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Department of Business Studies
Penn 401 • Phone (215) 968-8227
Curriculum Code No. 3166
The program prepares students to function as phlebotomists in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, medical clinics, commercial laboratories, and in other settings where blood is collected from patients. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better to be placed into an externship which offers students 120 hours of practice in an off-site clinical facility. Students must perform a minimum of 100 successful unaided blood draws during their externship. Graduates are eligible to sit for a national examination to become a certified phlebotomy technician.
Graduates of this program are able to
- describe the organization structure of a clinical laboratory and the role of a phlebotomist;
- relate the anatomy of body systems to basic laboratory tests and pathologic conditions using appropriate medical terminology;
- demonstrate correct patient identification procedures;
- perform venipunctures and capillary punctures using safe and effective procedures in accordance with laboratory policy;
- define preanalytical variables and complications associated with blood collection;
- describe procedures for the correct handling and processing of specimens; and
- discuss legal and ethical implications of phlebotomy.
|BIOL115 Basic Human Anatomy||3|
|MEDA120 Medical Terminology A||3|
|MEDA204 Phlebotomy Procedures & Techniques B||4|
|MEDA205 Medical Law and Ethics||3|
|MEDA287 Phlebotomy Externship B||3|
|Total Credit Hours||16|
AOpen for credit by examination
B Course requires prerequisite.