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Medical Laboratory Assistant Diploma

Aspiring students who wish to prepare for careers in clinical laboratory settings could benefit from the Diploma in Medical Laboratory Assistant program offered by CDI College. Continue reading to find out more details about this program.

Official Program Name:

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Assistant

School Offering Program:

CDI College

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Program Prerequisites:

Students who are considering the Medical Laboratory Assistant diploma program may have some science and or math knowledge as well as strong analytical or problem-solving skills. All CDI College applicants must be high school graduates or the equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Once enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Assistant diploma program offered by CDI College, students have the opportunity to study medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, laboratory safety, ethics, and quality assurance. Core courses also train students in clinical laboratory procedures, such as the processes for procuring and processing specimens, and to use laboratory equipment, such as microscopes. Additional courses cover topics in microbiology, hematology, and clinical chemistry. Students in the Medical Laboratory Assistant program are able to learn through a combination of classroom lectures, demonstrations, hands-on experimentation, and a supervised clinical work experience.

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Financial Assistance Available:

Financial assistance programs are available. Please contact CDI College for more information.

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Coursework for the Medical Laboratory Assistant Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change and vary by campus. Contact CDI College to confirm the most up-to-date information before enrolling in a program.

Course Topics

  • Professional skills and career and employment strategies
  • Laboratory safety and asepsis
  • Standards of practice, ethics, and legislation
  • Fundamentals of cytology and histology
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Urinalysis and body fluids
  • Laboratory microbiology
  • Cardiovascular system and ECG
  • Hematology
  • Introduction to the clinical laboratory
  • Quality assurance and laboratory mathematics
  • Anatomy, physiology and medical terminology
  • Fundamentals of terminology
  • Keyboarding and introduction to computers
  • Student success strategies

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After completing CDI College's Medical Laboratory Assistant program, students could be prepared for entry-level laboratory positions in a variety of settings. They could seek jobs where their duties include testing blood, tissue, urine, and other specimens to detect diseases or infections. Some of the places graduates could seek jobs include:

  • Private testing laboratories
  • Hospital labs
  • Physician's offices
  • Public health laboratories
  • Veterinary labs

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