Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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AHMT 205 - Urinalysis and Body Fluids


Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology program.
Corequisite(s): AHMT 201 , AHMT 210 AHMT 295v .
An introduction to the study and analysis of urine, body fluids, and other non-blood specimens. It emphasizes the physical, chemical, and microscopic examination of urine and body fluids, such as cerebrospinal fluid, serous and synovial fluids, semen, and feces. Students will interpret the results and correlate clinical values to health and disease states. Emphasis on procedures to ensure quality of results and safety guidelines for proper handling of samples. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Diagram and describe renal anatomy and physiology.
  • Define and demonstrate proper analysis of the three main components of a routine urinalysis.
  • Analyze urinalysis data and how it relates to health or pathological conditions.
  • Evaluate and demonstrate proper analysis of the various extravascular fluids such as CSF, serous fluids, and synovial fluids and interpret results as it correlates to healthy or pathophysiological conditions.
  • Evaluate and interpret laboratory assay data, evaluate procedures for sources of error, and resolve situational and specimen related error by taking appropriate corrective action.
  • Describe the various quality assurance processes and their uses that aid in the successful running of a urinalysis or body fluid specimen.
  • Develop professionalism, communication skills, and interpersonal relationships.



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