Clinical Laboratory Sciences Course Description

 


CLLS 5335

Clinical Practice I

 

Primary Instructor:  EnderleCredit Hours:  3
Description:

The student will be assigned to a different clinical area for each course, in microbiology, hematology, clinical chemistry, or immunohematology. The student will be given the opportunity to demonstrate: 1) the ability to integrate knowledge, attitudes, and skills to clinical laboratory practices and procedures; 2) the ability to integrate previous knowledge and skills with more sophisticated instrumentation and advanced methodology; 3) an attitude of cooperation and concern in interpersonal relationships with patients and health care workers; and 4) implement the ethical foundations of the clinical laboratory sciences profession. This course is part of a series of directed clinical practice that include laboratory procedures and methods of evaluating and monitoring organ function, disease presence and progression, therapy; instrumentation, quality assurance practices; safety. The student will be assigned to a different clinical area for each course, in microbiology, hematology, clinical chemistry, or immunohematology. The student will be given the opportunity to demonstrate: 1) the ability to integrate knowledge, attitudes, and skills to clinical laboratory practices and procedures; 2) the ability to integrate previous knowledge and skills with more sophisticated instrumentation and advanced methodology; 3) an attitude of cooperation and concern in interpersonal relationships with patients and health care workers; and 4) implement the ethical foundations of the clinical laboratory sciences profession. The student will be expected to work-up and present a case study to laboratory personnel using knowledge gained in their clinical practice. This preceptorship will be offered on an accelerated basis, with the student in the preceptorship at the peak hours. The student's performance in the clinical setting, as well as the examinations, will be evaluated on a Pass/Fail basis. (108 clinical hours per enrollment period)
Prerequisite:  Must have successfully completed the related didactic courses.
Note:  To achieve a passing grade, the student
Lab Fee:  $0.00
Clinical Hours:  144
Syllabus:  Available here.

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