Microbiology and Molecular Biology
 

Immunohematology

Immunohematology
Theory and practice of blood banking.
MMBIO
412
 Hours4.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 6.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMedical Laboratory Science program acceptance.
 TaughtWinter
 ProgramsContaining MMBIO 412
Course Outcomes: 

MMBio 412, Clinical Immunohematology Course Outcomes

#1 – Discuss and demonstrate the proper collection, handling, and processing of clinical samples for Immunohematology testing.

#2 - Accurately perform immunohematology tests for the diagnosis of various conditions and interpret the results. Demonstrate competency in areas of analysis and clinical decision-making, regulatory compliance, and quality assurance/performance improvement associated with immunohematology testing.

#3 – Demonstrate competency in the methodologies commonly used in immunohematology testing, including: ABO/Rh testing, Antibody screening tests, antibody identification, antigen typing, quality control, fetal screen, crossmatch, proper labelling of blood for transfusion, blood component preparation and therapy, absorption, and elution techniques.

#4 – Describe the disease processes associated with immunohematology and our role as medical laboratory scientists in meeting the needs of our patients including trauma, hemolytic anemia's, pregnancy, hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn, surgical blood loss, adverse affects of transfusion, and component preparation/therapy.

* Outcomes will be measured using lecture exams, laboratory exercises, laboratory practical exams. Also upon completion of the MLS program our students take a MLS certification exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification which covers immunohematology.

Perform the full range of clinical laboratory tests in immunohematology.

Link to Program Outcomes: Laboratory Tests and Diagnostics, Critical Thinking

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Have responsibilities in areas of analysis and clinical decision-making, regulatory compliance with applicable regulations, education, and quality assurance/performance improvement wherever laboratory testing is researched, developed, or performed
*Relates to Program Learning Outcome: #2

Link to Program Outcomes: Critical Thinking

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Possess basic knowledge, skills, and relevant experiences for the following:

  • Communications to enable consultative interactions with members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service, and patient education
  • Financial, operations, marketing, and human resource management of the clinical laboratory to enable cost-effective, high-quality, value-added laboratory services
  • Information management to enable effective, timely, accurate, and cost-effective reporting of laboratory-generated information

*Relates to Program Learning Outcome: #3, 4, 5

Link to Program Outcomes: Effective Communication, Laboratory Management and Organization, Information Processing and Management Systems