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Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science
CLSC6215 - Healthcare Regulations & Laboratory Management
Course Description
A dynamic health care environment requires clinical laboratory practitioners to understand management and regulatory issues encompassing the practice of clinical laboratory science. Implementing quality management policies and regulations require knowledgeable practitioners who can develop creative management practices when confronted with challenges such as fiscal and regulatory constraints and staffing issues. This course will explore the unique applications of management concepts and policies and regulatory issues in clinical laboratory services through interactive exercises. The course will provide an introduction to basic management concepts, laboratory finance and human resource management. Regulatory issues including CLIA 88, Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursement, compliance, coding and accreditation will be explored in depth. Participants will gain an understanding of the complexities of the numerous regulations and gain insight into implementation strategies to address the criteria.
Credits/Modes of Instruction
Credits:  3
Students should anticipate spending approximately 135 hours on the course, or an average of 9 -12 hours per week for 15 weeks.
The course is web based. Various active teaching/learning strategies and techniques will be utilized via Internet delivery of the course. Modes of instruction and course format may include posted lectures, questions for online discussion, critical thinking activities, directed study, Internet-enhanced reading assignments, and optional live webinar(s). Students are expected to be prepared for all class meetings, and it is essential that all students be prepared to contribute to class discussions and activities.
Baccalaureate degree, plus previous work experience in a clinical laboratory.
Additional Requirements: Students may be required to interact with department supervisor and/or lab administrator, pathologist, physicians, or other healthcare professionals to explore some discussion questions.
Course Goals and Outcomes:
The general goal of this course is to prepare practitioners to understand and implement laboratory management practices that meet or exceed regulatory requirements to effectively manage clinical laboratory services.
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
evaluate various management practices and strategies
design and implement strategies to effectively manage clinical laboratory services
discuss regulatory issues that impact clinical laboratory services
operationalize regulations in the clinical laboratory services environment
Learning Resources: Resources include Internet resources, textbooks, and periodicals. Students will communicate with the instructor and class members via the course Discussion Forum and course e-mail system. The University Libraries serve all schools and both on-site and distance learning students. The University Library can be accessed from the online course. It is the gateway to selected health sciences Internet-based resources, databases, and electronic journals, as well as information about on-site and remote-access library services.