Risk Management for Medical Laboratories

This course provides the knowledge and tools to develop an effective risk management framework for a medical laboratory and applies a dynamic risk-based approach to laboratory conformance. 


Course overview

Based on risk management requirements for medical laboratories outlined in ISO 15189 and NPAAC Standards, and risk management principles described in ISO 22367, this course enables organisations to achieve quality outcomes, and take advantage of improvement and growth opportunities created by using a risk-based approach to performance. 

This course is based on risk management requirements and principles outlined in:

  • NPAAC Requirements for Medical Pathology Services
  • ISO 15189 – Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence
  • ISO 22367 – Application of risk management to medical laboratories

What you will learn

By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • develop and implement a risk management framework that is relevant to medical laboratory operations 
  • develop a register to record and manage medical laboratory risks and opportunities 
  • identify risks and opportunities for the medical laboratory 
  • apply a ratings matrix to analyse and assess risks and opportunities 
  • prioritise risk management actions 
  • use practical methods to control and treat medical laboratory risks 
  • review and monitor the effectiveness of the medical laboratory’s risk management practices 
  • manage medical laboratory risks to meet ISO standards and NPAAC requirements 
  • use the risk management framework as a dynamic process that is continuously incorporated into medical laboratory practices. 

Who should do the course?

This course is ideal for anyone in an accredited medical laboratory who is responsible for: 

  • identifying, analysing and managing risks 
  • developing and implementing the laboratory’s risk management framework, and/or 
  • developing risk management policies, processes or procedures. 

It may also be of interest to medical laboratories who are considering, or are in the process of gaining, accreditation with NATA. 


Course content is delivered using engaging learning activities that include: 

  • individual and group work 
  • a focus on developing an understanding of risk management and risk management skills 
  • opportunities to evaluate understanding as the course progresses

Course Dates and Booking

Date Time Location Available Spaces
13 May 2024 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Perth 20
23 May 2024 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Virtual Training via Zoom 9
29 May 2024 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Sydney 19
6 June 2024 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Brisbane 18
1 July 2024 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Melbourne 20

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Benefits of being a NATA accredited organisation

NATA accredits organisations to perform testing and inspection activities for their products and services. This gives consumers the assurance they need to make safe, healthy and reliable choices. When you choose to become NATA accredited, you can be sure of a number of competitive advantages for your business.
NATA members receive a globally-recognised, peer-reviewed and government endorsed accreditation that provides a unique level of assurance to members, their clients and the community.
Our accreditation provides an independent benchmark for technical competence. Receiving NATA accreditation demonstrates to customers your organisation’s commitment to quality, safety and reliability of products and services.
NATA accreditation is both nationally and internationally recognised. This provides a competitive advantage when compared to non-accredited organisations and ensures you are market-ready to capitalise on trade opportunities.
NATA has been training individuals and teams both nationally and internationally for over 20 years and enjoys a global reputation for the quality of its courses and programs. Our active role in international accreditation education has seen us conduct training in over 20 countries.
NATA’s long standing and active involvement with international groups enables our members to gain international recognition for their accreditation and minimises the need for multiple assessments from different suppliers.
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