you to grasp the ideas, the topics are arranged in an orderly fashion. You will be assessed to ensure that you understand the material. You can access our courses on any smart device or through the web.


The Lab Technician Basic Training Course features an online multiple-choice assessment test at the end of the course to assess learners’ ability and knowledge to understand the topics. This online multiple-choice test will result in an immediate grade, so you’ll know if you passed right away.

Certification & Transcript

After completing the course, you will be able to obtain* a Certificate of Completion from SkillArts.  This certificate will serve as proof that you have successfully completed the course. You will also be able to apply for an Academic Transcript that will outline the lessons covered in this Lab Technician Basic Training Course. 

 If you obtain a certificate from us, you can include it in your portfolio of evidence and use it for interviews in an employment or academic environment. By scanning the QR code on the certificate and entering the certificate code on our website, your employer can verify the certificate.
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Career Opportunities

By providing you with all the necessary guidelines, knowledge, and an online certificate of completion, this Lab Technician Basic Training Course will ease your way up the career ladder. You’ll learn how to succeed in your dream job, get that promotion, or start up the business you’ve always dreamed of.

Module One: Introduction to the Course

From this lesson, you’ll learn about laboratories and laboratory technicians. You’ll also learn about the requirements to be a laboratory technician and the roles and responsibilities of a laboratory technician. 

Key Topics:

  • Introduction to Laboratory Technician
  • Is a Laboratory
  • What Is Clinical Laboratory
  • Types of Clinical Laboratories
  • Skills and Knowledge Required as a Laboratory Technician
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Laboratory Technician


Module Two: Medical Laboratory Services

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to the role, rules, and regulations of medical laboratories. Additionally, you will learn about laboratories' quality standards and legal issues.

Key Topics:

  • Role of Medical Laboratory Services
  • Major Roles of a Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Rules & Regulations of Medical Laboratory
  • Departments within the Laboratory
  • International Laboratory Quality Standards
  • Organisational Chart of a Typical Hospital Laboratory
  • Accreditation of Laboratory
  • Medical-Legal Issues

Module Three: Laboratory Equipment (Part-01)

The types of laboratory equipment will be covered in this lesson. You will also learn about the functions of labware and how to clean and maintain it. 

Key Topics:

  • Introduction to Laboratory Equipment
  • General Labware
  • Types and Functions of Labware
  • Care and Cleaning of Labware
  • Safety Precautions

Module Four: Laboratory Equipment (Part-02)

This lesson aims to familiarise you with the common laboratory equipment and teach you how to control and balance a laboratory.

Key Topics:

  • Common Laboratory Equipment
  • Autoclaves
  • Laboratory Balances
  • pH Meters
  • Temperature-Controlled Units
  • Refrigerators
  • Safety Cabinets and Fume Hoods


Module Five: Microscope and How to Use It

From this lesson, you’ll learn about microscopes' types, parts and use. You’ll also learn how to care for and clean the microscopes.

Key Topics:

  • What is Microscope?
  • Types of Microscopes
  • Parts of the Microscopes
  • Using the Microscope
  • Electron Microscope
  • Care and Cleaning of the Microscope

Module Six: Solutions Used in Clinical/Medical Laboratory

From this lesson, you’ll learn about Solutions, Solute and Solvent. You’ll also learn different types of solutions and the guide to chemical grade.

Key Topics:

  • Solutions, Solute and Solvent
  • Percent Solutions
  • Molar Solutions
  • Normal Solutions
  • Staining Solutions
  • Standard Solution
  • Buffer Solution
  • Dilution of Solution
  • Guide to Chemical Grades

Module Seven: Sterilisation, Disinfection and Decontamination

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to sterilisation. There will also be an overview of different disinfection methods. 

Key Topics:

  • Definition of Sterilisation
  • Methods of Sterilisation
  • Decontamination- Sterilisation and Disinfection
  • Chemical Disinfection
  • Types of Disinfectant
  • Blood Spill Procedures


Module Eight: Basic Haematology

This lesson aims to introduce you to haematology and the circulatory system. In addition to blood cells, haemoglobin, platelets, etc., you will also learn about them. 

Key Topics:

  • Basic Haematology
  • The Circulatory System
  • Composition of Blood
  • Origin of Blood Cells
  • Haematology Diseases
  • Hemoglobin
  • Red Blood Cell and White Blood Cell Count
  • Platelet Count


Module Nine: Basic Haemostasis (Coagulation)

From this lesson, you’ll learn about the definition, principles, control mechanism and disorder of haemostasis. You’ll also learn about prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time.

Key Topics:

  • Haemostasis
  • Principles of Haemostasis
  • Control Mechanism in Haemostasis
  • Disorder of Haemostasis
  • Prothrombin Time
  • Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time

Module Ten: Basic Immunology and Immunohematology

This lesson teaches you about immunology, the immune system and immunoglobins. The curriculum also includes immunohematology, ABO grouping, Rh typing etc.

Key Topics:

  • Immunology
  • Immunology in the Clinical Laboratory
  • The Immune System
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Disease Involving the Immune System
  • Tests for Human Chronic Gonadotropin
  • Immunohematology
  • ABO Grouping
  • Rh Typing

Module Eleven: Urinalysis

From this lesson, you’ll learn about the urinary system and the diseases of the kidneys. You’ll also learn how to collect and process urine through physical and chemical examinations.

Key Topics:

  • The Urinary System
  • Diseases of the Kidneys
  • Urine Collection and Processing
  • Physical Examination of Urine
  • Chemical Examination of Urine

Module Twelve: Basic Clinical Chemistry

In this lesson, you will learn the types of blood specimens and how to collect and process them. In addition, you will learn about different chemistry instruments, glucose, cholesterol, and electrolytes.

Key Topics:

  • Types of Blood Specimens for Chemical Analysis
  • Collecting and Processing Blood Specimens
  • Chemistry Instrumentation
  • Blood Glucose and Hemoglobin A1c
  • Blood Cholesterol and Triglycerides
  • Electrolytes

Module Thirteen: Basic Clinical Microbiology

You’ll learn about microbiology's definition and key terms from this lesson. Additionally, you will learn how to collect and process bacteriology specimens and how to prevent infections in healthcare. 

Key Topics:

  • Microbiology
  • Key Terms in Microbiology
  • Bacteriology Specimen Collection and Processing
  • Infection Prevention in Healthcare Settings

Module Fourteen: Basic Parasitology

From this lesson, you’ll learn about parasitology and parasitic organism for humans. This lesson will also cover the collection and processing of specimens and blood smears for parasite detection.

Key Topics:

  • Parasitology
  • Organisms Parasitic for Humans
  • Collecting and Processing Specimens for Parasite Detection
  • Blood Smears for Parasite Detection

Module Fifteen: Laboratory Accidents and Safety

From this lesson, you’ll learn about different types of hazards that happened in the laboratory and will also learn about the final decontamination of waste materials.

Key Topics:

  • Chemical Hazards
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Fire Hazards
  • Glassware Hazards
  • Infectious Waste
  • Final Decontamination of Waste Materials
  • Basic First-Aid Procedures

Module Sixteen: Quality Assurance

A clinical laboratory's quality can be improved through quality assurance, and this lesson will teach you how to do that. The lesson will also teach you about the steps of the quality assurance program, terminology and efficiency. 

Key Topics:

  • Quality Assurance in the Clinical Laboratory
  • The Importance of Quality Assurance
  • Quality Improvement
  • QC Terminology
  • Erroneous Samples
  • Specificity and Sensitivity
  • Efficiency
  • The Steps of the Quality Assurance Programme