SRJC Course Outlines

9/20/2019 2:47:44 AMMA 164 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 164Title:  CLINICAL LAB THEORIES  
Full Title:  Theories of the Clinical Laboratory
Last Reviewed:2/11/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the clinical laboratory. Urinalysis, hematology, blood chemistry, serology testing, and normal ranges are studied. Students will learn about low complexity tests and how general microscopic slide testing is performed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MA 163 (MA 163A) and Concurrent Enrollment in MA 174 and MA 176


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to the clinical laboratory. Urinalysis, hematology, blood chemistry, serology testing, and normal ranges are studied. Students will learn about low complexity tests and how general microscopic slide testing is performed.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MA 163 (MA 163A) and Concurrent Enrollment in MA 174 and MA 176
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of laboratory testing.
2. Identify a variety of laboratory tests utilized in the outpatient setting.
3. Identify guidelines applicable to medical assisting students using Clinical Laboratory
    Improvement Amendments (CLIA) criteria.
4. Read and interpret a computerized laboratory request/report.
5. Instruct a patient in the preparation necessary for specific laboratory tests.
6. List the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) blood borne pathogen
    standards for biologic specimen collection.
7. Describe the proper handling and transportation of laboratory specimens per agency.
8. Define patient education for the signs, symptoms, and transmission of infectious diseases.
9. Perform rudimentary urinalysis.
10. Identify the normal ranges for common laboratory tests.
11. Recognize and report abnormal laboratory findings to appropriate medical staff.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to the clinical laboratory and outpatient specimen collection and low complexity testing in medical assisting:
    A. The clinical lab - documentation
         1. Purpose
         2. Lab request form
         3. Using lab directories
         4. Relationship (of agency lab) to the medical office
         5. CLIA criteria
         6. Testing categories
     B. Quality control and safety methods - specimens
         1. Collecting
         2. Handling
         3. Transport
         4. Preparing slides for provider review
    C. Outpatient tests: types
         1. Urinalysis
         2. Microbiologic            
         3. Papanicolaou (PAP)
II. Structure, function and terms related to urine composition and analysis - under microscopic
    view:
    A. Identifying sediment
    B. Effects of pregnancy
    C. Normal ranges
III. Indications for hematology, blood chemistry and serology tests
    A. Process of obtaining a specimen
    B. Normal ranges
    C. Abnormal values' reporting
    D. Transport
IV. Educating patients: guidelines for specimen collection

Assignments:
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1. Complete 15-20 pages of reading assignments, per week.
2. Homework problems:
    a. Critical thinking skills, 5-10 applications per week.
    b. Vocabulary assessment, 10-20 words per week.
3. Review 10-15 lab reports/data interpretation.
4. Completion of 5-7 unit exams and 1 final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Written homework, critical thinking skills; vocabulary assessment
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Lab reports, data interpretation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Completion of unit exams and one final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants. 9th ed. Bonewit-West, Kathy. Elsevier. 2014
Instructor prepared materials

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