Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

 

MLT 1111-Fundamentals of Medical Laboratory Technology.  Introduction to lab safety, microscope, lab glassware, venipuncture, quality assurance, and equipment.  Laboratory organization, medical ethics, and employment opportunities will be presented. Two hours laboratory (1)

MLT 1313-Clinical Hematology I-  A study of the function of blood, morphology, and maturation of normal cells, blood cell counts, differentials of white cells, and blood collection and handling.  Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory (3)

MLT 1324-Clinical Hematology II-(Prerequisite MLT 1313) Study of abnormal cell morphology and disease involving blood cells, test procedures used in laboratory diagnosis of hematological disease, normal and abnormal hemostasis, and diagnostic procedures for evaluation of bleeding abnormalities and anticoagulant therapy.  Two hours of lecture and four hour of laboratory. (4)

MLT 1413-Clinical Immunology/Serology-Basic principles of serology/immunology; theory and performance of routine serology tests.  Two hours of lecture and two hour of laboratory. (3)

MLT 2916-Clinical Practice I-(Prerequisite: completion of MLT 1111, MLT 1324, AND MLT 1413 with a grade of C or above) Clinical practice and didactic instruction in a clinical affiliate.  Areas covered are Hematology and Immunology. 40 hours a week for 7 weeks. (6)

MLT 1515-Clinical Chemistry- (Prerequisite CHE 1213 and CHE 1211 or CHE 1223 and CHE1221, or CHE 1313 and CHE 1311, or CHE 1413 and CHE 1411) Study of human biochemistry as an aid in the diagnosis of disease processes.  Chemistry procedures performed on body fluids for aiding and diagnosis of disease processes.  Three hours of lecture and four hour of laboratory. (5)

MLT 2813- Clinical Instrumentation/ Computer Applications- A review of various types of instruments found in the clinical laboratory is emphasized in this course. Included are operation, calibration, quality control, fundamentals of microcomputer applications and troubleshooting. tudy of technical concepts and principles of basic laboratory instruments.  Two hours of lecture. (3)

MLT 1212-Urinalysis/Body Fluids-Introduction to urinalysis and laboratory analysis of miscellaneous body fluids.  Basic principles of routine and special urine tests, specimen examination through laboratory work. Theory and test profiles presented for miscellaneous body fluids with correlated to diseased states. One hour of lecture and two hour of laboratory. (2)

MLT 2926-Clinical Practice II-(Prerequisite: completion of MLT 1515, MLT 2813, MLT 1212 with a grade of C or above) Clinical practice and didactic instruction in a clinical setting.  Areas covered are Chemistry and Urinalysis.  40 hours a week for 8 weeks. (6)

MLT 2424- Immunohematology.  Collection, processing, storage, and utilization of blood components.  Study of immunological principles and procedures for blood typing, cross matching, antibody detection, and identification.  Investigtation of hemolytic disease of the newborn.  Two hours lecture and 4 hours laboratory. (4)

MLT 2612- Parasitology.  This course covers the morphology, physiology, life cycles, and epidemiology of parasites of animals with emphasis on human pathogenic parasites.  Identification of the parasites from human material is also included.  One hour lecture and two hours laboratory. (2)

MLT 2614- Pathogenic Microbiology.  Basic skills, principles, and techniques for the staining, culturing, isolation, and identification of microorganisms of medical importance are emphasized in this course.  Included are techniques used in determining the sensitivity of pathogenic bacteria to different antiobiotics and other drugs.  Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory. (4)

MLT 2723- Certification Fundamentals (completion of all didatic MLT courses).  An in-depth study and review of material covered in the MLT curriculum.  Designed to prepare the student for the National Registry/Certifying exams.  Three hour lecture. (3)

MLT 2936- Clinical Practice III (Prerequisites:  MLT 2612, MLT 2424, and MLT 2614 with a grade of C or above).  Clinical practice and didactic instruction in a clinical setting.  Areas covered are immunohematology and microbiology.  Forty hours a week for 8 weeks. (6)

 

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