This learning module is an overview of how microtechnology is used for standard clinical laboratory tests. It covers the advantages and challenges of taking clinical tests out of the laboratory to the point of care (POC). An activity allows you to dig deeper into a specific test or technique and discover how microtechnology is changing medical diagnostics.
This learning module contains the following:
- Pre-Assessment (Knowledge Probe)
- Reading: Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology
- Presentation: Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology (pdf)
- Activity: A Micro-Sized Testing Device
- Final Assessment
Instructor materials for this learning module are available here.
This work made possible by Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Center through DUE grants #0830384, 0902411, and 1205138. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and creators, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.
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- biomedical devices
- lab on a chip
- Biomedical Diagnosis
- biomedical applications