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MA 175 - Medical Laboratory Techniques

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 2
Lab Contact Hours: 1
Description: This course provides an opportunity for the student to practice techniques and perform laboratory procedures. The student will practice preparing the patient for tests, collecting samples, completing the tests, documenting and reporting the results to the physician. The student will practice performing a urinalysis, hematology, chemistry, immunology and microbiology tests. Students perform live tests on each other in this course.

 Note: Students must begin MA 196  within six months of completing MA 175 and MA 180 .

Prerequisites: HIT 104  with a minimum grade of 2.0.

MA 115  with a minimum grade of 2.0.

MA 134 with a minimum grade of 2.0. 

MA 140  with a minimum grade of 2.0.
Corequisites: MA 180. 
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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Course Competencies

  1. Utilize medical terminology in accordance with the language typically used in the laboratory.
  2. Document test results using flow sheets.
  3. Differentiate between normal and abnormal test results.
  4. Utilize a microscope to view blood cells.
  5. Perform quality control processes on testing equipment.
  6. Explain the process of obtaining accurate test results to a patient.
  7. Explain the proper preparation for specific lab tests to patients.
  8. Perform Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived tests.   
  9. Evaluate the work environment to identify unsafe working conditions and correct them. 
  10. Recognize implications for failure to comply with Center for Disease Control regulations.
  11. Record laboratory test results in the patient chart.
  12. Demonstrate proper use of emergency equipment in the lab.
  13. Demonstrate ergonomics and proper body mechanics while working in the lab.     

Note: Educational Competencies, mandated for Medical Assistants by the accrediting body MAERB, will be supplied in class.

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