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Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

[Shannon Goolsby, Rosalyn Singleton]

(Associate of Applied Science)

This program is designed to prepare a qualified person to work in a medical laboratory under the supervision of a medical technologist or pathologist and/or other physicians. The student performs routine laboratory procedures and tasks in the areas of hematology, bacteriology, blood banking, chemistry, parasitology, serology and urinalysis. A student must make a grade of “C” or better in each academic course and each MLT course; in addition, he must make a grade of “C” or better in each course which is prerequisite to other courses in the program. (These are requirements for progression in the program and for graduation.) A graduate of this program is eligible to apply for admission to take national examinations for certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician. The program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, 60018-5119. Phone: (773) 714-8880. www.naacls.org



First Year

First Semester — 18 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
BIO-2514
Anatomy & Physiology I
4

(Prerequisite: ACT composite of 19 or credit in BIO 1534 with a "C" or above.) A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers the anatomical and physiological study of the human body as an integrated whole. The course includes detailed studies of: biological principles; tissues; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes.

ENG-1113
English Composition I
3

English 1113 prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations.

MLT-1313
Clinical Hematology I
3

A study of the function of blood, morphology, and maturation of normal cells, blood cell counts, differentials of white cells, and blood collection and handling.

CSC-1123
Computer Applications I
3

This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications.

MLT-2612
Parasitology
2

This course covers the morphology, physiology, life cycles, and epidemiology of parasites of animal with emphasis on human pathogenic parasites. Identification of the parasites from human material is also included.

MAT-ELECT
Math Elective
3

No Description Available

Second Semester — 18 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
BIO-2524
Anatomy & Physiology II
4

(Prerequisite: BIO 2514 with a "C" or above) A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes detailed studies of the anatomy and physiology of human special senses, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems, as well as reproduction and development. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes.

CHE-1211
General Chemistry Lab I
1

(Concurrent enrollment in CHE 1213 required.) A laboratory course that contains experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in CHE 1213 General Chemistry I, Lecture.

CHE-1213
General Chemistry I
3

(Concurrent enrollment in CHE 1211 required; must be eligible for enrollment in MAT 1313, or credit in CHE 1313 with a "C" or above.) A lecture course that covers the fundamental principles of chemistry and their application. Chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding theories, energy, periodic properties, and gas laws are among the topics discussed in depth.

MLT-1324
Hematology II
4

The study of abnormal cell morphology and diseases involving blood cells, test procedures used in laboratory diagnosis of hematological disease, normal and abnormal hemostasis, and diagnostic procedures for evaluation of bleeding abnormalities and anticoagulant therapy.

MLT-1413
Immunology/Serology
3

Basic principles of serology/immunology; theory and performance of routine serology tests.

FINE-ELECT
Fine Arts Elective
3

No Description Available

*CHE 1213 and CHE 1211 may be subsituted with CHE 1313 and CHE 1311 or CHE 1413 and CHE 1411.


Summer

Summer I (June) — 6 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
MLT-2916
Clinical Practice I
6

(Prerequisite: MLT 1313, MLT 1324, and MLT 1413 with a grade of C or above) Clinical practice and diadetic instruction in a clinical affiliate. Areas covered are hematology and immunology.

Summer II (July) — 7 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
BIO-2924
Microbiology
4

(Prerequisite: College level Biology course) A combined lecture and laboratory course providing a comprehensive study of microbial agents to include taxonomy, metabolism, physiology and genetics, concepts of pathogenesis and immunity. Labs in this course provide experiments that reinforce principles introduced in the lecture to include fundamental laboratory techniques in lab safety, microscopy, culturing and identification of microbes, and effectiveness of antimicrobial agents.

SBA-ELECT
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3

No Description Available



Second Year

First Semester — 14 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
MLT-2424
Immunohematology
4

Collection, processing, storage, and utilization of blood components. Study of immunological principles and procedures for blood typing, cross matching, antibody detection, and identification. Investigation of hemolytic disease of the newborn.

MLT-2614
Pathogenic Microbiology
4

Basic skills, principles, and techniques for the staining, culturing, isolation, and identification of microorganisms of medical importance are emphasized in this course. Included are techniques used in determining the sensitivity of pathogenic bacteria to different antibiotic and other drugs.

MLT-2936
Clinical Practice III
6

(Prerequisites: MLT 2715, MLT 2424, and MLT 2611 with a grade of C or above) Clinical practice and didactic instruction in a clinical setting. Areas covered are immunohematology and microbiology. Forty hours a week for 8 weeks.

Second Semester — 16 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
MLT-1212
Urinalysis/Body Fluids
2

Introduction to urinalysis and laboratory analysis of miscellaneous body fluids. Basic principles of routine and special urine tests, specimen examination through laboratory work. Theory and test profiles presented for miscellaneous body fluids with correlation to diseased states.

MLT-1515
Clinical Chemistry
5

(Prerequisites: CHE 1213 and CHE 1211, CHE 1223 and CHE 1221, or CHE 1313 and CHE 1311, AND CHE 1413 and CHE 1411) Study of human biochemistry as an aid in the diagnosis of disease processes. Chemistry procedures performed on body fluids for aiding in diagnosis of disease processes.

MLT-2926
Clinical Practice II
6

(Prerequisites: MLT 1515, MLT 2322, MLT 1212 with a grade of C or above) Clinical practice and didactic instruction in a clinical setting. Areas covered are clinical chemistry and urinalysis. Forty hours a week for 8 weeks.

MLT-2723
Certification Fundamentals
3

(Completion of all didatic MLT courses) An in-depth study and review of material covered in the MLT Curriculum. Designed to prepare the student for the National Registry/Certifying exams.

Total Hours: 80



 

CIP:511004

Program of Study Code: 8730