Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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AHMT 201 - Hematology and Coagulation

Credit(s): 6

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology program.
Corequisite(s): AHMT 205 , AHMT 210 , AHMT 295v .
This course presents the origin of the various types of blood cells with emphasis on the red and white cells. Students learn about human hematological disorders and classify these based on clinical laboratory findings. This course also includes blood coagulation with emphases on the theory, procedures, and practical applications and provides an overview of the coagulation process, disorders, and laboratory evaluations associated with the disorders. Laboratory experiences emphasize the morphology and identification of common human blood cells and various procedures used in the hematology and hemostasis departments including both manual and semi-automated methods of assessment as well as phlebotomy. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Describe the various quality assurance procedures and their uses that aid in the successful running of a hematology department.
  • Describe and explain basic concepts involving the formation and maturation of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
  • Utilize interpretive, analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills in various laboratory situations. Evaluate laboratory assay data.
  • Evaluate for sources of error, resolve situational and quality control problems.
  • Evaluate/interpret laboratory data for presence of disease, and solve laboratory math problems.
  • Describe and explain the major characteristics of leukemias and lymphomas, malignant lymphoid and monocytic disorders, plasma cell dyscrasias, and chronic myeloproliferative disorders.
  • Evaluate WBC, RBC, and platelet morphology and relate them to pathophysiological condition.
  • Evaluate other hematological tests such as reticulocyte counts, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and sickle cell screening and interpret the results.
  • Select appropriate controls, calibrators, reagents and type of samples and method for test requested.
  • Perform and evaluate various coagulation tests, such as PT and APTT and interpret the results.
  • Explain the analytical principles of other less common tests of the hematology department.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of all aspects of the coagulation mechanism.
  • Describe disease states associated with abnormal coagulation values.
  • Perform basic laboratory coagulation analysis.
  • Evaluate laboratory test outcomes and correlate test results with patient condition(s).
  • Evaluate the suitability of clinical specimens.
  • Develop professionalism, communication skills, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in phlebotomy procedures and tasks, including vein and capillary punctures and non-blood specimen processing, in and accurate, timely, and professional manner.

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