Academics

MLT 100 DETECTING MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

0.5 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to introduce students to the medical laboratory profession and the role of the medical laboratory technicians and medical laboratory scientists. Basic responsibilities of the medical laboratory professionals and basic laboratory techniques used in a medical laboratory will be demonstrated and practiced.


MLT 101 INTRO TO MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is an introduction to the medical laboratory science profession. It is an overview of the profession of medical technology, purposes and techniques of blood and body fluid analysis in the clinical laboratory, and the use of this scientific data in determination of an individual's health condition. Lectures and student laboratories are included.


MLT 102 INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is an introduction to the medical laboratory techniques which addresses basic techniques used in medical laboratories from using pipette, making dilutions, streaking plates for microorganism cultivation to phlebotomy. Various testing methods and testing procedures will be introduced. Lectures and student laboratories are included.


MLT 110 INTRODUCTION TO THE MEDICAL LABORATORY AND PHLEBOTOMY

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is an introduction to the clinical laboratory: its functions, its personnel structure, and its relationship to the total healthcare system. Venipuncture techniques, micro puncture techniques, phlebotomy equipment, safe practices, and medico legal aspects are also studied.

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program, Phlebotomist Program, or department approval


MLT 112 PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL PRACTICUM

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a phlebotomy clinical practicum consisting of supervised phlebotomy experiences in a local hospital. Venipunctures, micro punctures, safe techniques, interpersonal communication, ethics and professionalism will be practiced.

Pre-requisite: MLT 110 with a grade of "C" or better, or concurrent enrollment; or department approval


MLT 115 FUNDAMENTALS OF URINALYSIS AND BODY FLUIDS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is an introduction to the study of urine and body fluids. Course studies urine formation including function and diseases of the kidney. Main focus is on detection of physical, chemical and microscopic properties of urine in normal and abnormal states. Content also includes discussion of miscellaneous fluid analysis, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, and fecal occult blood analysis. Additional practice on basic medical laboratory techniques will be emphasized.

Pre-requisite: Admission to Medical Laboratory Technician program or department approval


MLT 116 FUNDAMENTALS OF IMMUNOLOGY AND SEROLOGY

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a study of the basic immunological principles to provide a general orientation to immunology. It will focus on antigen and antibody structures and how they relate to immune system disorders. Immunologic principles of laboratory diagnosis of human infectious diseases are emphasized. Lectures and student laboratories are included.

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program or department approval


MLT 210 FUNDAMENTALS OF HEMATOLOGY AND HEMOSTASIS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a study of basic laboratory techniques in hematology and hemostasis. The course focuses on theories and principles of normal blood cell production. Identification of blood cells and their morphology along with the laboratory techniques used in cell counts and differentials are included in lectures and student laboratories. This course also discusses the four major systems of hemostasis and common disease states associated with these systems.

Pre-requisite: MLT 115 and MLT 116 with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval


MLT 214 FUNDAMENTALS OF CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

2.5 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is an introduction to basic principles and practices of clinical chemistry. It will include automation, specimen handling, quality control, chemical mathematics, electrolytes, proteins, carbohydrates, enzymes, and trace elements. Lectures and student laboratories are included.

Pre-requisite: MLT 115 and MLT 116 with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval


MLT 216 FUNDAMENTALS OF IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a study of the fundamental principles and laboratory techniques of immunohematology, and their use in clinical practice. It will focus on antigen/antibody interaction in relation to transfusion and donor services, pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical risk management, and the role of the medical laboratory technician in providing effective transfusion services. Lectures and student laboratories are included.

Pre-requisite: MLT 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or department approval


MLT 218 FUNDMENTALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is an introduction to clinical microbiology which includes collection and handling of biological specimens and bacteria identification techniques. Commonly encountered bacteria will be covered. Lecture and student laboratories are included.

Pre-requisite: MLT 115 and MLT 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or department approval


MLT 220 ADVANCED CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course focuses on disorders of blood cells including anemias, leukemias, and other white blood cell neoplasm. Lectures and student laboratories are included.

Pre-requisite: MLT 210 with a grade of "C" or better


MLT 222 APPLIED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a clinical experience in the disciplines of phlebotomy, urinalysis, and basic testing procedures in immunohematology/blood banking, hematology, microbiology, chemistry, and immunology/serology.

Pre-requisite: Concurrent enrollment and completion of MLT 115, MLT 116, MLT 210, MLT 214, MLT 216 and MLT 218 with a grade of "C" or better on each course or department approval


MLT 224 ADVANCED CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a continuation of MLT 214 with emphasis on pathophysiology and testing related to liver function, endocrine function, enzymes, toxicology testing, therapeutic drug monitoring, tumor markers, cardiac markers, and blood gases. Lectures and student laboratories are included.

Pre-requisite: MLT 214 with a grade of "C" or better


MLT 228 ADVANCED CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY

2.5 Credit Hours (OC)
This course concentrates on the basics of acid fast organisms, parasites, and fungi, including their pathophysiology, epidemiology and associated diseases. Common diseases caused by microorganisms by anatomical sites will be discussed. Lecture and student laboratories are included.

Pre-requisite: MLT 218 with a grade of "C" or better; or department approval


MLT 230 PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a review of all of the major disciplines of the clinical laboratory. Professional and ethical issues concerning the clinical laboratory technician are discussed. Lectures and student laboratories are included.

Pre-requisite: MLT 218 and MLT 216 with a grade of "C" or better


MLT 232 APPLIED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II

5 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a continuation of clinical experience to enhance technical skills along with clinical applications in the disciplines of phlebotomy, urinalysis, immunohematology/blood banking, hematology, microbiology, chemistry, and immunology/serology.

Pre-requisite: Concurrent enrollment and completion of MLT 220, MLT 222, MLT 224, and MLT 228 with a grade of "C" or better