CMA 180◊ Applied Clinical Laboratory Procedures
Consists of hands-on practice of the procedures most frequently performed in the physician’s office laboratory. Learning to perform basic tests manually gives students a clear understanding of the theory behind the test, as well as an understanding of how the automated laboratory equipment works. CLIA and OSHA, Universal Precautions and quality control are utilized throughout the course. Chemistry, microbiology, hematology, urninalysis, venipuncture and capillary punctures are practiced throughout the course. Required is 75 hours (5 hours/week for 15 weeks) clinical experience at a physician’s office.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment with CMA 130◊
Laboratory: 5 hours