Oct 02, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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AHMT 295v - Clinical I: Medical Laboratory Clinical

Credit(s): 5

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology program.
Corequisite(s): AHMT 201 , AHMT 205 , AHMT 210 .
This course allows students to apply information and skills learned in AHMA 220,  AHMT 201, AHMT 205, and AHMT 210 in a clinical setting in order to develop professionalism and proficiency. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the clinical objectives of the Urinalysis/ Body Fluids, Hematology/Coagulation, and Immunology/ Serology laboratory 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 proficiency in phlebotomy procedures and tasks, including vein and capillary punctures and non-blood specimen processing, in an accurate, timely, and professional manner.
  • 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.

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