• Program: Medical Assistant
  • Course: Lab I
  • Course #: MAST1020
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to the clinical laboratory. Basic aspects of laboratory safety, use and maintenance of laboratory equipment, quality assurance, and controls will be taught. In a simulated lab students will perform urinalysis tests, urine, throat and wound cultures, wet prep, and gram staining.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Describe the role of the medical assistant in the lab
Identify the types of laboratories
Demonstrate safety in the lab
Explore the lab tests
Identify most common lab tests ordered
Demonstrate universal precautions
Determine the type of microbe that cause disease
Practice microbiological techniques
Demonstrate competency in lab procedures

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Admission into the Medical Assistant Program
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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