MEDT400
Urinalysis and Body Fluids

Offered in the Fall semester, Lecture Tues/Thurs, 8:20 to 9:15am; Lab Fri. 10:10 am to 12:40 pm
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INSTRUCTORS: Mary Ann McLane, PhD, MLS(ASCP)
                              Carol Breeze, MLS(ASCP)
                              Paula Melancon, MT(ASCP)

COARSE GOALS:  This course describes the formation and physiological role of urine, synovial, cerebrospinal, seminal, serous and amniotic fluids, as well as characteristic changes in these fluids in certain clinical conditions. The principles and clinical significance of testing performed in the routine physical, chemical and microscopic analysis of urine are emphasized. Laboratory assignments will provide practical experience in the performance, quality assurance and clinical correlation of urinalysis and selected body fluid procedures.

COMPETENCIES: The student will achieve:

METHOD OF EVALUATION:
 LECTURE (60%):
   Lecture sectional exams (2, 15% each).........30%
   Lecture cumulative exam.............................  25%
   Clicker points..............................................   5%
 LABORATORY: (40%)
   Lab worksheets...........................................15%
   Lab quality assurance assignments...............   5%
   Lab final written/practical exam...................  20%

 The final grade for the course is derived from the following  numerical scale:
  > 94% ......... A
  90-93%......... A-
  87-89%......... B+
  84-86%......... B
  80-83%......... B-
  77-79%......... C+
  74-76%......... C
  70-73%......... C-
  65-69%......... D
  < 64% ......... F

 This course is a major one in the curriculum and must be  passed with a grade of C- or better.



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