Training Calendar

5 Day Assessor Course based on the requirement of ISO 15189:2012
This five-day course is particularly designed to train lab experts on ISO 15189:2012. These experts are then given chance to accompany PNAC’s assessment team to work as technical experts/assessors during the assessment of medical labs. It gives participants guidance and training in the skills needed to develop and implement an effective laboratory quality management & technical system. The course is based on ISO 15189:2012, the international standard for medical laboratories in accordance with the requirements of APLAC TR001`- Guidance on the training courses for Laboratories and Inspection Bodies.
Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Laboratory Accreditation, an overview of ISO 15189:2012
  • International Dimension of Accreditation
  • Accreditation Criteria and Their Interpretations, Quality Management System Requirements
  • Accreditation Criteria and Their Interpretations, Technical Requirements for Laboratories
  • Accreditation Body Operation and Regulations
  • Accreditation process of PNAC
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Assessors skill and communications
  • Report writing
  • Policies of PNAC
  • Exercises
  • Written Examination
The course is presented by senior staff of PNAC, each with a laboratory background and a detailed knowledge of the implementation of ISO 15189:2012.
Duration:Five Day
Venue & Dates will be announced one month before each course.

Laboratory Quality Management Course:
This course is designed for the staff of laboratories working on ISO 15189:2012 and for newly inducted staff. It gives participants guidance and training in the skills needed to develop and implement an effective laboratory quality management system. The course is based on ISO 15189:2012, the international standard used for accrediting medical laboratories. The provision of reliable and timely information is critical in the modern testing laboratory environment. It is worth to mention that well documented quality management systems and validated technical procedures are required to effectively implement and the laboratory is operated by well-trained and competent staff.
Course Contents:
  • Introduction to Laboratory Accreditation, an overview of ISO 15189:2012
  • International Dimension of Accreditation
  • Accreditation Criteria and Their Interpretations
  • Quality Management System Requirements
  • Accreditation Criteria and Their Interpretations
  • Technical Requirements for Laboratories
  • The development, documentation and implementation of quality systems.
  • Internal Auditing
  • Method selection and validation
  • Selection, training and supervision of staff
  • Equipment management and calibration
  • The uncertainty of measurement
  • Test records and reports
  • Accreditation Body Operation and Regulations
  • Accreditation process of PNAC
  • Exercises, Assignments and Discussions
The course is presented by senior staff of PNAC, each with a laboratory background and a detailed knowledge of the implementation of ISO 15189:2012.
Duration:Three to Five Days
Venue & Dates will be announced one month before each course.