MLS 335 Clinical Laboratory Management

3 credits, Spring

Provides an introduction and overview of management concepts strategic to the successful operation of a clinical laboratory. Students are introduced to management theory and practice, organizational structures, supervisory and leadership functions, job descriptions, personnel performance management and appraisal, budgeting and financial management, laboratory operations, and computer applications, with additional discussions of current trends in laboratory services. Using a problem-based learning approach, professional responsibility, ethics, problem-solving, team-building, and interpersonal skills are integrated throughout the course content.

Prerequisite(s): Junior year status in the MLS program or permission of the department chair for biological sciences