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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(s): Placement by assessment into ENGL 101 , or completion of ENGL 092  or ENGL 093  with a C or better. Completion of AHE 100 , AHE 110 , AHE 120 , HLTH 145 ; and AHEL 110  with a C or better at BC, or permission of Program Chair.

Course Outcomes
  • 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.

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