Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology Course Descriptions

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BIO113 General Biology II

4 credits – This lecture and laboratory course is part of a two semester sequence designed for students with a specific interest in majoring in the biological sciences or a desire for a more comprehensive undergraduate course in the discipline. The major focus of this course is on the diversity of life forms, including microbes, protists, the fungi, plants, and animals. The course will include the study of their structure and function, evolutionary patterns, ecological relationships and, behavior. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics to enhance the student's understanding of the lecture concepts.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

BIO163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology

4 credits – This course is an introduction to the principles of human anatomy and physiology beginning with the cellular/biochemical level of organization and progressing through a comprehensive study of organ systems emphasizing homeostasis. This is a one-term transfer level class designed for students entering allied health fields or biological sciences. To be applicable to any health career program, successful completion with a grade of "C" or better is required. Each student must enroll for one laboratory section.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Course Fee: $0.00

BIO185 Microbiology with lab

3 credits – This lecture-laboratory course emphasizes a survey of general topics needed by students entering careers in allied health fields as well as any student desiring a background in microbiology. The course covers aspects of microbial function, nutrition and growth, metabolism, energy procurement, medical genetics, genetic engineering, control using physical and chemical agents, host-parasitic relationships as well as beneficial roles of microorganisms. Coordinated laboratory exercises enhance and support the lecture topics.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry

4 credits – An introductory course which assumes a minimal student background in mathematics and chemistry. The course is intended to serve students in allied health programs and any student desiring an application-oriented, less theoretical approach to chemistry. The course introduces students to the practical aspects and basic concepts of chemistry including measurements, dimensional analysis, matter, energy, atoms, elements, the Periodic Chart, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonding, nomenclature, an introduction to organic chemistry, chemical quantities, formulas, gases, chemical calculations, balancing equations, solutions, acids and bases, chemical kinetics, and equilibrium. Coordinated laboratory exercises are intended to emphasize topics covered in the lecture as well as stress basic laboratory techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of 'C' in MAT063 Elementary Algebra OR appropriate placement score.

CHM132 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

4 credits – This lecture-laboratory course is intended primarily to serve undergraduate health-related majors such as nursing and dental hygiene as well as the general studies students seeking an integrated background in organic and biological chemistry. Students will study topics applications from a clinical, human, or environmental perspective. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with the lecture topics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits – This course emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

HSC113 Medical Terminology for Health Sciences

2 credits – This course presents the foundation necessary to develop a basic medical terminology vocabulary. Emphasis on the components of terms as related to each body system will be provided. The course further provides the student with the opportunity to properly spell, pronounce, and utilize medical terms. The utilization of a medical dictionary will also be a focus.

Lecture Hours: 32

MLT101 Introduction to Lab Science

2 credits – This course familiarizes the student with the MLT program and the field of laboratory medicine. The organization and role of the clinical laboratory are explored, as well as medical ethics and conduct, employment opportunities, and professional organizations.

Lecture Hours: 32

Course Fee: $60.00

MLT103 Lab Mathematics

3 credits – Mathematical calculations applicable to the clinical laboratory are studied in this course. Emphasis is on the Metric System and calculations involved in the preparation of laboratory solutions and dilutions.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

MLT110 Fundamental Lab Techniques

3 credits – This course is directed toward developing the knowledge and technical skill necessary to perform basic laboratory tests. Emphasis is placed on use and maintenance of laboratory equipment, quality control, and safety techniques.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

MLT120 Urinalysis

3 credits – This course includes the study of urine formation and methodology determining the physical, chemical, and microscopic properties of urine in normal and abnormal states.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Course Fee: $65.00

MLT130 Hematology

3 credits – Hematology is the study of the formed elements of the blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Development and characteristics of these, methods of measurement, and abnormalities are covered.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: MLT110 Fundamental Lab Techniques

Course Fee: $50.00

MLT230 Advanced Hematology

3 credits – This advanced course is a sequel to Hematology I, and includes an in-depth study of various anemias, leukemias, and other hematologic disorders.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 8

Pre-requisites: MLT130 Hematology

Course Fee: $50.00

MLT233 Hemostasis and Thrombosis

2 credits – This course emphasizes the mechanism by which the body prevents loss of blood from the vascular system. There is a focus on chemical responses of blood vessels, platelet activation, and biochemical reactions that lead to clot formation and dissolution. Students learn to perform the tests used to detect coagulation deficiencies and abnormalities.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: MLT110 Fundamental Lab Techniques

MLT240 Clinical Chemistry I

7 credits – The student will learn the analytical techniques for precise measurement of chemical constituents of the blood and other body fluids. Clinical correlation of test results with states of health and disease will also be covered.

