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Corsicana · Health Professions · Medical Lab Technology (MLT)

Clinical I

  • Summer 1 2021
  • Section 01
  • 3.0 Credits
  • 06/07/2021 to 08/16/2021
  • Modified 04/27/2021

Based on recommendations from the CDC and other governmental agencies, the content delivery method for this course may need to be modified.

Meeting Times

Clinical times and clinical sites will be assigned by the clinical coordinator.  Clinicals are 8 hours per day Monday through Friday unless other arrangements have been made.

Contact Information

Clinical Coordinator: Patricia Looper

Office Hours

Office hours will be posted outside room 208.  Students will receive a schedule of classes which will include instructor office hours.


18 lab (3 Cr.) A health-related work based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professionals. Students rotate through hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, serology, and phlebotomy.


Prerequisite: permission of instructor.






Upon completion of the core curriculum, students are expected to demonstrate competence in all of the core objectives listed in the college catalog. The overall content of this course is designed to enhance skills in each of the following core objectives.

  • Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
  • Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
  • Personal Responsibility - ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision making
  • Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.


Student Learning Outcomes:               

        Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course the student should be able to demonstrate the following:

A    Accurately perform procedures routinely performed in the microbiology lab

B     Accurately perform procedures routinely performed in the hematology/coagulation

C     Accurately perform procedures routinely performed in  urinalysis and immunology

D    Accurately perform procedures routinely performed in phlebotomy.

E     Demonstrate professional characteristic required for success in the clinical lab by receiving a grade of 3 or higher on the evaluation .

   Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course the student should be able to complete the following objectives:

Cognitive and Psychomotor objectives

  1. Perform routine quality control, evaluate and record results, take appropriate action when controls are out of acceptable range. SCANS: Basic Skills, Thinking Skills, Personal Qualities, Resources, Interpersonal Skills, Information, Systems, Technology
  2. Perform procedures routinely performed in hematology, coagulation, urinalysis and body fluids, immunology/serology, phlebotomy, demonstrating accuracy and precision within acceptable time. Describe the principle of the tests, recognize normal/abnormal results, analyze test results  for accuracy, and recognize sources of error.  SCANS: Basic Skills, Thinking Skills, Personal Qualities, Resources, Interpersonal Skills, Information, Systems, Technology
  3.  Describe pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic components of laboratory analysis including specimen requirements, causes of specimen rejection, sources of error, evaluation and processing of test results.
  4.  Evaluate specimen suitability considering patient preparation; type of specimen; collection, handling and storage of specimen; presence of interfering substances. SCANS: Basic Skills, Thinking Skills, Resources, Interpersonal Skills, Systems
  5.   Properly process specimens, log in information, and accept or reject results based on       established laboratory procedure. Follow established laboratory protocol for repeating, verifying, and reporting clinically significant values with appropriate supervision. SCANS: Basic Skills, Thinking Skills, Resources, Interpersonal Skills, Systems 
  6.   Describe the principle of the instruments, used in the lab.  Describe the procedure to calibrate instruments  and perform calibration( if allowed) following established laboratory procedure. Discuss and/or perform routine maintenance on instruments and equipment. Discuss and/or follow established laboratory procedure to correct problems that may occur with instruments and equipment.  SCANS: Basic Skills, Thinking Skills, Personal Qualities, Resources, Interpersonal Skills, Information, Systems, Technology
  7. Demonstrate laboratory safety and universal precautions while handling specimens, equipment and chemicals.
  8.  Correlate results of tests with clinical condition 

Affective Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate initiative by performing routine assigned tasks, seeking unsolicited tasks, and helping others willingly.   SCANS: Thinking Skills, Personal Qualities, Resources, Interpersonal Skills
  2. Demonstrates organization by completing required assignments in a timely manner.  SCANS: Thinking Skills, Personal Qualities, Resources, Interpersonal Skills
  3. Demonstrate responsibility by being punctual, at the facility at the arranged time. SCANS: Personal Qualities, Interpersonal skills,
  4. Accept constructive criticism and applY constructive criticism as positive information. SCANS: Personal Qualities, Interpersonal skills,
  5. Demonstrates interpersonal relationships by interacting as a team member and functioning well with others in a teacher/student setting. SCANS: Personal Qualities, Interpersonal skills
  6. Demonstrates communication skills by communicating with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals and the public. SCANS: Personal Qualities, Interpersonal skills
  7. Demonstrate professionalism by possessing a neat, clean, and appropriate appearance, maintaining work quality and quantity under stress, and maintaining professional composure.   SCANS: Personal Qualities, Interpersonal Skills, Systems,
  8. Demonstrates punctuality by arriving on time and beginning work promptly.  SCANS: Personal Qualities, Systems
  9. Demonstrates integrity by accepting responsibility for errors or mistakes, recognizing limitations and soliciting help when needed, and showing consistent attention to detail.   SCANS: Thinking Skills, Personal Qualities, Interpersonal Skills
  10. Demonstrates cleanliness and orderliness by leaving the work area clean and neat and replenishing supplies and reagents.   SCANS: Thinking Skills, Personal Qualities, Interpersonal Skills, Systems

 note:    Specific objectives for each area of the rotation are listed in the rotation manual



Required and Optional Materials

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None required

The program director will provide the clinical manual to be used prior to clinicals.  Students must be able to provide transportation to the clinical site.  Clinical site location may be up to 70 miles one way.

