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The study of the laboratory’s role in conforming to regulatory and accrediting agencies’ requirements, with particular emphasis on laboratory operations and management, and overall quality.

The study of the laboratory’s role in conforming to regulatory and accrediting agencies’ requirements, with particular emphasis on laboratory operations and management, and overall quality.
 
OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate basic comprehension of various professional practices in various laboratory operation and management topics, such as:

  • Safety and Bloodborne pathogens, Medical Error Prevention
  • HIPAA and Privacy.
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Management.
  • Laboratory information systems (LIS), patient electronic medical records, computer applications, interfaces with instrumentation and other information systems.
  • Laboratory Finance, CPT Coding & ICD-9 Coding.
  • Regulations/Licenses – State, CLIA, College of American Pathologists, The Joint Commission, proficiency testing, etc.
  • Lean and Six Sigma for the Laboratory
  • Resumes, Job Searches, Interviews.
  • Capstone project (for UC San Diego students only).

Course Number: PATH-40013
Credit: 1.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training