DR. S.V. SINGH, OMBUDSPERSON - E-mail ID: ombudsperson@santosh.ac.in

Hands-on- Training Activity on Sample Collection

  • 2024-02-02

The department of Biochemistry organized hospital visit for 1st year MBBS students, batch 2022-2023 to the Central & Biochemistry laboratory on 22.03.2022 and 25.3.2023 for Batch A and B  under the guidance of Dr. Juhi Aggarwal, Prof & Head, Dr RN Gupta, Associate professor and Dr Eram Hussain, Assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry, Santosh Medical College & Hospital. The session was conducted as an EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROCESS for the students.  The session was divided into the groups of students and they received an introductory session and tour of the biochemistry clinical laboratory. During the introduction, a wide variety of topics were covered, such as the different pre-analytical considerations prior to testing, the field of Biochemistry as a career, and the different roles of the technical staff required to run laboratory testing for a large multi-site healthcare system.

The sample collection procedures i.e. Phlebotomy was also discussed along with the hands on training. Following this introductory meeting, the students were taught a range of concepts bench-side, including how the automated analyzers work, the tests offered in each section of the lab, and clinical application and interpretation of the tests. Not only did students review the individual functions of the tests in each bench area, but they also learned important considerations within the lab, including the software and informatics behind the automation and result reporting, regulatory and inspection requirements, and the importance of critical values.

OUTCOMES: The two-hour experience exposed the students to the significant role of the lab, and its staff plays in generating results that are essential for the diagnosis and management of patients.