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MLT 292 - Clinical Lab Professionalism & Review

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Students review medical laboratory subject areas, discuss clinical experiences, and present case studies. Professionalism, certification, continuing education, and legal responsibilities are discussed. A mock certification exam is given.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite MLT 242  with a Grade ‘C’ or above; MLT 251  with a Grade ‘C’ or above; MLT 261  with a Grade ‘C’ or above; MLT 270  with a Grade ‘C’ or above: MLT 232  with a Grade ‘C’ or above
Corequisite: Co-requisite: MLT 289  with a Grade ‘C’ or above.
Competencies
  1. Compare and contrast clinical lab areas.
    1. Discuss hospital lab organization and arrangement of departments.
    2. Review contents of and practices within the different departments of the clinical lab.
    3. Practice simulated lab exercises.
    4. Practice exam questions for each clinical lab department.
  2. Create professional documents.
    1. Write and revise a resume.
    2. Identify personal skills and abilities.
    3. Construct a cover letter for an entry-level MLT position.
  3. Practice interviewing skills.
    1. Identify possible interview questions.
    2. Practice responses to questions.
    3. Prepare sample questions to ask a potential employer.
    4. Select attire.
    5. Discuss the impact of behaviors and non-verbal communication.
  4. Evaluate professional lab organizations.
    1. Compare and contrast ASCP, ASCLS, AMT, and other professional clinical lab groups.
    2. Discuss membership options.
    3. Attend a state or regional meeting.
  5. Promote the clinical lab profession.
    1. Design a clinical lab service learning activity or event.
    2. Participate in a promotional event or meeting.
    3. Interact with and educate non-lab personnel about the clinical lab profession.
  6. Evaluate case studies and/or clinical topics.
    1. State expected lab values.
    2. Correlate laboratory data in case studies and determine disease process.
    3. Use a variety of visual aids.
    4. Create a quiz or other evaluation over material presented.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of medical laboratory technology consistent with an entry-level Medical Laboratory Technician.
    1. Review current national exam requirements and contents.
    2. Pass a mock certification exam.
    3. Discuss application requirements for national exams.
  8. Assess post-certification options.
    1. Discuss advanced degree options and routes.
    2. Meet with Laboratory Managers and Directors.
    3. Examine leadership roles for first-year lab professionals.
    4. Discuss continuing laboratory education and re-certification procedures.
  9. Assess professional conduct.
    1. Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills with patients, other health care professionals, and the public.
    2. Practice confidentiality.
    3. Follow written and verbal instructions.
    4. Demonstrate ethical time management.
    5. Choose workplace-appropriate attire and jewelry.
    6. Recognize the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel, interacting with them with respect to their jobs and patient care.
    7. Recognize the need for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.
    8. Maintain professional growth and competence through involvement in continuing education.
    9. Demonstrate workplace basic skills of listening, writing, leadership, and time management.
    10. Practice written and oral communication skills.
    11. Create a team atmosphere in laboratory functions.
    12. Discuss liability and malpractice.



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