Courses and Descriptions

WRKS-1027COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Sample Collection

This micro-credential focuses on nasopharyngeal sample collection, which is an important part of identifying individuals with COVID-19 to assist in the pandemic response. Students will become familiar with safe sample collection procedures. This will include a review of COVID-19 and its causative agent, the anatomy and physiology of the nasopharynx, and best practices when working with clients and samples.

Admission Requirements:

Those working in the health-care field will be required to present proof of employment in the field, a certificate of graduation, confirmation of registration or a license with the regulatory body for that profession.

All students will be required to present proof of enrolment or registration in a Manitoba post-secondary education program.

Health professionals qualified to practice in jurisdictions outside Manitoba or Canada will be required to present proof of degree or registration or a license with the regulatory body from an outside jurisdiction (current or lapsed).

Please be advised, students with English as a second language should only take this course if they meet the English language requirements listed on the COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Sample Collection page. Proof of completed English Language Assessment is not required.

For complete details on admission requirements and eligibility, please click here.

Note: Students registering for a Regional offering must be able to attend lab and work in the region for which they have registered.

To register, please call the Continuing Education Office at 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073.

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