In laboratory experiences, students may learn to use the tools and conventions of science. For example, they may develop skills in using scientific equipment correctly and safely, making observations, taking measurements, and carrying out well-defined scientific procedures. Understanding of the nature of science.
The Diploma in Health care services and research laboratories certificate program is designed to educate and prepare students for work in a laboratory under the supervision of analysts, scientists, technologists, or technicians in the physical, chemical, biological and medical sciences. Students in this program receive Four months diploma of instruction and laboratory training in basic and advanced laboratory skills, technical report writing, basic human anatomy and physiology, Microbial Sampling, Microbial Isolation, Microscopy, CPR (Basic Life Support) and safety procedures, communication, venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques, and computer concepts and applications.
- Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the Laboratory Assistant Certificate Program, graduates will be able to do the following:
- Attain basic skills in performing laboratory procedures, following quality control parameters and reporting results
- Attain knowledge and skill for preparation to qualify for a certification exam
- Attain cognitive knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and specimen processing, requisitioning, transport, and reporting in the delivery of patient care
- Demonstrate multitasking skills and flexibility in adapting to new situations
- Communicate verbally and non-verbally with patients, health care professionals and others in an effective, appropriate, and capable manner, respecting the confidentiality of patient results
- Exhibit conduct that reflects professional standards that are legal, ethical and safe.
- Opportunities for Students: This reputed diploma holders may go directly into the workforce. This Diploma holders may perform a variety of tasks depending upon where they are employed. They may perform, use computers and computer-interfaced equipment; perform quality assurance checks; collect and prepare samples for analysis; clean, maintain and set up equipment used in experiments or laboratory analysis; follow safety procedures; properly dispose of biological wastes; maintain laboratory supplies; perform routine mathematical calculations; or prepare chemical solutions, reagents and media. Diploma holders may also choose to apply for admission into one of the competitive Associate degree health sciences programs.