MT 210 Principles of Laboratory Science

3 credits, Spring

Introduces the student to the medical laboratory profession by providing a discussion of the organization of an accredited clinical laboratory and regulatory agencies, principles of laboratory and patient safety, instruction in medical terminology, principles of quality control and quality assurance, professional conduct and ethical considerations relevant to the clinical laboratory, including HIPAA regulations, and instruction in phlebotomy. The student will perform calculations required to prepare laboratory solutions and dilutions, and demonstrate competency making specific dilutions and solutions.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 210 and MATH 210; or permission of the Medical Technology Program Coordinator