May 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

MLT 105 - Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science


Formerly CLS 101

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to clinical laboratory science, including history of the profession, an introduction to the laboratory departments, laboratory safety, and concepts and procedures used in a professional medical laboratory. Preanalytic, analytic, and postanalytic variables will be discussed. The student will also be introduced to the accreditation process, certification, licensure, professionalism and ethics in healthcare today.
Note(s): Open to Medical Laboratory Technology Degree students only.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the different clinical laboratory settings and roles in a health care organization.
  • Differentiate between certification, accreditation, licensure, and the regulatory organizations critical to the clinical laboratory.
  • Discuss pre-analytic (pre-examination), analytic (examination), and post-analytic (post-examination) variables encountered in each department of the clinical laboratory.
  • Describe basic and contemporary techniques utilized in a clinical laboratory testing.

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