This course builds on the theory and practice from Semester 1 and continues the study of laboratory tests. Students will study microbiology and pathology tests as well as Blood Transfusions Services. Laboratory tests to analyze, detect and monitor the presence of communicable diseases are discussed. Students also study the purpose, patient preparation, management of specimens and principles for processing these tests. Students apply these principles by processing laboratory tests. Problem-solving techniques for processing laboratory orders are discussed and practised. Students process laboratory tests ordered in an acute tertiary hospital through classroom, laboratory, simulation and exercises.
This course is part of the full-time Health Unit Coordinator program
Course code: HLUC 2300
Length: 75.0 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.