Medical Laboratory Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

MLT 111 : Urinalysis

This course focuses on the theory and techniques in the examination of urine and other body fluids. The student is introduced to the physical and chemical properties of these fluids as well as microscopic examination of sediment and the identification of cells and crystals. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic urinalysis and correlate laboratory results to renal disorders and other disease states. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Admission to the Program

MLT 121 : MLT Hematology & Body Fluids

In this course, the theory and techniques of hematology are covered. The student is presented with blood components, normal and abnormal cell morphology, hemostasis, and selected automated methods. Upon completion, students should be able to perform various procedures including preparation and examination of hematologic slides and relate results to specific disorders. This is a CORE course.

Credits

6

Prerequisites

Admission to the Program

Corequisites

MLT 131

MLT 131 : Laboratory Techniques I

This course covers the basic principles and techniques used in the medical laboratory. Emphasis is placed on terminology, basic microscopy, safety, and computations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform various basic laboratory analyses and utilize basic theories of laboratory principles. This is a CORE course.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Admission to the Program

Corequisites

MLT 121

MLT 132 : Laboratory Techniques II

This course is designed for students to apply knowledge and skills needed to perform as a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA). Emphasis is placed on collection, processing, preparation and analysis of patient specimens, critical assessment of specimens for pre-analytical errors and interfering substances, proper documentation and reporting of patient results appropriate to the level of a MLA while following established laboratory protocols as well as preparation, analysis, interpretation and reporting of quality control per standard operating procedures. Upon completion of this course the student will demonstrate satisfactory competency for assignment to the clinical component for MLA.

Credits

5

Corequisites

MLT 131

MLT 141 : MLT Microbiology I

The student is presented with the theories, techniques, and methods used in basic bacteriology. Focus is on bacterial isolation, identification, and susceptibility testing. Upon completion, students should be able to select media, isolate and identify microorganisms, and discuss modern concepts of epidemiology. This is a CORE course.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

Admission to the Program

MLT 142 : MLT Microbiology II

The student is presented with the theories, techniques, and methods used in basic parasitology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis is placed on special bacteria, identification, life cycles, culture growth, and pathological states of infection and infestation. Upon completion, students should be able to identify certain parasites, demonstrate various staining and culture procedures, and discuss the correlation of certain microorganisms to pathological conditions. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MLT 141

MLT 151 : MLT Clinical Chemistry

This course emphasizes theories and techniques in basic and advanced clinical chemistry. Coverage includes various methods of performing biochemical analyses on clinical specimens. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of clinical chemistry, evaluate quality control, and associate abnormal test results to clinical significance. This is a CORE course.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

Admission to the Program

MLT 161 : MLT Integrated Laboratory Simulation

This course provides an opportunity for the student to perform medical laboratory procedures in all phases of laboratory testing as a review of previous laboratory courses. Emphasis is placed on organization of tasks, timing, accuracy, and simulation of routine operations in a clinical laboratory. Upon completion, students should be able to organize tasks and perform various basic laboratory analyses with accuracy and precision. This is a CORE course.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Completion of: MLT 111, MLT 121, MLT 131, MLT 141, MLT 142, MLT 151 AND MLT 181

MLT 181 : MLT Immunology

Theory and techniques in immunology are presented to the student. Emphasis is placed on the basic principles of the immune system, serologic testing, the production of specific antibodies and their use in the identification of infectious organisms. Upon completion, students should be able to relate basic principles of immunology, describe techniques for analytical methods utilizing immunological concepts, and correlate results of analyses to certain disease states. This is a CORE course.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Admission to the Program

MLT 191 : MLT Immunohematology

Theory and techniques in immunohematology are presented to the student. In this course coverage includes antigen and antibody reactions including blood typing, antibody detection and identification, and compatibility testing. Upon completion, students should be able to apply theories and principles of immunohematology to procedures for transfusion and donor services and correlate blood banking practices to certain disease states and disorders. This is a CORE course.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

Admission to the Program

MLT 286 : Clinical Laboratory Practicum for Mla

This course is the clinical practicum component following the satisfactory completion of MLT 131 and MLT 132 for Medical Laboratory Assistant short-term certificate. Practicum consists of specimen collection, processing, preparation and analysis of patient specimens, critical assessment of specimens for pre-analytical errors and interfering substances, proper documentation and reporting of patient results appropriate to the level of a MLA. Students will follow established laboratory protocols as well as prepare, analyze, interpret, and report quality control per standard operating procedures. Upon completion of this course the student will demonstrate satisfactory competency as an entry-level medical laboratory assistant and be eligible for MLA national certification exam.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MLT 131 and MLT 132

MLT 293 : Mlt Medical Seminar

This course is a cumulative review of medical laboratory science theory. The seminar consists of an on-campus summation of previous classes emphasizing recall, application of theory, correlation, and evaluation of all areas of medical laboratory science. Upon completion, students should be able to apply theory of analytical methods, recognize normal, abnormal, and erroneous results, and relate laboratory results to pathological conditions.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Admission to the Program

MLT 294 : Medical Laboratory Practicum - Hematology and Urinalysis

This supervised practicum is within the medical setting and provides laboratory practice in hematology and urinalysis. Emphasis is placed on clinical skills and performance in areas such as specimen preparation and examination, instrumentation, reporting of results, management of data and quality control. Upon completion, students should be able to process specimens, perform analyses utilizing various methods including instrumentation, report results, manage data and quality control using information systems. This is a CORE course.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Admission to the Program and Permission of Instructor

MLT 295 : Medical Laboratory Practicum - Microbiology

This supervised practicum is within the medical setting and provides laboratory practice in microbiology. Emphasis is placed on clinical skills and performance in areas such as recovery, isolation, culturing and identification of microorganisms. Upon completion, students should be able to isolate, culture, analyze microorganisms utilizing various methods, report results, manage data and quality control using information systems. This is a CORE course.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Admission to the Program and Permission of Instructor

MLT 296 : Medical Laboratory Practicum - Immunohematology

This supervised practicum is within the medical setting and provides laboratory practice in serology and immunohematology. Emphasis is placed on clinical skills and performance in areas such as the detection and identification of antibodies, the typing of blood, and compatibility testing of blood and blood components. Upon completion, students should be able to perform the screening for and identification of antibodies, compatibility testing, record and manage data and quality control using information systems. This is a CORE course.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Admission to the Program and Permission of Instructor

MLT 297 : Medical Laboratory Practicum - Chemistry and Immunology

This supervised practicum is within the medical setting and provides laboratory practice in medical chemistry and immunology. Emphasis is placed on clinical skills and performance in areas such as computerized instrumentation and the ability to recognize technical problems. Upon completion, students should be able to perform biochemical analyses by various methods, including testing utilizing computer-oriented instrumentation, report test results, manage patient data and quality control statistics using information systems. This is a CORE course.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Admission to the Program and Permission of Instructor