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Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Science - CCL

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Major: 5493
First Term: 2012 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 36
Description:

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Medical Laboratory Science provides education and training for employment in various medical and bioscience laboratories. Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT's) perform technically precise laboratory procedures using quality assurance and process improvement knowledge in compliance with appropriate regulatory guidelines to ensure quality patient care, work safety, and medico-legal standards by conducting a variety of tests on various specimens submitted to clinical laboratories in settings such as but not limited to hospitals, reference laboratories, clinics, and bioscience industries to physicians, pathologists, researchers, and other healthcare providers. Students in the Medical Laboratory Science program may be exposed to potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids. An Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) is also available. Individuals completing an associate's degree often perform supervisory and management responsibilities.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
Application to the Medical Laboratory Science program can be obtained from a Health Professions Advisor, the Program Director, or via the Phoenix College Health Professions, Fitness and Wellness web site.

Admission Criteria:

High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Completion of Program Prerequisites.
Ability to fully participate in classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting program activities.
Proof of current immunization: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), tuberculosis skin test (TB), varicella, tetanus, diphtheria, and Hepatitis B vaccine (HEB).
Submit current CPR card for Health Care Provider and maintain current status throughout the practicum(s).
Complete and submit health declaration form signed by a licensed health care provider.
Submit to a drug screening and demonstrate negative results.
A formal application and acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Science program is required.

Background Check Requirements
Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Supplemental Background Check policy. Program applications will not be accepted without a copy of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card. Upon conditional program admission, the student must comply with all requirements of the current MCCCD background check policy.

Program Prerequisites
Credits:0-14
Credit hour range is subject to change depending on the student's educational experiences.
 
Completion of an Associate in Applied Science degree or higher degree in a health science discipline from a regionally accredited institution of higher education recognized by Maricopa County Community College District.
 
AND
 
RDG091 College Preparatory Reading (3) OR
Eligibility for CRE101, College Critical Reading (0) 0-3
 
BIO156 Introductory Biology for Allied Health (4) OR
Equivalent course or satisfactory completion of higher level biology course. (0) 0-4
 
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND
CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory (1) OR
Equivalent course or satisfactory completion of higher level chemistry course. (0) 0-4
 
MAT102 Mathematical Concepts/Applications (3) OR
Equivalent course or satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course. (0) 0-3
 
AND
 
Permission of Program Director.
Required Courses
Credits:36
MDL190 Clinical Laboratory Operations 2
MDL240 Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluid Analysis 3
MDL241 Practicum: Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluid Analysis 1
MDL242 Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis 6
MDL243 Practicum: Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis 1
MDL244 Clinical Immunohematology and Immunology 6
MDL245 Practicum: Clinical Immunohematology and Immunology 1
MDL246 Clinical Microbiology 6
MDL247 Practicum: Clinical Microbiology 1
MDL248 Clinical Chemistry 6
MDL249 Practicum: Clinical Chemistry 1
MDL290 Medical Laboratory Science Program Review 2

Program Competencies

  1. List and describe the scope of practice, the duties, and the responsibilities of a medical laboratory/clinical laboratory technician. (MDL190, MDL290)
  2. Describe the functions of clinical laboratories. (MDL190, MDL290)
  3. Apply quality assurance and quality control principles to urinalysis, body fluids, hematology, hemostasis, immunohematology, immunology, microbiology, and chemistry procedures. (MDL240, MDL242, MDL244, MDL246, MDL248)
  4. Apply methodologies and techniques including problem solving and troubleshooting techniques for urinalysis, body fluids, hematology, hemostasis, immunohematology, immunology, microbiology, and chemistry procedures. (MDL240, MDL241, MDL242, MDL243, MDL244, MDL245, MDL246, MDL247, MDL248, MDL249)
  5. Apply proper collection, processing, and analysis of biological specimens and other substances. (MDL240, MDL241, MDL242, MDL243, MDL244, MDL245, MDL246, MDL247, MDL248, MDL249)
  6. Practice infection control, laboratory safety, and regulatory compliance. (MDL190, MDL240, MDL241, MDL242, MDL243, MDL244, MDL245, MDL246, MDL247, MDL248, MDL249)
  7. Apply computer applications of laboratory information systems and laboratory instrumentation in performing clinical laboratory techniques. (MDL240, MDL241, MDL242, MDL243, MDL244, MDL245, MDL246, MDL247, MDL248, MDL249)
  8. Communicate and document clinical laboratory actions and clerical functions using medico-legal guidelines to support needs of the patient and public, and to aid in diagnosis and treatment. (MDL190, MDL240, MDL241, MDL242, MDL243, MDL244, MDL245, MDL246, MDL247, MDL248, MDL249, MDL290)
  9. Apply professional and ethical conduct, and professional development in all clinical laboratory practices. (MDL190, MDL240, MDL241, MDL242, MDL243, MDL244, MDL245, MDL246, MDL247, MDL248, MDL249, MDL290)

View the Course Plan Sequence information for this MCCCD program on the CCTA website.

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available. Please refer to "Your" PC Catalog and Student Handbook OR speak with the Program Director or Department Chairperson.