Camosun College has launched a new Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant program to train students to become integral front-line healthcare workers responsible for collecting blood, fluids, and physiologic data used by physicians to diagnose medical conditions.

As part of the Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team, Certified Medical Laboratory Assistants are valued for their careful attention to detail and compassionate treatment of patients and clients.

The full-time 10-month program is a comprehensive entry-level certificate in pre-analytic laboratory sciences that provides a broad foundation in laboratory science theory integrated with authentic simulation environments and workplace clinical practicums.

Students learn to incorporate exemplary patient and client-centric behaviours while mastering the techniques of blood collection (phlebotomy), analytical sample collection, and sample preparation. Students learn to collect, and process data required for diagnostic investigations.

More information available on the Camosun Website.