Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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AHMT 101 - Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology

Credit(s): 2

This course is intended for students interested in the profession of Medical Laboratory Technology. Students are provided an overview of accreditation and certification, types of laboratory personnel, medical, ethical and legal issues, laboratory safety, laboratory math, use and care of the microscope, a description of the testing performed in the major laboratory departments and quality control and quality assurance. (All Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • List important events in the history of the clinical laboratory and describe the type of professionalism desired in clinical laboratory personnel.
  • Describe behavior consistent with the ethical practice of clinical laboratory medicine.
  • Apply principles of confidentiality for all patients and test results.
  • State the special knowledge and skills of other members of the health care team needed for quality patient care.
  • Explain the impact of federal and state regulatory agencies on the clinical laboratory.
  • Identify pathogens including the HIV virus that can be transmitted by blood or body fluids.
  • List and describe safety hazards in the laboratory and discuss the proper techniques to avoid accidents.
  • Use basic metric systems for laboratory procedures and use formulas to calculate strengths of dilutions and solutions.
  • Discuss processing clinical specimens according to established procedures.
  • List and explain the basic laboratory procedures in clinical chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, immunology/serology.
  • Evaluate quality control values.

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