MDLB101 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technician
Department of Health Sciences: Medical Laboratory
- I. Course Number and Title
- MDLB101 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technician
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- Admission to Medical Laboratory Technician Program
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Lab fees apply.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course introduces the medical laboratory technician student to the laboratory setting. Students gain an appreciation for the daily functions, safety regulations, and ethical standards of a professional laboratory technician. This course also includes hands-on laboratory experience in Phlebotomy, Urinalysis, and Analysis of Body Fluids.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- discuss the use of clinical laboratory data in the diagnosis and treatment of patients;
- identify and explain principles of safety in the clinical laboratory;
- operate, calibrate, and maintain standard laboratory instruments and equipment;
- perform Phlebotomy procedures; and
- perform analyses on urine and body fluids, correlating clinical features with typical findings.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Introduction to Laboratory Safety
- Quality Control and Quality Assurance Programs in the Clinical Laboratory
- Phlebotomy Procedures and Practice
- Pre-Analytical Urinalysis
- Renal Anatomy and Physiology Review
- Urinalysis: Physical Components, Chemical Examination, Microscopic Sediment Examination
- Cerebrospinal Fluid
- Serous and Synovial Fluids
- Broncho-alveolar Lavage
- Sweat Testing
- Semen, Pregnancy and Amniotic Fluids
- Fecal Analysis
- Point of Care Testing
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudents satisfy the course learning goals via class discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance-based tasks and projects.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Approval date- 6/2018