2016-17 Catalog

Medical Laboratory Technician

Courses

MLAB 2182. Introductory Skills for Medical Laboratory Science. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

An introductory course in the medical laboratory sciences program that includes basic laboratory safety practices, computer applications, lab mathematics, quality control and basic laboratory equipment. This course must be taken during the first semester of enrollment on the MLT and HT certification programs. Course fee $25.

MLAB 2193. MLT Field Practicum III. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 7 Hours).

Structured supervised work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience, enhance skills and integrate knowledge in microbiology and urinalysis.

MLAB 2194. MLT Field Practicum I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 7 Hours).

Structured supervised work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience, enhance skills and integrate knowledge in blood bank, serology and automation.

MLAB 2195. MLT Field Practicum II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 7 Hours).

Structured supervised work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience, enhance skills and integrate knowledge in chemistry and hematology. Field experience fee $50.

MLAB 2214. Introduction to Urinalysis. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 5 Hours).

An introduction to urinalysis and body fluid analysis, including the anatomy and physiology of the kidney, and physical, chemical and microscopic examination of urine, cerebrospinal fluid, and other body fluids. Lab fee $15.

MLAB 2228. Coagulation. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

A course in coagulation theory, procedures, and practical applications. Includes laboratory exercises which rely on commonly performed manual and semi-automated methods.

MLAB 2285. Advanced Topics and Capstone Review. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course examines the integration of all areas/concepts of the laboratory and correlates laboratory test data with diagnostic applications and pathophysiology using critical thinking skills. This course includes a capstone examination and may only be taken during the last semester of the MLT/HT programs.

MLAB 2292. MLT Field Practicum IV. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 14 Hours).

Structured, supervised work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience in the clinical laboratory. Opportunities are centered in the rural health setting. Course must be taken in the last semester of the MLT program. Field experience fee $50.

MLAB 2364. Introduction to Immunology-Serology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

An introduction to the theory and application of basic immunology, including the immune response, principles of antigen-antibody reactions, and principles and techniques of serologic procedures. Lab fee $15.

MLAB 2424. Introduction to Hematology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours).

Introduction to the theory and practical application of routine procedures, both manual and automated. Red blood cell and white blood cell physiology, morphology (normal and abnormal), maturation sequences and associated diseases are included. Lab fee $15.

MLAB 2444. Introduction to Immunohematology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 8 Hours).

A study of blood group antigens and antibodies. Performance of routine blood banking procedures, including blood group and Rh typing, antibody screens, antibody identification, cross matching, elution and absorption techniques. Lab fee $15.

MLAB 2474. Laboratory Operations. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 7 Hours).

An intermediate course in the clinical laboratory sciences that includes the principles of laboratory instrumentation and automation, quality control concepts, point of care testing and phlebotomy. Supervised laboratory experiences in instrument operation, calibration and maintenance, and point of care testing and phlebotomy. Lab fee $15.

MLAB 2534. Introduction of Medical Microbiology. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 4 Hours, Lab: 5 Hours).

Instruction in the theory, practical application and pathogenesis of clinical microbiology, including specimen collection, processing, identification, susceptibility testing and reporting procedures. Lab fee $15.

MLAB 2576. Introduction to Clinical Chemistry. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 8 Hours).

An introduction to the principles and procedures of various tests performed in clinical chemistry. Presents the physiological basis for the test, the principle and procedure for the test and the clinical significance of the test results including quality control and normal values. Also includes basic chemical laboratory techniques and safety for electrolytes, acid-base balance, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, metabolites, endocrine function, therapeutic drug monitoring, and toxicology. Lab fee $15.