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MLT 120 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL LABORATORY

Fall

Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory will acquaint the MLT student with the SICCM/MLT Program and with the profession of the Medical Laboratory Technology. The course will give the student the fundamentals of the clinical laboratory, including safety practice and safety regulations, collection and handling of clinical specimens, laboratory mathematics, basic quality assurance, laboratory measurements, and the handling and care of laboratory instrumentation, including laboratory microscopes. The student will also gain knowledge and practice in phlebotomy skills.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to MLT Program.


MLT 121 SEROLOGY

Spring

This course covers an introduction to immunology with emphasis on applied serology. The immune response, properties and synthesis of antibodies, antigens, antibody reactions, and serological procedures most widely performed in the clinical laboratory will be covered in the eight week course.

Credit: 1.5 hour - One lecture and one lab hour per week

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Clinical Laboratory-MLT 120


MLT 122 CLINICAL MICROSCOPY

Spring

This course is a study of the theory and microscopic examination of urine and other body fluids (i.e. synovial fluid, thoracentesis fluid, semen and gastric fluid).

Credit: 1.5 hours - One lecture and one lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Clinical Laboratory-MLT 120


MLT 123 INTRODUCTION TO PHLEBOTOMY

Spring

This course will cover the phlebotomist's role in health care, confidentiality and ethics, Patient's Bill of Rights, Quality Assurance, basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, safety, infection control, isolation techniques, OSHA Standards, handling accidental needle stick exposures, phlebotomy equipment, phlebotomy technique such as the routine venipuncture, dermal punctures, drawing difficult patients, specimen collection and handling, compliance, customer service, patient identification procedures, and competency in phlebotomy. In addition, the student will learn the theory of arterial punctures, but will only observe arterial draws in the clinical setting.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week

Prerequisite(s): None


MLT 223 IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY

Fall

This course is a study of the blood groups of man and their significance in blood-banking and transfusion services. Included are the inheritance and properties of blood group antigens and their corresponding antibodies, methods of detection and identification, hemolytic disease processes and the collection and processing of blood and blood components to ensure safe transfusion. Blood group immunology, record keeping, and quality control are stressed.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Serology-MLT 121 and Clinical Microscopy-MLT 122


MLT 225 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

Spring

This course is an introduction to the study of clinical chemistry. Emphasizes the basic procedures performed in most clinical laboratories and their use in the diagnosis and follow-up of chemical disorders. This course includes normal physiology, laboratory principles, analysis techniques, quality control, quality assurance, and the interpretation of test results.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Hematology-MLT 223, Hematology-MLT 224, and Coagulation-MLT 227


MLT 228 HEMATOLOGY AND HEMOSTASIS

Fall

This course offers an introduction to the study of clinical hematology and hemostatis, which emphasizes the basic procedures performed in most clinical laboratories as well as their uses in the diagnosis and follow up of hematological and coagulation disorders. The role of the laboratory in the diagnosis of anemias, leukemias, myeloproliferative disorders, and other diseases affecting the hematopoietic system is stressed along with the hemostatic component, coagulation factors, coagulation cascade mechanism, heredity and acquired bleeding disorders, coagulation factor deficiencies, therapeutic regimes, and laboratory methods for the analysis of clinical conditions.

Credit: 5 hours - Four lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Serology-MLT 121 and Clinical Microscopy-MLT 122


MLT 229 APPLIED CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY

Spring

This course is a study of the normal and pathogenic microflora of man with an emphasis on the methods used for isolation, recognition and identification of microorganisms of medical significance. Included are the types of media used for culturing microorganisms, descriptive cellular and colonial morphology, strains and staining reactions, drug susceptibility testing and procedures used for species identification. Emphasis on host parasite relationships, medical bacteriology, virology, parasitology, and mycobacteria is also stressed.

Credit: 5 hours - Four lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Immunohematology-MLT 223, Mematology-MLT 224, and Coagulation-MLT 227


MLT 251 CLINICAL ROTATION I

Fall

Clinical Rotation I is a supervised clinical experience in hematology/coagulation and in blood banking. The supervision is done by the clinical site coordinator/lab director/instructor.

Credit: 3 hours - Fifteen lab hours per week

Prerequisite(s): Immunohematology-MLT 223, Hematology-MLT 224, and Coagulation-MLT 227


MLT 252 MLT CLINICAL ROTATION II

Spring

Clinical Rotation II is a supervised clinical experience in chemistry/urinalysis and in microbiology/serology. The supervision is done by the clinical site coordinator/lab director/instructor.

Credit: 3 hours - Fifteen lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Clinical Rotation I-MLT 251, Clinical Chemistry-MLT 225, and Applied Clinical Microbiology-MLT 226


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