Medical Laboratory Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

MLT 100 : Phlebotomy

This course covers the basic techniques used in the collection of blood specimens. Presentation includes equipment and additives, basic anatomy, and techniques for safe and effective venipuncture. Upon completion, students should be able to perform venipuncture correctly.

hours

2

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 111 : Urinalysis

This course focuses on the theory and techniques in the examination of urine. The student is introduced to the physical and chemical properties of these fluids as well as microscopic examination of sediment and the identification of cells and crystals. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic urinalysis and correlate laboratory results to renal disorders and other disease states.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 121 : Hematology and Body Fluids

In this course the theory and techniques of hematology and other body fluids are covered. The student is presented with blood components, normal and abnormal cell morphology, hemostasis, selected automated methods, as well as body fluid physical and chemical properties, microscopic examination, and identification of cells and crystals. Upon completion, students should be able to perform various procedures, including preparation and examination of hematologic slides, and to relate results to specific disorders.

hours

6

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 131 : Laboratory Techniques

This course covers the basic principles and techniques used in the medical laboratory. Emphasis is placed on terminology, basic laboratory equipment, specimen collection and processing, safety, and computations. Upon completion, the students should be able to perform various basic laboratory techniques and utilize basic theories of laboratory principles.

hours

4

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 141 : MLT Microbiology I

The student is presented with the theories, techniques, and methods used in basic bacteriology. Focus is on bacterial isolation, identification, and susceptibility testing. Upon completion, students should be able to select media, isolate and identify microorganisms, and discuss modern concepts of epidemiology.

hours

5

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 142 : MLT Microbiology II

The student is presented with the theories, techniques, and methods used in basic parasitology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis is placed on special bacteria, identification, life cycles, culture growth, and pathological states of infection and infestation. Upon completion, students should be able to identify certain parasites, to demonstrate various staining and culture procedures, and discuss the correlation of certain microorganisms to pathological conditions.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 151 : MLT Clinical Chemistry

This course emphasizes theories and techniques in basic and advanced clinical chemistry. Coverage includes various methods of performing biochemical analyses on clinical specimens. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of medical chemistry, evaluate quality control, and associate abnormal test results to clinical significance.

hours

5

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 161 : Integrated Laboratory Simulation

This course provides an opportunity for the student to perform medical laboratory procedures in all phases of laboratory testing as a review of previous laboratory courses. Emphasis is placed on organization of tasks, timing, accuracy, and simulation of routine operations in a medical laboratory. Upon completion, students should be able to organize tasks and perform various basic laboratory analyses with accuracy and precision.

hours

2

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 181 : Clinical Immunology

Theory and techniques in immunology are presented to the student. Emphasis is placed on the basic principles of the immune system, serologic testing, the production of specific antibodies and their use in the identification of infectious organisms. Upon completion, students should be able to relate basic principles of immunology, describe techniques for analytical methods utilizing immunological concepts, and correlate results of analyses to certain disease states.

hours

2

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 191 : MLT Immunohematology

Theory and techniques in immunohematology are presented to the student. The course covers antigen and antibody reactions including blood typing, antibody detection and identification, and compatibility testing. Upon completion, students should be able to apply theories and principles of immunohematology to procedures for transfusion and donor service, and correlate blood-banking practices to certain disease states and disorders.

hours

5

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 293 : MLT Clinical Seminar

This course is a cumulative review of medical laboratory science theory. The seminar consists of cumulative review of previous courses emphasizing recall, application or theory, correlation, and evaluation of all areas of medical laboratory science. This course will assist in preparation of the students for the National Board of Certification exam. CORE

hours

2

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 294 : Medical Laboratory Practicum Hematology and Urinalysis

This supervised practicum is within the medical laboratory setting and provides laboratory practice in hematology and urinalysis. Emphasis is placed on medical laboratory skills and performance in areas such as specimen preparation and examination, instrumentation, reporting of results, management of data and quality control. Upon completion, students should be able to process specimens, perform analyses utilizing various methods including instrumentation, report results, manage data and quality control using information systems.

hours

2

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 295 : Medical Laboratory Practicum Microbiology

This supervised practicum is within the medical lab setting and provides laboratory practice in microbiology. Emphasis is placed on medical lab skills and performance in areas such as recovery, isolation, culturing and identification of microorganisms. Upon completion, students should be able to isolate, culture, analyze microorganisms utilizing various methods, report results, manage data and quality control using information systems.

hours

2

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 296 : Medical Laboratory Practicum Immunohematology

This supervised practicum is within the medical laboratory setting and provides laboratory practice in immunohematology. Emphasis is placed on medical laboratory skills and performance in areas such as the detection and identification of antibodies, the typing of blood, and compatibility testing of blood and blood components. Upon completion, students should be able to perform the screening for and identification of antibodies, compatibility testing, record and manage data and quality control using information systems.

hours

2

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor

MLT 297 : Medical Laboratory Practicum Chemistry and Immunology

This supervised practicum is within the medical laboratory setting and provides laboratory practice in medical chemistry and immunology. Emphasis is placed on medical laboratory skills and performance in areas such as computerized instrumentation and the ability to recognize technical problems. Upon completion, students should be able to perform biochemical analyses by various methods, including testing utilizing computer-oriented instrumentation, report test results, manage patient data and quality control statistics using information systems.

hours

2

Prerequisites

Admission to program and permission of instructor