Practicum in a Medical Laboratory - Biochemistry (Bridging)
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with assistance (credited course, facilitator available, assessments/exercises marked)
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- Credit card and interac online: Visa, MasterCard or American Express
- Credit card by telephone: Visa or MasterCard
- Cheque or postal money order
- In person by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), Interac, cheque, postal money order or cash at one of the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick campuses.
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This course is currently being revised, it will be available shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience.
This course will allow students to demonstrate their proficiency by exercising, in the workplace, the duties of the laboratory technologist that fall within the field of biochemistry. This clinical experience will allow students to integrate all of the essential theoretical elements in order to practice their profession efficiently and safely.
This course is part of the program
Medical Laboratory Technology – Bridging
all of the courses in the program (except the other practicums)
Course established as part of the implementation of the refresher (bridging) program for internationally educated Medical Laboratory Technologists, which is a partnership between the CCNB, the NBCC, and the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists. This course is intended only for laboratory technologists. Access to the course is subject to the approval of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS), based on a recognition of prior learning. Following a recommendation from the CSMLS, the student may be exempted from this course, based on previous training and work experience.
To comply with CSMLS requirements, the practicum is three weeks long. Students must also comply with the employer's work schedule and may be required to travel outside the campus area or even outside their region of permanent residence. Students are responsible for their travel and all related costs. The practicum setting could be in a bilingual environment.
Students who enroll in this course must have:
- Successful completion of a medical laboratory technology program recognized by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
- Possess a level 8 Canadian language proficiency (for medical laboratory technologists trained abroad)
- Be recommended by the CSMLS (for medical laboratory technologists trained abroad)
Students who enroll in this course must have basic computer skills.
General System Requirements
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A course facilitator will be available online to help and guide you through your training.
To successfully complete this course, students must:
- Fulfill the specific requirements of the practicum
- Participate actively in the preparation and continuation of the practicum
- Comply with the policies and regulations of their practicum setting
- Demonstrate safe work practices in compliance with the requirements of the practicum setting
- Apply the knowledge and techniques learned during their training
- Demonstrate the congruence between the hands-on work they do in the practicum setting and their prior learning
- Use appropriate measures to achieve the target objectives
- Perform analysis procedures relevant to transfusion science, taking into account related theoretical principles and concepts
- Consider the elements and steps of the pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases when performing analysis procedures relating to transfusion science
- Use products, material, and equipment safely and in an appropriate manner in accordance with established protocols
- Demonstrate the ability to detect instrument and equipment failures/defects and take appropriate action
- Follow guidelines for sample retention, storage, and disposal
- Establish priorities for the processing of samples, taking into account the test request, degree of urgency, and type of sample
- Determine the need for additional testing based on the results obtained
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize situation that require immediate action and intervene appropriately
- Follow guidelines and established procedure to document relevant date, such as test results and the transmission of data to other professionals or organizations, including Public Health, if applicable
- Use the computer to record, store, and retrieve data
- Apply the principles of quality management relating to the transfusion science lab
- Use the resources of the health care system in a responsible manner
- Demonstrate increasing autonomy in the practice of duties while respecting knowledge and skill limitations
- Demonstrate sound judgment by seeking help or advice from others
- Demonstrate progress in the acquisition of skills for critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making in professional practice
- Demonstrate the qualities sought in a workplace
- Comply with the established work schedule
- Organize time and work so as to facilitate attainment of the practicum objectives
- Maintain amicable relations with the various stakeholders involved in the practicum
- Demonstrate behaviour that meets personal and professional ethical standards
- Suggest well-thought-out and creative solutions to problems encountered
- Demonstrate an open mind in the performance of duties
- Assume responsibility for decisions and actions
- Demonstrate skills that encourage integration into the working world
- Establish contact with the host institution independently and professionally
- Assume the responsibilities inherent in working in the practicum setting
- Act in accordance with the practices of the practicum setting
- Demonstrate an openness to new learning situations
- Make use of a variety of resources that support learning efforts.
- Discuss performance with the supervisor, expressing perception of strengths and weaknesses
- Adjust knowledge and attitudes according to the constructive criticism received
Assessment of Learning
Pass mark: Pass/fail