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Medical Laboratory Science - MLSC


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate Professional and Competent Conduct
    • Discuss the importance of maintaining high standards of practice within the medical laboratory profession in service of patient care and promote the image of medical laboratory technology
    • Communicate honestly and professionally within the context of human resources decision making; build competence in interviewing.
  • Practise and Promote Quality Management
    • Apply the principles and components of quality management systems to clinical laboratory activities, including preanalytical, analytical and postanalytical risk management and continuous quality improvement processes
    • Discuss the fundamental principles of project management including resource allocation, LEAN, timelines, change management, information management and communication using information to make informed decisions in the execution and maintenance of cost-effective health service delivery
  • Investigate, Evaluate and Problem Solve
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the complex and dynamic clinical laboratory environment and employ strategies for adaptation
    • Demonstrate an understanding of how change in one area of service delivery may impact other areas and processes
    • Develop an awareness of effective strategies for problem solving and decision making, and initiate follow-up
    • Engage in reflective practice and employ sound decision making to draw conclusions about the need for improvements in future practice and/or assessment
    • Integrate learning from all MLSC courses into the interpretation and evaluation of a variety of case studies relevant to clinical laboratory practice
  • Demonstrate Professional and Competent Conduct
    • Recognize limitations and seeks action to resolve gaps in understanding or ability
    • Relate the CSMLS code of conduct to the application of appropriate clinical and ethical judgment in carrying out one's duties as a medical laboratory technologist.
    • Describe the overarching framework of the Canadian health care system and how this applies to Canadian medical laboratory practice, and demonstrate the knowledge of laboratory professional organizations
    • Demonstrate an awareness of the professional responsibilities and accountabilities of a laboratory technologist including scope of practice, patient confidentiality, informed consent, standard of care and compliance with legislation
    • Relate determinants of health to medical laboratory practice.
  • Demonstrate Interprofessional Collaboration
    • Reflect upon the role of the medical laboratory technologist relative to those of other health care professionals and participate in and promote interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration
    • Demonstrate competence in collaborative leadership, as defined by the CIHC National Competency Framework.

Effective as of Winter 2023

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