Medical Laboratory Sciences

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences offers one degree/ certificate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and two degree/certificate programs leading to Associate of Applied Science degrees in Histotechnology and Medical Laboratory Technology and a graduate certificate in molecular diagnostics and a Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science with concentrations in Molecular Diagnostics, Laboratory Management and Cytogentics. All programs require a program specific application located on the departmental website.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science - Description

The last sixteen months of the Medical Laboratory Science degree/certificate program is completed at the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, located in Fort Worth, Texas. The certificate program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Medical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. The Department consists of a teaching center and numerous clinical affiliates located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas. The teaching center is housed in the Schaffer Building in Fort Worth, which consists of six lecture rooms, six laboratories, a computer lab, and a library. A continuous 16-month professional laboratory curriculum is offered, totaling 54 semester hours, with 10 months in the teaching center and 6 months in the clinical affiliate.

Twenty to thirty students are admitted to the certification program in early January and July of each year, with application deadlines of the preceding September 1 and March 1, respectively. Admission is on a competitive basis. An overall minimum GPA of 2.5/4.00, with a minimum GPA of 2.8 in science and math, is required. NAACLS specifies that prerequisite college courses and numbers of credits required shall be those necessary to ensure admission of individuals prepared for the educational program. Prerequisite content area includes general chemistry, organic and/or biochemistry, general biological sciences, microbiology, and mathematics. Survey courses do not qualify as fulfillment of chemistry and biological science prerequisites. Remedial mathematics courses will not satisfy the mathematics requirements.

Students entering the program from other universities must fulfill the degree requirements of their institution, and that institution must provide a statement of the acceptance of the 54 hours awarded by Tarleton State University for graduation requirements. By special arrangement prior to entrance, students may elect to receive the degree from their original college or university or from Tarleton State University.

Students who have already obtained a baccalaureate degree may also enter the program, provided they have met the NAACLS minimum requirements of sixteen credit hours in biology, chemistry, and three hours in mathematics.

Successful completion of courses will be determined with the maintenance of a grade of C or better in lecture and laboratory courses. All students are admitted on a probationary status and progressive academic achievement must be maintained.

Upon successful completion of the certificate program, the Bachelor of Science degree may also be awarded. The student is also eligible to challenge the national board/credential examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

For further information concerning the Medical Laboratory Science program, contact:

Virginia Reyes, M.Ed., MT(ASCP) SBB
MLS Advisor
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 926-1101
reyes@tarleton.edu

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
BIOL 120General Biology4
BIOL 121General Biology4
BIOL 307Microbiology4
BIOL 385Immunology4
BIOL 460Animal Physiology4
CHEM 105College Chemistry I 24
CHEM 108College Chemistry II 24
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 474Biochemistry I3
MATH 109Plane Trigonometry3
MLS 414Urinalysis and Renal Physiology1
MLS 415Urinalysis Laboratory1
MLS 416Body Fluids Analysis1
MLS 424Hematology I Lecture2
MLS 425Hematology I Laboratory1
MLS 426Hematology II Lecture2
MLS 427Hematology II Laboratory1
MLS 428Hemostasis1
MLS 434Medical Microbiology I Lecture2
MLS 435Medical Microbiology I Lab1
MLS 436Medical Microbiology II Lecture2
MLS 437Medical Microbiology II Lab1
MLS 438Medical Mycology and Virology1
MLS 444Immunohematology I Lecture2
MLS 445Immunohematology I Lab1
MLS 446Immunohematology II Lecture2
MLS 447Immunohematology II Lab1
MLS 448Introduction to Medical Genetics1
MLS 451Clinical Parasitology Lecture1
MLS 452Clinical Parasitology Laboratory1
MLS 464Immunology and Serology I Lecture1
MLS 465Immunology and Serology I Laboratory1
MLS 466Immunology and Serology II Lecture1
MLS 467Immunology and Serology II Laboratory1
MLS 474Introduction to Laboratory Safety and Instrumentation1
MLS 475Advanced Laboratory Automation, Statistics, and Quality Assurance Concepts1
MLS 476Clinical Chemistry I Lecture2
MLS 477Clinical Chemistry I Laboratory1
MLS 478Clinical Chemistry II Lecture2
MLS 479Clinical Chemistry II Laboratory1
MLS 482Computer Applications in Science and Medicine1
MLS 491Int Clinical Lab Prac and Res1-3
MLS 492Clinical Laboratory Prac I1-5
MLS 493Clinical Lab Prac II1-5
MLS 494Clin Lab Prac III1-5
MLS 495Clin Lab Prac IV1-5
Total Hours124-142
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

Course may be counted toward general education requirement.

