BI-451 : Phlebotomy Technology

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BI-451 Phlebotomy Technology

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 0.5 class hour, 1.5 lab hour

Credits: 1

Pre-requisites (if any): BI-111 (Students not in the Medical Assistant AAS Program may substitute NU-102).

Course Description in college catalog:

An examination of the role of the phlebotomist as a vital member of the health care team. The theory and practice of the techniques for successfully obtaining blood specimens will be covered in lecture and laboratory sessions. The course includes one field trip to a clinical facility. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Medical Assistant

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Students will discuss the theory and be able to practice basic and advanced phlebotomy

2. Students will discuss the role of the phlebotomist and other laboratory personnel in providing quality healthcare services under the auspices of national standards and federal regulatory agencies.

3. Students will practice methods to protect themselves, patients, and other individuals from excessive risk for infection and biohazard exposure

4. Students will use proper medical terminology

5. Students will distinguish between blood groups and explain the need for compatibility testing. Students will be familiar with the major disorders and diagnostic tests of the circulatory system

6. Students will recognize of potential patient sensitivity to specimen collection procedures and properly report procedural errors

7. Students will identify the importance of interaction with the whole person — physical and emotional — and use effective communication techniques in a variety of circumstances and environments.

Program-specific outcomes

1. Accurately use basic medical terminology and apply relevant human biological principles to patients’ needs

2. Execute medical office responsibilities and tasks within ethical and legal boundaries

3. Practice patient-centered and coordinated care.

4. Employ state-of-the-art software to complete administrative tasks, including patient medical records management, collections, and insurance processing

5. Perform the most commonly used clinical testing procedures, such as EKS and phlebotomy

6. This course will fulfill Medical Assistant Degree Program Outcomes 1, 3 and 5

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

This course requires homework assignments based on textbook readings, and notes. The primary mode of assessment is exams. There is one writing project assignment and one Practical skills exam.

Grading Procedures and Criteria

Course Requirements for Grades Percentage

2 Exams (15%X2)


Lab Skills (1 Lab exam)






Total Points


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