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Competency-based learning strategy for laboratory quality management

Auri Jacqueline Medina Astudillo ,
Auri Jacqueline Medina Astudillo

Centro de Salud Tipo C Saquisilí. Servicio de Laboratorio Clínico. Saquisilí, Ecuador

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Diana Nancy Martínez-García ,
Diana Nancy Martínez-García

Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Enfermería. Ambato, Ecuador

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This study arises from the analysis of the lack of knowledge among second-semester clinical laboratory students regarding competency-based learning. It included the development of a competency-based learning strategy for Clinical Laboratory Quality Management. Work was focused on three specific objectives: identifying processes and procedures, developing a pedagogical and didactic strategy, and establishing efficacy indicators for quality management learning in the clinical laboratory. Criteria from various authors on the subject were considered. The methodology was explanatory-descriptive research with a cross-sectional approach. The study involved 20 second-semester students from the clinical laboratory program. The results allowed for the creation of a clinical laboratory process diagram for the pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases. Furthermore, general and specific competencies regarding quality in the clinical laboratory were identified. With these results, a proposal for didactic strategies with a competency-based approach for quality management learning was developed. In conclusion, the design of this pedagogical strategy was established, based on ICT, with video conferencing as a didactic resource that enables effective communication. The general competence was to perform analytical studies of biological samples, and the specific ones were obtaining biological samples, ensuring the quality of the analytical process, conditioning the sample for analysis, and validating the results.

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Medina Astudillo AJ, Martínez-García DN. Competency-based learning strategy for laboratory quality management. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología - Serie de Conferencias [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 19 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];3:364. Available from:

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