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Advanced Certificate in Laboratory Technology
The aim of the Advanced certificate in Laboratory Technology programme is to provide a basic scientific knowledge and training needed for employees in laboratories of government and private sector and to provide necessary qualifications to any interested personal who seek employment in laboratories.
The programme designed to provide up to date theoretical knowledge and hands on skills development on laboratory practices and safety measures carried out in science laboratories and a qualification that will enable further studies, assist in gaining employment and provide academic and professional recognition to facilitate career progression.
This is a 30 credits programme, consist of eight courses (credit rating is the “academic value” of a course in OUSL).
ZYC2400 Laboratory Techniques in Animal studies
ZYC2201 Laboratory Organization, Management and Safety
FNC2402 Laboratory Visits
BYC2403 Laboratory Techniques in Plant Science
CYC2604 Laboratory Techniques in Chemistry
PHC2605 Laboratory Techniques in Physics
ADC2206 Mathematics for Laboratory Technology
CSC2207 Basic Information and Communication Technology
Courses offer in Semester 1: ZYC2400, ZYC2201, BYC2403, ADC2206, CSC2207
Courses offer in Semester 2: CYC2604, PHC2605 and FNC2402
Advanced Certificate in Laboratory Technology progarmme involves courses related to Laboratory
techniques in Animal studies, Laboratory organization, management and safety, Laboratory techniques
in Plant Science, Laboratory techniques in Chemistry, Laboratory techniques in Physics, Mathematics
for Laboratory Technology, Basic Information and Communication Technology and compulsory Laboratory Visits
Obtained a minimum of six (06) Passes including Science, Mathematics and First Language, at the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination or equivalent or a higher qualification. Or
Successfully completed a certificate programme in SLQF level 1 qualification in a relevant field of study. Or
Successfully completed a NVQ level 4 qualification in a relevant field of study. Or
An equivalent or a higher qualification acceptable to the Senate of the Open University of Sri Lanka.