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Program Overview

This program is designed for new laboratory managers, employees, and current laboratory managers wishing to stay current on critical issues most laboratory managers face on a day-to-day basis. Rules and regulations are constantly changing and sometimes the old way is no longer the valid way to manage your lab. The online Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations Certificate Program may be used to train new managers, as well as refresh current managers on how to make your laboratory function in a highly efficient manner.

This three-course program provides comprehensive instruction in application and practice in biomedical laboratory operations. Coursework includes: 

  • BLD 842 - Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations (2 credits) - enrolled participants will learn the integration of the roles of legislative, regulatory, technological, and economic factors which influence the practice and management of biomedical laboratory operations.
  • BLD 844 - Topics in Biomedical Laboratory Operations (1 credit) - the focus is on current issues relevant to biomedical laboratory operations from an interdisciplinary perspective with an emphasis on efficient laboratory operations.
  • BLD 846 - Decision processes for Biomedical Laboratory Operations (2 Credits) - integrates scientific principles, management principles, and regulatory factors in the form of case studies as a means to cover strategies for decision-making in the operations of a biomedical laboratory.

Program Outcomes

Students that enroll in this program learn about current issues in clinical laboratory regulation, technology, legislation and economic factors that drive laboratory decisions. They work through a variety of course materials and develop their management skillset through discussions on clinical laboratory operations strategies and topics.

Career Outlook

This program provides up to date instruction on topics in laboratory operations and management. It may serve as a foundation for career advancement in laboratory management, quality assurance specialist roles, policymakers, research, industry and regulatory roles.

Courses

Core

  • BLD 842 Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations2 Credits
  • BLD 844Topics in Biomedical Laboratory Operations1 Credit
  • BLD 846Decision processes for Biomedical Laboratory Operations2 Credits

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

    a Bachelor of Science degree program and have clinical laboratory experience.

  2. Previous work experience

    Résumé

  3. Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete an online application for Lifelong admission.  Be sure to include the course number(s) (e.g. BLD 853, BLD 854) on the last page of your application. After submitting your application, it will take 24-48 business hours for processing.
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Key Dates

Rolling applications. Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend applications are submitted at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

Tuition & Fees

In State Tuition

  • $3,929
  • Total

Out of State Tuition

  • $5,035
  • Total

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