AH 266 - Laboratory & Diagnostic Procedures
2 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: This course teaches basic laboratory studies, normal and abnormal values, lab studies specific to body systems and basic diagnostic procedures.
Schedule: Fall, Spring, and Summer. This course follows the traditional on-campus schedule for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None
Instructor: Joann Kveum
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Identify key terms, abbreviations, acronyms for various lab/diagnostic tests
- Identify and describe commonly used blood tests/normal and abnormal results
- Understand various body fluid tests used to diagnose diseases
- Identify and understand commonly used radiographic studies with normal and abnormal results
- Understand basic endoscopic studies/normal and abnormal results
- Regular participation in the class is expected. In addition, students are expected to read the assigned chapters and complete the following graded work by the due dates.
- Five (5) weekly graded assignments
- Three (3) exams
- Two (2) group case study assignments
- Students are encouraged to use the Discussion Forum.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- All exams are administered online.
- All exams are administered between the given dates/times as stated in the course outline.
- All exams are to be taken at any computer in one sitting. A proctor is neither assigned nor requested for the exams.
- All exams are timed and are between 45-60 minutes in length. There is no password to access the exams; instead, the exams will only be available during the given dates/times.
Technology Required: Click here to view our technology required page.