 

Associate of Applied Science in Histotechnology - Description

The A.A.S. in Histotechnology requires a total of 70-72 credit hours consisting of 33-35 credit hours of prerequisites, and 37 credit hours of technical program courses. Prerequisite courses may be taken at the university or any one of the thirteen consortium community colleges. The sophomore courses comprising the technical program will be taken in Fort Worth at the Schaffer Building and affiliated clinical hospital sites. Upon successful completion of the 70-72 hour program, students are eligible for the AAS Degree in Histotechnology awarded from Tarleton State University.

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Medical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880. Successful completion of the program will require a grade of “C” or better in all lecture and laboratory courses and a grade of “P” in all clinical practicum courses. After successful completion of the program students are eligible for the Histotechnician exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry.

Acceptance into the Histotechnology program is on a competitive basis through an evaluation based on letters of recommendation and academic performance. Students must successfully complete prerequisites before the start of the technical program in Fort Worth. Applications may be obtained on the university Medical Laboratory Sciences website at www.tarleton.edu/medicallab. Students are accepted into the program three times a year to begin in either August, January or June. Application deadlines are listed on the application.

Students entering with an associate or baccalaureate degree, and who do not wish to earn the AAS in Histotechnology degree, must have the following prerequisites:

  • Biology: 12 hours including Microbiology
  • Chemistry: 4 hours
  • Math: 3 hours
  • English: 3 hours

Dale Telgenhoff, Ph,D., HTL(ASCP)
HT Program Director
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
817-926-1101
hood@tarleton.edu

Associate of Applied Science in Histotechnology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements for AAS Histotechnology: 1
BIOL 307Microbiology4
ENGL 111Introduction to College Composition (ENGL 1301)3
PSY 101General Psychology (PSYC 2301)3
Select one of the following:8
General Biology
   and General Biology (BIOL 1411 and 1413)
Human Anatomy and Physiology
   and Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 2401 and 2402) 2
Select one of the following:4
Introductory Applied Chemistry (CHEM 1405)
and Allied Health/Science Elective
College Chemistry I
   and College Chemistry II (CHEM 1411 and CHEM 1412) 3
COMS 101Fund Spch Comm (SPCH 1311 or 1315)3
or COMS 102 Public Speaking
MATH 107College Algebra (MATH 1314)3
Fine Arts Elective or Sophomore Literature5-7
Required Histotechnology Courses to be taken in Fort Worth and affiliated clinical sites: 4
HLAB 214Introduction to Histotechnology4
HLAB 215Histotechnology I4
HLAB 224Functional Histology II4
HLAB 225Histotechnology II4
HLAB 234Functional Histology I3
HLAB 235Histotechnology III3
HLAB 282Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences 51
HLAB 285Capstone Cases and Review 72
HLAB 295Clinical Histotechnology I 54
HLAB 296Clinical Histotechnology II 64
HLAB 297Clinical Histotechnology III 74
Total Hours70-72
1

These general education courses may be taken at the university or any Texas Community College. Common academic course numbers are in parentheses (where applicable).

2

Students must take either BIOL 219 Human Anatomy and Physiology and BIOL 220 Human Anatomy and Physiology or BIOL 120 General Biology and BIOL 121 General Biology (Take BIOL 120 General Biology and BIOL 121 General Biology if you have plans to articulate for BS degree)

3

Students must take either CHEM 101 Introductory Applied Chemistry and an allied health/science elective or CHEM 105 College Chemistry Iand CHEM 108 College Chemistry II (Take CHEM 105 College Chemistry I and CHEM 108 College Chemistry II if you have plans to articulate for BS degree)

4

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better to earn credit for HLAB courses.

