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Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

[Shannon Goolsby, Rosalyn Singleton]


Associate

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 — 19 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. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ENG-1113
English Composition I
3

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

MLT-1111
Intro Medical Lab Technology
1

The course includes an overview of the field of Medical Laboratory Technology, as well as familiarization with laboratory safety, microscopes, glassware, and equipment. It also includes laboratory organization, medical ethics, and employment opportunities. Basic laboratory specimen collection techniques are introduced. Two hours laboratory.

MLT-1313
Clinical Hematology I
3

This course is 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. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

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. Three hours lecture.

MLT-2522
Pathogenic Microbiology I
2

Basic skills, principles, and techniques for the staining, culturing, isolation, and identification of parasites, viruses, and fungi of medical importance are emphasized in this course. This course covers the morphology, physiology life cycles, and epidemiology of parasites with emphasis on human pathogenic parasites. Identification of the parasites, viruses, and fungi from human material is also included. One hour lecture and two hours laboratory.

MAT-ELECT
Math Elective
3

Choose from any MAT course 1313 or higher. *Some programs may only require MAT 1233 or higher.

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. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

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, Three hours laboratory.

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. Three hours lecture.

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. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

MLT-1413
Immunology/Serology
3

This course covers the science of immunology and serology through the study of theories and processes related to natural body defenses. Included are basic antigen-antibody reactions, complement action, cellular response, humoral immune response, and the basic serological procedures used to aid in the detection of certain diseases. Throughout this course, special emphasis is placed on correlating laboratory results with the patient’s probable condition. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

FINE-ELECT
Fine Arts Elective
3

Choose from any fine arts classes.

*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. Eighteen hours clinical.

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. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

SBA-ELECT
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3

Choose any Social or Behavioral Science course in sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology.



Second Year

First Semester — 14 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
MLT-2424
Immunohematology
4

This course includes collection, processing, storage, and utilization of blood components. It also includes the study of immunological principles and procedures for blood typing, cross matching, antibody detection, identification, and investigation of hemolytic disease of the newborn. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

MLT-2614
Pathogenic Microbiology II
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. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

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

This course is an introduction to urinalysis and laboratory analysis of miscellaneous body fluids. It includes the basic principles of routine and special urine tests, and specimen examination through laboratory work. Theory and test profiles are also presented for miscellaneous body fluids with correlation to diseased states. One hour lecture and two hours laboratory.

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) This course is the study of human biochemistry as an aid in the diagnosis of disease processes. It includes chemistry procedures performed on body fluids for aiding in diagnosis of disease processes. Three hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

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. Eighteen hours clinical per week for full semester.

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. Three hours lecture.

Total Hours: 80



 

CIP:511004

Program of Study Code: 8730