Chemometrics, lab accreditation and quality management

Course Code :2001WETCLQ
Study domain:Chemistry
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Johan De Waele
Piet Van Espen

3. Course contents *

PART 1: "Quality management"

•Definition of quality

•Definition of a quality management system (QMS)

•“Plan-Do-Check-Act” (PDCA) cycle

•High Level Structure (HLS / Annex SL / ISO Guide 83)

•Quality management system standards overview

•ISO 9000:2015 & Quality Management principles

•Quality process management

•Identity of an organisation – quality definition

•Quality Policy

•Quality objectives (“SMART(ER)”)

•Risk-based quality thinking

•Quality documented information

•Quality management standard ISO 9001:2015 (clauses 1-10 overview / ISO certification survey outcome / Risk management / Management Review / Internal QMS auditing & ISO 19011:2018 guidelines)

•Quality management standard ISO/TS 9002:2016

•Quality management standard ISO EN 9004:2018

•Environmental management standard ISO 14001:2015

•Energy management standard ISO 50001:2018

•Compliance management standard ISO 19600:2014

•Risk management standard ISO 31000:2018

•Quality management bibliography & reference websites.


PART 2: "Laboratory accreditation"

•Laboratory accreditation: General aspects / BELAC accreditation body / Confidence with compliance / Laboratory and business benefits / Laboratory’s technical competence

•Key steps towards accreditation

•ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard: §4 – management clauses / §5 – technical clauses

•New ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard & transition steps

•Bibliography & reference websites.