Laboratory Medicine Curriculum

This laboratory medicine curriculum is designed to reinforce key concepts that apply to laboratory tests ordered for patients in the health care system. These concepts help to maintain high quality of health care through:

  • Choosing the best tests to order to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan in a timely manner.

  • Interpreting test results properly in the context of testing methodologies and inherent variabilities.

  • Avoiding orders for tests that negatively impact care through misleading results or higher costs or subjecting patients to unnecessary or unfavorable procedures or treatments.

This curriculum is divided into 6 modules that represent key areas of testing. The two smallest modules are combined for examination purposes, so there are 5 exam (quiz) modules. This curriculum is based upon the outline published in: Smith BR, Aguero-Rosenfeld M, Anastasi J, et al; Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists. Educating medical students in laboratory medicine: a proposed curriculum. Am J Clin Pathol. 2010 Apr;133(4):533-42.

Your Participation

If you want to participate in a project to track your progress and effectiveness of this curriculum, then...

  • Create for yourself an alphanumeric login of eight or more characters that you will enter each time you take one of the tests (multiple choice question format).

  • Start here by taking the 5 pre-tests.

    Go to the pre-tests
  • Go through the training modules and use their practice tests

    Go to the training modules
  • Then take the post-tests

    Go to the post-tests

This information is collected for educational research only, and no information is collected that is specific to users, so all users remain anonymous.

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