MDLB230 Medical Lab Clinical I
Department of Health Sciences: Medical Laboratory
- I. Course Number and Title
- MDLB230 Medical Lab Clinical I
- II. Number of Credits
- 2 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- MDLB201 (C or better), MDLB205 (C or better), MLDB210 (C or better), MDLB215 (C or better), and MDLB220 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Students are required to travel to assigned site for clinical rotation.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course introduces the Medical Laboratory student to the Clinical Laboratory setting. Student clinical work occurs in the assigned applicable departments of the Laboratory-Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, or the Blood Bank (Immunohematology). Preceptors closely supervise student clinical work.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- demonstrate competency in processing and analyzing biological specimens in the clinical laboratory;
- apply the basic concepts and principles learned in the didactic portion of the curriculum to current methodologies used in clinical laboratories;
- properly use supplies, equipment and instrumentation for laboratory procedures; and
- use standard precautions when handling, processing and analyzing body fluid samples.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Specimen handling, organization, processing, integrity, acceptability and storage
- Routine instrument and test kit set up, quality control, trouble-shooting and maintenance
- Reference ranges and Critical values for major analytes in each department
- HIPAA guidelines
- Phlebotomy policies and procedures
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