MEDA203 Laboratory Procedures
Department of Health Sciences: Medical Assisting
- I. Course Number and Title
- MEDA203 Laboratory Procedures
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- BIOL115 Basic Human Anatomy (C or better) and MEDA120 Medical Terminology (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course should be taken in the semester prior to the externship, with no more than two semesters delay.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course is a laboratory introduction to microscopic and chemical analysis of blood and urine as performed in the physician's office. Basic procedures for diagnostic tests, including the handling and preservation of specimens, urinalysis, and capillary and venous blood withdrawal are performed.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- demonstrate an understanding of safety and regulatory guidelines in a medical laboratory;
- demonstrate proper venipuncture and capillary puncture;
- collect blood, urine, and throat specimens; and
- perform clinical, hematology, microbiology and immunology testing.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- laboratory procedures
- safety and regulatory guidelines in medical laboratory
- introduction to medical laboratory
- phlebotomy: venipuncture and capillary puncture
- hematology testing techniques
- urinalysis testing techniques
- basic microbiology
- specialty laboratory section
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsThe assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom 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.
Review/Approval Date - 5/03; Revised 4/05; Revised 12/09; Revised 3/21; New Core 8/2015