Laboratory Procedures 1

Credits: 4

Prerequisite: HCCC 1220 Introduction to Health Careers II, BIOL 1240 Health and Disease in the Human Body, and ENGL 1276 College Composition, and HPPC 1002 Medical Terminology

Co-Requisite: MEDA 1101 Administrative Procedures I, MEDA 1201 Clinical Procedures I

This course is designed to introduce the student to the clinical laboratory. Students will learn laboratory safety, use and maintenance of lab equipment, use and maintenance of microscopes, quality assurance and controls. The student will perform Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived tests according to CLIA guidelines and within the Medical Assistant Scope of Practice. Collection of simulated specimens such as urine, occult blood, throat, wound and wet preps will be performed in the lab setting.

Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): none