Assignments and Activities

clinical rotation

Students will spend 280 rotating through various sections of the clinical lab to which they have been assigned by the program director:  hematology/coagulation, urinalysis, serology, phlebotomy.  Students will take 4 exams covering the sections of the rotation.

Grading Criteria

Grade criteria will conform to the established policy of Navarro College as stated in the College catalog: A=90-100%; B=80-89%; C=70-79%; D=60-69%; F=59% or below.


The breakdown of grades for the courses with a MLAB or PLAB prefix are different than the breakdown of the other college courses.


Grade Range Notes
A 90-100  
B 80-89  
C 75-79

A grade of 75 or higher is required to receive credit for the course.

D 60-74  
F 59 and below

Course Policies

Clinical Course policies

Review the policies in the clinical manual.

Method of Instruction: Instruction is provided at the clinical site, involving one on one instruction in the various areas of the laboratory.  Students are to review the material covered in each section during the didactic portion of the course.  Clinical instructors may also provide additional material to be covered during the clinical rotation. 

Method of Evaluation:  The student rotates through several areas of the lab.  Grades are based on performance of task skills (33.3%), professional capabilities evaluation (33.3%),  tests and practicals (if assigned) (33.3%).  The grades for each area of the rotation are averaged to determine the Clinical grade.  A grade of 75% or higher is required.  .  An average of 75 or higher is required on clinical review book exams.

Requirement for computer access and camera for testing. 

  • Requirement for computer access and camera for testing. 

    • Course exams may be given online and use the Respondus lockdown monitor.  A microphone and a camera (on the computer or separate camera) will be required to monitor the student during the testing.  You will be required to have access to the required tools including internet access.

                A score of “3” or higher  is expected on each part of the evaluation.  A grade less then 3 indicates that the student has not met the requirements of the course.  If the score is in one area only, remediation may be given with reevaluation following the remediation.  A score of 3 or higher must be obtained following remediation.  If a score of less than 3 is received on more than 1 area of the evaluation,  the student may receive a grade of D or F for the clinical.  Students must be able to successfully demonstrate the ability to meet the requirements of the clinical course. 

                Inappropriate behavior could result in dismissal from the Clinical, as well as, the Medical Laboratory Technology program.  Students are not to use their cell phones in the clinical lab.  Receive permission from your clinical instructor before leaving the lab. 

                Drug screens and background checks are to be performed prior to clinicals.  Drug screens must be negative.  Background checks with a record will likely result in the inability to perform clinicals and to progress through the program.    Clinical sites may require additional student information or other immunizations.  Students are to provide the required information at the student’s expense.

                Student must demonstrate the ability to evaluate specimen acceptability, accurately perform laboratory procedures in a timely manner, evaluate laboratory test results and select additional procedures to be performed when required.  

Attendance & Preparation 

                Students are to be at the clinical site during the times assigned.  Unexcused tardiness  or absences (greater than 5 combined )  will result in a decrease in the professional objectives grade of 1 number grade for each tardy or absence.  Excessive tardies or absences  or failure to notify the clinical supervisor may  result in termination of clinicals and a grade of “F” assigned for the course. If the total number of required hour  are not obtained during the Clinical, no credit will be given for the course.  All hours must be completed during the semester enrolled, unless special arrangements have been made with the clinical coordinator.

Late Work/Make-up exams: If an exam is missed, the student should be prepared to take the         exam the next time class meets or a time specified by the instructor.

Instructional Methodologies

Face to Face  Hybrid Online

Face to face courses are taught in a traditional classroom format. 

Courses classified as “Hybrid” in the course schedule (identified with the letter ‘H’ in the course section designation) will use a combination of face-to-face classroom and online instructional methods. A minimum of 50 percent of the course must be taught online to be classified as a hybrid course.

Students must have regular access to a computer and a reliable internet connection, either on campus or in a personal setting, to complete all assignments.

In addition to traditional lecture, Navarro College uses the Canvas Learning Management System to provide course materials and activities assigned by the instructor. Access user information here:

To access Canvas:

(1) Go to: 
(2) Enter your User Name (MyNC ID) and Password
(3) Click on the Canvas icon and locate your course in your Canvas Dashboard.

Please note some courses will also use materials provided by the publisher and require the student to have an access code in order to complete assignments, activities, and exams. Please see the Materials section of this syllabus to determine if an access code will be necessary for this course.

