AHEL 120 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory • 5 Cr.
First in a series designed to prepare students to work in a clinical laboratory setting. Provides overview of clinical laboratory work including organizational structures; regulatory standards; quality assurance practices; and basic clinical laboratory procedures. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Completion of AHE 100, 110, 120, HLTH 145 and AHEL 110 with a C or better at BC, or permission of Program Chair.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Describe the general structure, functions, and operation of a clinical laboratory and the roles and responsibilities of a clinical laboratory assistant.
- Apply laboratory Safety and Quality Assurance procedures.
- Identify the laboratory tests associated with each clinical laboratory function.
- Apply the theory associated with laboratory testing in the areas of chemistry, hematology, microbiology, toxicology, serology and urinalysis.
- Apply skills in basic collection, testing and processing of point-of-care and CLIA waived tests pertinent to the clinical laboratory.