Professional Certificate (PCert)

Laboratory Skills in Bioscience

Key Facts

Next intake: 20 Apr 2023


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Duration and Delivery: 4-week (Online) 


Workload: 4-5 hours per week


Entry requirements: Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, and/or relevant science subject is recommended.


Fees: £159 (UK and International)



Elisa Hampson



Learning the key laboratory techniques is a method to stay competitive in the fast-changing biomedical field. Universities and organizations need skilled laboratory experts with knowledge and understanding of key laboratory methods in bioscience and who use cutting-edge methods like ELISA, flow cytometry, and fluorescence microscopes. This 4-week Professional Certificate course is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to work in a bioscience lab and biomedical research projects.


You’ll gain the essential knowledge and skills required to work in a laboratory setting. This course aims to provide knowledge of laboratory techniques and cell imaging methods to participate in bioscience research.


Course Content


The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.


Module 1: Basic laboratory health and safety

Learn about the health and safety issues and requirements to work in a bioscience laboratory.


Module 2: Cell culture techniques

Cell culture refers to the removal of cells from a living subject and their subsequent growth in an artificial environment. You will study cell culture methods and the morphology of cells in culture.


Module 3: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and flow cytometry techniques

You will understand ELISA and flow cytometry in detail and how to perform these techniques. 


Module 4: Fluorescence microscopy

You will learn the principle of fluorescence microscopy technique, in-depth review of cell imaging, confocal microscope, and super-resolution microscope.


Fees and Funding


UK and International: £159 (total including electronic certificate).


Entry Requirements


This is a beginner to the mid-level course. Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, and/or relevant science subject is recommended. knowledge is highly recommended. All our PCert courses are taught in English. You must have good English language skills.


Career Opportunities


This course is designed to aid professional development in the field of biomedical science, biotechnology, bioscience, chemistry, and/or research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction, for example, into a researcher and/or laboratory manager.


Taught By


CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from multiple universities).

May include additional material by our partners


How To Apply


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