Training Public Health Laboratorians

Client: Association of Public Health Laboratories

Since 2013, Mind & Media has supported APHL by producing web-based continuing education courses on laboratory health and safety procedures, avoiding false positives, and best practices for excellence. APHL makes these courses available to member laboratories, and often, with their CDC partners, to international laboratories.

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Mind & Media developed two engaging case studies modules that allow laboratory professionals to improve their skills.

In the Tuberculosis (TB) False Positives training, users work through five cases of potential false positive results. Learners see case notes, test results, and genotyping reports, “call” submitters, and “interview” technicians to determine if results are indeed likely to be false positives.

In the Syphilis training, users enter their name so “clinicians” (role-playing characters) can address them. Learners read about each of eight cases and then answer a series of questions to help clinician understand the test results. They can also access two algorithms to help with interpretation.

Horizon Interactive Bronze, Syphilis Case Studies

Over the past seven years, Mind & Media has become a trusted partner to APHL, providing a variety of web-based training services and instruction design consultation for a number of content areas.

Services Provided:

  • Web-Based Training
  • Interface Design
  • Training in Spanish & French
  • Website User Training

Content Areas:

  • Mycobacteriology
  • Molecular Biology
  • False Positives
  • Specimen Handling
  • Lab Management & Safety

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