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Medical Lab Technology

Course Descriptions

MLT 100              1 credit
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology

Survey of the varied responsibilities connected with the medical and medical technology fields. For students interested in exploring employment opportunities in medical, molecular biology, industrial and research laboratories.

MLT 101                1 credit
Introduction to MLT

Presentations and discussions designed to help the student understand the important role medical laboratory technicians play in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Prerequisite: MLT 100 or concurrent enrollment.

MLT 102               1 credit
Phlebotomy

Students will learn the theory of phlebotomy and how it relates to the healthcare delivery system, lab safety and infection control, anatomy and physiology, specimen collection and handling, phlebotomy equipment, quality assurance and control, communication and legal issues. Prerequisites: MLT 100 and MLT 101.

MLT 150                 4 credits
Basic Lab Theory

Introduction to the fundamental theories of laboratory practice and safety, including studies in hematology microbiology, clinical chemistry, serology, blood banking, urinalysis and venipuncture. Prerequisites: acceptance into the MLT program, MLT 102 and concurrent enrollment in MLT 151.

MLT 151                  3 credits
Basic Lab Practice

Introduction to the fundamental skills and procedures necessary in the clinical laboratory, including all of the practical laboratory tasks associated with the topics listed for MLT 150. Prerequisites: acceptance into the medical laboratory technology program, MLT 102 and concurrent enrollment in MLT 150.

MLT 210                    12 credits
Clinical Experience I

Practical on-the-job training in a clinical setting. Rotation through the laboratory departments, practicing test performance under direct supervision of the laboratory's technologists or technicians. Prerequisites: MLT 150 and 151, or equivalent.

MLT 213                    7 credits
Hematology

In-depth training in the practical and theoretical subjects associated with hematology, hemostasis, immunology, serology and immunohematology. Prerequisites: BIOL& 242 and concurrent enrollment in MLT 210 and MLT 214.

MLT 214                    3 credits
Hematology Lab

Basic techniques of blood cell recognition and enumeration; typical serological and blood banking procedures are practiced. Blood coagulation studies practiced with results correlated to diagnosis of diseases of the blood. Prerequisites: MLT 151 and concurrent enrollment in MLT 213.

MLT 220                    12 credits
Clinical Experience II

Continuing practical on-the-job training in a clinical setting. Rotation through the laboratory departments, practicing test performance under direct supervision of the laboratory's technologists or technicians. Prerequisites: MLT 210 and concurrent enrollment in MLT 223.

MLT 223                   7 credits
Clinical Microbiology

In-depth training in the practical and theoretical subjects associated with clinical bacteriology, parasitology, mycology and virology. Prerequisites: BIOL& 260 and concurrent enrollment in MLT 220 and MLT 224.

MLT 224                    3 credits
Clinical Microbiology Lab

Fundamental practice of diagnostic medical bacteriology, parasitology and mycology with simulated clinical specimens evaluated and the offending microbe identified. Prerequisites: BIOL& 260 and concurrent enrollment in MLT 223.

MLT 230                    12 credits
Clinical Experience III

Continuing practical on-the-job training in different departments. Rotation through the laboratory, practicing test performance under direct supervision of the laboratory's technologists or technicians. Prerequisites: MLT 220 and concurrent enrollment in MLT 233.

MLT 233                     7 credits
Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis

Fundamentals of chemical analysis and urinalysis procedures in the medical laboratory. Emphasis on proper use and care of equipment, safety procedures, recognition of sources of error, and the use of a variety of statistical tools as part of a quality-assurance program. Prerequisites: CHEM& 131, BIOL& 242 and concurrent enrollment in MLT 230 and MLT 234.

MLT 234                      3 credits
Clinical Chemistry Lab

Practice of chemical analysis and urinalysis procedures in wide use in the medical laboratory, using visual methods, spectrophotometry, potentiometry, reflectance spectrophotometry and kinetic assays. Prerequisites: CHEM&131 and concurrent enrollment in MLT 233.

MLT 240                    12 credits
Clinical Experience IV

Continuing practical on-the-job training in different departments with some opportunities to return for additional training in those areas where instructors feel it is needed. Rotation through the laboratory departments under direct supervision of the laboratory's technologists or technicians. Prerequisites: MLT 230.


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