Clinical Laboratory Sciences Course Description


CLLS 4320

Problems in Clinical Laboratory Management


Primary Instructor:  WalkerCredit Hours:  3

The student will be given the opportunity to: 1) describe the principles, practices and applications of laboratory utilization, critical pathways and clinical decision making; 2) discuss the application of laws, regulations and standards in laboratory practice; 3) apply the principles and applications of budgeting and marketing laboratory services; 4) describe reimbursement and payment principles including CPT and ICD9 coding; 5) discuss the evaluation and implementation of laboratory information systems; 6) develop protocols for quality assurance, including monitoring and evaluating the quality of the testing process of each test to be performed, standards for maintaining acceptable test methods, equipment, reagents and materials, guidelines for procedure manuals, establishment and verification of test performance specifications calibration and control procedures; corrective actions to be taken when problems arise, and QC records; and 7) discuss the role of a clinical laboratory scientist as a technologist and/or supervisor in gaining initial accreditation and maintaining accreditation of a clinical laboratory. Students will work with clinical laboratory supervisors.


Prerequisite:  CLLS 4312 Management Skills in CLS or its equivalent.
Lab Fee:  No Lab
Lecture Hours:  30
Lab Hours:  60
Syllabus:  Available here.

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