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NMED 1117 - Basic Venipuncture for Allied Health Professionals

Nuclear Medicine Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

Course Details

This ONLINE course is designed for students of allied health training programs (such as Cardiac Sciences), allied health practitioners (such as LPNs) or individuals working under a healthcare professional. Prospective students who don't fit into one of these categories must contact the Program Head for Nuclear Medicine to seek permission to take the course. This course provides basic theory and procedure for performing simple venipuncture by syringe and needle, evacuated system and butterfly needle for the purpose of either blood collection or injection of a substance into the bloodstream. This ONLINE course includes graphics and video clips demonstrating equipment and procedures. Successful students will have the requisite knowledge but will not have sufficient practice and skill to be competent in basic venipuncture from this course alone. See Learning Outcomes for details. Following completion of the course, students who are not part of a program with clinical practicum may apply for recognition of clinical experience if they are already working in an environment where a qualified professional is able to supervise, assess and verify performed venipuncture procedures. Workshop: Students can register for an introductory one day hands-on workshop which is held after the online course ends. The workshop only prepares students for their clinical experience or practicum and not competency in Venipuncture. Due to safety concerns, students must successfully pass the online course in order to be able to attend the workshop. Registered students must abide by the BCIT Student Code of Conduct stated in the online course. For students able to attend the BCIT Campus laboratory workshop, register for the section (CRN) including BOTH the ONLINE course AND Laboratory workshop. For students at a distance, register for the online course only.





Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 41349

Mon Jan 04 - Sat Feb 27 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Feb 27 Online Delivery
See Notes below



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This is an ONLINE internet delivery course. You must have access to a computer and the internet to complete this course. Access is through or This section does not include a one day laboratory workshop at the end of the course. Please note that the NMED 1117 course normally has sections offered that include a hands-on workshop for an additional cost. Due to BCIT safety protocols around COVID-19, there will be no workshops offered in the Winter or Spring 2021 terms. If you wish to do a venipuncture workshop in the Fall 2021 term, please contact after May 2021 for information.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the theory and procedure for basic venipuncture for the purpose of either collecting a blood sample or injecting a substance into the bloodstream.
  • Practice basic venipuncture under direct supervision by a qualified health care professional.

Students will have the requisite knowledge but will not have sufficient practice and skill to be competent in basic venipuncture from this course alone.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

NMED 1117 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Diploma


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