School Of Science And Health

Laboratory Quality ManagementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300883.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
A demonstrated understanding of and competence with laboratory techniques in analytical chemistry or microbiology, corresponding to successful completion of a Level 2 Microbiology or Analytical Chemistry unit.

Equivalent Units
300656 - Laboratory Quality Management

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points at level 1 and 40 credit points at level 2 in Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medical Science of Bachelor of Natural Science.

About this Unit
This capstone unit is directed towards the accreditation of a laboratory for chemical, microbiological or forensic testing, using the standards that are applicable in industry. The unit focuses upon the importance and coordination of good laboratory management, teamwork, calibration, record keeping and laboratory manuals. Groups of students are required to develop, establish and operate a comprehensive Laboratory Quality Management system designed for a specific class of chemical, microbiological or forensic test. The students' technical competence and quality system are then assessed using the guidelines laid down by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Lab coats, closed in footwear, safety glasses

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