ML 102 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology - 2 Credits
The students in this course will be presented with fundamental concepts in laboratory medicine while developing a basic understanding of laboratory safety, specimen collection, processing, laboratory quality control and quality assurance. Students will also develop a working knowledge of laboratory mathematics, measurements, instrumentation and information systems. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MLT curriculum.
ML 103 Basic Medical Laboratory Procedures - 3 Credits
The students in this course will be introduced to basic medical laboratory procedures with instruction in theory and medical laboratory techniques. Prerequisites: BL 116, CH 101, ML 102.
ML 202 Hematology/Coagulation - 3 Credits
This course presents the study of blood cells, the blood forming process and the blood clotting process. Topics include blood cell maturation, characteristics and biochemistry of blood cells, erythrocytic diseases, leukemias and leukocytic anomalies, the coagulation process, coagulation disorders, instrumentation and quality assurance. Prerequisites: BL 116, ML 102, ML 103.
ML 211 Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis/Clinical Microscopy - 4 Credits
The students in this course are instructed in the theory and principles of clinical chemistry laboratory procedures and the diagnostic analysis of urine and other body fluids. Topics include laboratory mathematics, statistics, quality control, instrumentation, blood chemistries and chemical and microscopic examination of body fluids. Prerequisites: CH 101, CH 102, ML 102, ML 103.
ML 212 Immunohematology/Immunology - 3 Credits
Students in this course are instructed in theories and principles of antibody-antigen reactions and the concepts of blood groupings and transfusion medicine. Students will be introduced to procedures including blood donation, blood storage, blood typing and the antibody-antigen role in the human immune system. Prerequisites: BL 116, ML 102, ML 103.
ML 215 Clinical Microbiology - 3 Credits
Students in this course are instructed in the diagnostic characteristics of pathogenic bacteria, fungi and parasites. Emphasis will be on methods of identification, disease states, antimicrobial sensitivity testing, safety and quality assurance. Prerequisites: BL 210, ML 102, ML 103.
ML 290 Clinical Practicum - 12 Credits
The clinical practicum is a 25-week rotation assignment at an affiliate hospital laboratory. The practicum provides students with the opportunity to develop technical proficiency in routine medical laboratory procedures. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all ML course work.
ML 291 Medical Laboratory Technician Seminar - 1 Credit
This course is done concurrently with the clinical practicum and will incorporate review of clinical practicum rotation instruction with review of theory aspects to prepare the students to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry Medical Laboratory Technician certification examination. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all ML course work.
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES
BL 210 Microbiology - 4 Credits
This course presents the fundamentals of microbiology with emphasis on the study of microorganisms, their metabolic processes, and their relationship to disease. Laboratory work includes culturing, staining, studying and identifying microorganisms.
CH 101 Chemistry I - 4 Credits
Discusses atomic theory, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions and acid-base concepts. Prerequisite: High school chemistry or permission of instructor.
CH 102 Chemistry II - 4 Credits
Continuation of CH 101. Includes reaction rates, equilibrium, oxidation-reduction and a brief introduction to organic chemistry. Laboratory includes both qualitative and quantitative experiments. Prerequisite: CH 101.