5

A student must enroll in these courses during their first semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

6

A student must enroll in these courses during their second semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

7

A student must enroll in these courses during their final semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology - Description

The A.A.S. in Medical Laboratory Technology requires a total of 70-72 credit hours consisting of 33-35 credit hours of prerequisites, and 37 credit hours of technical program courses. Prerequisite courses may be taken at the university or any one of the thirteen consortium community colleges. The sophomore courses comprising the technical program will be taken in Fort Worth at the Schaffer Building and affiliated clinical hospital sites. Upon successful completion of the 70-72 hour program, students are eligible for the AAS Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology awarded from Tarleton State University.

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880. After successful completion of the program students are eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Technician exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry.

Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Technology program is on a competitive basis through an evaluation based on letters of recommendation and academic performance. Students must successfully complete prerequisites before the start of the technical program in Fort Worth. Applications may be obtained on the university Medical Laboratory Sciences website at www.tarleton.edu/medicallab. Students are accepted into the program three times a year to begin in either August, January or May. Application deadlines are listed on the application.

Students entering with an associates or baccalaureate degree must have the following prerequisites:

  • Biology: 12 hours including Microbiology
  • Chemistry: 4 hours
  • Math: 3 hours
  • English: 3 hours

Virginia Reyes, M.Ed., MT(ASCP) SBB
MLT Program Director
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
(817) 926-1101
reyes@tarleton.edu

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 133-35
Required Medical Laboratory Technology Courses to be taken in Fort Worth affiliated clinical sites: 2
MLAB 214Introduction to Urinalysis2
MLAB 224Introduction to Hematology4
MLAB 228Coagulation2
MLAB 234Introduction of Medical Microbiology5
MLAB 244Introduction to Immunohematology4
MLAB 264Introduction to Immunology-Serology3
MLAB 274Laboratory Operations4
MLAB 276Introduction to Clinical Chemistry5
MLAB 282Introductory Skills for Medical Laboratory Science 31
MLAB 285Advanced Topics and Capstone Review 42
MLAB 292MLT Field Practicum IV 42
MLAB 293MLT Field Practicum III1
MLAB 294MLT Field Practicum I1
MLAB 295MLT Field Practicum II1
Total Hours70-72
1

See A.A.S in Histotechnology

2

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better to earn credit for MLAB courses.

3

A student must enroll in these courses during their first semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

4

A student must enroll in these courses during their final semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

Certificate in Molecular Diagnostics - Description

Requirements for entry:

  1. Full MLS or conditional admission to the College of Graduate Studies
  2. MT (ASCP) certification or categorical certification from ASCP or CT (ASCP) or approval of the Department Head
  3. Completed Molecular Diagnostics Certificate application and $35 fee.

Contact:

Sally Lewis, Ph.D., MLSCM(ASCP), MBCM, HTL
Molecular Diagnostics Advisor
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
817-926-1101
slewis@tarleton.edu

Certificate in Molecular Diagnostics

Required Courses
MLS 520Medical Genetics2
MLS 521Immunopathology2
MLS 525Clinical Molecular Microbiology3
MLS 530Medical Biochemistry3
MLS 531Molecular & Cellular Pathology3
MLS 550Molecular Diagnostics Techniques I2
MLS 551Molecular Diagnostics Techniques II2
Total Hours17

 

Bachelor of Applied Technology of Health Professions Technology - Description

Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, offers the professional degree Bachelor of Applied Technology in Health Professions Technology through its Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Bachelor's of Applied Technology in Health Professions Technology is designed for the certified/licensed allied health practitioner who has earned an Associate's Degree and who desires or requires further education for professional development or personal satisfaction. This degree will give students who graduated from our Histotechnology and Medical Laboratory Technology programs and graduates of other allied health associate degree program an opportunity to continue their education at Tarleton to earn a four year degree, while applying credit from their Workforce Education (WECM) courses.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Health Professions Technology degree must hold one of the following Degrees and Certification or License:

