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Allergy & Respiratory Laboratory and Sleep Laboratory


Sleep Study/Pulmonary Function Testing


To provide an opportunity for pulmonary/sleep technologists to increase their knowledge and expertise in pulmonary function testing and polysomnography

Expected Duration

​From two to four weeks, depending on background knowledge and learning needs.
​Full day
​$400 per week

Entry Criteria

  • Practising respiratory/sleep Technologist with at least 1 year working experience
  • Vaccinated against Hepatitis B and Chicken Pox

Expected learning/learning objectives

On completion, the trainee will:

  • To understand the range of respiratory services offered in KK Women’s And Children’s Hospital
  • Observe and obtain hands-on experience on the various pulmonary function tests and sleep studies, so as to gain knowledge of the skills required in the profession
  • To learn how to identify and troubleshoot any performance errors

Week one - Pulmonary Function Tests

  • Overview of Allergy & Respiratory Laboratory
  • Introduction to Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)
  • Observation of respiratory technologist performing :Spirometry
    • Plethysmography/Lung Volume
    • Diffusion Capacity (Single-breath)
    • Exercise Challenge
    • Skin Prick (Food/Environmental Factors)
    • Maximum Voluntary Ventilation (MVV)
    • Maximal Respiratory Pressure (MIPs & MEPs)
      • Hands-on-training on pulmonary function technique
      • Infection control & quality control measures
      • Attachment to National Asthma Shared Care (NASC) clinic

Week two - Polysomnography

  • Overview of Sleep Laboratory
  • Observation of sleep technologist performing in:
    • Patient set-up
    • Recording & troubleshooting
    • Calibration (patient vs. sleep monitoring device)
    • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
    • Oxygen and PAP titration
      • Hands-on-training on patient “set-up”
      • Scoring of raw data
      • Attachment to Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Education Centre

Teaching Faculty

Ms Tan Choy Hoon (RPSGT)
Accredited sleep/allergy and pulmonary laboratory technologists Physicians Respiratory Medicine Service, KKH

Class Size

Minimum one/Maximum


SGD$400 per week