Laboratory Technician Assistant

Course Description

This module serves as a basic introduction to the field of Medical Laboratory Science. Topics covered include the following:

  • Laboratory disciplines
  • Quality Assessment
  • Laboratory Information System
  • Communications
  • Professionalism
  • Client/Patient Services
  • Employment Strategies
  • Anatomy & Physiology/Terminology

The student will be introduced to the different body systems, the structure and function of the major organs within each system and the pathophysiology of common diseases and conditions associated with each. The student will become familiar with clinical procedures, laboratory tests and abbreviations related to each system and other specialized areas of medicine.

Course Outline

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Infectious Control & Safety
  • Blood and Specimen Procurement & Processing
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Laboratory Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Histology & Cytology
  • Medical Terminology

What is a medical lab assistant?

Medical Laboratory Assistants’ primary role is clinical support. Medical Laboratory Assistants may work in hospital or clinic settings, in departments such as phlebotomy and specimen receiving or work directly in specialized laboratories.