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Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

5

Total Credits

$3,929

Tuition

1 year

Minimum Duration


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.

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.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Rachel Morris headshot

Dr. Rachel  Morris

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Rachel Morris received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Marquette University in 2011. She did her postdoctoral work at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan Medical School where she studied the physiology and ecology of bacteria in low oxygen environments, including the human gut. She has been passionate about education throughout her career, teaching and mentoring high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Course Information

 

Core

BLD 842 - Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations (2 Credits)
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.

 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree program and have clinical laboratory experience
  • Previous work experience - résumé
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

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.

Key Dates

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

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$3,929
$3,929

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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.

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.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Rachel Morris headshot

Dr. Rachel  Morris

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Rachel Morris received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Marquette University in 2011. She did her postdoctoral work at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan Medical School where she studied the physiology and ecology of bacteria in low oxygen environments, including the human gut. She has been passionate about education throughout her career, teaching and mentoring high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Course Information

 

Core

BLD 842 - Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations (2 Credits)
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.

 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree program and have clinical laboratory experience
  • Previous work experience - résumé
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

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.

Key Dates

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

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$3,929
$3,929

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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