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Microbiology (MICRB)

MICRB 151E Hematology Practicum (2) Supervised experience at affiliated clinical laboratory. Focus is on the practical application of hematology and coagulation procedures.

MICRB 151E Hematology Practicum (2)

This clinical practicum enables the 2MLT student to gain experience in hematology and coagulation, and includes approx. 120 hours of supervised experience in an affiliated clinical laboratory. The course is taken concurrently or after the lecture course Micrb 151B - Hematology for Medical Laboratory Technicians. Topics include: hematopoiesis; hemostasis; common hematology and coagulation methods; the principles of operation, use, maintenance, and troubleshooting of hematology analyzers; microscopic examination of blood smears; quality control.

Upon completion of Micrb 151E, the student will be able to:
1. Recognize pre-analytical factors affecting hematology and coagulation results.
2. Perform routine hematology and coagulation procedures at specific mastery levels.
3. Demonstrate the use of common hematology and coagulation analyzers, and participate in the maintenance and troubleshooting of these instruments.
4. Interpret the clinical significance of hematology and coagulation results.
5. Demonstrate methods of maintaining a safe working environment in the hematology department of the clinical laboratory.
6. Identify normal and abnormal red cell, white cell, and platelet morphology in peripheral blood smears.
7. Follow protocol when reporting patient results.
8. Assess the validity of patient results by correlating laboratory data with quality control results.
9. Achieve specified standards of attitude and work habits at the clinical bench.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:MICRB 151B

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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