Courses in Medical Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Techniques and Orientation

MDLT 1810     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is an orientation course that familiarizes the student with a career in the medical laboratory field. It covers basic skills in clinical laboratory techniques and provides the student with practice. Topics include: MLT/Phlebotomy program policies; certification; working with various pieces of equipment; safety; infection control; quality control; specimen collection/handling/processing; good laboratory technique and maintaining efficiency and accuracy. The practice of phlebotomy is heavily emphasized in this course. Students will continue to enhance their phlebotomy skills in other technical courses, where blood samples are needed, and also during the clinical internship. (Prerequisites: None)

Hematology I

MDLT 1815     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers basic hematology procedures involving such tests as red cell counts, white cell counts, platelet counts, hemoglobin determination, hematocrits, sedimentation rates and reticulocyte counts. Also covered are the abnormalities of these elements which cause diseases, and bone marrow procedures. (Prerequisite: MDLT 1810 may also be taken concurrently or with Program Director permission)

Coagulation

MDLT 1820     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers the basic principles of the hemostasis, the clotting system of the body. The course of study includes the coagulation factors and their cascade sequence, vascular and platelet components, fibrinolysis, thrombosis, anticoagulant therapy and quality control. Abnormalities of the coagulation system will also be covered. (Prerequisite: MDLT 1810, & MDLT 1815 with a grade of C or higher.)

Urinalysis/Body Fluids

MDLT 1825     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
The lecture component of this course will cover basic theory in urine formation, renal physiology, and metabolic disorders that produce abnormalities in the urine. Complete urinalysis examinations will be performed in the student laboratory. Basic analysis of other body fluids will be discussed with an emphasis on laboratory methods currently in use. (Prerequisite: MDLT 1810 & MDLT 2818 with a grade of C or higher.)

Hematology II

MDLT 1830     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a continuation of MDLT 1815 Hematology I. It includes the study of anemias and leukemias, and the correlation of these disease processes. Instruction includes lecture and laboratory case studies, and the use of automated hematology analyzers. (Prerequisite: MDLT 1810 & MDLT 1815 with a grade of C or higher.)

Immunology

MDLT 1835     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a basic overview of the immune system. Laboratory instruction is designed to instruct the students in basic immunology testing methods for the correlation of immunologic disorders. (Preqrequisite: MDLT 1810 & MDLT 2818 with a grade of C or higher.)

Immunohematology I

MDLT 2806     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers the introduction to both the theory and practical aspects of Immunohematology. Areas of study include red blood cell antigens and antibodies, blood typing, antibody screening, antibody identification, compatibility testing, and quality control in the blood bank.. The course is designed to prepare the student for practical training in Immunohematology. (Prerequisite: MDLT 1810, & MDLT 1815 with a grade of C or higher.)

Immunohematology II

MDLT 2807     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a continuation of MDLT 2806 Immunohematology I. The student will receive further basic training and practical instruction on both the theory and practical aspects of immunohematology. Areas of study include pretransfusion testing, transfusion therapy, adverse transfusion reactions, hemolytic disease of the newborn, hemolytic anemias, human leukocyte antigens, donor selection, and component processing. The course is designed to prepare the student for practical training in immunohematology. (Prerequisite: MDLT 1810 and MDLT 2806 with a grade of C.)

Microbiology I

MDLT 2811     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers the isolation and identification of clinically significant microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on specimen sources, growth characteristics, techniques for identification, and quality control. (Prerequisite: MDLT 1810 may be taken concurrently or with Program Director permission)

Chemistry I

MDLT 2817     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers the analysis of chemical constituents of plasma, serum, urine and other body fluids. Emphasis is placed on physiology, methodology and clinical significance of carbohydrate metabolism, non-protein nitrogen, renal and liver function, tumor markers and porphyrins. Accuracy in performance, quality control and laboratory safety is stressed. (Prerequisites: MDLT 1810 may also be taken concurrently or with Program Director permission)

Chemistry II

MDLT 2818     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a continuation of MDLT 2817 Chemistry I and includes the theory and clinical correlations of acid/base balance, liver function, cardiac function, gastrointestinal function, pancreatic function, endocrinology, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, tumor markers, nutritional assessment, biochemical assessment during pregnancy, and point-of-care testing, The MLT student learns the theory and technique of each procedure, quality control, and normal values of chemical constituents analyzed. Concepts that are basic to the operation of automated laboratory instruments will be discussed. (Prerequisites: MDLT 1810 & MDLT 2817 with a grade of C or higher.)

