Students apply medical knowledge and clinical skills gained in MLS 4123 (Clinical Microbiology I), MLS 4124 (Clinical Microbiology II), and MLS 4151 (Molecular Diagnostics). Proctor fee.
1. Develop and establish procedures for collecting, processing, and analyzing biological specimens and other substances;
2. Perform analytical tests of body fluids, cells, and other substances;
3. Integrate and relate data generated by the various clinical laboratory departments while making decisions regarding possible discrepancies;
4. Confirm abnormal results, verifying quality control procedures, executing quality control procedures, and developing solutions to problems concerning the generation of laboratory data;
5. Make decisions concerning the results of quality control and quality assurance measures, and instituting proper procedures to maintain accuracy and precision;
6. Establish and perform preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments as well as identifying appropriate sources for repairs;
7. Develop, evaluate, and select new techniques, instruments and methods in terms of their usefulness and practicality within the context of a given laboratory's personnel, equipment, space, and budgetary resources;
8. Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and the public;
9. Establish and maintain continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence;
10. Provide leadership in educating other health personnel and the community;
11. Exercise principles of management, safety, and supervision;
12. Apply principles of educational methodology, and principles of current information systems.