Back to Basics: Chemistry & Hematology
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The following courses are offered as distance education materials. They consist of online video, DVD or audio lectures accompanied with course reading materials. These are self-study materials. Tutorial assistance is NOT provided.
*A completely revised and current refresher MLT course
Back to Basics:
Hematology & Chemistry
These courses have been designed and developed as a refresher or bridging program for Medical Laboratory Professionals working or wanting to work in the Healthcare System. Available in DVD or online format.
BCSLS members: Non-members: International:
1 Course: $399 1 Course: $499 1 Course: $599
2 Courses: $599 2 Courses: $699 2 Courses: $799
**Much more cost effective if both components (Chemistry & Hematology) are purchased at the same time.
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The Back to Basics Program [Chemistry and Hematology] is owned and copyrighted  by the BC Society of Laboratory Science [BCSLS]
- Any reproduction, in whole or in part , is strictly prohibited.
- All components are for individual personal use only.
- Duplication, teaching or sharing of any materials are also strictly prohibited.
IF you are interested in using the Back to Basics as a
teaching aid or for educational purposes, we will entertain
a licensing agreement. Contact BCSLS for more
Back to Basics (BtB) has been designed and developed for:
- Domestic Laboratory Technologists:
- who are currently working in the system, who are seeking comprehensive continuing education and renewed competency.
- who may have been on maternity or other leave and who are seeking to re-enter the workforce. A refresher course to bring you "back up to speed" with the latest technology, testing, systems, protocols and procedures.
- Internationally Educated Medical Laboratory Technologists (IEMLTs) who are hoping to work in the Canadian Health Care System and who are seeking the necessary credentials to do so.
- The Hematology component of BtB is "pre-approved" by the CSMLS as a recognized refresher course for IEMLTs. Designed to help you meet the objectives set out in a "Learning Plan".
- The BtB Chemistry course is also designed to provide additional education to IEMLTs, particularly if only experienced in one discipline (ex. subject specific trained).
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- Camosun College
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- West Coast College of Health Care
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- Vancouver Career College (Abbotsford)
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