Credit Courses

(MLT) Medical Laboratory Technology

The minimum passing grade for all MLT courses is C.

MLT 112 - Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of program coordinator
Basic principles, techniques, and vocabulary applicable to medical laboratory technology. Topics include lab safety, specimen collection and transport, phlebotomy, urinalysis, immunology/serology, and computer technology as well as an overview of the four major laboratory disciplines of hematology/coagulation, immunohematology, chemistry, and microbiology. The laboratory component develops laboratory skills related to the lecture topics. 2 lecture/3 laboratory hours

MLT 200 - Clinical Chemistry (4 credits)
Prerequisite: MLT 112 or permission of instructor
Basic principles and theory of biochemical and analytical tests and procedures used in the analysis of clinical specimens. Emphasizes the correlation of specimen processing as well as analysis of test results and quality control data in routine manual and automated clinical chemistry procedures. 4 lecture hours
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MLT 207 - Clinical Immunohematology (4 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of program coordinator
Basic theory and concepts of antigen-antibody reactions as they pertain to blood cell transfusions. Blood group antigens and the genetics of their inheritance are examined along with principles of immunology. Methods are introduced for performing blood grouping, compatibility testing, and component selection. The laboratory component develops technical skills through hands-on experience in blood bank procedures. 3 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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MLT 212 - Clinical Hematology (4 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of program coordinator
Study of blood cells in bone marrow, peripheral blood, and body fluids. Normal and abnormal blood cell maturation, physiology, and morphology are examined along with coagulation, another branch of hematology, involving hemostasis (the stopping of blood flow). The laboratory component develops technical skills used to perform hematology and coagulation lab tests. 3 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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MLT 214 - Clinical Microbiology (6 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of program coordinator
Principles and methods used in diagnostic microbiology. Test procedures routinely applied in medical bacteriology, parasitology, mycology, and virology are covered with an emphasis on the isolation, identification, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of pathogenic microorganisms. Immunologic and molecular methods used for infection agent identification are also covered. 5 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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MLT 215 - Clinical Practice (10 credits)
Prerequisites: MLT 112, MLT 200, MLT 207, MLT 212, MLT 214, or permission of program coordinator
Clinical practice at an affiliated facility under the direction and supervision of laboratory educators. Students conduct routine analytical procedures, develop laboratory skills, apply knowledge of testing principles, and demonstrate acquired laboratory competencies. Includes presentation of a laboratory case study correlating test results with clinical condition. 560 clinical hours
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