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    Erie Community College
  Jan 16, 2018
Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ML 214 - Hematology I

Credit Hours: 2

Origin, development and morphology of the cellular constituents of blood and introduction to bone marrow. Emphasis is on normal blood composition, variables affecting normal blood and the mechanics and significance of CBC parameters.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • state the principle of manual and microsample collection systems for the routine tests used in the hematology laboratory;
  • describe the role of the medical technician in providing quality patient care;
  • relate importance of test results to diagnostic, emergency and screening protocols;
  • calculate and correlate all parameters of the CBC using internal quality control checks;
  • identify morphological criteria of the normal hemocytes;
  • analyze the responses of the hematopoietic system to physiological changes in the human body;
  • identify safety precautions necessary when handling specimens; and
  • identify sources of error and corrective actions necessary for all lab tests discussed.

Prerequisites: ML 122, Ml 123, ML 124, BI 147, BI 148
Corequisites: ML 215
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