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ML3102 - Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

Broad overview of management issues pertaining to a Medical Laboratory. Human resource and cost management: Professional utilisation and development of workforce.Operational issues: Range of testing equipment available: modes of operation maintenance and servicing. Interfaces to laboratory information systems.Quality assurance/quality management: Sample identification and preparation. Quality control. Medico legal considerations. ISO guideline and NATA accreditation.

Learning Outcomes

  • knowledge of issues of human and capital resource management for medical laboratories;
  • knowledge of issues of pre, post and analytical quality assurance;
  • understanding of NATA accreditation process for medical testing;
  • working knowledge of laboratory information systems.
Prerequisites: ML1101


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Donna Rudd
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); presentations (30%).

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