  • AAS Medical Laboratory Technology, MLT (ASCP)
  • AAS Histotechnology, HT (ASCP)
  • AAS Dental Hygiene, Registered Dental Hygienist
  • AAS Emergency Medical Services, EMT Paramedic or equivalent
  • AAS Health Information Technology, Appropriate Certification
  • AAS Physical Therapy Assistant, Licensed PTA
  • AAS Radiologic Technology, Registered Radiology Technologist by American Registry of Radiology Technologists
  • AAS Respiratory Care, Registered Respiratory Therapist by National Board for Respiratory Therapy and Texas Department of Health
  • AAS Surgical Technology, Certified Surgical Technologist by Association of Surgical Technologists
  • AAS Biotechnology (Eligible students may articulate from Temple College, Collin County College or by permission of Department Head

Contact:

Dale Telgenhoff, Ph.D., HTL(ASCP)
BAT-HPT Program Director and Advisor
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-926-1101
telgenhoff@tarleton.edu

The Bachelor of Applied Technology of Health Professions Technology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
Approved Certificate Program33
MLS 448Introduction to Medical Genetics1
HPT 320Biotechnology and Bioethics3
HPT 350Microbiology for Allied Health Professionals3
HPT 404Health Care Management2
HPT 405Issues and Trends in Health Care3
HPT 449Pharmacology for the Allied Health Professionals3
HPT 450Pathophysiology for the Health Professionals3
MGMT 320Industrial Safety3
ENGL 309Technical Writing & Document Design-WI3
Select seven of the following:21
Current Issues in Business
Adm. Inform. Systems
Web Site Development & Design
The Technology of E-Business
Organizational Communication
Graphics and Technical Writing
Technical Writing with Computer Applications
Employment Law
Nutrition
Principles of Bio-Statistics
Principles of Management
Personnel/Human Resources Management
Supervisory Management
Psychology of Learning
Educational Psychology
Behavior Analysis and Behavior Management
Medical Sociology
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

Health Professions Technology Courses

HPT 320. Biotechnology and Bioethics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will cover the recent advances in biology which have made new techniques and technologies possible for the production of pharmaceuticals, foods, textiles, pesticides and chemicals. Ethical principles in biotechnology and biomedicine are studied and applied to contemporary problems in medicine and biomedical research. Additional topics include stem cell research; genetic testing; organ transplantation; and research involving human subjects.

HPT 350. Microbiol Allied Hlth Profess. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on an introduction to modern medical microbiology that is clinically relevant for the allied health professional. General concepts of bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal infection will be addressed, followed by a survey of the major human pathogens in each of these categories. Conclusion of the course will include microbiology issues that are applicable to clinical infection control protocols.

HPT 404. Health Care Management. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Comprehensive survey of management principles and practices in the health care setting, with particular attention to the allied health arena. Management strategies, strategic planning and implementation, budgetary preparation, personnel resource.

HPT 405. Issues and Trends in Hlth Care. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to explore and discuss concepts and issues that are pertinent to allied health care professionals including legal and regulatory issues, health service reform and cost containment, workforce development, and quality assurance practices.

HPT 449. Pharm Allied Hlth Professions. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on a survey of the more important drugs used in medicine, including basic principles, clinical uses and possible adverse effects. Students will be introduced to important issues affecting drug approval, legislation, manufacturing, formulation and delivery, metabolism and measurement.

HPT 450. Pathophys for Hlth Professions. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on presentation of interrelationships between normal body functioning and the physiologic changes that participate in disease production, and occur as a result of disease. Emphasis on major disorders and other selected disorders provides a concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals.

Histology Technician Courses

HLAB 214. Intro to Histotechnology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the healthcare environment and histology laboratory with emphasis on safety; infection control; mathematics; communication; medical terminology and ethical, legal and professional issues. Lab Fee $15.

HLAB 215. Histotechnology I. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Histotechniques: Tissue Processing; Introduction to basic theories and practices of histotechnology including laboratory safety, fixation, tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, routine staining and operation and maintenance of lab equipment. Lab Fee $15.

HLAB 224. Functional Histology II. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This anatomic histology course emphasizes the recognition, composition and function of organ systems including skeletal, nervous, circulatory, endocrine and reproductive system tissues. Lab Fee: $15.

HLAB 225. Histotechnology II. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Histotechniques: Theory and practice of histochemical staining techniques. Topics include reagent preparation, basic tissue dye bonding, differentiation, quality control, nuclear, connective tissue and carbohydrate staining techniques. Lab Fee $15.

