MED 101 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science

This course explores the nature and scope of clinical laboratory work. The primary focus is the role of the laboratory in the delivery of health care in various settings, emphasizing types of health care facilities, regulatory agencies affecting laboratory operations, responsibilities, duties and professional conduct expected of clinical laboratory technicians, standard precautions, safety in the laboratory, laboratory mathematics and quality assessment, and medical terminology and procurement of blood specimens. A phlebotomy workshop develops the fundamental skills required to procure and prepare blood specimens for testing. A field trip will be scheduled to a clinical laboratory. Prerequisite: CLS and Phlebotomy students only. Three hours of lecture per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 3 credits Fall

3 credits
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