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Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science
CLSC7191 - DCLS Seminar I
Course Description
A pre-clinical residency course to prepare the DCLS student for the clinical residency. Collegial participation in formal presentations and informal discussion on a variety of topics and issues including, ethical issues in healthcare practice, principles of trans-cultural healthcare, physical assessment, health informatics, communication techniques for interaction with healthcare colleagues and patients, and heath care informatics.
Credits/Modes of Instruction
Credits:  3
Hours, Course Format and Modes of Instruction: Participants should anticipate spending approximately 135 hours on the course, or an average of 9-12 hours per week for 15 weeks. The course is web based. Various active teaching/learning strategies and techniques will be utilized via Internet delivery of the course. Modes of instruction and course format may include posted lectures, questions for online discussion, critical thinking activities, directed study, Internet-enhanced reading assignments, and live webinar(s). Students are expected to be prepared for all class meetings, and it is essential that all students be prepared to contribute to class discussions and activities.
Matriculated in the Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science Program (DCLS)
Taken the last semester before beginning the DCLS clinical residency
Consult with the program director to confrim eligibility to enroll
Course Goals and Outcomes:
The primary goal is to attain knowledge/skills in several areas that are related to their clinical residency responsibilities. The course goals to develop the student’s knowledge, perception and understating of the variables such as cultural, ethical, religious associated with interaction with healthcare providers and patients, specifically, their role as an advanced clinical laboratory science practitioner participating on the inter-professional healthcare team.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

Describe the ethical and legal issues involved in healthcare delivery

Discuss cultural, ethnic, religious and social beliefs and how they impact healthcare beliefs and practices.

Explain, using a case method approach, the impact of the patient’s cultural beliefs and value systems on the ability to effectively communicate and discuss aspects of clinical laboratory diagnostic testing.

Describe the services of an organizational ethics program and how to utilize and participate in these services.

Compare and contrast the ethical and legal issues associated with health care delivery and the relationship/impact on diagnostic testing.

Communicate in a competent manner with patients, inter-professional healthcare team and other associated individuals.

Evaluate physical assessment and patient history in relationship to the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases of diagnostic testing.

Identify health informatics systems and processes that relate to the delivery of clinical laboratory diagnosis and optimal utilization of services.

Via simulated case scenarios, and directed questions, provide consultative services in both oral and written format to patients, clinicians and healthcare providers related to quality utilization of laboratory services, including pre-analytic issues of laboratory testing and post-analytic interpretation.