Laboratory QA/QC
VME 6766 Laboratory QA/QC


This is a 3-credit course.


This course teaches the key components of QA/QC and will help students to understand the need to produce sound scientific data using appropriate standards and controls, written procedures and method validation no matter what field they are employed in. This course will offer a generic description of what is required in the formation of a quality system in any laboratory. This will be achieved by describing the key principles in any QA/QC program with reference to the FDA, EPA and ISO guidelines, together with specific examples from different specializations in those particular fields.


Please review our recommended course order.


Module Topic
Module 1 Introduction to QA/QC
Module 2 Key Elements of a QA/QC Program
Module 3 Facility Standards and Safety Measures
Module 4 Validation of Analytical Procedures
Module 5 Equipment
Module 6 Test Article Tracking
Module 7 Standard Operating Procedures
Module 8 Study Protocols
Module 9 The Final Report
Module 10 Archiving, Archivist, Storage and Retrieval
Module 11 Specializations
Module 12 Inspection and Compliance

Recommended Materials:

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in the Analytical Chemical Laboratory A Practical Approach, Second Edition
By Piotr Konieczka and Jacek Namiesnik
Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (2018) 

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