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Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) 2014-2015

These are 2014-2015 course descriptions.

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MLT 1100 Introduction to Health Care (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course provides a general introduction to health care in the U.S., covering topics such as the history of Western medicine, legal and ethical issues, alternative medicine, safety issues, and the evolution of hospitals, medical education, and insurance. The course is taught through a combination of in-class and online materials and will provide students in health-related fields with the background necessary to pursue further studies.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: DEV 0145 or placement into No Reading Required

MLT 1110 Introduction to MLT Lecture (SU)

1 credit
This course will provide an in-depth examination of the role and responsibilities of the Medical Laboratory Technician as an important professional in the delivery of quality health care. Discussions will include such topics as quality assurance, the general organization and operational activities of a clinical laboratory, and career opportunities for MLT graduates. In addition, students will be introduced to specimen collection and processing techniques, equipment used in the clinical laboratory, safety policies and procedures, and the application of laboratory mathematics. Student must be admitted to the MLT program.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: MLT Program Admission
Corequisite: MLT 1111

MLT 1111 Introduction to MLT Laboratory (SU)

1 credit
This course provides a lab component to complement MLT 1110. Students will have an opportunity to visit a clinical laboratory and meet with practicing laboratory personnel. Students will be introduced to specimen collection and processing procedures, principles of math, quality assurance, safety and the laboratory operational activities.
Lab: 1 hour
Prerequisites: MLT Program Admission, completed Health Record
Corequisite: MLT 1110           Lab fee: $50.00

MLT 1120 Hematology I Lecture (SU)

2 credits
This course is an introduction to theoretical concepts in hHematology that includes basic laboratory techniques and procedures; the study of the origin, formation, and differentiation of blood formed elements, and an introduction to the process of hemostasis. Included are the manual and automated techniques and principles used in evaluating red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, reticulocytes, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and normal white blood cell differentials. The basic process of coagulation will be discussed, and will include the principles and methods of the prothrombin time (INR) and activated partial thromboplastin time screening tests.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MLT Program Admission
Corequisite: MLT 1121

MLT 1121 Hematology I Laboratory (SU)

2 credits
This course presents the application of introductory hematology laboratory skills that include basic laboratory techniques and procedures; the study of the origin, formation, and differentiation of blood formed elements; and an introduction to the process of hemostasis. Included are techniques (manual and automated) used in evaluating red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, hematocrit, hemoglobin, and normal white blood cell differentials. Reticulocytes, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and the basic coagulation screening tests prothrombin time (INR) and activated partial thromboplastin time are also included.
Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: MLT Program Admission, completed Health Record
Corequisite: MLT 1120          Lab Fee: $175.00

MLT 1130 Immunology Lecture (A)

2 credits
This course studies the immune system, the nature of immune responses, and the application of immunological reactions to a variety of diagnostic laboratory procedures including, but not limited to, serological tests for syphilis, viral infections, streptococcal infections, pregnancy, C-Reactive Protein, and the Rheumatoid Factor. Discussions will include the etiology and diagnosis of immunologically mediated diseases and the theoretical principles of testing techniques such as agglutination, precipitation, labeled immunoassays, and molecular diagnostics.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MLT Program Admission
Corequisite: MLT 1131

MLT 1131 Immunology Laboratory (A)

1 credit
This course provides a lab component to complement MLT 1130. Emphasis is placed on commonly performed serological tests including, but not limited to, Heterophile Testing, serological tests for syphilis, Anti-Streptolysin O Tests, Tests for C-Reactive Protein, Rheumatoid Factor, and various tests for pregnancy. Students will also learn the basics of laboratory glassware, pipetting, dilutions, automated serological and molecular diagnostic techniques.
Lab: 2.5 hours
Prerequisites: MLT Program Admission, completed Health Record
Corequisite: MLT 1130            Lab fee: $175.00

MLT 1140 Clinical Chemistry Lecture (A)

3 credits
This course presents the theory of biochemistry to laboratory medicine and the understanding of the human in health and disease. Analytical procedures utilized to determine chemical constituents in blood, urine and other body fluids will be presented. The chemical principles of the methods will be discussed, as well as the correlation of test results as indicators of presence or absence of disease.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 2300, MLT Program Admission
Corequisite: MLT 1141

MLT 1141 Clinical Chemistry Laboratory (A)

2 credits
This course presents the application of biochemistry to laboratory medicine and the understanding of the human in health and disease. Analytical procedures utilized to determine chemical constituents in blood, urine and other body fluids will be presented. The chemical principles of the methods will be discussed as well as the correlation of test results as indicators of presence or absence of disease.
Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 2300, MLT Program Admission, completed Health Record
Corequisite: MLT 1140            Lab Fee: $250.00

MLT 1294 Special Topic: Medical Laboratory (On Demand)

1-3credits
Students work independently on a research project related to the field of clinical laboratory science and present their findings.
Lecture: Varies
Prerequisites: MLT Program Admission, permission of MLT    
Program Coordinator

MLT 2250 Body Fluids Lecture (SP)

2 credits
This course presents the theoretical study of the physical, chemical, and microscopic evaluation of urine, feces, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, serous fluid, amniotic fluid, and seminal fluid. Results of the physical, chemical, and microscopic evaluation of these body fluids will be correlated clinically.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MLT Program Admission
Corequisite: MLT 2251

MLT 2251 Body Fluids Lab (SP)

