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Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician Ontario Certificate

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  • Objectives
    Graduates of this program will have demonstrated the ability to collect and sort specimens for analysis; perform venipunctures and acquire ECG tracings; prepare reagents, stains and media; prepare body fluids and tissues for microscopic examination and/or analysis; and perform routine technical procedures. Graduates are qualified to write the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OMST) and the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) certifications exams.
  • Practical experience
    There is a field placement component associated with this course.
  • Academic Title
    Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician Ontario Certificate
  • Course description
    First Semester
    Course Number / Title      Credits

    CS 040*     College Writing Essentials     4
    GE 515     Indigenous People and Development Issues     3
    HS 118     Windows for Service Professionals     3
    PW 205     Structure and Function of the Human Body     3
    ML 130     Laboratory Sciences and Techniques     5
    ML 150     Specimen Procurement and Handling     5
    ML 190     ECGs     3  
    Total    26 hrs/week
            
    * Confederation College is committed to providing students with every opportunity to be successful, and strong communication skills are an important element of success. All students enrolled in CS040 will have a post-admission assessment and based on their score will continue in CS040 or go into CS007 Persuasive Writing.

    Students must maintain a mark of 60% in all core subjects in order to advance to the second semester of the program.

    Second Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    ML 210     Clinical Chemistry     5
    ML 230     Hematology and Immunohematology     5
    ML 250     Microbiology     5
    ML 270     Histotechnology and Cytology     2
    ML 280     MLA Skills Integration Lab     6
    ML 290     Field placement     4
    Total    22 hrs/week

    Students must maintain a mark of 60% in all core subjects in order to advance to the third semester of the program.

    Third Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    ML 390     Field placement       (2 week)     112.5 hrs

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