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Clinical Laboratory Techniques and MEMS Learning Module

Module Description: 

This module, from Support Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), provides participants with "an overview of how microtechnology is used for standard clinical laboratory tests". The module presents information for participants to learn about "the testing that takes place in a clinical lab, the requirements of the technicians and equipment used to produce accurate and consistent results, and the possibilities of replacing some of these tests with MEMS and bioMEMS."

Module Contents:

This module includes five instructor guides, four participant guides, and a PowerPoint presentation. Most guides include PDF and Word DOC versions. The included guides are Knowledge Probe (Pre-test), Primary Knowledge (PK - reading unit), Micro-Sized Testing Device activity, and two assessments. Instructor guides include additional content such as instructor notes and questions and answers. A Learning Module Map Instructor Guide is also included.

The Learning Module Map provides information about the module including module contents, target audience, and a map that is divided into the following three sections: Important Steps, Key Points, and Reasons. 

The Knowledge Probe is a pre-test to help evaluate participants' current knowledge of clinical laboratory techniques and microtechnology before completing the module. Ten questions are included. 

The Primary Knowledge (PK - reading unit) introduces participants to the clinical laboratory. This unit includes the following sections: Introduction, Objectives, MEMS for Clinical Laboratory testing, Microtechnology for Individual HIV/HCV Testing, Microtechnology for Point-of-Care Testing, Clinical Laboratory Testing, The Basic Principles of Clinical Testing and Laboratories, Duties of the Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Summary, Glossary of Terms, and more. 

The Micro-Sized Testing Device activity "provides the participants an opportunity to explore microtechnology and MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) applications for Clinical Laboratory Testing and to think about the possibilities for bioMEMS in this area." The activity includes an introduction, objectives and outcomes, the procedure, and post-activity questions. 

Two final assessments are included. One is multiple choice and includes ten questions. The other assessment includes 15 questions that are a combination of multiple choice and short answer. 

A PowerPoint presentation is also included in the module. The presentation includes a unit overview, objectives, and summary. The following are an example of the topics covered: clinical lab procedures, the Human Genome Project, advantages of microtechnology, System-on-Chip (SOC), clinical laboratory testing, and collecting blood samples. A PDF version of the presentation is also included.

For orientation purposes the 'Clinical_Lab_P1_LM_map_Jan2018' PDF is included as a separate attachment and offers a sample of the type of material included in this module. 

Below is a list of the files contained within the .zip attachment. The size of each file is included in parenthesis.

Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology (29 files, 11 MB)

  • Instructor Guides
    • PDFs
      • Activity: A Micro-Sized Testing Device Instructor Guide (App_bioMEM_AC50_IG_Jan2018.pdf 135 KB)
      • Assessment: Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Instructor Guide (App_BioMEM_FA_IG_Jan2018.pdf 132 KB)
      • Knowledge Probe (Pre-test) Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Instructor Guide (App_BioMEM_KPmc_IG_Jan2018.pdf 138 KB)
      • Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Primary Knowledge (PK - reading unit) Instructor Guide (App_bioMEM_PK50_IG_Jan2018.pdf 1 MB)
      • Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Learning Module Map (Clinical_Lab_P1_LM_map_Jan2018.pdf 117 KB)
    • Word DOCs
      • Activity: A Micro-Sized Testing Device Instructor Guide (App_bioMEM_AC50_IG_Jan2018.docx 47 KB)
      • Assessment: Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Instructor Guide (App_BioMEM_FA_IG_Jan2018.docx 112 KB)
      • Assessment Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Multiple Choice Version Instructor Guide (App_BioMEM_FAmc_IG_Jan2018.docx 46 KB)
      • Knowledge Probe (Pre-test) Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Instructor Guide (App_BioMEM_KPmc_IG_Jan2018.docx 56 KB)
      • Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Primary Knowledge (PK - reading unit) Instructor Guide (App_bioMEM_PK50_IG_Jan2018.docx 1.9 MB)
      • Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Learning Module Map (Clinical_Lab_P1_LM_map_Jan2018.docx 27 KB)
  • Participant Guides
    • PDFs
      • Activity: A Micro-Sized Testing Device Participant Guide (App_bioMEM_AC50_PG_Jan2018.pdf 117 KB)
      • Assessment Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Participant Guide (App_BioMEM_FA_PG_Jan2018.pdf 92 KB)
      • Knowledge Probe (Pre-test) Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Participant Guide (App_BioMEM_KP_PG_Jan2018.pdf 111 KB)
      • Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Primary Knowledge (PK - reading unit) Participant Guide (App_bioMEM_PK50_PG_Jan2018.pdf 1 MB)
    • Word DOCs
      • Activity: A Micro-Sized Testing Device Participant Guide ( (App_bioMEM_AC50_PG_Jan2018.docx 44 KB)
      • Assessment Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Participant Guide (App_BioMEM_FA_PG_Jan2018.docx 116 KB)
      • Knowledge Probe (Pre-test) Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Participant Guide (App_BioMEM_KP_PG_Jan2018.docx 127 KB)
      • Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Primary Knowledge (PK - reading unit) Participant Guide (App_bioMEM_PK50_PG_Jan2018.docx 1.9 MB)
  • Presentations
    • Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology (Clinical_Lab_MEMS_Presentation.pdf 2.7 MB)
    • Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology (Clinical_Lab_MEMS_Presentation.pptx 899 KB)
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