Lecture Hours: 64 Lab Hours: 96

Pre-requisites: CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry MLT110 Fundamental Lab Techniques MLT103 Lab Mathematics

Course Fee: $35.00

MLT250 Clinical Microbiology

4 credits – The emphasis in this course is on bacteria of medical importance with respect to their cultivation, isolation, identification, and pathogenicity. The student learns techniques of specimen collection, media preparation, culture, staining, biochemical testing, and antibiotic susceptibility testing. Mycology and virology are introduced.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: BIO185 Microbiology w/lab

Course Fee: $35.00

MLT252 Parasitology

1 credit – This course includes a study of medically important human parasites with respect to life cycle, pathogenicity, and laboratory identification.

Lecture Hours: 16

Course Fee: $0.00

MLT260 Immunohematology

4 credits – Blood grouping, typing, antibody screening and identification, and compatibility testing are covered along with an overview of hemolytic disease of the newborn, processing of donor blood, and blood component therapy.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MLT110 Fundamental Lab Techniques

Course Fee: $35.00

MLT270 Immunology and Serology

2 credits – In this course the focus in on the reactions of the body's immune system to foreign substances. There is emphasis on reactions between antigens and antibodies and students will learn to detect diseases such as syphilis, infectious mononucleosis, rheumatic fever, and others.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: MLT110 Fundamental Lab Techniques

MLT283 Clinical Practicum: Urinalysis

1 credit – This course is a continuation of MLT-120 Urinalysis and is designed to provide the student with clinical experience in the performance of routine urinalysis. Comparison of methodology with that covered in Urinalysis is stressed.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MLT120 Urinalysis

MLT284 Clinical Practicum: Immunohematology

2 credits – This course is a continuation of MLT-260 Immunohematology and is designed to provide the student with clinical experience in specimen collection and performance of immunohematologic tests. Comparison and contrast with methodology of Immunohematology is stressed.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 128

Pre-requisites: MLT260 Immunohematology

MLT285 Clinical Practicum: Chemistry

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MLT-240 Clinical Chemistry I and is designed to provide the student with clinical experience in specimen collection and performance of clinical chemistry tests. Comparison and contrast with methodology of Clinical Chemistry I is stressed and there is emphasis on use of automatic equipment.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 192

Pre-requisites: MLT240 Clinical Chemistry I

Course Fee: $55.00

MLT286 Clinical Practicum: Immunology and Serology

1 credit – This course is a continuation of MLT-270 Immunology and Serology I and is designed to provide the student with clinical experience in the performance of serologic testing. There is emphasis on the comparison and contrast of methodology with Immunology and Serology I.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MLT270 Immunology and Serology

MLT287 Clinical Practicum: Hematology

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MLT-130 Hematology I and Coagulation. It is designed to provide the student with clinical experience in specimen collection and performance of routine hematology and coagulation tests. Comparison and contrast with methodologies of Hematology I and Coagulation is stressed and experience with automation is provided.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 192

Pre-requisites: MLT130 Hematology and MLT230 Advanced Hematology

MLT288 Clinical Practicum: Microbiology

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MLT-250 Clinical Microbiology I and MLT-252 Parasitology. It is designed to provide the student with experience in bacteriologic, mycotic, and parasitologic studies in a clinical setting. Practices and procedure of Clinical Microbiology I are compared and contrasted with clinical practice.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 192

Pre-requisites: BIO185 Microbiology w/lab and MLT250 Clinical Microbiology

Course Fee: $35.00

MLT291 Clinical Practicum: Lab Survey and Review

1 credit – This course is designed to give the student an opportunity, at the end of the clinical practicum, to review all departments of the laboratory. Class time is provided for review of didactic materials and preparation for the comprehensive examination. Clinic time is provided for review or additional experience in any or all departments of the laboratory.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MLT283 Clinical Practicum: Urinalysis, MLT284 Clinical Practicum: Immunohematology, MLT285 Clinical Practicum: Chemistry, MLT286 Clinical Practicum: Immunology and Serology, MLT287 Clinical Practicum: Hematology, MLT288 Clinical Practicum: Microbiology

Course Fee: $65.00

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits – This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits – This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits – This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis in developing public speaking skill. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

 

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