Course Topics

BLD 842 - Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations
(2 credits) - Taught Fall and Spring Semesters

  • Supply and Demand
  • Organizational Structures
  • Quality Management
  • Laboratory Information Systems
  • Capital Equipment
  • FMEA and RCA
  • Budgeting and Variance Analysis
  • Human Resources
  • Cost Volume Profit
  • Finances
  • Productivity
  • Strategic Planning
  • Laboratory Design
  • Reimbursement

BLD 844 Topics in Biomedical Laboratory Operations
(1 Credit) Taught Spring Semester

  • Managing Hypergrowth
  • RCA and FMEA
  • Lean Quality for the Laboratory
  • Licensing of Laboratory Personnel: Pros, Cons, and Myths
  • Where will we find the next generation of laboratory professionals?
  • Disaster Response: How the lab can prepare
  • How to write an effective request for proposal
  • Unionization
  • PPACA and the lab
  • The Laboratory Inspection by a CLIA laboratory surveyor
  • Global Health Opportunity
  • Delivery of lab technology and relevant continuing education in rural communities in Alaska

BLD 846 Decision Processes for Biomedical Laboratory Operations
(2 Credits) Taught Fall Semester

  • Test Volume
  • FDA Approval
  • Capital Equipment
  • ASR
  • NAACLS
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Status reports
  • Best practices