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MLT Medical Laboratory Technology

MLT 131 / MLT 1031 - Hematology 2 Credits
Covers an introduction to phlebotomy and hematology testing. This is an introductory course for Medical Laboratory Technician students and a complete hematology module for phlebotomy students.
(Contact hours - 45)

MLT 132 / MLT 1032 - Hematology II 4 Credits
Covers advanced theory and practical application of hematology and hemostasis systems as they relate to the medical laboratory. Laboratory techniques, instrumentation, safety, and quality assurance in the hematology/hemostasis lab are applied. Blood cell formation, cell function and morphology, and coagulation topics are covered. Correlation of test results to blood disorders is explored. Body fluid analysis will be covered including manual counts and laboratory procedures. 
(Contact hours - 90)
Prerequisite: MLT 131 / MLT 1031 Hematology with a 70% or better and Accuplacer scores of English 95+, EA 85+ and Reading of 80+. Students with scores below these will not be admitted in to the MLT 132 / MLT 1032 class until developmental courses are completed.

MLT 141 / MLT 1041 - Immunohematology/Immunology 4 Credits
Covers theoretical principles and procedures in immunology and immunohematology as they pertain to the clinical laboratory. Blood banking procedures will be covered including: antigens, antibodies, immune system responses, genetics, antibody identification, compatibility testing, transfusion reactions, component therapy, donor selection and tests, autoimmune hemolytic anemias and hemolytic disease of the newborn. Proficient performance of related laboratory testing is mandatory.
(Contact hours - 90)
Prerequisite: MLT 132 / MLT 1032 Hematology II, BIO 111 / BIO 1111 Biology; Co-Requisite: BIO 202 / BIO 2102 Anatomy and Physiology II

MLT 142 / MLT 1042 - Urinalysis 2 Credits
Provides the student with theory and practice in performing urinalysis, including kidney function and urine formation. Urinalysis consist of examination of the physical, chemical, and microscopic components of urine. Analysis of other body fluid including cerebrospinal (CSF), serous, amniotic, synovial, seminal, vaginal, and feces are included.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: BIO 111 / BIO 1111 Biology, BIO 201 / BIO 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I, CHE 111 / CHE 1111 General College Chemistry, and MLT 132 / MLT 1032 Hematology II or Permission of instructor.

MLT 180 / MLT 1080 - Internship/ Blood Banking I 1 Credit
Provides clinical laboratory experience in the principles and procedures of clinical immunohematology. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of knowledge and technical skills in a clinical environment.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: MLT 141 / MLT 1041 Immunology/Immunohematology

MLT 182 / MLT 1082 - Internship II /Hematology, Coagulation & Urinalysis 3.5 Credits
Provides the student with clinical laboratory experience in the principles and procedures of clinical hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of knowledge and technical skills in a clinical environment.
(Contact hours - 157.5)
Prerequisite: MLT 132 / MLT 1032 Hematology II, MLT 142 / MLT 1042 Urinalysis

MLT 231 / MLT 2031 - Clinical Microbiology 4 Credits
Explains the basic skills, principles, and techniques for the staining, culturing, isolation, and identification of microorganisms of medical importance. Student will interpret clinical specimens to provide data correlation including diagnostics and treatment. Techniques for determining antibiotic sensitivity will be demonstrated. Public health, safety and quality control will also be emphasized.
(Contact hours - 90)
Corequisite.: BIO 202 / BIO 2102 Anatomy and Physiology II
Prerequisite: BIO 111 / BIO 1111 Biology

MLT 232 / MLT 2032 - Parasitology/Mycology 2 Credits
Provides the student with an introduction to basic laboratory identification and classification of medically significant isolates in parasitology and mycology. Laboratory safety, specimen selection, processing, isolation, and identification methods will be covered. Epidemiology and pathogenesis of mycosis and parasitic infections will be emphasized.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: MLT 231 / MLT 2031 Clinical Microbiology

MLT 241 / MLT 2041 - Clinical Chemistry 2 Credits
Covers basic laboratory math, basic instrumentation, safety and quality control, basic theory and result evaluation of electrolytes, kidney function, and liver function test. This course is designed as an introduction course to clinical chemistry for Medical Laboratory Technician students.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: MAT 121 / MAT 1340 College algebra, CHE 111 / CHE 1111 General College Chemistry

MLT 242 / MLT 2042 - Clinical Chemistry II 4 Credits 
Covers advanced clinical chemistry theory, organ functions and disease correlations. Manual and automated chemistry testing is performed in the laboratory portion of the course. 
(Contact hours - 90)
Prerequisite: MLT 241 / MLT 2041 Clinical Chemistry

MLT 253 / MLT 2053 - Seminar/Comprehensive Exams 1 Credit
Prepares students for board exams and maintenance of certification through continuing education.  Writing resumes, interviewing and job skills are practiced.  Students will have the opportunity to complete multiple mock Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) board exams.
(Contact hours - 15)
Corequisite.: MLT 182 / MLT 1082 Internship II / Hematology, Coagulation & Urinalysis
Prerequisite: All 200 / 2000 level MLT courses

MLT 280 / MLT 2080 - Internship III /Clinical Chemistry 3.5 Credits
Provides the student with clinical laboratory experience in the principles and procedures of clinical chemistry. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of knowledge and technical skills in a clinical environment.
(Contact hours - 157.5)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MLT 242 / MLT 2042 Clinical Chemistry II

MLT 282 / MLT 2082 - Internship IV / Microbiology 2 Credits
Provides the student with clinical laboratory experience in the principles and procedures of clinical microbiology. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of knowledge and technical skills in a clinical environment.
(Contact hours - 90)
Corequisite.: MLT 232 / MLT 2032 Parasitology/Mycology
Prerequisite: MLT 231 / MLT 2031 Clinical Microbiology

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