Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

MLS2014 Phlebotomy and Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science [4].

This course introduces the student to the Medical Laboratory Science profession. Topics covered include the collection and processing of blood and body fluids; introduction to the various disciplines within the Medical Laboratory Science profession; an overview of the steps needed to become a practicing Medical Laboratory Scientist; operation of basic techniques, equipment, and instrumentation found in the clinical laboratory; professional communication; team dynamics; health care ethics; and professionalism. This course is a prerequisite to applying for entrance into MVNU's Medical Laboratory Science program.

Prerequisites: A C or better in CHE1043, CHE1041 and BIO1054G.