Introduction to the Public Health Laboratory System

Course Summary

This is an interesting and informal course designed specifically for busy laboratorians. It contains information about the national laboratory system, how it functions, as well as information about your role within the public health lab system. This course consist of four sections:

  • Section 1:Getting to Know “U” HL
  • Section 2:Sentinel Labs & Disease
  • Section 3:Antimicrobial Testing
  • Section 4:The National Laboratory System

Intended Audience

busy laboratorians

Learning Objectives:


Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Analytical/Assessment Skills, Communication skills, Public Health Science Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Dr. Michael Pentella, PhD, SM, CIC; Mary DeMartino, BS, MT, SM; Bonnie D. Rublin, CLS, MBA, MHA; Beth Hochstedler; Jon DeMartino

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

June 21,2017