Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations Online Certificate Program


The Michigan State University (MSU) Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program offers a Certificate Program in Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations.  Completion of the three courses is required for the certificate, though individual course enrollment is possible with appropriate prerequisites.

The Certificate Program includes the following courses:

  • BLD 842, 2 credits – Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations  - participants will learn the integration of the roles of legislative, regulatory, technological, and economic factors which influence the practice and management of biomedical laboratory operations
  • BLD 844, 1 credit – Topics in Biomedical Laboratory Operations – current issues relevant to biomedical laboratory operations from an interdisciplinary perspective with an emphasis on efficient laboratory operations.
  •  BLD 846, 2 credits – Decision processes for Biomedical Laboratory Operations – integrates scientific principles, management principles, and regulatory factors in the form of case studies as a means to cover strategies for decision-making in the operations of a biomedical laboratory.




This program is designed for working medical laboratory professionals who are current managers and may want to update and refresh their laboratory management skills, and would also serve as an excellent training for new managers or those seeking to advance their careers in the direction of laboratory management.


MSU Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program

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