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Health Sciences Information and Admissions Office
Eastview Campus
Building 8000, Room 8356
3401 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512.223-5700 or
toll-free 888.626-1697
Program Goals

Upon completion of this program the student will successfully:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and medical terminology.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety.
  3. Demonstrate basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology in order to elate major areas of the clinical laboratory to general pathologic conditions associated with the body systems.
  4. Demonstrate basic understanding of age specific or psycho-social considerations involved in the performance of phlebotomy procedures on various groups of patients.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
  7. Demonstrate proper techniques and follow standard operating procedures to collect specimens.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of phlebotomy complications and pre-analytical errors that can significantly alter results.

  9. Demonstrate understanding of requisitioning, specimen transport, and specimen processing.

  10. Demonstrate understanding of quality assurance and quality control in phlebotomy.

  11. Demonstrate understanding of the basic concepts of verbal and nonverbal communications, personal and patient interaction, stress management, professional behavior and legal implications of the work environment.