Revised Fall 2009-10
MAT 239 Phlebotomy Preceptorship
3 Semester Credit Hours 15 Contact Hours
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.
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.
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
C. The student will demonstrate appropriate interaction with patients while
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
3. The student will demonstrate appropriate interaction with patients while
performing venipuncture in the clinical setting, according to professional
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
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.”