About the Course
The SLMTA 3 curriculum is composed of four modules – QMS 1, QMS 2, QMS 3, and QMS4. Each module is further divided into sections and activities. When repurposing the classroom version of the curriculum for on-line delivery, the following 4 activities have been eliminated: Planning Improvement Projects – Master Class, Reporting Improvement Projects, Conducting a Site Visit, Redesigning The Floor Plan of Your Laboratory, and What’s Wrong with this Storeroom. Improvement project planning and implementation will be instead covered in the new ECHO sessions.
The on-line version includes an off-line/self-study component (lecture recordings and homework assignments) and an on-line/live component, as well as optional office hours and peer support discussion forum. The total time for completing the mandatory components of the on-line curriculum is 75 hours, as opposed to 86 hours of delivery time in the classroom based version.
COURSE OBJECTIVESParticipants will learn to:
- Translate ISO15189 clauses into daily laboratory practice
- Recognize QMS as a whole and its interconnected processes
- Design and implement those processes for a cost-effective QMS that fulfills ISO15189 requirements
- Establish a practical QMS that enables laboratories to reach and sustain accreditation status
Criteria for obtaining the workshop certificate and CPD
- 100% timely submission of homework – 48 hours before the live session each week
- Attendance of live sessions – participants are allowed to miss no more than 3 live sessions. However, they must view the recordings and complete certain tasks to show evidence of having viewed the live session recordings.
- Completion of course evaluation
SLMTA 3 Curriculum Overview Navigating the SLMTA 3 e-learning website
|Illuminating the Path to ISO 15189 (SLMTA 3) e-Learning Course - Table of Contents|
QMS 1 - MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
QMS 2 - RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
QMS 3 - PATH OF WORKFLOW
QMS 4 - EVALUATION & CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT
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SLMTA 3 e-Learning webinar series - Cohort #2It is amazing that I could acquire such knowledge, skills and have so much fun all in the comfort of my room. The structure of the course is so flexible that it permitted me to attend to my normal routines while still learning.
Although an e-learning course, it in no way downplayed the SLMTA learning culture – lectures, homework, homework debriefs, breaking into rooms for group work during sessions, interaction with other participants, earning of SLMTA dollars and swelling of SLMTA bank accounts, the games and all the fun associated with it. The virtual environment was able to simulate a typical SLMTA classroom and nothing was missed as far as the SLMTA style of learning is concerned. The recorded lectures and the recording of the live sessions are such valuable resources that one can always refer to at any time.
Nakeli Nicoline Batumani, Cameroon
SLMTA 3 e-Learning webinar series - Cohort #2If ISO 15189 accreditation sounds like a foreign language, you need SLMTA 3 e-Learning course to translate. If you feel overwhelmed with QMS implementation, you need SLMTA 3 e-Learning course to take you process by process; clause by clause with resources galore!
Janet Claudia Neil, Jamaica
SLMTA 3 e-Learning webinar series - Cohort #2Words cannot express how grateful I am for having got an opportunity to attend the SLMTA e-learning course. I have not remained the same, the principles of QMS have not only impacted my professional work, in fact, all facets of my life have in a way been touched by these principles and I am happily applying them in my everyday life as well. With the concepts that I have learnt, I am able to do things differently. The course has equipped me with knowledge to look at issues more holistically and above all I am better informed at guiding issues to do with Laboratory QMS.
Patricia Akello, Uganda
SLMTA 3 e-Learning webinar series - Cohort #2The SLMTA course has been exciting, enlightening and emboldening. The course is not a stroll in the park, but it will definitely empower laboratorians to meet their laboratories' QMS goals. For those skeptical about virtual learning, brace yourselves for one of the most interactive and impactful online trainings.
Kudakwashe Chitumbura, Zimbabwe
SLMTA 3 e-Learning webinar series - Cohort #1ISO 15189 requirements has been demystified, made understandable to the simplest level by experienced and expert facilitators. There is no way you will attend the SLMTA 3 e-learning course and your laboratory will not have accreditation. If your laboratory is already accredited, this course will definitely help you to sustain the accreditation; if not then accreditation is at your doorstep already with the knowledge and skills you will acquire from this course.
Anna Kadaa Gwanfogbe, Cameroon
SLMTA 3 e-Learning webinar series - Cohort #1Achieving accreditation is now simplified, simply enroll into this class and the road to accreditation is paved
SLMTA 3 e-learning course is the game changer in QMS implementation, demystifying ISO15189, learning at the comfort of your home.
Alice June, Kenya
SLMTA 3 e-Learning webinar series - Cohort #1I am so privileged to have attended this training because it has cemented the wider approach to processes and simplified it that even if you are not in a classroom setting. The virtual environment has been tuned to mimic a classroom
The SLMTA E-learning is as good as interacting in person. The fun is endless - the games week in week out, the content has been staggered to accommodate any busy schedule, the homeworks are flexible with ample time of 4 days to work on before submission (48hrs before live session).
Philemon Pickson Ndhlovu, Malawi
SLMTA 3 e-Learning webinar series - Cohort #1Even though I have attended most SLMTA trainings, this course helps me to refresh my memory and fill my gaps well. In my opinion all course contents are very important but QMS 4 is vital and needs to detail since occurrence management, internal audit and management review are pillars for continual improvement.
Daniel Dejene, Ethiopia
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Gerhardus van Rooyen
Naomi Wangari Gatambu
The Virtual Incentive Program is designed to promote timely attendance and submission of assignments, quality coursework, active class participation, and outstanding contribution to shared learning. Participants earn virtual SLMTA dollars based on criteria. The winners (top earners) are awarded real, not virtual, prizes.
Listen to the SLMTA songs performed at the SLMTA-3 eLearning TOT graduation ceremony
Better Laboratory Management, Better Patient Results (Tanzania)
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Zimbabwe SLMTA Song
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Below is a list of Scientific Committee members that contributed to the development of the SLMTA 3 e-learning course:
- Dr. Katy Yao, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA
- Mr. Ashaba Davis, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), Uganda
- Ms. Anna Murphy, Independent Consultant, USA
- Mr. Elde Mel Paladar, Adventist Health International and Loma Linda University, Malawi
- Ms. Beatrice van der Puije, African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), Ghana
- Ms. Janet Scholtz, National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS), South Africa
- Dr. Luciana Kohatsu, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA