MLT 110 - Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology
Overview of medicine and the field of Clinical Laboratory Technology. Designed to acquaint the student with the clinical laboratory and with the professional role of laboratory personnel within health care delivery system. Review of safety issues connected with the clinical laboratory, introduction to values, ethics and interpersonal communication in these settings.
1 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate appropriate professional behavior.
2. Identify the health care providers in hospitals and clinics and describe their academic preparation and roles on the health care team.
3. Describe the various hospital departments and their major functions.
4. Describe the organizational structure of the clinical laboratory department.
5. Discuss the roles of the clinical laboratory personnel and their qualification for these professional positions.
6. List the most common types of laboratory procedures performed in the various sections of the clinical laboratory department.
7. Describe the roles of federal and state regulations on testing in the clinical laboratory.
8. Identify policies and procedures for maintaining laboratory safety.
9. Identify and discuss the modes of transmission of infection and methods for prevention.
10. Identify and properly label biohazardous specimens.
11. Describe electrical, chemical, radiation and biological hazards and fire safety procedures used in hospitals, including the clinical lab.
12. Explain basic types of isolation and exposure control techniques.
13. Discuss in detail the standard precautions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
14. Discuss in detail and perform proper infection control techniques, such as hand washing, gowning, gloving, masking, and double-bagging.
15. Explain the roles of temperament and communication style in interpersonal and professional relationships.
16. Distinguish between values and ethics.
17. Discuss and explain the importance of maintaining patient confidentiality.
18. Define professionalism and give examples of professional behavior.
19. Describe and discuss the major points of the Patient's Bill of Rights as it applies to clinical laboratory personnel.
20. List the causes of stress in the work environment and discuss the coping skills used to deal with stress in the work environment.
21. Differentiate between values and ethics.
22. Apply ethical standards to potential situations in the health care setting.
23. Explain basic concepts of communication and demonstrate professional communication.
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