Provincial requirements in addition to the national competency profile
Health science profession:
Medical laboratory technology
Provincial regulatory body:
Ordre professionnel des technologistes médicaux du Québec
Last updated by OPTMQ:
February 2014
Last reviewed by OPTMQ:
February 2014
List of provincial requirements defined by
provincial regulatory body (OPTMQ)
Reference to program course(s)
and/or clinical rotation(s)
To be completed by program and
submitted as part of the program selfassessment report and required evidence
for criteria 1.3 and 1.5 (formerly criterion
1.6 in version 2009 of the Requirements for
Take all types of specimens for analysis or
examination purposes.
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Perform phlebotomies.
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Introduce an instrument, according to a
prescription, in and beyond the pharynx or
beyond the nasal vestibule, urinary meatus,
labia majora or the anal margin or into a
peripheral vein.
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Administer medications or other prescribed
substances, including intravenously from a
peripheral site. The minimum 45 hours of
training includes the following items:
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Understand the basic principles of drug
action and how drugs affect tissues, cells
and molecules.
Discuss drug therapy for diagnosis or
Acquire certain notions of drug toxicity,
unexpected and undesirable side effects and
drug interactions.
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Introduce general pharmacology concepts.
Define the major pharmacology terms.
Address basic pharmacology principles:
absorption, distribution, biotransformation
and elimination.
Discuss the mode of action of drugs.
Address the role of genetics, age, and
ethnic origin on the response to these
Know the routes of administration with
their advantages, disadvantages.
Know the list of drugs that cause a
physiological reaction that influences the
outcome of examinations, their drug to
drug or drug to food interactions, and their
harmful and desired effects.
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