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HCC 250 Clinical Chemistry
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 and procedures of clinical chemistry and testing for diseases of protein, nonprotein nitrogen compounds, lipid, glucose, bilirubin, liver disease, cardiac and endocrine function, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, acid base balance, electrolytes, and trace elements. Emphasis on quality assurance, quality control, mathematics and statistical analysis, specimen collection, and preanalytical processes. Study of immunoassays, nucleic acid probes, viral and tumor markers, automation of analytical techniques, spectrophotometry, genetic diseases and inborm errors of metabolism, and point-of-care testing. Use of reagents, equipment, supplies, and units of measure 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
1.0 (Knowledge Level) Use common clinical chemistry terminology as it relates to the point-of-care or clinical laboratory environment. (CSLO 1,2,3)
2.0 (Application Level) Prepare, store, and dispose of specimens for chemistry analysis according to standard operating procedures. (CSLO 2)
3.0 (Analysis Level) Determine suitability of specimens for chemistry procedures according to the test requested, appropriate patient preparation/method of collection, time of collection/processing, storage, and specimen rejection criteria. (CSLO 2,4)
4.0 (Synthesis Level) Assemble/prepare reagents, standards, and controls for chemistry tests. (CSLO 2)
5.0 (Synthesis Level) Perform appropriate tests at the medical laboratory technician level. (CSLO 2,4)
6.0 (Analysis Level) Recognize technical testing errors for each test performed. (CSLO 2,4)
7.0 (Synthesis Level) Report results of procedures using pre-determined criteria. (CSLO 2)
8.0 (Application Level) Follow established quality control procedures specific to chemistry 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. 41 to 47.
NAACLS Web Site:

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