Medical Laboratory Assistant
|Field of Study:
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
A medical laboratory assistant is an integral member of the laboratory workforce, a field that is not only growing to meet the needs of an increasing and aging population, but also changing to support medical advances. This program trains students to collect, process, and prepare patient specimens, enter data, perform clerical and reception services, perform electrocardiograms and urinalyses, and carry out basic laboratory procedures. Medical laboratory assistants must be accurate, self-motivated and dependable with a skilled eye for detail and strong client service skills.|
This program consists of 12 weeks of classroom instruction and laboratory training followed by a seven-week practicum. The practicum period is spent in a clinical laboratory where students refine competencies acquired at SAIT. Practicum sites are arranged by SAIT. Students must expect to train outside of Calgary (totally or in-part). The seven weeks of practicum are not necessarily consecutive and may not be continuous with the end of the theory portion of the program.
Medical Laboratory Assistant at SAIT Polytechnic
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*:
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Grade 11 Biology
Grade 11 Chemistry
Grade 12 English
Pure Math 10 is also required.
* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
|* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.|