SRJC Course Outlines

5/26/2022 11:22:57 AMMA 164 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 164Title:  LAB TECHNIQUES  
Full Title:  Laboratory Techniques
Last Reviewed:1/27/2020

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 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 perform low complexity tests and use microscopes to examine lab slides.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Concurrent Enrollment in MA 63BL ( or MA 287.5) OR Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163BL


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in MA 63BL ( or MA 287.5) OR Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163BL
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100
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. 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 (non-automated).
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 physician's microscopic examination.
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 and white blood cell counts, and
   differential cell count.
19. Identify normal ranges for common blood chemistry tests.
20. Explain the purpose of common serologic tests.
21. Use, properly handle, and 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 laboratory testing
  C. Relationship between the medical office and clinical laboratory
  D. CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) regulations and
     low-complexity tests medical assisting students may perform
  E. Laboratory requests
     1. purpose
     2. parts of a lab request form
  F. Laboratory reports: using a lab directory
  G. Patient preparation and instructions
  H. Guidelines for collecting, handling, and transporting specimens
  I. Categories of laboratory tests for testing specimens
  J. Quality control
  K. 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, and serology
    A. Hematology
    B. Normal ranges for hematologic tests, e.g., hemoglobin,
       hematocrit, red and white blood cell counts, and 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, and care of compound microscope
    C. Obtaining a specimen for a throat culture
    D. Obtaining a microbiologic specimen using a collection and
       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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1. Complete reading assignments, 15-20 pages/week.
2. Complete written assignments: self-evaluation related to reading
  5 to 10 questions per week.
3. Practice lab tests and medical microbiology in lab setting under
  instructor supervision. Write lab reports.
4. Clinical skill performance evaluations as each clinical skill is
  completed.
5. Quizzes (3-7); 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 - 45%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Lab reports, Lab tests.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Short essay.
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, 6th Ed.,
Saunders, 2004.
STUDENT MASTERY MANUAL. By K. Bonewit-West, 6th Ed., Saunders, 2004.

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