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Enhancing the CLS Curriculum through Social Media-One Program Director's Journey that Had Global Effects

From the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (recorded 3/15/2022)
Presented by Tiffany Gill, MA, MLS(ASCP)CM

The use of social media in education has become a hot topic in curriculum development. This session describes how the creation and implementation of the Medical Lab Lady Gill YouTube channel improved the MLT student learning outcomes at the College of Southern Maryland and served as a resource for laboratorians around the globe.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how social media can enhance Clinical Laboratory Science program curricula to improve student learning outcomes.
  • Discuss how to effectively implement social media into a Clinical Laboratory Science program’s curriculum.
  • Demonstrate the basic skills of operating YouTube and Twitter accounts.

CE ACCREDITATION
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This Intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.