Clinical Laboratory Sciences Syllabi


Syllabus for CLLS 4320
Problems in Clinical Laboratory Management
Instructor:LeeAnn Walker, MEd; MT(ASCP) SBB
Contact Information:Office: SHP 4.436
Phone: 772-9477
Course Description:The purpose of this class is to give the student the opportunity to:
1) describe the practical principles, practices and applications of laboratory utilization, critical pathways and clinical decision making;
2) discuss the application of law, regulations, and standards in laboratory practice;
3) apply the principles and applications of marketing laboratory services;
4) describe practical ethical issues confronted in the laboratory
5) discuss the practical communications needs within the laboratory
6) evaluate protocols for quality assurance, including monitoring and evaluating the quality of the testing process of each test to be performed, standards for 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, calibration and control procedures; corrective actions to be taken when problems arise, and QC records;
7) discuss the role of a clinical laboratory scientist as a technologist and/or supervisor in maintaining effective laboratory services
Course Objectives:The student will be able to demonstrate: 1) application of the theoretical concepts of management to the evaluation of policies and/or procedures currently in place; 2) application of the theoretical concepts of management to the development to the effective provision of patient results; 3) utilize the principles of management to determine what actions and/or policies need to be incorporated to address effective laboratory interpersonal performance;
Affective Objectives:

Students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the assessment of behaviors and attitudes consistent with those of the profession. Evaluation of these behaviors will be performed using the checklist for response to case studies as well as the Affective Objectives and Evaluation checklist in the Orientation Handbook.;

The student should successfully meet these objectives a minimum of 70% of the time for satisfactory completion of this course.  Students must meet those criteria at the level indicated on the checklist. 
Required Course Materials:

Textbook: Laboratory Management, Principles and Processes, Ed. By Denise M. Harmening. In addition, the student is expected to review the material presented in CLLS 4312 Management Skills in CLS.

Course Policies:

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY: Students will be expected to attend class, take notes, and participate in class discussions. You are expected to come to class on time and ready to participate in designated activities. Due to the structure of the course, make ups will not be possible and will be for excused absences only. If a student misses a class, it is their responsibility to get handouts and notes from a fellow classmate. Faculty will follow the CLS Attendance and Participation policy found in the Orientation Handbook.

Attendance is expected in lecture. In the event of an unavoidable absence, the student must notify the instructor. Students not attending will have points deducted from their attendance and participation grade.


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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