Earn 7.5 ACCENT® continuing education credits and a certificate of completion for successfully completing the program before the access end date.
This program is composed of five courses listed below. Each course can be completed online in 1-2.5 hours each. Each course contains a lecture, reference materials, Excel-based problem solving exercises, and a quiz. Communicate questions or comments using the program discussion board.
- Descriptive Statistics and Measures of Variation
- Statistical Distributions and Tests of Significance
- Correlation and Tests for Linearity
- Method Validation and Reference Ranges
- Quality Control and Clinical Performance of Laboratory Tests
Certificates of completion are awarded online upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are recognized on a register located on the certificate program web page.
Please note that the completion of an online certificate program should be listed within the education section of a resume or CV. It is not equivalent to completing a board certification process.
Speaker Presentation Description
In the clinical laboratory, statistics are used to validate and monitor the performance of analytical methods, and to guide the clinical interpretation of laboratory data. This program will enable clinical laboratorians to broaden their knowledge of statistics and refine their skills in the application of statistical methods. It is an intermediate-level program for professionals who already have knowledge of the basic theories applicable to laboratory statistics, and some prior training and experience in this subject. The intended audience includes laboratory directors, managers, supervisors, and clinical laboratory scientists. For laboratory professionals who wish to engage in an educational activity that recognizes their expanded knowledge and competence in statistical methods, this program provides a convenient and cost-effective means for doing so.
After completing this program, participants will be able to:
- Calculate commonly used statistical parameters
- Apply statistical tests of significance to laboratory data
- Evaluate and monitor the performance of analytical methods
- Use statistical techniques to validate reference ranges
- Interpret the clinical meaning of laboratory results through statistical methods
Program Chair and Faculty:
Roger Bertholf, PhD, FACB, DABCC
Professor of Pathology, University of Florida Health Sciences Center
Director of Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, and Point of Care Testing, Shands Jacksonville Hospital, Jacksonville, FL