HLAB 234. Functional Histology I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Cellular Histology; Emphasizes the recognition, composition, and function of cells, cellular organelles, cell life cycles, blood and basic tissue types. Lab Fee: $15.

HLAB 235. Histotechnology III. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Histotechniques: Special Staining; Theory and practice of histochemical staining techniques, including microorganism, tissue pigments, minerals, and neural tissue staining. Includes specialized techniques such as electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and muscle enzyme histochemistry. Lab Fee $15.

HLAB 282. Intro to Med Lab Sciences. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introductory course in medical laboratory science. Universal lab safety practices, computer applications for science and medicine, basic lab mathematics, quality control and basic laboratory equipment including microscopy, centrifugation, analytical weighing and other laboratory equipment common to all medical laboratories. This course must be taken during the first semester of enrollment in the HT/MLT certification programs. Lab Fee: $15.

HLAB 285. Capstone Cases and Review. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Major theoretical and practical applications in histotechnology including preparation of staining portfolio, mock registry exam (program final) and attendance at pathologist case presentations. This course must be taken during the final semester of enrollment in the HT program. Lab Fee $15.

HLAB 295. Clinical Hist I. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introductory histology laboratory-based learning experience that enables students to observe and apply theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. This course must be taken during the first semester of the HT program. Field Assignment Fee: $50.

HLAB 296. Clinical Hist II. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An intermediate histology laboratory-based learning experience that enables students to apply theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Course must be taken during the second semester of the HT program. Prerequisite HLAB 295. Field Assignment Fee: $50.

HLAB 297. Clinical Hist III. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An advanced histology laboratory based learning experience that enables students to apply and integrate theory, skills, and concepts and to work independently. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. This course must be taken during the last semester in the HT program. Prerequisites: HLAB 295, HLAB 296; Field Assignment Fee: $50.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Courses

MLS 111. Surv Allied Health Prof. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

MLS 414. Urinalysis Renal Physiology. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of renal physiology, the formation of urine, and the relationship to renal and other systemic diseases.

MLS 415. Urinalysis Laboratory. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised learning experiences using microscopic, chemical, and automated techniques in analysis of urine. Lab fee $15.

MLS 416. Body Fluids Analysis. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Advanced concepts related to the biochemical and cellular analysis of body fluids. Includes normal physiologic function and pathophysiology of synovial, semenal, cerebrospinal, serous, and amniotic fluid.

MLS 424. Hematology I Lecture. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Studies on the formation, function, and identification of normal cellular blood elements are discussed. Emphasis is placed on normal physiology and characteristics of blood cells in all ages.

MLS 425. Hematology I Laboratory. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experiences with emphasis placed on the enumeration, morphology and staining characteristics of normal blood cells. Manual and automated techniques will be used. Emphasis will be placed on specimen collection, processing, and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15.

MLS 426. Hematology II Lecture. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Studies on the formation and identification of abnormal cellular blood elements are discussed. Emphasis is placed on abnormal physiology and hematologic manifestations of disease.

MLS 427. Hematology II Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experiences with emphasis placed on the enumeration, morphology, and staining characteristics of abnormal blood cells. Emphasis will be placed on specimen processing and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15.

MLS 428. Hemostasis. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion and comparison of the hemostatic coagulation and fibrinolytic systems with emphasis on normal and abnormal physiology. Supervised learning experiences with emphasis on analytes to evaluate coagulation and fibrinolysis. Manual and automated techniques will be discussed and used.

MLS 434. Med Microbiology I Lec. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of growth characteristics, morphology, physiology, and identification criteria of human pathogenic microorganisms and normal flora.

MLS 435. Med Microbiology I Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experience with emphasis on isolation by staining, cultural, and differential biochemical characteristics of pathogenic microorganisms. Lab fee $15.

MLS 436. Med Microbiology II Lec. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of antimicrobial susceptibility, anaerobic bacteria, mycobacteria, chlamydia, rickettsia, and an overview of infections by organ system. Emphasis is on epidemiology, pathogenesis, source of isolation, and conventional and molecular methods of diagnosis of human pathogenic organisms.

