The Statistical Quality Control and Method Validation/Verification (QCMV2) eLearning course provides participants with the needed knowledge and tools to evaluate and monitor their quantitative tests. Using the didactic lecture recordings and interactive live webinars, they will learn to:
- Select new methods and instruments with performance specifications that relate to "the intended use" of the procedure (ISO15189:5.5)
- Introduce new methods and instruments into laboratories by properly evaluating the procedures for “the intended use” (ISO15189: 5.5.2)
- Design a robust internal QC program for all your tests (ISO15189:184.108.40.206)
- Assess on-going laboratory’s accuracy through External Quality Assessment Schemes (EQAS) (ISO15189: 5.6.3)
Why is this course important?
QC is much more than just plotting the Levy-Jennings charts. The average pre-test score of previous course participants is 12%, indicating a significant knowledge deficiency. This deficiency results in not only poor QC practices, but also laboratory managers’ inability to justify resources necessary to conduct an effective QC program. The course provides the essential knowledge required for quality laboratory testing as well as laboratory accreditation.
The target audience includes:
- Lab directors, project officers, and those who make purchase decisions on methods and instruments
- Auditors and assessors
- QA officers, lab supervisors and mentors
- Those in charge of pre-service curriculum for laboratorians
This eLearning course uses a “flipped classroom” model (definition). Participants engage in self-study, learning from 100+ online lecture videos and completing weekly assignments, and then attend live Zoom-based sessions for debrief, discussion, and Q&A. This 10-week online learning is followed by a mandatory ECHO series with 4 weekly sessions, where participants are mentored to create an improvement project plan.