Diagnostic Instrumentation

 

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    This expansion track involves the study of basic electronics, mechanical theory, and equipment system architecture. This knowledge is needed to understand the signals and messages electronic and electro/mechanical equipment give when they are malfunctioning. These skills will provide the clinical laboratory scientist with expertise in diagnosing and troubleshooting sophisticated laboratory equipment in the clinical and research laboratory settings.

    Recommended Prerequisites:

    • Basic electronics course highly recommended

    Coursework:

    • Introduction to electronics and test equipment, electronic troubleshooting, internship

    Career paths:

    • Individuals service laboratory instrumentation in a clinical diagnostic setting and/or provide sales support and customer training for laboratory instrumentation.