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CLT 251 - Clinical Rotation I - Microbiology and Urinalysis

2 Credits

The Clinical Rotations are intended to expose the CLT students to a functioning lab in an integrated health care environment and to assure the students meet the CLT competencies as described in the CLT Student Handbook. As such, emphasis is placed on professional conduct and performance of procedures in accordance with protocols of the department.

Under the supervision of laboratory personnel, students will demonstrate professional behavior, conduct routine procedures, develop their analytical skills and apply knowledge acquired in the program. Students will verify preanalytical specimen integrity, follow analytical laboratory protocols and demonstrate exceptional communication skills in the post analytical reporting of results. There are approximately six departments; Body Fluids/Urinalysis, Immunology/Serology, Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Bank and Hematology. There are three rotational courses; CLT 251, 253 and 255. Therefore, on average a student will rotate through two departments per rotation.

Prerequisite(s): CLT 205, CLT 210, CLT 220 and CLT 230 all with a grade of C or higher and permission of program director. Co-requisite: CLT 260

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate professional behavior appropriate for healthcare.
2. Apply theories and principles to routine laboratory operations or laboratory testing.
3. Communicate effectively in the work setting.
4. Comply with organizational, state, or federal regulations.
5. Comply with safety standards.
6. Perform pre-examination procedures for microbiology.
7. Perform microbiological testing according to standard operating procedures.
8. Explain or demonstrate post-examination procedures for microbiology.
9. Perform or explain quality control procedures applicable to microbiology.
10. Perform pre-examination procedures for urinalysis.
11. Perform urinalyses according to standard operating procedures.
12. Explain or demonstrate post-examination procedures for urinalysis.
13. Perform or explain quality control procedures applicable to urinalysis.

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Fall Semester 2023