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    Immunohematology Laboratory 2    1 s.h.

Clinical Laboratory theory and application of Immunohematology procedures. Three hours laboratory per week.
Prereq.: MLT 1502/L and MLT 1503/L with a minimal grade of "C".

MLT 2605    Molecular Diagnostics    2 s.h.

This course focuses on the newest medical laboratory discipline known as molecular diagnostics. The content will include principles of molecular biology (nucleic acid) tools and their application to aid in identification, diagnosis, and prognosis of conditions and disease states. Cross-Listed: MLS 2605.
Prereq.: BIOL 2601/L.

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    4 s.h.

This course will explore the principles and procedures of routine clinical chemistry analysis, including correlation of test results with pathophysiology, testing criteria and variables that impact accuracy. Cross-Listed: MLS 3700.
Prereq.: MLT 2601 or CHEM 1510/L.

MLT 3701    Clinical Hematology 1    2 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 per week.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, BIOL 2601 with a minimal grade of "C".

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

Laboratory application of manual procedures in hematology including cell counts, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and differentials; introductory hemostasis and laboratory applications. Three hours of laboratory per week. Co-requisite MLT 3701.
Prereq.: MLT 1501, MLT 1501L, BIOL 2601 with a minimal grade of "C".

MLT 3702    Clinical Hematology 2    2 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 per week.
Prereq.: MLT 3701, MLT 3701L with a minimal grade of "C".

MLT 3702L    Clinical Hematology 2 Laboratory    1 s.h.

Laboratory procedures in hematology and hemostasis, including leukemia, anemia, hematopathology and coagulation disorders; abnormal differentials and automated methods. Three hours of laboratory per week. Co-requisite MLT 3702.
Prereq.: MLT 3701, MLT 3701L with a minimal grade of "C".

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 3704    Clinical Immunology and Serology    3 s.h.

A study of the diagnostic applications of immunology and methods of serological testing. The immunology and diagnosis of infectious disease, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, and immunoproliferative disease will be discussed.
Coreq.: MLT 3704L.

MLT 3704L    Clinical Immunology/Serology Laboratory    1 s.h.

The immunology and diagnosis of infectious disease, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, and immunoproliferative disease will be discussed. 2 hours of lab per week Cross-Listed : MLS 3704L.
Coreq.: MLT 3704.
Concurrent with: MLT 3704.

MLT 3706    Medical Laboratory Seminar    3 s.h.

Internship evaluation, special topics in the clinical laboratory. Case studies and interpretation of laboratory results.
Coreq.: MLT 3716 or instructor permission.

MLT 3716    Clinical Internship    6 s.h.

Students will be placed at laboratory clinical sites for 40 hours per week for 7 weeks. Must be taken concurrently with MLT 3706 & MLT 3717.
Prereq.: Permission of instructor.
Coreq.: MLT 3706 and MLT 3717.

MLT 3717    Clinical Microbiology Interpretation    1 s.h.

A study of the diagnostic procedures and interpretation of microbiological cultures relevant to the clinical laboratory.
Prereq.: Instructor Permission.

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.