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MDA 107 - Laboratory Procedures for the Medical Office

Credits: 3
2 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: ALH 140 , MDA 105   
Co-requisites: MDA 106 , BIO 103 , MDA 103   

This course provides the medical assistant student with knowledge, behaviors and skills used in the medical office laboratory. Areas of concentration include clinical chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, phlebotomy, quality assurance and specimen collection. Laboratory time is included for skills competency. Additional hours of practice time under the direct supervision of an instructor are provided. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the course the student will be able to demonstrate compliance with all of the MAERB Core Curriculum objectives as follows:

1.   MAERB Appendix B CORE Curriculum 2015 standards

2.   Describe the normal function of each body system I.C.7.

3.   Identify common pathology related to each body system including:

  • signs I.C.8.a.
  • symptoms I.C.8.b.
  • etiology I.C.8.c.

4.   Analyze pathology for each body system including:

  • diagnostic measures I.C.9.a.
  • treatment modalities I.C.9.b.

5.   Identify CLIA waived tests associated with common diseases I.C.10.

6.   Identify quality assurance practices in healthcare I.C.12.

7.   Perform:

  • venipuncture I.P.2.b.
  • capillary puncture I.P.2.c.

8.   Perform patient screening using established protocols I.P.3.

9.   Instruct and prepare a patient for a procedure or a treatment I.P.8.

10. Assist provider with a patient exam I.P.9.

11. Perform quality control measure I.P.10.

12. Obtain specimens and perform:

  • CLIA waived hematology test I.P.11.a.
  • CLIA waived chemistry test I.P.11.b.
  • CLIA waived urinalysis test I.P.11c.
  • CLIA waived immunology test I.P.11.d.
  • CLIA waived microbiology test I.P.11.e.

13. Incorporate critical thinking skills when performing patient assessment I.A.1.

14. Incorporate critical thinking skills when performing patient care I.A.2.

15. Show awareness to the concerns related to the procedure being performed I.A.3.

16. Analyze healthcare results as reported in:

  • graphs II.C.6.a.
  • tables II.C.6.b.

17. Differentiate between normal and abnormal test results II.P.2.

18. Maintain lab test results using flow sheets II.P.3.

19. Assure a patient of the accuracy of the test results II.A.1.

20. List major types of infectious agents III.C.1.

21. Describe the infection cycle including:

  • Infectious agent III.C.2.a.
  • Reservoir III.C.2.b.
  • Susceptible host III.C.2.c.
  • Means of transmission III.C.2.d.
  • Portals of entry III.C.2.e.
  • Portals of exit III.C.2.f.

22. Identify methods of controlling the growth of microorganisms III.C.4.

23. Define the principles of standard precautions III.C.5.

24. Define personal protective equipment for:

  • All body fluids, secretions and  excretions III.C.6.a.
  • Blood III.C.6.b.
  • Non-intact skin III.C.6.c.
  • Mucous membranes III.C.6.d.

25. Identify the Center for Disease Control regulation that impact healthcare practices III.C.7.

26. Select appropriate barrier/PPE III.P.2.

27. Demonstrate proper disposal of biohazardous material:

  • Sharps III.P.10.a.
  • Regulated waste III.P.10.b.

28. Explain the purpose of routine maintenance of administrative and clinical equipment VI.C.9.

29. Perform routine maintenance of administrative or clinical equipment VI.P.8.

30. Identify:

  • Safety signs XII.C.1.a.
  • Symbols XII.C.1.b.
  • Labels XII.C.1.c.

31. Identify safety techniques that can be used in responding to accidental exposure to :

  • Blood XII.C.2.a.
  • Other body fluids XII.C.2.b.
  • Needle sticks XII.C.2.c.
  • Chemicals XII.C.2.d.

32. Comply with:

  • Safety signs XII.P.1.a.
  • Symbols XII.P.1.b.
  • Labels XII.P.1.c.

33. Demonstrate proper use of:

  • Sharps disposal containers XII.P.2.a.

 Listed Topics

  1. Engineered safety devices
  2. Blood types
  3. Venipuncture
  4. Capillary puncture
  5. CLIA - waived tests in chemistry, hematology and urinalysis
  6. Routine maintenance of equipment
  7. Quality control
  8. Use of the microscope
  9. Microbiology testing
  10. Immunology tests
  11. Occult blood test
Reference Materials
Textbooks, audio, video, internet and lab equipment. 
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 & problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 09/27/2019

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