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Certificate Program

Statistical Methods for Clinical Laboratorians

  • 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.

COURSES

This program is composed of five courses listed below. Each course can be completed online in approximately 1-2 hours and contains a lecture, slides and transcripts, and a quiz. Some include recommended readings. Enrollees can communicate questions or comments using the program discussion board.

  1. Descriptive Statistics and Measures of Variation

    Roger Bertholf, PhD, FACB, DABCC, University of Florida Health Sciences Center and Shands Jacksonville Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
    Defines some common statistical terms and discusses, with examples, how they should and should not be used.

  2. Statistical Distributions and Tests of Significance

    Roger Bertholf, PhD, FACB, DABCC
    Defines statistical distributions and explains a Gaussian distribution.

  3. Correlation and Tests for Linearity

    Roger Bertholf, PhD, FACB, DABCC
    Explains whether the differences between observed data and ideal behavior are significant or random.

  4. Method Validation and Reference Ranges

    Roger Bertholf, PhD, FACB, DABCC
    Defines precision, accuracy, and sensitivity and discusses validation of reference ranges.

  5. Quality Control and Clinical Performance of Laboratory Tests

    Roger Bertholf, PhD, FACB, DABCC
    Defines quality control and discusses clinical performance of a laboratory test.


Program Launch Year: 2010
Most Recent Program Update: 2014
Course Number: 12420

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