Microbiology II

MDLT 2821     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a continuation of Microbiology I. The students will receive further basic practical instruction in the isolation and identification of clinically significant microorganisms. A short introduction to parasitology/mycology/virology/Mycobacterium species will also be included. (Prerequisite: MDLT 1810 and MDLT 2811 with a grade of C or higher.)

Clinical Practice & Orientation

MDLT 2825     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers an explanation of the hospital and clinic structure and the student's role in the clinical practice setting. The student will learn the basic knowledge necessary for effective understanding of his/her expectations and evaluations as an MLT student in the clinical practice training and his/her role as an employee after graduation. (Prerequisites: MDLT 1825, MDLT 1835, and MDLT 2807)

Clinical: Hematology & Coagulation

MDLT 2826     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
During the clinical hematology and coagulation experience, the student is assigned to an affiliated hospital/clinic laboratory for the purpose of acquiring practical experience in a laboratory setting while under direct supervision. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase of their training with practical hands-on experience for preparation of employment in a clinical laboratory. Students practice basic laboratory procedures/techniques, and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: MDLT 1825, 1835, 2807)

Clinical: Chemistry & Immunology

MDLT 2827     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
During the clinical chemistry and immunology experience, the student is assigned to an affiliated hospital/clinic laboratory for the purpose of acquiring practical experience in a laboratory setting while under direct supervision. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase of their training with practical hands-on experience for preparation of employment in a clinical laboratory. Students practice basic laboratory procedures/techniques, and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: MDLT 1825, 1835, 2807)

Clinical: Immunohematology

MDLT 2828     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
During the clinical immunohematology experience, the student is assigned to an affiliated hospital/clinic laboratory for the purpose of acquiring practical experience in a laboratory setting while under direct supervision. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase of their training with practical hands-on experience for preparation of employment in a clinical laboratory. Students practice basic laboratory procedures/techniques, and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: MDLT 1825, 1835, 2807)

Clinical: Microbiology

MDLT 2829     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
During the clinical microbiology experience, the student is assigned to an affiliated hospital/clinic laboratory for the purpose of acquiring practical experience in a laboratory setting while under direct supervision. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase of their training with practical hands-on experience for preparation of employment in a clinical laboratory. Students practice basic laboratory procedures/techniques, and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: MDLT 1825, 1835, 2807.)

Clinical: Urinalysis/Body Fluids

MDLT 2830     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
During the clinical urinalysis/body fluids experience, the student is assigned to an affiliated hospital/clinic laboratory for the purpose of acquiring practical experience in a laboratory setting while under direct supervision. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase of their training with practical hands-on experience for preparation of employment in a clinical laboratory. Students practice basic laboratory procedures/techniques, and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: MDLT 1825, 1835, 2807)

Clinical: Phlebotomy

MDLT 2831     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
During the clinical phlebotomy experience, the student is assigned to an affiliated hospital/clinic laboratory for the purpose of acquiring practical experience in a laboratory setting while under direct supervision. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase of their training with practical hands-on experience for preparation of employment in a clinical laboratory. Students practice basic laboratory procedures/techniques, and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: MDLT 1825, 1835, 2807)

Clinical: Hematology

MDLT 2900     3.00 Credits
In the clinical laboratory sequence, the student continues their education in a hospital or clinic laboratory under the supervision of a certified Medical Technologist. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase in an employment-like setting. Students rotate through all areas of the medical laboratory gaining experience and practice in basic medical laboratory techniques, procedures and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: completion of all MDLT technical courses and general education courses OR Program Director permission) Clinical sequence courses consist of the following: Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Immunohematology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Coagulation.

