School of Health Professions Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Serology / Blood Bank
Primary Instructor: Walker
Credit Hours: 3
The student will be given the opportunity to demonstrate: 1) application of the theoretical concepts of immunological techniques to the evaluation of specific methodologies; 2) application of the theoretical concepts of immunological techniques to evaluate the results obtained when testing patient samples and determine whether these results can be safely reported; 3) use of the theoretical concepts of immunological techniques to determine what steps need to be taken in resolving technical problems with a test; 4) determine what the presence of a specific antigen or antibody indicates about the patient's current status related to a specific disease; 5) apply knowledge of the antigen and antibody characteristics of blood group systems in procedures to detect and identify them; 6) utilize the principles of donor selection, compatibility testing, and component preparation to select appropriate donors, determine donor/recipient compatibility, and appropriately prepare and handle components; and 7) perform immunohematological techniques and determine whether the results can be reported.