Continuing Education

MELA500 - Professional Development for Medical Lab Assistants

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Course Overview

For laboratory assistants with practical experience gained on the job, this course provides the theoretical and technical information you need to be successful in your role. In this course you will improve your knowledge in the following areas: Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, workplace safety, clerical duties, professional practices and laboratory related calculations.

This course is for people already working as medical laboratory assistants and will serve as a review and provide supplementary knowledge you have already gained through experience.

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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: class is scheduled in-person, with face-to-face instruction
  • Blended: class has a portion of face-to-face and online interaction
  • Hyflex: class has a flexible structure where it's optional for students to attend sessions in the classroom, participate online, or do both.
  • Remote Live Delivery: replaced online synchronous, where classes are fully online and scheduled at a specific time for students to attend.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: replaced online asynchronous, where students can engage with online class content at different times.
  • Remote Independent: online learning where content is self-led and no instructor.
  • Work Placement: class is a work placement
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