Original ArticlesNew Postgraduate Academic Qualification for Point-of-Care CoordinatorsShephard, Mark PhD*; Halls, Heather MSc, MSocSc†; Motta, Lara BMedSc(Hons)*Author Information From the *Flinders University International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing, and †Community Point-of-Care Services, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia. Reprints: Mark Shephard, PhD, Flinders University International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing, Sturt Campus, West Wing, Level 3, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042. E-mail: [email protected]. The authors’ unit receives research support from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology: December 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 4 - p 173-175 doi: 10.1097/POC.0b013e318265e6fe Buy Metrics Abstract The Flinders University International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing was established in 2011 to deliver advanced research and teaching programs in point-of-care (POC) testing and build the capacity of rural and remote communities globally to develop and sustain innovative, quality-ensured POC testing solutions. This state-of-the-art postgraduate course will be taught by scientific and academic staff skilled in delivering community-based POC testing models in “real-life” field situations in Australia and overseas. The interconnectedness with other related Flinders University teaching modules ensures that the Graduate Certificate in Global Point-of-Care Testing is unique as a specialist academic qualification in this field. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.