It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3 hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as readings, research, homework assignments, practica, studio work, and other academic work for every hour of instruction spent in the classroom/laboratory.
Prerequisite: admission to Medical Laboratory Technology or Histotechnology program; or permission of program director.
This course covers the human immune system, including the characteristics of antigens and antibodies, cellular interactions, and types of immune response and complement. It also addresses infectious diseases and the body's immunological response to them, along with autoimmune and immune deficiency disorders and hypersensitivity. Laboratory procedures include agglutination reactions, precipitation reactions, labeled immunoassays, immunofixation electrophoresis, and molecular diagnostic techniques. Students will learn to correlate laboratory results with disease states. (5 contact hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $58.00
Prerequisite: MDLT 2250 (can be taken concurrently).
This course specializes in the study of blood grouping systems and includes the principles involved in the transfusion of blood and blood products. Laboratory procedures include blood typing, antibody identification, and antiglobulin and compatibility testing. Students will learn how to correlate laboratory results with disease states. (8 contact hours: 2 lecture, 6 lab) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $60.00
Prerequisite: MDLT 2150, MDLT 2151, MDLT 2152, MDLT 2153, MDLT 2250, MDLT 2350, MDLT 2550, MDLT 2650, MDLT 2850 (must be taken concurrently).
This course includes practical application of procedures previously learned through the study of hematology, immunohematology, chemistry, microbiology, coagulation, and urinalysis. Students will gain experience in laboratory procedures as performed in the hospital clinic laboratory or associated facilities. (30 contact hours: 30 clinical) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $19.00
Prerequisite: MDLT 2150, MDLT 2151, MDLT 2152, MDLT 2153, MDLT 2250, MDLT 2350, MDLT 2550, MDLT 2650, MDLT 2750 (must be taken concurrently).
This course specializes in issues and trends in medical laboratory technology, healthcare ethics and law, government regulations, professional development, employment opportunities, interviewing techniques, resume writing, and job seeking skills. It uses case studies to integrate previous course work with clinical experience. (2 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]