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HCC 240 Clinical Immunohematology and Immunology
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

Description: Principles of immunology and immunologic testing, causes of disorders of the immune system, and the study of blood group antigens, antibodies, and genetics. Additional emphasis is on understanding donor blood collection, component preparation, and transfusion therapies. Performance of testing techniques and evaluation of data is 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
1.0 (Application Level) Use common immunology/immunohematology terminology as it relates to the point-of-care and clinical laboratory environment. (CSLO 1,2,3)
2.0 (Application Level) Prepare, store, and dispose of specimens for immunologyimmunohematology testing according to standard operating procedures. (CSLO 2)
3.0 (Analysis Level) Determine suitability of specimens for immunology/immunohematology procedures related to the test requested, appropriate patient preparation/method of collection, time of collection, storage, and specimen rejection criteria. (CSLO 2,4)
4.0 (Synthesis Level) Assemble/prepare reagents, standards, and controls for immunology/immunohematology tests. (CSLO 2)
5.0 (Synthesis Level) Perform immunology/immunohematology tests at the medical laboratory technician level. (CSLO 2,4)
6.0 (Evaluation Level) Recognize technical testing errors for each test performed. (CSLO 2,4)
7.0 (Analysis Level) Report results of tests using pre-determined criteria. (CSLO 2)
8.0 (Comprehension Level) Follow established quality control procedures specific to immunology/immunohematology tests, including maintenance, and instrument calibration. (CSLO 2,4)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
The standards are based on the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Clinical Assistant Competencies core module pgs. 38 to 47.

NAACLS Web Site:

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