WORKSHOP ON GOOD CLINICAL LABORATORY PRACTICE

WORKSHOP ON GOOD CLINICAL LABORATORY PRACTICE

Postgraduate students doing laboratory-based research studies in the College of Health Sciences heard about good clinical laboratory practice (GLP) during an all-day workshop presented by various speakers at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campus.

 

‘The basic principles of quality apply across all the laboratories as guided by all regulatory bodies,’ said Dr Sanil Singh, Head of UKZN’s Biomedical Resource Unit.

 

‘To become an expert in good laboratory practice requires years and years of practice.’

 

Singh spoke about the importance of maintaining good habits, discipline and attitude in laboratory practice, saying: ‘We should not compromise safety.’

 

‘Quality is never an accident; it is always a result of intellectual effort,’ said Mrs Luthchmee Eswarlal of the Discipline of Laboratory Medicine at UKZN. She addressed the students about the application of principals in quality systems.

 

Professor Fanie Botha, Director: College Professional Services, presented on the principles of GLP as well as the formal organisational quality practices in biomedical research.

 

Other topics covered in the workshop were: Ethics in Biomedical Research Import and Export Process; Documentation; Importance of Adherence to Laboratory Health and Safety Rules; Practical View of Solution Preparation and Storage; and Supervision and Quality Management.

 

The students benefited from a practical view of laboratory tools and techniques presentation by the Discipline of Laboratory Medicine’s Dr Bronwyn Joubert.


author email : memelal@ukzn.ac.za