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MED* E245  - Clinical Laboratory Procedures

Credits: 4

Prerequisites: MED* E125, BIO* E105
Parallel: MED* E133

This course provides an introduction to clinical laboratory procedures and equipment. The course focuses on medical and surgical asepsis, sterilization techniques, basic diagnostic ambulatory tests, evaluations, treatments and nutrition. Theory and practice of the clinical skills used by medical assistants to perform various diagnostic tests including specimen collection, hematology, blood chemistry, routine urinalysis, and electrocardiograms are emphasized.

Students are required to purchase a lab coat or scrubs to be worn in class. A physical examination and proof of immunization is also required.