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Medical Laboratory Technician

Course Descriptions

MLT 150 Introduction to Laboratory Science Methods 2–0–2
This course orients the student to the concepts encompassed in the laboratory environment, to include safe specimen handling, testing procedures, reporting results, basic quality control, laboratory organization and professionalism. Prerequisite: Admission into the MHPC MLT Program; successful completion of required general education pre-requisite courses, grade of “C” or better; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; successful completion of each course during each semester required in the MHPC MLT program, grade of “C” or better.

MLT 210 Immunology 1-8-3
The course consists of the principles and theories of antigen and antibody reactions and the immune system as related to diagnostic serologic procedures. Prerequisite: Admission into the MHPC MLT Program; successful completion of required general education pre-requisite courses, grade of “C” or better; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; successful completion of each course during each semester required in the MHPC MLT program, grade of “C” or better.

MLT 220 Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis 4-4-5
This course introduces the student to methods of analysis of chemical components found in the human body, the testing methodologies for those constituents and the results as applied to normal and abnormal disease states. Prerequisite: Admission into the MHPC MLT Program; successful completion of required general education pre-requisite courses, grade of “C” or better; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; successful completion of each course during each semester required in the MHPC MLT program, grade of “C” or better.

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 and Coagulation 4-4-5
This course studies the cellular structures in blood, normal and abnormal cell development, alterations present in disease and the mechanisms of coagulation. Prerequisite: Admission into the MHPC MLT Program; successful completion of required general education pre-requisite courses, grade of “C” or better; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; successful completion of each course during each semester required in the MHPC MLT program, grade of “C” or better.

MLT 260 Phlebotomy 1-4-2
This course covers various procedures in performing venipuncture and other specialized collection techniques in addition to laws and regulations for safe phlebotomy practices. Prerequisite: IF IN MLT PROGRAM: Admission into the MHPC MLT Program; successful completion of required general education pre-requisite courses, grade of “C” or better; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; successful completion of each course during each semester required in the MHPC MLT program, grade of “C” or better. IF ONLY TAKING PHLEBOTOMY COURSE: 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 4-4-5
This course consists of concepts, applications and discrepancies of blood group testing, screening and crossmatch procedures and identifying unexpected antibodies. Prerequisite: Admission into the MHPC MLT Program; successful completion of required general education pre-requisite courses, grade of “C” or better; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; successful completion of each course during each semester required in the MHPC MLT program, grade of “C” or better.

MLT 280 Clinical Microbiology 3-4-4
This course consists of the role of pathogenic bacteria and other microorganisms which will include bacterial culturing, differentiation and identification of human normal flora and disease-causing microorganisms. Prerequisite: Admission into the MHPC MLT Program; successful completion of required general education pre-requisite courses, grade of “C” or better; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; successful completion of each course during each semester required in the MHPC MLT program, grade of “C” or better.

MLT 290 Parasitology, Mycology and Virology 1-0-1
This course introduces the student to parasites, fungus and viruses and their role in human health and disease. Prerequisite: Admission into the MHPC MLT Program; successful completion of required general education pre-requisite courses, grade of “C” or better; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; successful completion of each course during each semester required in the MHPC MLT program, grade of “C” or better.

MLT 291 Hematology and Coagulation Practicum 0-8-2
This course consists of supervised clinical practice coordinated by the Consortium, in the hematology lab of selected clinical affiliates. Prerequisite: Admission into the MHPC MLT Program; successful completion of required general education pre-requisite courses, grade of “C” or better; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; successful completion of each course during each semester required in the MHPC MLT program, grade of “C” or better.

MLT 292 Clinical Chemistry Practicum 0-8-2
This course consists of supervised clinical practice coordinated by the Consortium, in the clinical chemistry lab of selected clinical affiliates. Prerequisite: Admission into the MHPC MLT Program; successful completion of required general education pre-requisite courses, grade of “C” or better; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; successful completion of each course during each semester required in the MHPC MLT program, grade of “C” or better.

MLT 293 Clinical Microbiology Practicum 0-8-2
This course consists of supervised clinical practice coordinated by the Consortium, in the microbiology lab of selected clinical affiliates. Prerequisite: Admission into the MHPC MLT Program; successful completion of required general education pre-requisite courses, grade of “C” or better; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; successful completion of each course during each semester required in the MHPC MLT program, grade of “C” or better.

MLT 294 Immunohematology Practicum 0–8–2
This course consists of supervised clinical practice coordinated by the Consortium, in the immunohematology lab of selected clinical affiliates. Prerequisite: Admission into the MHPC MLT Program; successful completion of required general education pre-requisite courses, grade of “C” or better; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; successful completion of each course during each semester required in the MHPC MLT program, grade of “C” or better.