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HCC 220 Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis
Credit Hours:  7
Effective Term: Fall  2018
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 5 Lectures, 6 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Examines the anatomy and physiology of the hemopoietic and hemostasis systems, hematology and hemostasis case studies, anemia categories, and thrombocyte, hemostatic, and malignant and nonmalignant leukocyte disorders. Emphasis on interpreting, evaluating, and reporting hematology and hemostasis results, anticoagulant therapy, morphology, peripheral smear correlation with analyzer results, and patinet condition. Erythrocyte indices, collection techniques, specimen handling, calibration, and quality control are also covered. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Science program and permission of Program Director.



Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Science program and permission of Program Director.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Hematology Learning Outcomes:
1.0 (Application Level) Use common clinical hematology/hemostasis terminology as it relates to the point-of-care or clinical laboratory environment. (CSLO 1,2)
2.0 (Application Level) Prepare, store, and dispose of specimens for hematology/hemostasis analysis according to standard operating procedures. (CSLO 2)
3.0 (Evaluation Level) Decide suitability of specimens for hematology/hemostasis procedures according to: the test requested, •appropriate patient preparation/method of collection, time of collection/processing, storage, hemolysis/lipemia and interfering substances. (CSLO 2,4)
4.0 (Application Level) Prepare reagents, standards, and controls for hematology/hemostasis tests. (CSLO 2)
5.0 (Application Level) Prepare and stain slides for further analysis. (CSLO 2)
6.0 (Evaluation Level) Interpret technical testing errors for each test performed. (CSLO 2,3,4)
7.0 (Application Level) Report results of procedures using pre-determined criteria. (CSLO 2,4)
8.0 (Application Level) Demonstrate established quality control procedures specific to hematology/hemostasis tests, including maintenance and instrument calibration. (CSLO 2)
9.0 (Application Level) Establish inventory control and supplies for hematology/hemostasis tests. (CSLO 2)


Internal/External Standards Accreditation
The standards are based on the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Medical Laboratory Technician Competencies core module pgs. 17 to 23.

NAACLS Web Site:

http://www.naacls.org. See Standard Compliance Guide.