Statistical Quality Control and Method Validation/Verification (QCMV2)
This course is undergoing revisions to align to ISO 15189: 2022. The updated course will be available in February, 2024.

Course Description

The Statistical Quality Control and Method Validation/Verification (QCMV2) course is focused on quantitative testing, including CD4 testing, with examples of biochemistry and hematology. This course provides participants with the crucial knowledge and tools to evaluate and monitor their quantitative tests.

With lecture recordings on the Moodle platform and Zoom-based interactive live webinars, participants will learn to:

  • Select new methods and instruments with performance specifications that relate to "the intended use" of the procedure (ISO15189:2022, 7.3)
  • Introduce new methods and instruments into laboratories by properly evaluating the procedures for “the intended use” (ISO15189:2022, 7.3.1)
  • Design a robust internal QC program for all the tests (ISO15189:2022,
  • Assess on-going laboratory's accuracy through External Quality Assessment Schemes (EQAS) (ISO15189:2022,

Target Audience

The target audience includes:

  • Laboratory directors. managers, supervisors, or QC officers involved with conducting quantitative QC and method validation/verification.
  • Senior laboratory staff involved in quantitative testing and method validation/ verification.
  • Quality managers, project managers and mentors who are implementing QMS in laboratories.
  • Auditors and assessors who have a technical background in clinical pathology.
  • Those who conduct QMS training including statistical QC and validation/verification or involved in pre-service curriculum.

Course Format

This course contains 10-week online learning followed by 4 ECHO sessions delivered over 2 weeks. This eLearning course uses a “flipped classroom” model (definition). Participants engage in self-study, learning from 100+ online lecture videos and completing weekly assignments, before they attend live Zoom-based sessions for debrief, discussion, and Q&A. The ECHO sessions allow the participants to work on their own laboratory's data and get mentoring from the facilitators.

This course has been accredited by European Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for CME points.

Criteria for the Course Certificate

  • Submission of weekly homework before deadlines
  • Attendance – no more than 3 missed live sessions (i.e., webinars, office hours, ECHO sessions). If you miss a session, you must view the live session recording and submit evidence of having viewed the recording.
  • Completion of weekly course evaluations
  • A passing grade of 75 points on the post-test

Launch QCMV Course Content



Iryna Tanasiichuk
Christine Thomas
Trinidad and Tobago
Michael Kenyi Samuel Logoro
South Sudan
Janett Portilla
Sanderson Chilanga

The Virtual Incentive Program is designed to promote timely attendance and submission of assignments, quality homework, active class participation, and outstanding contribution to shared learning. Participants earn virtual SLMTA dollars based on criteria. The winners (top earners) are awarded real, not virtual, prizes.

Scientific Committee

Below is a list of Scientific Committee members that contributed to the development of the SLMTA 3 e-learning course:

  • Dr. Katy Yao, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA
  • Mr. Ashaba Davis, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), Uganda
  • Ms. Anna Murphy, Independent Consultant, USA
  • Mr. Elde Mel Paladar, Adventist Health International and Loma Linda University, Malawi
  • Ms. Beatrice van der Puije, African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), Ghana
  • Ms. Janet Scholtz, QMS Consultant (Retired from National Health Laboratory Services, South Africa)
  • Dr. Luciana Kohatsu, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA
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