CLP200 - Veterinary Clinical Laboratory Procedures II

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Subject Title
Veterinary Clinical Laboratory Procedures II

Subject Description
This course introduces the student to veterinary clinical hematology (with emphasis on normal patients) and analysis of urine samples (with emphasis on sediment examination).

Credit Status
One

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of Veterinary Clinical Labratory Procedures II, the student will be able to:

1. consistently, specifically, safely and accurately perform and report routine hematology for various species including:
a) identification of red blood cells, neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, monocytes & platelets from the common domestic species handled in veterinary clinical practice, i.e., canine, feline, equine, bovine, ovine, caprine. (70% of each cell type must be identified correctly.)
b) cell counts/estimates. White blood cell estimates will be within 20% of the value determined by the instructor. Platelet estimates will be within 5 platelets/oil immersion field.
c) safe and technically correct handling, preparation and staining of blood smears and other specimens.
d) production of a good quality, well-stained, diagnostic blood smear.
e) packed cell volume determination (within 0.01 L/L of the value determined by the instructor).
f) serum/plasma protein determination (within 2 g/L of the value determined by the instructor).
g) generate the data and report from supplied samples such that the sample is of accurate diagnostic value to a veterinary clinician.
Note: Proper use of terminology and units is essential.
2. consistently, specifically, safely and accurately perform and report all findings of routine urinalyses for various species including
a) consistently, specifically and accurately identify red blood cells, white blood cells in urine based on practical examination and analysis of unknown samples supplied by the professor.
b) consistently and accurately identify epithelial cells, casts, struvite crystals and calcium oxalate dihydrate crystals in urine based on practical examination and analysis of unknown samples supplied by the professor. (Note:Students will be required to identify and quantify these elements in greater detail in CLP 303.)
c) gross examination, dipstick chemical evaluation, measurement of specific gravity and sediment evaluation.
d) generate the data and report from supplied samples such that the sample is of accurate diagnostic value to a veterinary clinician.
3. consistently perform the assigned laboratory procedures in a technically correct and safe manner.
4. explain the proper technique for handling, collecting and processing blood samples and demonstrate an understanding of how improper technique can affect results.
5. demonstrate a basic understanding of plasma versus serum, and blood cell functions.
6. perform the necessary mathematical calculations to produce accurate results.
These learning objectives will be assessed during written quizzes, tests or examinations and laboratory assignments/tests/examinations and analysis of unknown samples.

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