MAT 239 Phlebotomy Preceptorship

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                                     SYLLABUS

MAT 239                                                          Phlebotomy Preceptorship
3 Semester Credit Hours                                                   15 Contact Hours

Course Description

       This course is designed to provide the opportunity to apply phlebotomy techniques in
       the physician’s office and hospital setting. Emphasis is placed on training individuals to
       properly collect and handle specimens for laboratory testing and to interact with health
       care personnel, patients, and the general public. Upon completion, students should be
       prepared for entry-level phlebotomy and to sit for certification examination.

Prerequisite

       MAT 101, MAT 102, MAT 128, MAT 215, acceptable computer course and/or as
       required by program.

Course Textbook, Manuals, or Other Required Materials

       Keir, L., Wise, B.A., Krebs, C. Medical Assisting Administrative and
              Clinical Competencies. 5th ed. New York: Thomson Delmar Learning, 2003.

       Keir, L., Wise, B.A., Krebs, C. Workbook to Accompany Medical
              Assisting Administrative and Clinical Competencies. 5th ed. New York:
              Thomson Delmar Learning, 2003.

       Clinical handbook

Course Learning Outcomes

       A.      The student will demonstrate correct techniques for performing a venipuncture
               on a live person.

       B.      The student will demonstrate proper handling and collection of laboratory
               specimens.

       C.      The student will demonstrate appropriate interaction with patients while
               performing venipuncture.

Outline of Course Topics

       A.      Safety and infection control

       B.      Orientation to the preceptorship
       C.     Clinical preceptorship in phlebotomy

Methods of Instruction

       A.     Practical experience in a clinical setting

       B.     Preceptor demonstration and monitoring

       C.     Class discussion

Evaluation and Assessment

       A.     Course Grade Assessment
              1.     Skill Competency Checklist

              2.      Preceptorship Site Evaluation

       B.     Departmental Assessment of Learning Outcomes
              1.    The student will demonstrate proper venipuncture technique in the
                    clinical setting, according to a standard checklist.

              2.      The student will demonstrate proper handling and collection of
                      laboratory specimens in the clinical setting, according to industry
                      standards.

              3.      The student will demonstrate appropriate interaction with patients while
                      performing venipuncture in the clinical setting, according to professional
                      standards.


       C.     Use of Assessment Findings
              During the Fall in-service of the year following the scheduled review of this
              course, a committee will review all course assessment materials submitted by
              instructors and division chair. The committee will send a report of any
              recommended curriculum changes to the division chair, who will then submit
              them to the Curriculum Committee. Upon approval by the Curriculum
              Committee, a copy will be filed with the Office of Institutional Planning and
              Assessment.

Attendance

       Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered. Students who
       are unable to attend class regularly, regardless of the reason or circumstance, should
       withdraw from that class before poor attendance interferes with the student’s ability to
       achieve the objectives required in the course. Withdrawal from class can affect
       eligibility for federal financial aid.
Statement on Discrimination/Harassment

      The College and the Alabama State Board of Education are committed to providing
      both employment and educational environments free of harassment or discrimination
      related to an individual’s race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability.
      Such harassment is a violation of State Board of Education policy. Any practice or
      behavior that constitutes harassment or discrimination will not be tolerated.

Statement of Adherence to ADA Guidelines

      Instructors will adhere to the Americans With Disabilities Act and/or Section 504 of the
      Rehabilitation Act (1973) and will publish the following statement on course outlines
      given to students at the beginning of each semester: “Any student who qualifies for
      reasonable accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act or Section 504
      of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) should notify the instructor immediately.”

				
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