Clinical Laboratory Medicine

PHA305

Introduction to common laboratory procedures used to identify pathophysiologic processes commonly encountered in both ambulatory and hospital settings. Study includes the appropriate technique for performing these tests as well as the appropriate rationale for ordering them. Emphasis on interpretation of laboratory results and possible treatment options. Communication of laboratory results to other health care providers and indications for patient referral are stressed. Laboratory work includes various techniques and applications discussed in lecture. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): HTH333 and PHA301 and PHA311 and PHA316 and PHA322 and PHA326 and PHA347 or PHA301 and PHA311 and PHA316 and PHA322 and PHA326 and PHA347 and PHA375. Spring Only.