May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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AHMT 295y - Clinical III: Medical Laboratory Clinical

Credit(s): 5

Prerequisite(s): AHMT 201 , AHMT 205 , AHMT 210 , AHMT 230 , AHMT 240 , AHMT 295v , and AHMT 295x  with a minimum grade of 75% in both the lecture and the laboratory portions of each course.
Corequisite(s): AHMT 235 .
This course is a health-related, work-based learning experience allowing students to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts especially in the area of Immunohematology (Blood Bank) and Clinical Microbiology. (Summer Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the clinical objectives of Immunohematology and Clinical Microbiology by verbalizing the basic principles and procedures of the tests in the departments and demonstrating organizational and technical skills at the level required for each test performed.
  • Demonstrate initiative by reviewing course materials prior to and during the rotation, asking questions to advance understanding, research areas of weakness, and asking for additional work as needed.
  • Demonstrate the importance of punctuality and attendance at each day of clinical by maintaining an excellent attendance record and promptly notifying the MLT faculty and the clinical faculty of any absences or tardiness.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior by maintaining a strong positive attitude exhibiting a proactive attitude in developing the competencies required, developing and using good professional judgment in all matters concerning laboratory safety and interaction with patients, specimens, clinical staff, faculty and fellow students.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the needs and requirements of the clinical laboratory through awareness of the departmental workloads, maintaining accurate records, restocking supplies as necessary and cleaning up work area periodically throughout the day and at the completion of clinical activities.
  • Maintain a safe laboratory environment by adhering to all applicable safety regulations as presented throughout the MLT program which include, but are not limited to, appropriate disinfection of work area, maintaining a neat uncluttered work area, wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment, and reporting hazards observed.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and with the public.

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