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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:

  • Establish rapport with patients, describe procedures and solicit consent to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture procedures.
  • Safely perform venipuncture and capillary blood collection from human subjects to obtain appropriate samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Apply knowledge of specimen procurement, handling and testing priorities to laboratory test requests and verify specimen suitability and integrity.
  • Effectively communicate and interact with colleagues, patients, students and other health professionals.
  • Identify specimens that carry legal implications and observe established protocol for their procurement and handling.
  • Identify preanalytical sources of error and apply critical thinking skills to problem solve and take corrective action when errors in are identified.
  • Follow established guidelines with respect to specimen storage, retention and disposal. Articulate specimen storage requirements for a variety of tests and specimens.
  • Safely and effectively communicate and execute duties within an interdisciplinary environment. Recognize the need for and foster inter-professional collaboration.
  • Identify and demonstrate basic patient care skills relevant to the laboratory professional and provide health care service guided by patient-centered values.
  • Respond to a variety of patient conditions, circumstances, and acuity. Recognize and respond to changing situations and common indicators of patient stress.
  • Recognize and articulate scope of practice, individual competence, and the boundaries of safe practice, seeking assistance or alternatives where appropriate.
  • Effectively use personal protective equipment and practice laboratory hygiene and infection control.

Effective as of Winter 2023

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