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Specimen Collection and Processing & Basic ECG

Course Code MLAB-123
Lecture hours per week 2
Lab hours per week 2
Course Availability: Open
Description: This course will assist the students to learn proper techniques for the collection of blood, urine and fecal specimens. Students will learn how to process specimens for the various tests and the importance of storage to ensure valid test results. The students will learn to use standard precautions in handling biological specimens. This course will provide students with opportunities to perform ECGs and set-up Holter monitors. An exciting aspect of this course is the focus on the theoretical knowledge and skills needed to interact with patients in the collection of specimens. Legal and ethical issues pertaining to specimen collection and processing will be explored and discussed.