Take advantage of CMPT and POLQM Continuing Education Opportunities
In line with this philosophy, CMPT brings several opportunities for continual improvement to the laboratory staff through continuing education courses offered by CMPT or our sister program, Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management (POLQM)
CMPT’s Professional development course
Through this course, laboratory technologists can learn relevant and practical information about different clinical microbiology scenarios through the reading of the challenge critiques and completing online quizzes. FREE for laboratory staff working at any of participant labs.
More info: https://pd.cmpt.ca/about/
UBC Certificate for Laboratory Quality Management
Completely on-line 22-week course designed to provide knowledge, discussion, and expertise for those interested in quality management for clinical and research laboratories.
The course has attracted students from across Canada and around the world.
More info: https://polqm.med.ubc.ca/course-description/
LQM Course 2024 registration starts in September 2023.
ISO15189:2022 – What labs need to know about the changes
Self-paced, completely online course, consisting of 4 sequential modules explaining the changes of the newly released ISO15189:2022 edition of the standard. Learn about the changes, implementation, and major differences with the previous editions.
More info: https://polqm.med.ubc.ca/iso-15189/
Antibiotic susceptibility testing and interpretation
Completely online, 12 week, asynchronous, mentored, discussion based UBC Certificate course, to provide students with an understanding of the core principles of AST and its interpretation.
More info: Link: https://polqm.med.ubc.ca/ast/
Course starts in January 2024. Pre-registration has started! Save your spot. https://polqm.med.ubc.ca/ast-course-pre-registration/
All our courses have been assigned PEP (Professional Enhancement Program) hours and CPS (Continual Professional Studies) Credits by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).