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Phlebotomy Course Descriptions

PHL 1020: PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (2 credits)

This course provides you the opportunity to practice the skills you learned in PHL 1050. The clinical experience will take place in either a clinic or hospital setting during the last six weeks of class. It is designed to provide concentrated practice and phlebotomy skill development. You will work under the guidance and supervision of the clinical staff at your facility. The actual time of class will vary according to your assigned site but may include early morning (e.g. 6:00 a.m.) hours. Corequisite: PHL 1050.

PHL 1050: PHLEBOTOMY (5 credits)

This on-campus course provides you with information on current techniques, skills and equipment necessary to perform safe and effective blood collection procedures. There are both lecture and laboratory components to the class. The main focus of the course is on learning how to perform blood specimen collection, sample preparation and laboratory safety. You will learn the skill of phlebotomy on a simulator arm and then, in a very controlled setting, practice with student laboratory partners using both venipuncture and capillary sampling methods. Other topics that are discussed in class are organization of the medical laboratory, basic anatomy and physiology, specimen integrity, communication skills and medicolegal ethics. Evaluation is by written examination and competency-skill testing. Corequisite: PHL 1020.