BI-961: Phlebotomy Practice

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BI-961 Phlebotomy Practice

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 45

Credits: 1

Pre-requisites (if any): BI-451, and permission of the instructor prior to the registration.

Course Description in college catalog:

Phlebotomy practice in a cooperating hospital structured to provide the student with all the competencies required by national professional certification agencies. Proof of liability insurance may be required. All internships must be completed before graduation to be included in the student’s degree certification. Enrollment limited. 

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

A.S. Health Sciences

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

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Obtain the introductory skills to secure an entry level phlebotomy position.

2. Practice various methods of blood collection through venipuncture, capillary puncture, and skin puncture.

3. Evaluate patients for ability to withstand venipuncture procedure.

4. Explain the venipuncture procedure and answer patient questions.

5. Prepare blood, urine, and other body fluid specimens for testing according to established standards.

6. Provide students with the knowledge, tools, and phlebotomy techniques needed to become certified by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Program-specific outcomes

1. Demonstrate proficiency in factual knowledge and conceptual understanding required for transfer to the junior year in a baccalaureate program in health sciences.

2. Disciplinary learning:

  1. Use algebra and statistics to solve problems in the health sciences
  2. Proficiently acquire, process, and analyze scientific information in all its forms
  3. Proficiently convey information specific to the health sciences, through technical writing or oral presentation
  4. Use current technology to demonstrate concepts related to the field of health sciences
  5. Work collaboratively to acquire and analyze data, or solve problems in the health sciences
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities in the field of health sciences

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

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:

The internship must include a minimum of 30 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary sticks. These venipuncture and capillary sticks must be performed on live individuals. Students must submit biweekly progress reports signed off by internship supervisor.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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