MLS 437. Med Microbiology II Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experience with emphasis on staining, isolation, identification, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of microorganisms isolated from clinical specimens. Emphasis is also placed on specimen processing and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15.

MLS 438. Med Mycology and Virology. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of fungi and viruses implicated in human disease. Emphasis will be placed upon diagnostic tools used in the clinical laboratory to isolate, culture, and identify these microorganisms.

MLS 444. Immunohematology I Lec. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of the principles of immunohematology in relation to blood grouping, typing, compatibility testing, and antibody detection and identification.

MLS 445. Immunohematology I Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experiences related to blood grouping and typing and compatibility testing. Emphasis is placed on specimen processing and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15.

MLS 446. Immunohematology II Lec. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of the principles of immunohematology in relation to transfusion and transplant medicine, donor processing, and component preparation and storage. Prerequisite Course: MLS 444. Co-Requisite Course:MLS 447.

MLS 447. Immunohematology II Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experiences related to antibody detection and identification, incompatibility and transfusion reaction resolution; component processing and storage; and selection for therapy. Emphasis is placed on specimen processing, laboratory techniques, and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Prerequisite Course: MLS 445. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 446.

MLS 448. Intro to Med Genetics. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to the concepts of gene structure and inheritance patterns. Emphasis will be placed on the types of inheritance patterns associated with different disease conditions in which clinical diagnostics plays a valuable role in disease diagnosis or patient counseling.

MLS 451. Clin Parasitology Lec. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of parasites causing disease in humans and their life cycles, identification, and pathology in humans. Opportunistic parasites in the immunocompromised host will also be addressed.

MLS 452. Clin Parasitology Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experiences in the identification of human parasites. Specimen collection, processing and criteria for rejection will also be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on deriving diagnostic laboratory results and evaluation of those results. Lab fee $15.

MLS 464. Immunology and Serology I Lec. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of immunological mechanisms fundamental to resistance to disease with emphasis on basic humoral and cellular immune response and resistance to microbial disease. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 465.

MLS 465. Immunology and Serology I Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised laboratory experience with emphasis on the detection, identification, and characterization of antigens and antibodies of infectious etiology using serologic techniques. Emphasis is placed on specimen processing and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 464.

MLS 466. Immunology and Serology II Lec. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of immunologic mechanisms and pathogenesis involved in autoimmune, allergic, and immunodeficient diseases. Prerequisite Course: MLS 464. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 467.

MLS 467. Immunology and Ser II Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised learning experience with emphasis on the detection, identification, and characterization of antigens and antibodies involved in autoimmune disease. Also emphasis on cells involved in cellular immunity using immunologic techniques. Emphasis is placed on specimen processing and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Prerequisite Courses: MLS 465. Co-Requisite Courses: MLS 466.

MLS 474. Intro to Lab Safety and Instr. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the theories and principles of instrument operation and safety practices commonly used in the clinical laboratory. Supervised learning experience in instrument operation and troubleshooting.

MLS 475. Adv Lab Auto Stat and Quality. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion and comparison of operating principles of automated analyzers, complex laboratory techniques, statistical methods and quality assurance concepts applicable to the clinical laboratory. Supervised learning experience in instrument operation, troubleshooting, electrophoresis and chromatography. Application of statistics to quality assurance and evaluation of laboratory results will be discussed.

MLS 476. Clinical Chem I Lec. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to the theories and principles of diagnostic methods used to measure common analytes involved in water and acid base balance, mineral and metabolic homeostasis in serum and other body fluids. Normal physiology and biochemical manifestation of disease are emphasized. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 477.

MLS 477. Clinical Chem I Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised learning experiences with emphasis on manual, semi-automated, and automated procedures for assaying electrolytes, blood gases, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and drugs. Emphasis is placed on specimen processing and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Prerequisite Course: MLS 474. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 476.

MLS 478. Clinical Chemistry II Lec. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion and comparison of diagnostic methods employed in the clinical chemistry laboratory. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic metabolites, enzymology, endocrinology, and tumor markers. Normal physiology and biochemical manifestations of disease are discussed. Prerequisite Course: MLS 476. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 479.

