MA-LP Laboratory Procedure Courses
The Laboratory and Back Office Procedures module emphasizes laboratory equipment and safety, introduction of microbiology, collecting, processing and testing urine and blood specimens, nutrition and special diets and exercises. Students learn Anatomy & Physiology of the lymphatic & immune, and urinary system, as well as essential medical terminology. Students check vital signs and differentiate between normal values for pediatric and adult patients. They obtain blood samples and prepare syringes and medications for administration, throat & urine specimen collection, urinalysis, laboratory procedures, how to use the microscope, take capillary blood tests, venous blood tests, collect body fluid specimens and bacterial smears and cultures. The students will also learn about nutrition, exercise, and weight control, habit-forming substances, stress and time management as well as related therapies.