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Melynne Crawley

Medical Lab Assistant (MLA) Program
Instructor and Chairperson

Melynne Crawley is a registered Medical Laboratory Technologist and began her teaching career at RDC with the first offering of the Medical Lab Assistant program in 2010. Melynne is a graduate of the Medical Laboratory Technology program at the Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (SIAST) in Saskatoon, SK. Melynne’s professional career spans over thirty years in a variety of disciplines in the hospital laboratory including: Chemistry, Hematology, Stat Lab/ Blood Bank, Microbiology and Histology. Currently the Chairperson of the program, Melynne brings her wealth of experience and expertise as she instructs in the labs and lectures in the MLA program and is the practicum facilitator for the students during their Clinical practicum.


Medical Laboratory Technology diploma - Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (SIAST)

Main Areas of Teaching
  • Medical Terminology
  • Lecture/Lab Instructor General Lab Procedures and Urinalysis
  • Lab Instructor Specimen Collection, Handling and Quality Lab Processes
  • Clinical Practicum facilitator
  • Drop-in lab instructor
Scholarly Activity
  • Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) – Simulation Forum attendee
  • Society For Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STHLE)-  Conference attendee
  • British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science (BCSLS) - Phlebotomy Symposium attendee
  • Teaching Professor Conferences attendee
  • CMA Accreditation survey team member
  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning  Year 1 Completed


Conference Presentations

  • RDC MLA Pediatric Trauma Simulation. 2016, Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)  Simulation Forum, Toronto, ON


Professional and/or RDC Leadership

Member of the following committees:

  • School of Health Sciences Advisory Team
  • School of Health Sciences School Council
  • RDC MLA Program Advisory Committee
  • NAIT MLA Program Advisory Committee
  • RDC Recognition of Scholarly Activity Committee (RoSA)


Professional Memberships

Registered member of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta

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