A Learning Plan is a self-directed learning path for the MLT to maintain currency and enhance their provision of professional services. Learning plans are derived from the Self-Assessment of Practice. At registration renewal, the MLT is addressing two Learning Plans: one for the upcoming year and one for the year ending.
The Learning Plan for the upcoming year is based on the MLT’s current or anticipated area of practice and must contain three to six learning objectives. For each learning objective, additional information is required to be recorded including the following four elements:
Over the course of the registration year, it is the MLT’s responsibility to document learning activities undertaken to satisfactorily complete a learning objective and evaluate their progress in attaining specific competency goals.
At registration renewal, the MLT is required to submit a completed Learning Plan which fully documents a minimum of three of the learning objectives stated in the Learning Plan created during last year’s registration renewal.
For each learning objective the MLT must indicate if it has been met. If it has been met, the MLT must provide supporting evidence for that objective. The supporting evidence will vary depending on the type of activity completed. Any learning activity listed in the Documentation Guidelines for Learning Activities may be utilized to complete a learning objective.
It is recognized that situations may shift and change which results in changes to the professional practice of an MLT. In these situations, it is expected that the MLT will strive to adapt their learning to meet their new environment; however, if the MLT finds that they cannot complete a learning objective due to a change in employer, area of practice, or an extenuating circumstance, they must submit a written request to the CMLTA to make changes to a current Learning Plan no later than September 1 of a given registration year. An uncompleted learning objective may be applied to a subsequent year’s Learning Plan provided it is still relevant and supported by the Self-Assessment of Practice.
The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta (CMLTA) is the regulatory body for Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) employed in Alberta.
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