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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:

  • Practice safety of self, colleagues, instructors and the environment.
  • Continue to apply and perform analytical techniques utilizing light measuring, electrochemical, osmometry, reflectance, and point-of-care systems in simulated activities.
  • Describe and perform analytical techniques utilizing protein electrophoresis and immunofixation systems.
  • Maintain and operate automated chemistry instrumentation according to standard operating procedures.
  • Integrate theory, analysis, and interpretation of macroscopic and microscopic urinalysis
  • Demonstrate knowledge of gas chromatography mass spectrometry and atomic absorption spectroscopy principles.
  • Explain principles and clinical importance of therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology
  • Evaluate and discuss analytical quality requirements to ensure accuracy of laboratory results.
  • Identify potential sources of analytical error or limitations and employ corrective action.
  • Apply analytical method principles that assess organ system functions, body fluids, and malignant growth.
  • Conduct appropriate action according to established protocols when patient results are identified as critical, implausible, out of analytical range, and/or priority testing is required.
  • Apply critical thinking, reflective practice, and problem solving strategies to ensure best practices.
  • Practices quality management in regards to efficient use of laboratory supplies and resources.
  • Validate, document, interpret, and correlate patient test results with clinical conditions and initiate any follow-up testing prior to reporting.
  • Demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal skills, team skills, inter-disciplinary and inter-professional collaboration.

Effective as of Winter 2023

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