The principles of laboratory management, which include organizational structure, leadership, management functions and problem solving and decision making are addressed in this course. Human Resource management guidelines and principles are discussed as they relate to laboratory personnel. Legal and ethical issues facing laboratory personnel are presented in this section. Included as topics in the financial management lectures are the fundamentals of financial management, cost analysis, budgeting and reimbursement. The section on laboratory operations encompasses lecture addressing the utilization of personnel, the analysis of workflow and staffing patterns. Methods of preparing for laboratory and hospital accreditation are important aspects of the course, as well as complying with government standards that apply to laboratory practices.