2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 06, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

ALHE 222 - Phlebotomy

3 CR
This course is designed primarily for the allied health professional, and Phlebotomists in particular. Instruction will be through lectures, activities, simulated lab, and the clinical setting. Labs include drawing blood from each other, as well as, other laboratory functions. The student will gain an understanding of the theory of laboratory procedures, as well as, a command of the skills necessary to perform accurately and efficiently in a business/hospital setting. Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate and communicate ideas and information by participating in class discussions during a routine overview of the chapter or subject matter. This course is presented as a blended learning course with in-seat, online and clinical site components.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and medical terminology.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and prevention, and safety.
  3. Demonstrate desirable traits and characteristics of health care professionals including ethical and professional behavior, as well as compliance with regulations regarding patient confidentiality.
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology associated with sections of the clinical laboratory, and general pathologic conditions associated with the body systems.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of specimen collection considerations across the age spectrum.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of specimen collection equipment including a selection of the appropriate specimen collection container for the intended sample type, special precautions necessary for specimen preservation, and interfering substances.