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Medical Laboratory Technician Courses

MLT 102 Phlebotomy

2-3-8-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course provides students the skills and knowledge required to work in specimen collection in a healthcare setting. Emphasis is on venipuncture procedures, professionalism, the operation of the clinical laboratory, and specimen processing. Clinical practice is included.
Prerequisite: English Level V; FNMT 017 placement or higher and approval of department head or MLT curriculum coordinator.
Additional course fee: $175.

MLT 155 Clinical Hematology

3-3-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

Principles of urinalysis and blood formation, constituents and function, including blood coagulation. Emphasis on theory and performance of diagnostic hematological procedures and the correlation of laboratory results with kidney and blood disorders.
Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or BIOL 110 which may be taken concurrently and MLT 102, which may be taken concurrently.
Additional course fee: $105.

MLT 205 Immunohematology and Immunology

3-3-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

Basic theory and concepts of antigen-antibody reactions, relationships of infection and immunity, and specific serological methods for the diagnosis of disease. Fundamental theories of blood group antigens and the genetics of their inheritance. Routine methods used to select donors and perform basic blood bank techniques.
Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or BIOL 110 and MLT 155.
Additional course fee: $105.

MLT 225 Clinical Chemistry1

3-3-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course will explore the principles and procedures of routine clinical chemistry analyses, correlation of results with pathophysiology, and quality control. The laboratory focuses on routine procedures to include glucose, BUN, total protein using spectrophotometers, quality control materials and an introduction to instrumentation.
Prerequisite: CHEM 122 or CHEM 118, BIOL 108 or BIOL 110, FNMT 118 or MATH 118, MLT 205.
Additional course fee: $105.

MLT 245 Clinical Microbiology1

3-3-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

Continuation of BIOL 241. Isolation and identification of clinically significant pathogenic bacteria from all types of clinical specimens. Serologic procedures and an introduction to mycology and parasitology.
Prerequisites: BIOL 241, MLT 205, CHEM 110 and CHEM 118 or CHEM 121 and Chem 122 all with a C or better.
Additional course fee: $105.

MLT 265 Current Topics in Clinical Laboratory Sciences1

3-0-0-3
Credit Hours: 3


Discussions, seminars and lectures to correlate laboratory findings with pathological conditions in humans. Resume and job interview skills will be included. Students will review clinical case studies and present a capstone project.
Prerequisites: MLT 225 and MLT 245both with a C or better.

 

MLT 295 Clinical Practice1

2-0-32-6
Credit Hours: 6


A coordinated period of supervised experience in all areas of an affiliated clinical laboratory providing the opportunity to perform a variety of clinical procedures and develop technical competence, plus a weekly seminar to address various aspects of laboratory science.
Prerequisites: MLT 102, MLT 225 and MLT 245. MLT 155 and MLT 265 may be taken concurrently.
Additional course fee: $175.

 

1Enrollment restricted to MLT majors.