MLT 240 - Clinical Affiliation I
Performance of procedures in clinical chemistry, immunology-serology, and immunohematology in an affiliated medical laboratory under direct supervision of medical laboratory personnel. Students will conduct routine analytical procedures, develop their laboratory skills, and apply knowledge gained in the program. Emphasis is on specimen collection and processing, quality control, preventative maintenance, laboratory safety, and significance of abnormal results. Clinical hours: 40 hr/week for 4 weeks.
Prerequisite: CLT 206 Immunohematology, CLT 207 Clinical Chemistry, CLT 216 Immunology, CLT 220L Serological Techniques, and approval of the CLT advisor
10.7 Clinical Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Process blood samples and other specimens for analysis.
2. Using established criteria, identify and evaluate patient specimens for acceptability, and take necessary actions if specimens are unacceptable.
3. Perform analytical tests on patient samples under the direct supervision of laboratory personnel in the relevant areas of the clinical laboratory.
4. Evaluate the clinical significance of laboratory results.
5. Recognize factors that affect procedures and results and take appropriate actions within predetermined limits.
6. State how quality control (QC) is monitored for the different procedures and instrumentation in the laboratory, how QC performance records are evaluated, and the proper corrective actions to be taken if QC values are outside established limits.
7. Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on laboratory equipment within predetermined limits.
8. List the quality assurance monitors used in each section of the laboratory.
9. Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel and other health care personnel.
10. Demonstrate the methodologies used in technical training in the clinical laboratory at a level consistent with a new graduate.
11. Evaluate the technical training provided to students in the clinical environment.
12. Demonstrate competence in performing tests, assays, and procedures as specified in the department policy manual.
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