Final Exams

Students are required to take final exams during the posted final exam week and should not make travel reservations or other plans which would require them to request a rescheduled final.  Requests to take final exams early, or at a time other than indicated on the final exam schedule, must be approved by the appropriate Executive Dean and are granted only in exceptional circumstances. Personal or family travel plans are not deemed as exceptional circumstances.

Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting

Students may choose to share personal information or experiences, as appropriate, in written assignments, class discussions, presentations, and conferences with instructors. While instructors and other college employees will strive to keep personal student information private, they are required to report information about sexual misconduct, childhood abuse, and criminal activity to the proper authorities. Students may speak to someone confidentially by contacting NorthSTAR Mobile Crisis at 1-800-260-8000 or the Navarro College Licensed Counselor at 903-875-7393.

Course Content and Rigor

College-level courses may include controversial, sensitive, and/or adult material. Students are expected to have the readiness for college-level rigor and content.


All Navarro College students are required to use their Navarro College email to correspond with instructors and other Navarro College personnel.

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to do their own work at all times. Cheating is a serious offense with serious consequences which may include any of the following:  a grade of zero, course failure, or removal from a program.

Student Conduct

All students enrolled in classes at Navarro College shall follow the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conducive to a positive learning environment. Behavior deemed by the instructor to be disruptive may result in the student being dropped from the course.

Subject to Change

The Course Syllabus and/or the Course Calendar may be changed as the term progresses at the discretion of the department and/or instructor.

Late/Make-Up Work

Institutional Policies

Students are expected and required to have read the Student Handbook and to consult appropriate sections of the College Catalog for general academic information.

Attendance and Preparation

Face to Face and Hybrid Online

Regular and punctual class attendance is expected at Navarro College as a key element for student success. Excessive absenteeism is defined as two consecutive weeks of instruction in a 16-week semester (or the equivalent in any shorter term) and may result in being dropped from the course.

Students who miss class to participate in a co-curricular activity must have written permission (e-mail accepted) from a coach/director and must make prior arrangements with the instructor to take an examination or complete an assignment scheduled for that day. 

Regular (daily or weekly) online work is a key element for student success in an internet-based class.  Students must complete the first assignment by the designated deadline to document participation in the course.  The instructor will drop any student who fails to complete an assignment by the deadline provided in Canvas.

Although the instructor MAY withdraw a student from the class for insufficient participation the RESPONSIBILITY for dropping a class belongs to the student! Insufficient participation is defined as not logging in and completing assignments for the equivalent of two consecutive weeks.  If you are unable to complete the course, you should formally drop it.

  • Additional information regarding attendance requirements is available in the Navarro College Catalog.
  • You may drop this class by completing an online form. It is the student's responsibility to visit with his or her instructor concerning course status before submitting the required paperwork to the Office of Admissions and Records to drop this class. Additional information about dropping a class may be found in the Navarro College Catalog.
  • Failure to withdraw by the deadline may result in your name remaining on the class roll, resulting in a grade of ‘F’ at the end of the semester. 
  • A student who foresees educational issues related to pregnancy, postpartum recovery, or other physical or mental health matters is strongly encouraged to notify the College as soon as possible.  By doing so, the student and College personnel can collaborate and develop an appropriate plan for the continuation of the student's education.  Pre-planning when possible also may help with particular challenges a student faces while pregnant, when recovering from childbirth, or in response to a physical or mental health concern (e.g., missed classes, make-up work).  The choice to inform the College of any health concern is voluntary. A student is not required to share this information with the College. A student may choose to consult a College counselor or the Office of Disability Services before deciding whether or not to disclose any health-related information.
  • If you are receiving financial aid grants or loans, you must ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE in all classes FROM THE FIRST CLASS DAY.  Do not drop or stop attending any class without consulting the Financial Aid Office. Changes in your enrollment level and/or failing grades may require you to repay financial aid funds.  
  • All students receiving Veterans Administration (VA) benefits must notify the Veteran’s Certifying Official of any enrollment changes as soon as they are made. The Veterans Affairs benefit recipient needs to be aware that the VA may require repayment of all benefits received since the beginning of a semester for any course in which a “W” grade is received
  • According to current Texas law, dropping a course may have serious academic consequences. Under most circumstances, a maximum of 6 courses may be dropped throughout the entire undergraduate degree program. Before you decide to withdraw from this or any other course, make sure you understand the consequences. For more information see the Office of the Registrar.

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Always include full name and date of birth, phone number, and valid email address when contacting the One-Stop Service Desk. Navarro College will not disclose sensitive account access information with anyone other than the student regardless of student’s age.

For Assistance with Canvas, please contact:

Matt Miller, Dean of Online Instruction
Phone: (903) 875-7422
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It is the responsibility of the student to contact Navarro College Disability Services Office to request accommodations.

The instructor is committed to helping each student reach his/her academic potential and to providing every student equal opportunity to participate in and engage with the course.  In keeping with this commitment, effort has been made to develop accessible learning materials that provide equal access.  Please contact the instructor immediately if access to course materials is restricted due to a disability so the issue(s) can be resolved in a timely manner.

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