Quality Assurance and Control in Medical Laboratories

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This course covers the origins of control processes and the introduction of statistical control measures that support effective quality assurance mechanisms. It is designed to increase awareness of the value of quality control and statistical control processes through a better understanding of their application.

This module has been revised to reflect the requirements of ISO 15189:2022 and now includes more considerations for qualitative quality assurance provided by our Technical Focus Person for Histopathology.

To enhance your learning experience, we have curated links to relevant further reading, example control charts you can explore at your own pace, and a downloadable notebook for you to capture your reflections.

(NOTE: This module is the re-launch of a previous version that was based on ISO 15189:2012)

  • Learning objectives

    By the end of this course, learners will:

    • understand the history of quality control and how it informs modern quality and statistical process controls.
    • have greater knowledge of the supporting aspects and tools that can be utilised to design and implement quality assurance mechanisms.
    • be able to recognise the foundations of quality control systems that may be applied to their organisation.
    • be able to apply the course content and considerations to improve internal quality control.
  • Key topics

    This module covers the following aspects:

    • ISO 15189:2022 requirements
    • Differences in control and assurance
    • The history of quality
    • Key developers of quality mechanisms
    • Quality assurance and control rules
    • Quality tools
    • Control charts
    • Types of variation and how it impacts quality control and processes
    • Examples of application of quality control, pitfalls and limitations
    • Other control charts & further reading.
  • Who should enrol?

    All those wishing to develop an awareness and understanding of quality assurance and control as part of ensuring the validity of results in conformity with ISO 15189:2022.

  • Duration

    Four – six hours

  • Price

    £275 excluding VAT

    Please note: online payment by credit card only

  • eLearning

    This training is presented as self-paced, modular online eLearning. After your payment for this training is processed, you will receive an email including a link to access the course material. This is available 24/7 and will be accessible to you for 12 months from the date of purchase.

    When completed, you will be issued with a certificate of completion.