COURSE OUTLINE ALH 101 Phlebotomy 3 Credit Hours

Medical Laboratory Technology
Fickbohm M
March 2013
August 2013
ALH 101 Phlebotomy
3 Credit Hours
Course Description: This course will enable the student to correctly and safely perform phlebotomy.
Prerequisite(s): None
Purpose of Course: The purpose of this course is to gain skill in venipuncture and skin puncture as
well as a basic understanding of the organization of the laboratory and appropriate use of laboratory
related medical terminology.
Required Materials
Textbook(s): McCall & Tankersley. (2011). Phlebotomy Essentials, (5th ed.) Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13:978-1-60547-637-7
Other: Access to a computer that meets the technology requirements of MATC and a printer.
Reliable internet access
Learning Outcomes
The intention is for the student to be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of common testing done in each section of a clinical laboratory and at
point of care.
2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of body systems and laboratory tests performed to analyze the
status of each.
3. Professionally and safely perform venipunctures
4. Professionally and safely perform skin punctures
Course Competencies
Actions that are essential to achieve the learning outcomes:
1. List common tests done in each section of the laboratory
2. Compare and contrast Point Of Care Testing and regular laboratory testing
3. Appropriately use common medical terminology associated with a laboratory
4. Safely perform 25 successful venipunctures
5. Safely perform 5 successful skin punctures
6. Draw and narrate the path blood takes as it circulates through the body
7. Describe whole blood and its individual components
8. Describe professional behavior
Learning Units
Health care settings
Blood borne pathogens/infection control
Laboratory safety
Medical Laboratory Technology
Fickbohm M
March 2013
August 2013
V. Venipuncture equipment
VI. Venipuncture procedure
VII. Age & special population issues
VIII. Skin puncture procedure
IX. Anatomy and physiology systems
X. The circulatory system
XI. Special collection types
XII. Point of care testing
XIII. Qa/qc, legal issues, dealing with stress
Method of Delivery/Instruction
 Face-to-face
 Blended
 Online
Learning activities will be assigned within and outside the classroom to assist the student to
achieve the intended learning outcomes through lecture, Instructor-led class discussion, guest
speakers, group activities, lab, drills/skill practice, and others at the discretion of the instructor.
Method of Grading and Evaluation
The student will be graded on learning activities and assessment tasks. Grade determinants
may include the following: daily work, quizzes, chapter or unit tests, comprehensive
examinations, student projects, student presentations, class participation, and other methods
of evaluation employed at the discretion of the instructor.