Laboratory Procedures in the Medical Office (MAS 121)

This comprehensive course introduces the student to the purpose, techniques and documentation of diagnostic laboratory procedures commonly performed in the medical office. Subjects covered include general laboratory techniques, phlebotomy, specimen collection, handling and processing, diagnostic testing and performing hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, microbiology and immunology testing. Course specific competency evaluations must be successfully completed by the student. The course will assist the student in developing basic laboratory skills and a firm understanding of the scientific method, enabling students to appreciate the scientific process, and build scientific reasoning and critical thinking skills that are applicable to their career as a health care professional. This course is subject to a course fee.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - Basic Writing II
REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or ESL/REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II


The following courses must be taken along side this course
HCP/MAS/BIO 104 - The Human Body in Health and Disease OR BIO 103 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology OR BIO 131 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I AND BIO 132 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II. May be taken prior or during course.
HCP 224 - Medical Terminology. May be taken prior or during course.
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