ANSC 151 : Clinical Laboratory Techniques

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.

Prerequisites

A grade of ā€œCā€ or better in ANSC 142 and 142L.

Corequisites

Registration in ANSC 151L.

Course Outcomes

  • Describe the procedures for safely collecting specimens from domestic animals.
  • Discuss the clinical tests performed in hematology, urinalysis, clinical chemistries, and cytology.
  • 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.

Course Details

Discipline:

Credits:

3

Lecture Hours:

3

Designation:

DB