SRJC Course Outlines

6/24/2024 5:22:33 AMMA 64 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 64Title:  LAB TECHNIQUES  
Full Title:  Laboratory Techniques
Last Reviewed:1/27/1997

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course provides students with an introduction to the clinical laboratory.  Students will perform low-complexity lab tests.  Urine specimens are collected for dipstick or examination.  Hematology, blood chemistry, serology testing, and normal ranges are studied. Medical microbiology techniques are used to set up slides for examination by the physician, & specimens are examined under the microscope.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Course Completion of ANAT 58 and Course Completion of MA 161 ( or MA 61 or MSR 61) and Course Completion of MA 162 ( or MA 62 or MSR 62B) and Course Completion of MA 63A


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A & MA 60 (formerly MSR 60, MSR 69) or 6 months' experience in a medical office.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the clinical laboratory.  Urinalysis, hematology, blood chemistry, & serology testing, & normal ranges, are studied.  Students will perform low complexity tests and use microscopes to examine lab slides.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of HLC 160 ( or HLC 60) and Course Completion of ANAT 58 and Course Completion of MA 161 ( or MA 61 or MSR 61) and Course Completion of MA 162 ( or MA 62 or MSR 62B) and Course Completion of MA 63A
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A & MA 60 (formerly MSR 60, MSR 69) or 6 months' experience in a medical office.
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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Use a laboratory directory.
2. Complete a laboratory request form.
3. Read a laboratory report.
4. Instruct a patient in the preparation necessary for a laboratory test
  requiring fasting.
5. Collect a biologic specimen.
6. Handle and store a biologic specimen.
7. Employ quality control methods.
8. Practice laboratory safety.
9.  Instruct an individual in the procedure for obtaining a clean-catch
   midstream urine specimen.
10. Assess the color and clarity of a urine specimen.
11. Measure the specific gravity of a urine specimen.
12. Perform a chemical assessment of a urine specimen, using dipstick or
   tablet reagent urinalysis (nonautomated)
13. Determine the amount of glucose present in a urine specimen, using
   the Clinitest testing kit.
14. Prepare the specimen, and identify the urine sediment on a slide
   prepared for microscopic examination by the physician.
15. Perform a urine pregnancy test, using visual color comparisons.
16. Teach a patient about urinary tract infection.
17. Describe the normal appearance and function of erythrocytes,
   leukocytes, thrombocytes, and hemoglobin.
18. State the normal values or ranges for hematologic tests, e.g.,
   hemoglobin, hematocrit, red & white blood cell counts, & the
   differential cell count.
19. Identify normal ranges for common blood chemistry tests.
20. Explain the purpose of common serologic tests.
21. Use, properly handle,& care for a compound microscope.
22. Obtain a specimen for a throat culture.
23. Obtain a microbiologic specimen using a collection & transport system.
24. Prepare a wet mount.
25. Prepare a hanging drop slide.
26. Prepare a microbiologic smear.
27. Teach a patient about strep throat.
28. Instruct a patient for a Hemoccult slide test.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to the clinical laboratory
  A. Laboratory tests
  B. Purpose of laboraty testing
  C. Relationship between the medical office & clinical laboratory
     1. CLIA regulations and low-complexity tests medical students may
        perform.
  D. Laboratory requests
     1. purpose
     2. parts of a lab request form
  E. Laboratory reports
     1. using a lab directory
  F. Patient preparation & instructions
  G. Collecting, handling, & transporting specimens
     1. guidelines
   H. Testing the specimen
      1. categories of laboratory tests
   I. Quality control
   J. Laboratory safety
II. Urinalysis
   A. Structure and function of the urinary system
   B. Composition of urine
   C. Terms relating to the urinary system
   D. Collection of urine - methods
   E. Analysis of urine
   F. Chemical examination of the urine
   G. Microscopic examination of urine
      1. prepare slide for doctor to examine
       2. identify urine sediment
    H. Urine pregnancy testing, using visual color comparisons
    I. Patient Teaching: Urinary tract infections
III. Hematology, blood chemistry, & serology
    A. Hematology
    B. Components and function of blood
       1. Normal ranges for hematologic tests, e.g., hemoglobin,
          hematocrit, red & white blood cell counts, & the differential
          cell count.
    C. Normal ranges for common blood chemistry tests.
    D. Purpose of common serologic tests.
IV.  Medical Microbiology
    A. Normal flora, infection, microorganisms, & disease.
    B. Use, proper handling, & care of compound microscope.
    C. Obtaining a specimen for a throat culture.
    D. Obtaining a microbiologic specimen using a collection &
       transport system.
    E. Preparing a wet mount.
    F. Preparing a hanging drop slide.
    G. Preparing a microbiologic smear.
    H. Teaching a patient about strep throat.
    I. Instructing a patient for a Hemoccult slide test.

Assignments:
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ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Complete reading assignments, 15-20 pages/week
2. Complete written asignments:
  a. self-evaluation related to reading 5-10 questions/week
3. Practice lab tests and medical microbiology in lab setting under
  instructor supervision
4. Achieve satisfactory score on skill performance evaluation checkoff as
  each clinical skill is completed.

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 - 50%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Homework problems, Lab reports, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
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.  By K. Bonewit-West, 4th Ed.,
 Saunders, 1995.

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