Medical Laboratory Assistant Vancouver Community College

About this Program

Level: Certificate in Medical Laboratory Assistant

Discpline: Medical Education

Length: 2 semesters

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Application Fee: $145.00
Tuition Fee: $11,670.00

VCC Broadway Campus

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Program Description

Learn to collect and prepare blood (phlebotomy) and other biological samples, perform electrocardiograms (ECG), and communicate effectively with patients and other health care providers. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Practise safely, ethically and professionally as a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA). Integrate knowledge from the medical laboratory sciences to provide optimal medical laboratory services. Collect, handle and process specimens for analysis according to standard operating procedures in the medical laboratory. Use equipment applicable to the medical laboratory. Perform cardiac monitoring tests. Perform administrative functions to support the operation of the medical laboratory. Assist with quality assurance programs in the medical laboratory. Use effective interpersonal skills in the medical laboratory.

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Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.