MED 102 : Urinalysis

This course consists of integrated instruction between the College and an affiliated hospital laboratory. The principles and procedures of the routine urinalysis will be studied as well as the normal and abnormal physiological functions of the renal system. Prerequisite: MED 101, BIO 154, CHM 115 all with a grade of C or better. Co-requisite: MTH 119, and CHM 116. Two hours lecture and two hours lab per week. At the end of the semester students will spend one week (30 hours) in an affiliated laboratory. Instructional Support Fee applies.
1. Perform, interpret and analyze laboratory tests. 2. List procedure, principle and normal values for specified laboratory tests. 3. Recognize abnormal results and describe corrective action. 4. Accurately perform specimen dilutions when necessary and include appropriate calculations when determining specimen results. 5. Apply routine and specialized calculations. 6. Discuss clinical significance of urinalysis and body fluid testing. 7. Discuss professionalism and the appropriate ethical conduct required to work in a clinical setting and in the delivery of health care to the diverse ethnic population in the service area. 8. Communicate appropriately using proper medical and laboratory terminology. 9. Discuss and utilize standard safety practices as outlined by OSHA and CDC. 10. Apply concepts of instrumentation to chemical and physical analysis of urine and body fluids. 11. Maintain patient confidentiality. 12. Discuss and interpret quality control and quality assurance applications necessary to ensure reliability of test results and equipment 13. Prepare materials and supplies for laboratory testing. 14. Describe collection, appropriateness and preparation of specimens for testing. 15. Follow the program safety policies in the CLS laboratory. 16. Work cooperatively with fellow students, instructors and college staff.





Degrees/Certificates That Require Course