Pacific Paramedical Training Centre
Pacific Paramedical Training Centre (PPTC) has been operating for nearly 25
years and is one of the few centres in the region providing short-term
training courses for health laboratory technicians from the Pacific,
Southeast Asia and other areas within the WHO Western Pacific Region. In
addition to these formal courses (detailed below), the PPTC can also arrange
placements in appropriate laboratories for specialised or refresher training
programmes in any Medical Laboratory Science discipline.
Training Courses 2005
Management, Laboratory Information Systems & Quality Systems – 7 March – 1
This course will provide senior laboratory staff with information
on the theory and practice of Laboratory Management and Laboratory
Information Systems. It will also introduce the concepts and principles of
Quality Systems and quality management as it applies to medical laboratories
so that participants can return to their laboratories and introduce QA
systems to improve the quality of the service offered.
Topics will include
laboratory management; quality management; laboratory standards; the use of
statistics and charts; QA in biochemistry, microbiology, haematology and
blood bank; validation of results; internal and external QC; control and
maintenance of instruments; internal audits; establishing a national QC
programme. The course will give an introduction to the role of computers in
the laboratory and include training in basic computer skills and the use of
spreadsheets, word-processing and databases.
Blood Bank Technology – August
This course will include units of study covering the theoretical and
practical aspects of the following topics: routine blood grouping, blood
group antigens, crossmatch techniques, antibody detection, transfusion
reactions, haemolytic disease of the newborn, screening blood for infectious
agents, blood donor selection, organisation of a blood bank and the
appropriate use of blood components in transfusion medicine.
It is hoped that throughout the year several courses will
be offered utilising the POLHN website. These courses could include a course
in Clinical Biochemistry and a repeat of the Laboratory Diagnosis of
Bacterial Diarrhoea Courses that is being run currently. Other courses in
Medical Laboratory Technology are also under discussion with WHO and SPC for
development and inclusion in this programme.
For further information contact:
Box 7013 Wellington, New Zealand Telephone: 64 4 389-6294 Fax: 64 4 389-6295