Class Descriptions

MLT-110: Introduction to Mlt

This course introduces all aspects of the medical laboratory profession. Topics include health care/laboratory organization, professional ethics, basic laboratory techniques, safety, quality assurance, and specimen collection. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of laboratory operations and be able to perform basic laboratory skills.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

MLT-111: Urinalysis & Body Fluids

This course introduces the laboratory analysis of urine and body fluids. Topics include physical, chemical, and microscopic examination of the urine and body fluids. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension in performing and interpreting urinalysis and body fluid tests.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

MLT-115: Laboratory Calculations

This course is designed to present mathematical operations used in the medical laboratory. Topics include use of basic math processes, systems of measurement, conversion factors, solutions, and dilutions. Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems in the context of the medical laboratory.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

MLT-118: Medical Lab Chemistry

This course introduces the basic medical laboratory chemical principles. Emphasis is placed on selected topics from inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between basic chemical principles and the medical laboratory function.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

MLT-120: Hematology/Hemostasis I

This course introduces the theory and technology used in analyzing blood cells and the study of hemostasis. Topics include hematology, hemostasis, and related laboratory testing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension of hematology/hemostasis, perform diagnostic techniques, and correlate laboratory findings with disorders.

Course Prerequisites:
Take BIO-163 MLT-110 MLT-111 MLT-115 MLT-118 MLT-140; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

MLT-125: Immunohematology I

This course introduces the immune system and response; basic concepts of antigens, antibodies, and their reactions; and applications in transfusion medicine and serodiagnostic testing. Emphasis is placed on immunological and blood banking techniques including concepts of cellular and humoral immunity and pretransfusion testing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension in performing and interpreting routine immunological and blood bank procedures.

Course Prerequisites:
Take BIO-163 MLT-110 MLT-111 MLT-115 MLT-118 MLT-140; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

MLT-130: Clinical Chemistry I

This course introduces the quantitative analysis of blood and body fluids and their variations in health and disease. Topics include clinical biochemistry, methodologies, instrumentation, and quality control. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension of clinical chemistry, perform diagnostic techniques, and correlate laboratory findings with disorders.

Course Prerequisites:
Take BIO-163 MLT-110 MLT-111 MLT-115 MLT-118 MLT-140; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

MLT-140: Introduction to Microbiology

This course introduces basic techniques and safety procedures in clinical microbiology. Emphasis is placed on the morphology and identification of common pathogenic organisms, aseptic technique, staining techniques, and usage of common media. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension in performing and interpreting basic clinical microbiology procedures.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

MLT-217: Professional Issues

This course surveys professional issues in preparation for career entry. Emphasis is placed on work readiness and theoretical concepts in microbiology, immunohematology, hematology, and clinical chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in career entry-level areas and be prepared for the national certification examination.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MLT-230 MLT-266 MLT-280; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

MLT-220: Hematology/Hemostasis II

This course covers the theories and techniques used in the advanced analysis of human blood cells and hemostasis. Emphasis is placed on the study of hematologic disorders, abnormal cell development and morphology, and related testing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a theoretical comprehension and application of abnormal hematology and normal and abnormal hemostasis.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MLT-120 MLT-125 MLT-130 MLT-240; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

MLT-230: Clinical Chemistry II

This course is designed to supplement the biochemical and physiologic theory presented in MLT 130. Emphasis is placed on special chemistry techniques and methodologies. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and differentiate technical and physiological causes of unexpected test results.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MLT-130; Take previously. Required.Take MLT-220 MLT-254 MLT-130; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

MLT-240: Special Clinical Microbiology

This course is designed to introduce special techniques in clinical microbiology. Emphasis is placed on advanced areas in microbiology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension in performing and interpreting specialized clinical microbiology procedures.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MLT-140; Take previously. Required.Take BIO-163 MLT-110 MLT-111 MLT-115 MLT-118 MLT-140; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

MLT-254: MLT Practicum I

This course provides entry-level clinical laboratory experience. Emphasis is placed on technique, accuracy, and precision. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate entry-level competence on final clinical evaluations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MLT-120 MLT-125 MLT-130 MLT-240; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:12
 

MLT-266: MLT Practicum II

This course provides entry-level clinical laboratory experience. Emphasis is placed on technique, accuracy, and precision. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate entry-level competence on final clinical evaluations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MLT-220 MLT-254; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:6
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:18
 

MLT-276: MLT Practicum III

This course provides entry-level clinical laboratory experience. Emphasis is placed on technique, accuracy, and precision. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate entry-level competence on final clinical evaluations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MLT-230 MLT-266 MLT-280; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:6
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:18
 

MLT-280: Special Practice Lab

This course provides additional medical laboratory experience. Emphasis is placed on laboratory skills and techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in laboratory skills and techniques.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MLT-220 MLT-254; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0