Clinical Laboratory Sciences Syllabi

 


Syllabus for CLLS 5320
Laboratory Management
Instructor:LeeAnn Walker, MEd; MT(ASCP) SBB
Contact Information:Office: SHP 4.436
Phone: 772-9477
Email: lpwalker@utmb.edu
Course Description:The purpose of this class is to give graduate students the opportunity to further develop knowledge, attitudes and skills useful in Laboratory Management. This will be accomplished through:

1. Examining the principles of good leadership and effective management and demonstrating that by critiquing various lab problems and employee/ department scenarios.

2. Reviewing Human Resource guidelines and regulations and demonstrating that knowledge by writing a disciplinary action plan.

3. Discussion of health care financial issues and the impact on effective departmental budgeting to be demonstrated by developing a departmental project budget.

3. Discussion of current Clinical Laboratory regulatory requirements, with application to be demonstrated through development of a compliance action plan.

4. Discussion of ethical issues in Laboratory Management and how to respond to a risk incident in today's litigious environment.

5. Discussion of employee management, to include training, development and evaluation. Understanding to be demonstrated by development and critique of a "New Employee" check off list.

Course Objectives:The student will be able to demonstrate:

1. Application of good leadership and management principles

2. Application of development of employee concepts and practices

3. Utilize human resource guidelines and current legal requirements to address effective staff management practices.

4. Application of financial management principles by development/ critique of a department project budget.

5. Application of laboratory regulatory requirements The student will be able to demonstrate:

1. Application of good leadership and management principles

2. Application of development of employee concepts and practices

3. Utilize human resource guidelines and current legal requirements to address effective staff management practices.

4. Application of financial management principles by development/ critique of a department project budget.

5. Application of laboratory regulatory requirements

Affective Objectives:Students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the development of behaviors and attitudes consistent with those of the profession as particularly expressed in laboratory leadership/management roles. Students will be expected to be self disciplined and prepared for class. It is expected that the student will utilize the course text book, as well as pursue outside references to be adequately informed to participate in class discussion and team projects. It is expected that the student will be punctual in attending class and that they will work cooperatively with fellow students and instructors in accomplishing assignments and projects.
Methods of Evaluation:

Course Activity and Weighting

 

Weighted Scale

 

Grading Scale

Class Preparedness

 

10%

 

90% to 100% = A

Class Participation
(On Campus)
Or
Discussion Board Participation
(Distance)

 

 

10%

 

80% to 89% = B

 

Exams (3)

 

30%

 

70% to 79% = C

 

Paper

 

50%

 

Below 70% = F

 

Total

 

100%

 


 

General Policies of the School of Health Professions

Academic Progress:Information regarding the Student's academic progress in this course will be shared with their Academic Advisor and/or Department Chair. Student's making unsatisfactory progress will be referred to the Office of Student Affairs for assistance.
Academic Integrity:Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, and any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such an act. Procedures to be followed in the event of alleged academic dishonesty are described in the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, and the SAHS Student Handbook. Alleged academic dishonesty issues should be reported to the Student Affairs Officer.
Professional Behavior:As a part of a professional program, you are expected to conduct yourselves in a manner consistent with the level of trust and responsibility that will be placed on you when you are part of a health care team. You are expected to be honest in your dealings with your instructor and your peers. You are also expected to be able to follow instructions, to act with the utmost integrity, to follow safety protocols while in laboratory, to perform laboratory work with care, and to act in accordance with those standards characteristic of those we call "professionals."
 
Behavior during examinations, written and practical, will be monitored. Inappropriate behavior may result in pursuance of disciplinary action.
University Statement on Equality, Tolerance, and Affirmative Action:Please indicate by the end of the second week of the semester if you will need accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-336). If the need for ADA accommodations should arise during the semester you will need to make your request within one week of returning to classes. You may contact your Instructor or the Office of Student Affairs.
Course Evaluation:Students will be given the opportunity to evaluate the instructor and course near the end of the course/semester. When submitting course evaluations students must follow the guidelines provided by the course instructor or the department.
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