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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 99-105

Guidelines (1988) for training in clinical laboratory management

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2Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
3Hôpital Cantonal Universitaire, Geneva, Switzerland
4University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
5King's Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, UK
6Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

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Trainees in laboratory medicine must develop skills in laboratory management. Guidelines are detailed for laboratory staff in training, directors responsible for staff development and professional bodies wishing to generate material appropriate to their needs. The syllabus delineates the knowledge base required and includes laboratory planning and organization, control of operations, methodology and instrumentation, data management and statistics, financial management, clinical use of tests, communication, personnel management and training and research and development. Methods for achievement of the skills required are suggested. A bibliography of IFCC publications and other material is provided to assist in training in laboratory management.