Clinical Chemistry Practicum (2) Supervised experience at affiliated clinical laboratory. Focus is on the practical application of clinical chemistry procedures. Phlebotomy.
MICRB 151D Clinical Chemistry Practicum (2)
This clinical practicum enables the 2MLT student to gain experience in clinical chemistry, and includes approx. 110 hours of supervised experience in an affiliated clinical laboratory. The course is taken concurrently or after the lecture course Micrb 151A - Clinical Chemistry for Medical Laboratory Technicians. Topics include: specimen handling; common chemical analyses of blood and other body fluids; principles of operation, use, maintenance, and troubleshooting of clinical chemistry analyzers; quality control; safety; phlebotomy.
Upon completion of Micrb 151D, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate mathematical calculations necessary to prepare reagents, gather data, calculate results, and analyze specimens in the clinical chemistry department.
2. Recognize errors in the collection of specimens for chemical analysis.
3. Demonstrate the use of basic chemistry instruments; participate in the maintenance, and troubleshooting of these instruments.
4. Interpret the clinical significance of common chemical analyses.
5. Assess the validity of patient results by correlating laboratory data with quality control results.
6. Perform phlebotomy and routine chemistry procedures at appropriate mastery levels.
7. Demonstrate methods of maintaining a safe working environment in the chemistry department of the clinical laboratory.
8. Achieve specific standards of attitude and work habits at the clinical bench.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.