MLT 1501    Introduction to the Medical Laboratory Profession    2 s.h.

Overview of the medical laboratory profession, ethics, responsibilities and clinical relevance of laboratory procedures.
Prereq.: MATH 1504 or level 20 on Math Placement Test, high school chemistry or CHEM 1501, high school biology or BIOL 1505.
Concurrent with: MLT 1501L.

MLT 1501L    Introduction to the Medical Laboratory Profession Laboratory    1 s.h.

Phlebotomy, specimen collection and processing; basic medical laboratory exercises. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MATH 1504 or level 20 on Math Placement Test, high school chemistry or CHEM 1501, high school biology or BIOL 1505.
Concurrent with: MLT 1501.

MLT 1502    Urinalysis and Body Fluids    2 s.h.

Theory and techniques in the analysis of urine and body fluids.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, BIOL 2601.
Concurrent with: MLT 1502L.

MLT 1502L    Urinalysis and Body Fluids Laboratory    1 s.h.

Chemical and microscopic analysis of urine. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, BIOL 2601.
Concurrent with: MLT 1502.

MLT 1503    Immunohematology    3 s.h.

Fundamental theories and techniques of immunohematology and blood banking; genetic theories, problem solving, and case studies.
Prereq.: BIOL 2601 and MLT 1501.
Concurrent with: MLT 1503L and BIOL 2602.

MLT 1503L    Immunohematology Laboratory    1 s.h.

ABO and RH typing, direct and indirect antiglobulin testing, compatibility testing. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, BIOL 2601.
Concurrent with: MLT 1503.

MLT 2601    Clinical Chemistry 1    2 s.h.

Medical laboratory applications of clinical chemistry.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, CHEM 1515.
Concurrent with: MLT 2601L.

MLT 2601L    Clinical Chemistry 1 Laboratory    1 s.h.

Spectrophotometric, semi-automated, and automated analysis of glucose, electrolytes, enzymes, and other chemical constituents of serum. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, CHEM 1515.
Concurrent with: MLT 2601.

MLT 2603    Topics in Medical Laboratory Technology    4 s.h.

Clinical laboratory applications to molecular diagnostics, serology, virology and parasitology. Regulations, information processing, education, ethical, professional issues. Critical analysis of clinical laboratory information. Two hours lecture and six hours laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MLT 1502 and MLT 1503 with a minimal grade of "C".

MLT 2687L    Microbiology for Health Care Laboratory    1 s.h.

Medical microbiology laboratory for health care professionals. Laboratory methods in the transmission, identification, prevention, and treatment of common bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic pathogens with a focus on nosocomial infections. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: BIOL 1545, BIOL 1551, BIOL 2601, or permission of instructor.
Concurrent with: BIOL 1560.

MLT 3700    Clinical Chemistry 2    3 s.h.

Instrumentation and clinical relevance of applied chemical techniques including immunoassays, therapeutic drug monitoring, enzymes, trace elements, and point-of-care technology; quality control and assurance, case studies, and problem solving in clinical chemistry.
Prereq.: MLT 2601 or CHEM 1515.
Concurrent with: MLT 3700L.

MLT 3700L    Clinical Chemistry 2 Laboratory    1 s.h.

Thyroid, digoxin, B12, folic acid, antinuclear antibodies and T and B cell receptor procedures utilized in a clinical laboratory. Three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MLT 2601, MLT 2601L or CHEM 1515.
Concurrent with: MLT 3700.

MLT 3701    Clinical Hematology 1    3 s.h.

Hematopoiesis; theory and laboratory application of manual procedures in hematology including cell counts, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and differentials; introductory hemostasis and laboratory applications. Two hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, BIOL 2601 with a minimal grade of "C".

MLT 3701L    Clinical Hematology 1 Laboratory    0 s.h.

Clinical Hematology 1 Laboratory.

MLT 3702    Clinical Hematology 2    3 s.h.

Advanced theory and laboratory procedures in hematology and hemostasis, including leukemia, anemia, hematopathology and coagulation disorders; abnormal differentials and automated methods. Two hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MLT 3701, MLT 3701L with a minimal grade of "C".

MLT 3702L    Clinical Hematology 2 Laboratory    0 s.h.

Clinical Hematology 2 Laboratory.

MLT 3703L    Clinical Immunology Laboratory    1 s.h.

VDRL, ASO, febrile, latex, pregnancy, and viral tests; flocculation, precipitation, complement fixation, and titration procedures for various diseases. Three hours lab per week. Identical with MLS 3703L and BIOL 3703L.
Prereq.: MLS 1501, MLS 1501L, BIOL 2602.
Concurrent with: MLS 3703.

MLT 3706    Medical Laboratory Seminar    2 s.h.

Internship evaluation, special topics in the clinical laboratory. Case studies in the clinical laboratory.
Prereq.: MLT 2603.
Concurrent with: MLT 3716.

MLT 3710    Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Results    1 s.h.

The significance of laboratory results and how they relate to gender and age.
Prereq.: MLT 2601, MLT 2601L or permission of instructor.

MLT 3716    Clinical Internship    8 s.h.

Thirty-six hours per week of practical application of skills in affiliate hospitals and private laboratories.
Prereq.: completion of 30 s.h. of MLT curriculum with a grade of "C" or better and a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Concurrent with: MLT 3706.

MLT 3787    Diagnostic Microbiology    3 s.h.

Clinical applications of human pathogenic microorganisms; infections, frequency, isolation, identification, and treatment of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Case studies, problem solving, and quality assurance in clinical microbiology. Three hours lecture per week.
Prereq.: BIOL 2602.
Concurrent with: MLT 3787L.

MLT 3787L    Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory    2 s.h.

A clinical approach to the study of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Methods to isolate and identify clinically significant pathogens from clinical specimens; case studies in clinical microbiology. Six hours lab per week. Identical with BIOL 3787L, MLS 3787L. 2 s.h.
Prereq.: BIOL 2602.
Concurrent with: MLT 3787.