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Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science
CLSC7290 - Clinical & Laboratory Diagnosis Correlation
Course Description
A comprehensive exploration and analysis of clinical laboratory screening, diagnosis, and monitoring utilizing a case-based approach and active problem solving skills. Students will participate in interprofessional team interaction, and provide formal presentations based on assigned cases in all clinical laboratory science disciplines, with emphasis on correlation to medical diagnosis, therapy, prevention and treatment guidelines. All aspects of laboratory services, from test selection to cost effective utilization and patient monitoring, will be explored to enhance consultative skills in preparation for interprofessional clinical rounding experiences. Students will be introduced to health services delivery processes within affiliated clinical facilities and health information systems for advancing treatment and testing guidelines and health outcomes assessment.
Credits/Modes of Instruction
Credits:  3
Matriculated in the Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science Program (DCLS)
Taken the last semester before beginning the DCLS clinical residency
Completion of all pre-clinical residency courses
Consult with the program director to confirm eligibility to enroll
Course Goals and Outcomes: For the DCLS student, through the course sequence:
1. CLSC 5213 Clinical Laboratory Data Analysis (CLDA)
2. CLSC 7290 Clinical & Laboratory Diagnosis Correlation (CLDC)
3. CLSC 7199,7299,73999 DCLS Clinical Residency/Practice (I, I, III)
Daily tasks (activities of daily value, ADV) of the DCLS will be identified, characterized, and linked inductively to the marketplace quality driver they measure, i.e., coercive forces (regulations); normative forces (standards/benchmarks), and/or memetic forces (competition). The first course in the series, CLSC 5213 Clinical Laboratory Data Analysis (CLDA), introduced quality theory, situate clinical laboratory quality investigations within these theoretical constructs, and explored the regulations and standards governing clinical laboratory quality improvement. The second course in the series CLSC 6290 Clinical & Laboratory Diagnosis Correlation (CLDC) will provide opportunity for DCLS students to develop processes using published and/or simulated data to apply and evaluate interventions introduced in CLDA. These interventions are designed to address patient safety core competencies in the areas of patient-centered care, interdisciplinary team practice, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. The third level of courses in the series, Clinical Residency/Practice I, II, and III (CLSC 7199, 7299, and 7399, respectively), will provide opportunity for DCLS students to draw from concepts introduced in CLDA and applied in CLDC to construct interventions and testing algorithms constructed to address issues of quality, value, and patient safety relevant to their clinical sites and experiences.
Course Goals and Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Define analytic and clinical quality pathways.
Interact with clinical data sets to obtain quality information related to most frequent, highest risk, and highest cost diagnoses utilizing clinical laboratory resources and formulate quality improvement interventions.
Identify diagnosis (ICD-9/10 code/s) and related CPT codes and conduct EHR reviews with clinical data sets linking testing orders to health outcomes
Gather information on types of consultation opportunities appropriate for DCLS interventions utilizing clinical data sets from EHR reviews and documentation of consultations with other healthcare providers.
Model consultation skills related to obtaining patient informed consent, history and physical examination information, and shared decision-making with other healthcare providers
Summarize and present a typical care path from an identified high impact (priority) clinical laboratory diagnosis and identify areas for quality improvement that impact patient safety and health outcomes.