Continuing Education

MELT523 - General Laboratory Practices

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Course Overview

This course, which follows the foundations set in MELT522, allows students to continue to discover the fundamental skills required in a medical laboratory. Gain confidence in the use of water purity, balances, and laboratory math to prepare reagents. Apply your newly acquired knowledge in hospital laboratory systems, community laboratories, public health laboratories, and private laboratories. MLTs, MLAs, and CLXTs will explore calculations during specimen procurement and maintain specimen integrity following standard precautions. With the skills obtained in this course, you will be able to recognize the importance of protective clothing and equipment in addition to the safe use of various laboratory equipment.

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  • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
  • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
  • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
  • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
  • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
  • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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