Lecture, reading, and laboratory rotation will cover the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the renal system. The theory, operation, quality control, and maintenance of the urinalysis analyzers, osmometer, and other miscellaneous testing is covered. The microscopic examination of urine and other body fluids, principles of tests, sources of error, and correlation of test results to normal and abnormal physiological conditions are included. Laboratory safety, quality assurance, HIPAA, and computer applications are also included. Quality assurance/quality improvement as applied to pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical components of laboratory services are also covered.
3 semester hours