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Microbiology (MICRB)

MICRB 151B Hematology for Medical Laboratory Technicians (5) Blood cell identification and analysis. Related procedures for diagnosing normal or disease states of blood cells and coagulation.

MICRB 151B Hematology for Medical Laboratory Technicians (5)

This course is taken with (or before) Micrb 151E - Hematology Practicum. Topics include: hematopoiesis; measurement of red cells, white blood cells, and platelets; significance of hematology results in the diagnosis of hematological diseases; principles of coagulation and related disease states, with emphasis on common factor deficiencies and platelet abnormalities. Laboratory sessions focus on manual techniques, and microscopic identification of blood cells. A capstone project requires the student to research and present a patient case study to the class.

Upon completion of Micrb 151B, the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the importance of proper collection of blood for hematology studies.
2. Discuss hematopoiesis in terms of normal and abnormal cell differentiation and proliferation.
3. Describe methods and interpret the clinical significance of common hematology and coagulation tests.
4. Perform basic manual hematology procedures in student laboratory.
5. Assess the validity of patient results by correlating laboratory data with quality control results.
6. Demonstrate methods of maintaining a safe working environment in student laboratory.
7. Relate the clinical significance of hematology assay results to patient case studies.
8. Recognize and identify abnormal red and white cell morphology in peripheral blood smears.
9. Discuss the theory of operation of hematology instruments.
10. Present a patient case study to the class, discuss lab results and symptoms in context of pathological mechanisms.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2014

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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