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MEDT 321 Introduction To Laboratory Techniques

(Credits: 1)

This course serves as a basic introduction to the field of clinical and research laboratory sciences. Students will acquire the fundamental skills necessary to ensure competency in the clinical and research laboratory. Course topics include: laboratory safety, organization of the clinical laboratory, phlebotomy, collection and processing of laboratory specimens, quality assurance, systems of measurement, basic laboratory equipment, microscopy, laboratory mathematics and point-of-care testing. This course includes a mandatory phlebotomy rotation at the University of Maryland Medical Center.