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Certificate Program

Statistical Methods for Clinical Laboratorians Certificate Program

  • Credit: 7.5 ACCENT
  • Level: Intermediate

Price: $400.00

Member Price: $200.00

Rating: Member Average

PROGRAM CONTENT

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.

This program is composed of five courses listed below. Each course can be completed online in 1-2.5 hours. Each course contains a lecture, reference materials, Excel-based problem solving exercises, and a quiz. Communicate questions or comments using the program discussion board.

COURSES

  1. Descriptive Statistics and Measures of Variation
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to define some common statistical terms, and discuss how they should and should not be used with examples.
    • Speaker: Roger Bertholf, PhD, FACB, DABCC, University of Florida Health Sciences Center and Shands Jacksonville Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
  2. Statistical Distributions and Tests of Significance
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to define statistical distributions and explain a Gaussian distribution.
    • Speaker: Roger Bertholf, PhD, FACB, DABCC, University of Florida Health Sciences Center and Shands Jacksonville Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
  3. Correlation and Tests for Linearity
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to explain whether the differences between observed data and ideal behavior are significant or random.
    • Speaker: Roger Bertholf, PhD, FACB, DABCC, University of Florida Health Sciences Center and Shands Jacksonville Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
  4. Method Validation and Reference Ranges
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to define precision, accuracy, and sensitivity and discuss validation of reference ranges.
    • Speaker: Roger Bertholf, PhD, FACB, DABCC, University of Florida Health Sciences Center and Shands Jacksonville Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
  5. Quality Control and Clinical Performance of Laboratory Tests
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to define quality control and discuss clinical performance of a laboratory test.
    • Speaker: Roger Bertholf, PhD, FACB, DABCC, University of Florida Health Sciences Center and Shands Jacksonville Hospital, Jacksonville, FL

Launch Year: 2010
Review Year: 2014
Course Number: 12420

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Developed in cooperation with the AACC Management Sciences and Patient Safety Division