HLT 102 - Introduction to Histology

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

Principles and practices of quality management, laboratory safety, professional conduct and laboratory information systems are outlined. This course orients the student to procedures, policies and manuals. Laboratory instruction will include: explanation and demonstration of regulatory agencies, safety procedures in the laboratory setting, an online Safety Training that introduces the student to blood-borne pathogens and infection control practices, glassware, solution preparation, troubleshooting, quality control, care and use of a microscope and basic tissue identification (to include sectioning artifacts). This laboratory experience demonstrates a working knowledge of instrumentation, supplies, and solutions. (F, Sp)