Project Description

Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Graduates of the Riyadh Elm University’s Clinical Laboratory Sciences program emerge with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in the field. Bachelor’s degree programs in clinical laboratory sciences include courses in chemistry, biological sciences, microbiology, mathematics, and statistics, as well as specialized courses devoted to knowledge and skills used in the clinical laboratory.

Program Mission:

Effective education and laboratory training with an active contribution to scientific research and meeting the needs of society.

Program Goals:

  1. Graduate Clinical Laboratory Specialist competent to meet the needs of the population
  2. Engage in community service
  3. Provide health care and promote health awareness to the public
  4. Conduct scientific research
  5. Utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, accountability, and teamwork in professional practice

Program Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge and Understanding
K1 Describe the basis of sciences as a foundation for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
K2 Recognize each subject area of Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics, Transfusion medicine Immunohematology
K3 Outline the principle of current research methodology and evidence-based practice
K4 Recognize aspects in health care practice ethical, economic and legal
Skills
S1 Apply concepts of laboratory analysis in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and maintenance of health
S2 Develop evidence-based plans of care for the prevention and treatment of diseases considering patient’s needs
S3 Interpret the findings of various investigations to reach an appropriate diagnosis and safety
S4 Integrate scientific research outcomes with clinical expertise and patient values towards evidence-based practice
S5 Executing quality control procedures and developing a solution to problems concerning the generation of laboratory data
S6 Interpret and evaluate laboratory test results for correlation with clinical conditions
S7 Communicate effectively with patients, their families, colleagues, and other health professionals
Values
V1 Show self-awareness and self-reflection to continue professional development as a clinical laboratory specialist
V2 Demonstrate effective leadership in complex professional and social environments
V3 Illustrate professional attitude and ethical behavior in clinical laboratory practice, research, and industry

Program Graduate Attributes:

  1. Possessor of good laboratory techniques
  2. Able to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues
  3. Life – long learner
  4. Compassionate and honest
  5. Clinical problem solver
  6. Knowledgeable in the subject and new technologies
  7. Passionate to educate patients and get them involved in the treatment plan
At Riyadh Elm University (REU), Formerly Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy (RCsDP), students of the Bachelor ‘s program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences learn how to:
  • Collect blood samples from patients
  • Prepare and identify specimens
  • Culture microorganisms to determine their identity and susceptibility to antibiotics
  • Conduct blood cell counts on patient samples
  • Group, type and cross-match blood for transfusion to patients
  • Store, label and prepare blood and blood components for transfusion
  • Analyze body fluids to determine chemical and biological components
  • Prepare various solutions utilized in the laboratory and reagents necessary to produce chemical reactions
  • Assume administrative functions relative to reporting and recording results of tests conducted in the laboratory, maintaining accurate clinical records, and perform other duties as may be assigned by the laboratory supervisor
  • Communicate results to nurses, doctors or other healthcare professionals
  • Follow blood and body-fluid safety precautions
  • Perform quality control for all test procedures
  • Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment