UBC Certificate Courses – Lab Quality Management and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

UBC Certificate in Laboratory Quality Management – 2024 Course Registration is now open

The 2024 LQM course offered by the UBC Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management (POLQM) is now open for registration

Save your spot, space is limited.

Save CAD $300 – Early bird ends October 15th, 2023

MORE INFO: Course Description | Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management (ubc.ca)


UBC Micro-certificate in Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Interpretation – 2024 Course Registration opens September 18, 2023

This exciting new course offered by the UBC Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management (POLQM) is a 12 weeks, completely online, discussion based, course that covers the principles of antimicrobial susceptibility testing and interpretation.

This course is ideal for laboratory technologists, microbiology residents, to understand the many implications of proper AST and I. Topics covered include:

  • Appropriate selection and collection of microbiology specimen
  • Isolation and accurate identification of clinically relevant bacterial pathogens
  • Biological mechanisms of action and of resistance to Antimicrobials
  • Review AST methods, Disk Diffusion, MIC broth microdilution and agar dilution
  • Understanding breakpoints, interpretive categories, and international standards & guidelines
  • Internal Quality control and Quality assurance for AST, cumulative antibiograms
  • Detection of intrinsic resistance, mechanisms of resistance and appropriate reporting
  • Selection of effective Antimicrobials based on laboratory information and clinical use case, including selective reporting.
  • Data utilization and practical and effective implementation in the clinic setting, Effective communication within the clinical management team (including site administrators)
  • Global surveillance systems (GLASS), networks (One Health

We hope to see you there!

MORE INFO: https://polqm.med.ubc.ca/ast/

REGISTER HERE: https://polqm.med.ubc.ca/registration-ast-course/

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