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ANSC 151: Clinical Laboratory Techniques (3 credits)

Course Description

Provides students with the background knowledge needed to perform and interpret laboratory techniques commonly used in veterinary practice. Topics include: Homeostatic relationships, cytology, histology, parisitology and clinical physiology of major body systems. Includes a discussion of common disorders affecting major body systems and the techniques used for diagnosis. This course is intended for students entering veterinary technology, veterinary assisting or other animal-related fields. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in ANSC 142 and 142L.

Co-Requisite(s): Registration in ANSC 151L.


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the procedures for safely collecting specimens from domestic animals.
  • Identify internal and external parasites common to domestic mammals and birds.
  • Discuss the procedures used to culture and identify common strains of bacteria.
  • Describe the functions and physiology of the digestive, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive and urinary systems.
  • Discuss the clinical tests used to access function of the above body systems.
  • Compare the technologies used by automated hematology and blood chemistry machines and discuss their impacts on the accuracy and reliability of test results.
  • Recognize accurate vs. erroneous results in order to provide maximum diagnostic benefit.

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page last updated: August 13, 2012

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