52140 Topics in Medical Laboratory(Quality Control)

Course Description

Clinical correlations are presented to aid students’ application of laboratory information to the diagnostic process, including proper selection of tests for laboratory diagnosis and interpretation of laboratory data. The case-history format is used, and students participate in the diagnostic process. Biomedical ethics, management and principles of educational methodology are emphasized.

Learning Objective

  • On successful completion of this course, you student is expected:
  • 1. Apply the concepts and processes that underpin quality control, quality assurance and quality systems within a medical laboratory environment.
  • 2. Design and implement a continuous quality improvement program in a medical laboratory environment.
  • 3. Articulate the basis of Sigma and evaluate the impact of implementing Sigma in a medical laboratory environment.
  • 4. Implement a quality system within a laboratory that would meet the accreditation requirements undertaken according to the ISO15189:2003 standards.
  • 5. Demonstrate technical skills, social behavior, and professional awareness incumbent upon a laboratory technician as defined by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
  • 6. Apply systematized problem solving techniques to identify and correct procedural errors, identify instrument malfunctions and seek proper supervisory assistance, and verify the accuracy of laboratory results obtained.
  • 7. Operate and maintain laboratory equipment, utilizing appropriate quality control and safety procedures.



Books for this Course

  • The Phlebotomy Textbook By Susan King Strasinger, Marjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo

Times Offered

  • September 2014
  • January 2015

Course Prerequisite