Medical Laboratory Procedures 1
1.5 Credit Hours
This course presents basic medical laboratory procedures performed in ambulatory health care settings including the use of basic laboratory equipment, blood collection by capillary and venipuncture, and basic laboratory tests performed. The course encourages the student to demonstrate critical thinking based on knowledge of academic subject matter required for competence in the medical assisting profession. Students will learn to incorporate the cognitive knowledge in performance of the psychomotor and affective domains in their practice as medical assistants in providing patient care. This course is the first course of a two-semester sequence. Pre-requisite: Acceptance into the Medical Assistant Program. Co-requisites: HSC-113 Medical Terminology and MAP-542 The Human Body in Health and Disease I.