Clinical: Chemistry

MDLT 2901     3.00 Credits
In the clinical laboratory sequence, the student continues their education in a hospital or clinic laboratory under the supervision of a certified Medical Technologist. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase in an employment-like setting. Students rotate through all areas of the medical laboratory gaining experience and practice in basic medical laboratory techniques, procedures and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: completion of all MDLT technical courses and general education courses OR Program Director permission) Clinical sequence courses consist of the following: Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Immunohematology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Coagulation.

Clinical: Urinalysis and Body Fluids

MDLT 2902     2.00 Credits
In the clinical laboratory sequence, the student continues their education in a hospital or clinic laboratory under the supervision of a certified Medical Technologist. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase in an employment-like setting. Students rotate through all areas of the medical laboratory gaining experience and practice in basic medical laboratory techniques, procedures and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: completion of all MDLT technical courses and general education courses OR Program Director permission) Clinical sequence courses consist of the following: Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Immunohematology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Coagulation.

Clinical: Immunohematology

MDLT 2903     4.00 Credits
In the clinical laboratory sequence, the student continues their education in a hospital or clinic laboratory under the supervision of a certified Medical Technologist. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase in an employment-like setting. Students rotate through all areas of the medical laboratory gaining experience and practice in basic medical laboratory techniques, procedures and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: completion of all MDLT technical courses and general education courses OR Program Director permission) Clinical sequence courses consist of the following: Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Immunohematology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Coagulation.

Clinical: Immunology

MDLT 2904     1.00 Credits
In the clinical laboratory sequence, the student continues their education in a hospital or clinic laboratory under the supervision of a certified Medical Technologist. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase in an employment-like setting. Students rotate through all areas of the medical laboratory gaining experience and practice in basic medical laboratory techniques, procedures and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: completion of all MDLT technical courses and general education courses OR Program Director permission) Clinical sequence courses consist of the following: Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Immunohematology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Coagulation.

Clinical: Microbiology

MDLT 2905     3.00 Credits
In the clinical laboratory sequence, the student continues their education in a hospital or clinic laboratory under the supervision of a certified Medical Technologist. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase in an employment-like setting. Students rotate through all areas of the medical laboratory gaining experience and practice in basic medical laboratory techniques, procedures and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: completion of all MDLT technical courses and general education courses OR Program Director permission) Clinical sequence courses consist of the following: Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Immunohematology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Coagulation.

Clinical: Coagulation

MDLT 2906     1.00 Credits
In the clinical laboratory sequence, the student continues their education in a hospital or clinic laboratory under the supervision of a certified Medical Technologist. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase in an employment-like setting. Students rotate through all areas of the medical laboratory gaining experience and practice in basic medical laboratory techniques, procedures and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: completion of all MDLT technical courses and general education courses OR Program Director permission) Clinical sequence courses consist of the following: Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Immunohematology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Coagulation.

Clinical: Urinalysis and Body Fluids

MDLT 2907     1.00 Credits
In the clinical laboratory sequence, the student continues their education in a hospital or clinic laboratory under the supervision of a certified Medical Technologist. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase in an employment-like setting. Students rotate through all areas of the medical laboratory gaining experience and practice in basic medical laboratory techniques, procedures and phlebotomy. (Prerequisites: completion of all MDLT technical courses and general education courses OR Program Director permission) Clinical sequence courses consist of the following: Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Immunohematology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Coagulation.

Special Topics

MDLT 2990     1 - 6 Credits
This course is designed for MLT/Phlebotomy students who after a lapse in their MLT/Phlebotomy training due to circumstances beyond their control, require a review in basic medical laboratory techniques, require phlebotomy technique re-training, need additional time to complete assigned projects for their program major, etc. Each student will be advised by the Program Director. Enrollment credits are variable and will be determined by individual student circumstances. (Prerequisite: Program Director permission)