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MLT 111 - Clinical Laboratory Techniques 1

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: Acceptance into MLT Program

This course is an orientation to general laboratory practice, laboratory safety, venipuncture, capillary puncture and clinical urinalysis. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Perform capillary puncture and explain the technique concept.
  2. Perform venipuncture and explain the technique concept.
  3. Perform all urinalysis laboratory test procedures with results and control values within acceptable manufacturer’s limits.
  4. Identify the importance of clinical urinalysis.
  5. Identify the importance of clinical phlebotomy.
Listed Topics
  1. General laboratory safety and infection control in the clinical lab
  2. Controls, reference specimens and quality control
  3. Specimen collection and handling
  4. Capillary puncture
  5. Venipuncture
  6. Urinalysis
  7. Professionalism
Reference Materials
Lecture and discussion, textbook assignments, audiovisual methods, laboratory exercises, etc.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/15/2010
Last Reviewed: 5/11/2023

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