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Medical Laboratory
Assistant

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Medical Laboratory Assistant

Program Description

This diploma program focuses on preparing graduates to work as medical laboratory assistants in a variety of institutions or laboratories by providing a solid theoretical and practical foundation in the application of currentmedical lab theory, tools, processes, procedures and practices.

Career Opportunities

This program prepares graduates for medical lab careers in a variety of public and private:

  • Healthcare settings
  • Hospital laboratories
  • Private clinics
  • Industry laboratories
  • Phlebotomy clinics

Admissions Requirements

  • 1 High School Graduate or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years or older prior to starting the program)
  • 2 Clear criminal record check.
  • 3 Meet one of the following English Language Proficiency requirements:
  • I. Minimum Grade 12 English (Domestic Students)
  • II. For English as second language students; Overall IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • III. Pass the College’s English admission test.

Preference will be given to candidates with a keyboarding speed of 40 wpm

To be submitted before work experience

  • Proof of a negative TB skin test or chest x-ray.
  • Immunization requirements: Pertussis, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Chicken Pox, Hepatitis B, Influenza
  • N95 Mask Fit testing (prior to practicum placement)

Course Breakdown

Course No. Name of Subject Code Hours

1

Office procedures

OP100

25

2

Word Processing

WP200

25

3

Business Communication

BC300

25

4

Introduction to Medical Terminology

IMT400

25

5

Ethics, Professionalism and Legislation

EPL500

25

6

Laboratory Procedures and Safety 50

LPS600

50

7

Human Anatomy, Physiology and Terminology

APT700

125

8

Laboratory Mathematics, Measurements & Accuracy

MMA800

25

9

Infection Prevention & Asepsis

IPA900

25

10

Clinical Chemistry

CC1000

50

11

Laboratory Microbiology

LM1100

50

12

Histology & Cytology

HC1200

25

13

Hematology & Phlebotomy

HP1300

150

14

Urinalysis & Special Collections

USC1400

25

15

Cardiovascular System & ECG

ECG1500

100

16

Career Strategies

CS1600

25

17

Work Experience

WE1700

120

Program Duration

Total Hours (excluding work experience hours) 775
Work experience hours 120
Total Program Length (weeks) 37

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