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Medical Laboratory Technology

Course Descriptions

MLT 150 Laboratory Methods and Management 2–2–3
This course introduces the student to the laboratory environment. Students will receive lectures as well as hands-on experience in laboratory maintenance and safety, use of basic equipment, record keeping, testing procedures, and preparation of various media for testing. Included are visits to area medical and life sciences related laboratories. Prerequisite: PHY 121 or instructor approval. (SU)

MLT 210 Immunology (with clinicals) 1–4–2
The course covers concepts and applications of immunology, the immune system, and how to perform and interpret associated tests. The student must satisfactorily perform in a laboratory setting as well as pass written tests. Prerequisites: HSC 171, BIO 205, BIO 209 and MLT 150. (FA)

MLT 220 Clinical Chemistry 3–8–5
The course consists of laboratory methods and analysis used in determining chemical levels within the body, testing and interpreting results. Prerequisites: HSC 171, BIO 205, BIO 209, MLT 210, and PHY 121. (SP)

MLT 230 Urinalysis and Body Fluids (with clinicals) 1–4–2
The course covers various aspects of urinalysis including terminology, physical, microscopic and chemical exam, and current screening tests offered by laboratories. The course also studies various body fluids and associated analysis techniques. The student will learn and perform various tests and analysis procedures employed by laboratories. Prerequisites: HSC 171, BIO 205, BIO 209, and MLT 150. (FA)

MLT 250 Hematology (with clinicals) 3–8–5
The course covers blood cells and normal and abnormal cell development, alterations present in diseases, and coagulation factors. The student will learn and perform tests employed in the hematology and coagulation laboratory. Prerequisites: HSC 171, BIO 205, BIO 209, and MLT 150. (FA)

MLT 260 Phlebotomy (with clinicals) 1–4–2
The course covers various procedures in drawing blood and laboratory techniques in handling blood. The student must satisfactorily perform in a laboratory setting as well as pass written tests. Prerequisites: Completed Phlebotomy Application Packet, Completed and passed drug screen, Completed (or proof of series initial inoculation) of all immunizations, Completed and passed background checks (Hwy Patrol, Caregiver, OIG), or Instructor Approval.

MLT 261 Advanced Phlebotomy 1-4-2
This course reviews techniques and concepts learned in MLT 260 Phlebotomy and continues the clinical experience. The focus is on clinical assay types and professional issues including interpersonal communication, professional behavior, quality assurance, phlebotomy department management, and government regulations that pertain to phlebotomy. Successful completion of MLT 261 prepares students to sit for the ASCP national phlebotomy exam. Prerequisite: MLT 260.

MLT 270 Immunohematology (with clinicals) 2–8–4
The course covers concepts and applications of immunohematology, blood banking concepts, procedures for grouping, testing, screening, and identification. The student must satisfactorily perform in a laboratory setting as well as pass written tests. Prerequisites: HSC 171, BIO 205, BIO 209, and MLT 210. (SP)

MLT 280 Clinical Microbiology 3–8–5
This course covers the role bacteria and other microorganisms play in relation to human health and disease. Laboratory work emphasizes bacterial culturing, differentiation, and identification of human normal flora and disease-causing microorganisms. Prerequisites: HSC 171, BIO 205, BIO 206, BIO 209, and MLT 210. (SP)

MLT 290 Parasitology, Mycology, Virology 1–0–1
The course covers parasites, fungi, yeasts, and viruses that cause human infections or that humans may harbor. Instruction includes organism transmission, laboratory specimen requirements, life cycles, characteristic structures, identification methods, and simple practical identification techniques. Prerequisites: BIO 206. (FA)

MLT 291 Clinical Hematology Practicum 0–8–2
In this course the student will spend 42.5 hrs. per week for 3 weeks (15 8.5-hour days) in the Clinical Hematology department of a clinical affiliate. The time will include both observation and performance of tests under the supervision of an assigned preceptor. The departments offer practice in routine hematology, but the student may also perform testing for urinalysis, body fluids, coagulation, and serology if they are practiced in that department. Prerequisites: MLT 210, MLT 220, MLT 230, and MLT 250. (FA)

MLT 292 Clinical Chemistry Practicum 0–8–2
In this course the student will spend 42.5 hrs. per week for 3 weeks (15 8.5-hour days) in the Clinical Chemistry department of a clinical affiliate. The time will include both observation and performance of tests under the supervision of an assigned preceptor. The departments offer practice in routine chemistry but the student may also perform testing for urinalysis, body fluids, and serology if they are practiced in that department. Prerequisites: MLT 210, MLT 220, and MLT 230. (SU)

MLT 293 Clinical Microbiology Practicum 0–8–2
The student will spend 42.5 hrs. per week for 3 weeks (15 8.5-hour days) in the Clinical Microbiology department of a clinical affiliate. The time will include both observation and performance of tests under the supervision of an assigned preceptor. The departments offer practice in routine microbiology but the student may also perform testing for serology if it is performed in that department. Prerequisites: BIO 206, MLT 210, and MLT 280. (SU)

MLT 294 Immunohematology Practicum 0–8–2
In this course the student will spend 42.5hrs. per week for 3 weeks (15 8.5-hr. days) in the Immunohematology department of a clinical affiliate. The time will include both observation and performance of tests under the supervision of an assigned preceptor. The departments offer practice in routine blood banking. Prerequisites: MLT 210, MLT 270. (SU)