MLS 479. Clin Chemistry II Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised learning experiences with emphasis on manual, semi-automated, and automated procedures for assaying metabolites, drugs, enzymes, hormones, and tumor markers. Emphasis is placed on specimen selection, processing, analyses, and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Prerequisite Course: MLS 477. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 478.

MLS 482. Comp Appl Sci and Med. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Use of computers in the scientific and medical fields. Emphasis is placed on using word processing and spread sheets; charting and graphing of data; presentation packages; tools for literature search; information search using the internet; and description and evaluation of current laboratory information systems.

MLS 486. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course open by invitation to capable Clinical Laboratory Science students who wish to pursue a selected problem study. Students are permitted and encouraged to work independently under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated for credit, subject to the approval of the department head. Lab fee $10.

MLS 491. Int Clinical Lab Prac and Res. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

An integrated clinical laboratory course designed to introduce the concepts of specimen tracking and processing using a laboratory information system, test result utilization, utilization review, and clinical research. Emphasis will be placed on workload organization; quality control evaluation accuracy; consistency; validity of results generated; and appropriate reporting of results. Lab fee $15.

MLS 492. Clinical Laboratory Prac I. 1-5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured clinical experience directed toward development of laboratory skills, organizing work, and solving problems in hematology, hemostasis, and body fluid analysis. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of quality assurance data and application of laboratory information systems and automation. Grading in this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Field experience fee $75.

MLS 493. Clinical Lab Prac II. 1-5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured clinical experience directed toward development of laboratory skills, organizing work, and solving problems in medical microbiology and parasitology. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of quality assurance data and application of laboratory information systems and automation. Grading in this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Field experience fee $75.

MLS 494. Clin Lab Prac III. 1-5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured clinical experience directed toward development of laboratory skills, organizing work, and solving problems in immunology, serology, and blood banking. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of quality assurance data and application of laboratory information systems and automation. Grading in this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Field experience fee $75.

MLS 495. Clin Lab Prac IV. 1-5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured clinical experience directed toward development of laboratory skills, organizing work and solving problems in clinical chemistry, toxicology, and molecular pathology. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of quality assurance data and application of laboratory information systems and automation. Grading in this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Field experience fee $75.

MLS 496. Adv Clinical Practicum. 1-8 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured clinical experience directed toward development of laboratory skills, organizing work, and solving problems in the clinical laboratory. Emphasis is given to high complexity testing. Grading in this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Field experience fee $75.

Medical Laboratory Technician Courses

MLAB 214. Intro to Urinalysis. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 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 224. Intro to Hematology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 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 228. Coagulation. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

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

MLAB 234. Intro to Medical Microbiology. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 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 244. Intro to Immunohematology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 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 264. Intro to Immunology-Serology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 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 274. Laboratory Operations. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 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 276. Intro to Clinical Chemistry. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 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.

MLAB 282. Intro Skills for Med Lab Scien. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

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 285. Adv Topics and Capstone Review. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 292. MLT Field Practicum IV. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 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 293. MLT Field Practicum III. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

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

MLAB 294. MLT Field Practicum I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

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

MLAB 295. MLT Field Practicum II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 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.

Tarleton State University
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
(817) 926-1101
(817) 922-8103
www.tarleton.edu/medicallab

Sally S. Lewis, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP), MB; Head
MLS Program Director and Master of Science Advisor
On-Campus: 7222 Off-Campus: (817) 926-1101
slewis@tarleton.edu

Virginia Reyes, M.Ed., MT(ASCP) SBB
MLT Program Director
On-Campus: 7223 Off-Campus: (817) 926-1101
reyes@tarleton.edu

Dale Telgenhoff, Ph.D., HTL(ASCP)
HT and HPT Program Director
On-Campus: 7235 Off-Campus: (817) 926-1101
telgenhoff@tarleton.edu

Heping Han, Ph.D., MD, MB(ASCP)
Director of Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
On-Campus: 7239 Off-Campus: (817) 926-1101
heping@tarleton.edu

Professor

  • Murray

Associate professors

  • Lewis
  • Taylor
  • Telgenhoff

Assistant professors

  • Han
  • Hoger
  • McAfee

Instructor

  • Reyes