CLS1230X Chemistry Didactic Lectures

Course Description

Analysis and evaluation of practical laboratory hands-on procedures complement and reinforce the theoretical knowledge the student has acquired . At the conclusion of the series and the practical laboratory rotation, the student will have acquired practical experience in clinical the chemistry sufficient to perform diagnostic chemical tests in an efficient and accurate manner.

Learning Outcomes

  • Process patient specimens to include entering patient specimens without error and sorting samples for various testing procedures.
  • The trainee will be introduced to the principles and reactions involved in various types of instrumentation, sources of possible error in the testing procedure,use of appropriate sample types for the designated test procedure, use of correct controls for the test. The student will also be introduced to normal and abnormal test values and methods of interpretation of test results.
  • For each procedure to be performed, the trainee shall organize and complete the analysis of an assigned batch of test samples. Maintain a clear and understandable worksheet of test results for review by supervising CLS.
  • Trainees will understand and utilize Quality control procedures that include ability to use Levy-Jennings method of quality control, distinguish between various types of test errors, establish new quality control procedure for a new test, record and interpret Quality Control information and document error remediation, review the proficiency testing program for the department.
  • Trainees will acquire knowledge regarding the principles of various types of instrumentation, instrument calibration principles and techniques for various types of instrumentation, understand preventative maintenance procedures, and learn to recognize unexpected test results.
  • Trainees will study Test Management to include procedures to recognize unacceptable Quality control data and unexpected test results.