MDLB235 Medical Lab Clinical II
Department of Health Sciences: Medical Laboratory
- I. Course Number and Title
- MDLB235 Medical Lab Clinical II
- II. Number of Credits
- 2 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- MDLB220 (C or better), MDLB225 (C or better), MDLB230 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Students are required to travel to assigned site for clinical rotation.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- Medical Laboratory students apply theory and classroom materials to the clinical laboratory setting. Students participate in the supervised clinical setting while developing the skills of an entry-level laboratory professional.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- operate computerized instruments and associated laboratory software effectively, recognizing the need for corrective action, maintenance, and documentation;
- identify normal, abnormal, and critical laboratory results for each laboratory department, correlating with clinical diagnosis;
- demonstrate professional conduct consistent with ethical guidelines for health care professionals; and
- communicate effectively using verbal, written, oral and electronic modalities for a diverse population of patients and health care professionals.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Urinalysis Examinations including interpretation and reporting of results
- Staining, reading, and interpretation of Hematology differentials
- Analysis of body fluid specimens including cell counts and differential smears.
- Reticulocyte counts, Sickle cell prep, Sedimentation Rates, Leukocyte and Platelet manual estimations
- Coagulation testing for disease and medication monitoring
- Blood typing, atypical antibody screening and identification
- Blood component usage and storage
- Selection of donor units and compatibility testing
- Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus/Newborn
- Inoculation of appropriate primary media and selection of conditions for incubation
- Gram staining
- Primary cultures
- Selective and differential media, biochemical identification systems and instrumentation for organism identification
- Normal flora vs pathogens in anatomical sites
- Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
- Immunologic, fluorescent and molecular biology techniques
- Quality control procedures, monitoring and corrective actions
- Instrument programming and calibration, basic maintenance and troubleshooting.
- Special chemistry procedures performed in the affiliate site
- Elements of common Clinical Chemistry Test Profiles
- Reference range values and critical values
- Elements of comprehensive Quality Assurance Programs
- Laboratory Competency Practicals in each Laboratory Department
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudents satisfy the course learning goals via laboratory-based assignments and correct execution and identification of laboratory case history/unknown samples as assessed by clinical supervisor.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Approval date- 6/2018