MLT Medical Laboratory Technology

 


MLT 131 - Hematology
2 Credits
Covers an introduction to phlebotomy and hematology testing. This is an introductory course for Medical Laboratory Technician students and a complete hematology module for phlebotomy students. This course is required to receive a Phlebotomy Certificate. Recommended: High School Biology 
(Contact hours - 45)

MLT 132 - Hematology II 4 Credits
Covers advanced theory and practical application of hematology and hemostasis systems as they relate to the medical laboratory. Laboratory techniques, instrumentation, safety, and quality assurance in the hematology/hemostasis lab are applied. Blood cell formation, cell function and morphology, and coagulation topics are covered. Correlation of test results to blood disorders is explored. Body fluid analysis will be covered including manual counts and laboratory procedures. 
(Contact hours - 90)
Prerequisite: MLT 131 Hematology with a 70% or better and Accuplacer scores of English 95+, EA 85+ and Reading of 80+. Students with scores below these will not be admitted in to the MLT 132 class until developmental courses are completed.

MLT 141 - Immunohematology/Immunology 4 Credits
Covers theoretical principles and procedures in immunology and immunohematology as they pertain to the clinical laboratory. Blood banking procedures will be covered including: antigens, antibodies, immune system responses, genetics, antibody identification, compatibility testing, transfusion reactions, component therapy, donor selection and tests, autoimmune hemolytic anemias and hemolytic disease of the newborn. Proficient performance of related laboratory testing is mandatory.
(Contact hours - 90)
Prerequisite: MLT 132 Hematology II, BIO 111 Biology; Co-Requisite: BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II

MLT 142 - Urinalysis 2 Credits
Provides the student with theory and practice in performing urinalysis, including kidney function and urine formation. Urinalysis consist of examination of the physical, chemical, and microscopic components of urine. Analysis of other body fluid including cerebrospinal (CSF), serous, amniotic, synovial, seminal, vaginal, and feces are included.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: BIO 111 Biology, BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I, CHE 111 General College Chemistry, and MLT 132 Hematology II or Permission of instructor.

MLT 180 - Internship/ Blood Banking I 1 Credit
The clinical internship provides the student the opportunity to implement skills learned in the MLT 141 Immunology/Immunohematology course in a clinical laboratory setting. Student attends for 40 hours per week for 2 weeks. Additional practice of blood bank principles and procedures, experience with automated instrumentation and exposure to clinical environment provided.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: MLT 141 Immunology/Immunohematology

MLT 182 - Internship II /Hematology, Coagulation & Urinalysis 3.5 Credits
Provides the student with clinical laboratory experience in the principles and procedures of clinical hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of knowledge and technical skills in a clinical environment.
(Contact hours - 157.5)
Prerequisite: MLT 132 Hematology II, MLT 142 Urinalysis

MLT 231 - Clinical Microbiology 4 Credits
Explains the basic skills, principles, and techniques for the staining, culturing, isolation, and identification of microorganisms of medical importance. Student will interpret clinical specimens to provide data correlation including diagnostics and treatment. Techniques for determining antibiotic sensitivity will be demonstrated. Public health, safety and quality control will also be emphasized.
(Contact hours - 90)
Corequisite.: BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II
Prerequisite: BIO 111 Biology

MLT 232 - Parasitology/Mycology 2 Credits
Provides the student with an introduction to basic laboratory identification and classification of medically significant isolates in parasitology and mycology. Laboratory safety, specimen selection, processing, isolation, and identification methods will be covered. Epidemiology and pathogenesis of mycosis and parasitic infections will be emphasized.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: MLT 231 Clinical Microbiology

MLT 241 - Clinical Chemistry 2 Credits
Covers basic laboratory math, basic instrumentation, safety and quality control, basic theory and result evaluation of electrolytes, kidney function, and liver function test. This course is designed as an introduction course to clinical chemistry for Medical Laboratory Technician students.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: MAT 121 College algebra, CHE 111 General College Chemistry

MLT 242 - Clinical Chemistry II 4 Credits 
Covers advanced clinical chemistry theory, organ functions and disease correlations. Manual and automated chemistry testing is performed in the laboratory portion of the course. 
(Contact hours - 90)
Prerequisite: MLT 241 Clinical Chemistry

MLT 253 - Seminar/Comprehensive Exams 1 Credit
Prepares students for board exams and maintenance of certification through continuing education.  Writing resumes, interviewing and job skills are practiced.  Students will have the opportunity to complete multiple mock Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) board exams.
(Contact hours - 15)
Corequisite.: MLT 182 Internship II / Hematology, Coagulation & Urinalysis
Prerequisite: All 200 level MLT courses

MLT 280 - Internship III /Clinical Chemistry 3.5 Credits
Provides the student with clinical laboratory experience in the principles and procedures of clinical chemistry. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of knowledge and technical skills in a clinical environment.
(Contact hours - 157.5)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MLT 242 Clinical Chemistry II

MLT 282 - Internship IV / Microbiology 2 Credits
Provides the student with clinical laboratory experience in the principles and procedures of clinical microbiology. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of knowledge and technical skills in a clinical environment.
(Contact hours - 90)
Corequisite.: MLT 232 Parasitology/Mycology
Prerequisite: MLT 231 Clinical Microbiology

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