Module - Genetics Genomics and Molecular Science (Competency 4)

Competency information

Observe and assist with the preparation of samples for genetic testing.

Knowledge and skills you might demonstrate

  • The purpose, process, capabilities and limitations of cell culture procedures and associated equipment.
  • Cell culture, slide making and chromosome preparation techniques (G-banding) and their importance in the investigation process.
  • The purpose, process, capabilities and limitations of nucleic acid extraction procedures and associated equipment.
  • Relevant protocols and their application, including health and safety considerations.
  • Requirements for containment levels to maintain the integrity of the sample and to protect the member of staff.
  • The quality and quantity of DNA/RNA required for each test to be performed.
  • Factors affecting the quality of extractions.
  • The range and requirements for records and documentation associated with extractions.