1 credit
This course presents the application of the physical, chemical, and microscopic evaluation of urine, feces, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, serous fluid, amniotic fluid, and seminal fluid. Results of the physical, chemical, and microscopic evaluation of these body fluids will be correlated clinically.
Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MLT Program Admission, completed Health Record
Corequisite: MLT 2250          Lab fee: $100.00

MLT 2260 Clinical Micro Lecture (SP)

4 credits
This course presents an introduction to the theoretical study of laboratory identification and correlation of microbial agents associated with disease in man. Techniques utilized to isolate, identify, and evaluate the presence of clinically significant microorganisms will be presented. The course also includes an introduction to the study of medical mycology, parasitology, and virology.
Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 2215, MLT Program Admission
Corequisite: MLT 2261

MLT 2261 Clinical Microbiology Laboratory (SP)

3 credits
This course is a practical introduction to the laboratory identification of microbial agents associated with disease in man. Techniques utilized to isolate, identify, and evaluate the presence of clinically significant microorganisms will be presented and practiced. The course also includes an introduction to the study of medical mycology and parasitology.
Lab: 9 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 2215, MLT Program Admission, completed Health Record
Corequisite: MLT 2260         Lab fee: $250.00

MLT 2270 Immunohematology Lecture (SU)

3 credits
This course presents the theory (lecture) portion of immunohematology that must accompany the laboratory skills used to accurately perform, interpret, and report the routine serological procedures used in pretransfusion testing according to AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) standards. Donor blood collection and storage, component therapy, investigation of transfusion reactions, Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn, and the administration of Rh Immune Globulin are also studied in this course.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: MLT 1130, MLT 1131, MLT Program Admission
Corequisite: MLT 2271

MLT 2271 Immunohematology Laboratory (SU)

2 credits
This course presents the application portion of immunohematology to teach the laboratory skills needed to accurately perform, interpret, and report the routine serological procedures used in pretransfusion testing according to AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) standards. In addition, students perform and interpret case studies involving antibody identification, the investigation of transfusion reactions, Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn, and the administration of Rh Immune Globulin.
Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: MLT 1130, MLT 1131, MLT Program Admission, completed Health Record
Corequisite: MLT 2270            Lab fee: $250.00

MLT 2280 Hematology II Lecture (SU)

2 credits
This course presents an advanced theoretical study of hematology. Anemias, hemoglobin disorders, benign disorders of leukocytes, leukemias, cytochemistry, and hemostasis will be covered. Abnormal morphologic characteristics of cells will be correlated with other laboratory results and disease processes. The study of hematology instrumentation will include interpretation of abnormal histograms and scatterplots that are correlated clinically. Clinical interpretation and correlation is also included in the study of instrumentation that evaluates coagulation status and platelet function.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MLT 1120, MLT 1121, MLT Program Admission
Corequisite: MLT 2281

MLT 2281 Hematology II Laboratory (SU)

1 credit
This course presents the application of the advanced study of hematology. Anemias, hemoglobin disorders, benign disorders of leukocytes, leukemias, cytochemistry, and hemostasis will be covered. Abnormal morphologic characteristics of cells will be correlated with other laboratory results and disease processes. The study of hematology instrumentation will include interpretation of abnormal histograms and scatterplots that are correlated clinically. Clinical interpretation and correlation is also included in the study of instrumentation that evaluates coagulation status and platelet function.
Lab:  2 hours
Prerequisites: MLT 1120, MLT 1121, MLT Program Admission, completed Health Record
Corequisite: MLT 2280           Lab fee: $150.00

MLT 2290 Medical Laboratory Case Studies (SU)

2 credits
This capstone course provides a cumulative review of clinical laboratory procedures and theoretical concepts from all phases of laboratory testing. Emphasis is placed on recall and application of theory, correlation, and evaluation of all areas of clinical laboratory science. Upon completion, students should be prepared for national certification examinations and for their clinical practicum.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MLT 1110, MLT 1111, MLT 1120, MLT 1121, MLT 1130, MLT 1131, MLT 1140, MLT 1141, MULT 1916, MLT 2260, MLT 2261, MLT 2250, and MLT 2251; all courses completed with a minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: MLT 2270, MLT 2271, MLT 2280, MLT 2281

MLT 2800 MLT Clinical Seminar (A)

1 credit
This course surveys professional issues in preparation for career entry. Students share selected case studies and other problem solving experiences they have encountered during their practicum. In addition, guest speakers are provided to prepare students for credentialing examinations, postgraduate studies, employment opportunities, and to introduce the latest technological advances in the clinical laboratory science field.
Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisites: MLT 1110, MLT 1111, MLT 1120, MLT 1121, MLT 1130, MLT 1131, MLT 1140, MLT 1141, MLT 2260, MLT 2261, MLT 2250, MLT 2251, MLT 2270, MLT 2271, MLT 2280, MLT 2281, MLT 2290, MULT 1916; all courses completed with minimum grade of “C”
Corequisite: MLT 2900

MLT 2900 MLT Clinical Practicum (A)

4 credits
This course provides students with entry-level clinical laboratory experience in a supervised laboratory setting. Students participating in the on-campus program will be placed in one of several clinical affiliates within about a 60-mile radius of Columbus. Students will be required to provide their own transportation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competency in career entry-level areas.
Practicum: 28 hours
Prerequisites: MLT 1110, MLT 1111, MLT 1120, MLT 1121, MLT 1130, MLT 1131, MLT 1140, MLT 1141, MLT 2260, MLT 2261, MLT 2250, MLT 2251, MLT 2270, MLT 2271, MLT 2280, MLT 2281, MLT 2290, MULT 1916, completed Health Record
Corequisite: MLT 2800