Sep 25, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DIAG 2735 - Clinical Laboratory Studies


(3-4-5)
Prerequisites: PHYS 1525 , MICR 1531  
This course is intended to enhance the student’s understanding of clinical laboratory findings as related to disorders of the human organism, including vertebral subluxation. The student will learn in lecture basics of clinical laboratory tests, the significance of high and low values and how to correlate abnormal test results found on a clinical laboratory report in order to ascertain a clinical impression. In laboratory, students will learn to perform, analyze and interpret the Routine Urinalysis and the Complete Blood Count, including hematocrit. Additionally, they will learn venipuncture technique and the determination of blood glucose in peripheral blood. Throughout the quarter, development of critical thinking skills will be a primary concern. Students will be given case studies, including some abnormal laboratory tests, and will be asked to produce an impression or working diagnosis from these histories and explain the rational of their conclusions. Students will interpret and/or perform a minimum of 25 complete urinalysis, 2 venipuncture, 20 blood glucose readings and 20 complete blood count. Transfer students must audit the course, and in lab, perform the required tests.



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