MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MLAT 1304  Basic Hematology (Fall only)

4 Credit hours: Class 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
 

Hematology is the study of the cellular components of human blood. Emphasis is on routine laboratory testing and the microscopic identification of circulating cells. The course includes study of the maturation, proliferation, and identification of the cellular components of human blood and the diseases associated with those cells. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT program or permission of the Director, MLT Program.

 
MLAT 1313 Phlebotomy, Urinalysis, and Body Fluids (Fall only)
3  Credit hours: Class 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
 
The course provides instruction and practice in proper phlebotomy technique during the first four weeks of the course.  The remainder of the course is a comprehensive study of macroscopic and microscopic examination of urine and other body fluids.  The phlebotomy instruction does not qualify students for national certification as a phlebotomist.  Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT program or permission of the Program Director.  Course offered in fall only.
 
MLAT 1414 Immunology and Serology  (Spring only: First 8 weeks)
4 Credit hours: Class 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
 
Immunology is the study of  the human body's immune response to foreign antigens and disease.  Serology is the study of constituents in serum that can be used for detection of disease and monitoring of therapy through serological laboratory testing.  Prerequisite: MLAT 1304, MLAT 1313, MLAT 2344, MLAT 2354 with a grade of "C" or better.  
 
MLAT 1323 Clinical Practice 1 (Spring or Summer: 4 week course)
3 Credit hours: Laboratory 9 hours
 
Students will be assigned to affiliate clinical laboratories for practical experience in lab procedures for 160 clock hours. Prerequisite: Completion of the theory based Medical Laboratory Technician courses.
                                                                                                                       
MLAT   1333    Clinical Practice 2 (Spring or Summer: 4 week course)
3 Credit hours: Laboratory 9 hours
 
Students will be assigned to affiliate clinical laboratories for practical experience in lab procedures for 160 clock hours. Prerequisite: Completion of the theory based Medical Laboratory Technician courses.
 
MLAT   2311     Seminar
1 Credit hour: Class 2 hours
 
This course will include discussion on current topics in laboratory medicine as well as provide a review/refresher for students preparing to take the registry. The student will also be expected to present one paper on a topic in laboratory science.
Prerequisite: MLAT 2354.
 
MLAT 2344 Clinical Chemistry  (Fall only)
4 Credit hours: Class 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
 
This course will cover the basic theories of routine clinical chemistry procedures, including instrumentation. Emphasis will be placed on theory, clinical applications, and procedures. A brief review of laboratory mathematics will be included.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1215 or 1314. Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program.
 
MLAT    2354    Pathogenic Bacteriology (Fall only)
4 Credit hours: Class 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
 
This course will have primary emphasis on pathogenic microorganisms, their identification and related disease processes. Laboratory will stress the identification of these from a clinical viewpoint. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program
 
MLAT 2374 Immunohematology (Spring only: first 8 weeks)
4 Credit hours: Class 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
 
Immunohematology is the study of antigen/antibody reactions as it relates to the safe transfusion of blood and blood products.  Immunohematology is also called "blood banking".  Topics covered include the major nine blood group systems, blood group genetics, antibody detection and identification, component therapy, and adverse reactions to transfusion.  This course will focus on basic laboratory techniquies and the fundamental theories behind them. Prerequisite: MLAT 1304, MLAT 1313, MLAT 2344, MLAT 2354 with a grade of “C” or better.
 
MLAT    2373    Clinical Practice 3 (Spring or Summer: 4 weeks)
3 Credit hours: Laboratory 9 hours
 
Students will be assigned to affiliate clinical laboratories for practical experience in lab procedures for 160 clock hours. Prerequisite: Completion of the theory based Medical Laboratory Technician courses.
 
MLAT    2383    Clinical Practice 4 (Spring or Summer: 4 weeks)
3 Credit hours: Laboratory 9 hours
 
Students will be assigned to affiliate clinical laboratories for practical experience in lab for 160 clock hours. Prerequisite: Completion of theory based MLT courses.