Medical Laboratory Technology (MLTS)

MLTS 1160L. Medical Laboratory Technology I Lab. (1 Credit)

The laboratory component of the course is utilized to develop skills and competencies required to perform laboratory analysis of blood and body fluids. Prerequisite: Admission into the MLTS program or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: MLTS 1160W. Offered: Fall; online and traditional options.

MLTS 1160W. Medical Laboratory Technology I. (3 Credits)

An in-depth study of the sciences of hematology and body fluids analysis. It deals with the morphology of blood and blood-forming tissues, the principles of blood sample collections, and the composition and function of multiple body fluids. Physiology and pathology are emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission into the MLT program or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: MLTS 1160L. Offered: Fall, online & traditional options.

MLTS 1161L. Medical Laboratory Technology II Lab. (1 Credit)

The laboratory component of the course is utilized to develop skills and competencies required to perform blood banking procedures and to maintain procedures for the efficient operation of a blood bank. Corequisite: MLTS 1161W. Offered: Spring; online and traditional options.

MLTS 1161W. Medical Laboratory Technology II. (3 Credits)

This course provides an introduction to the principles of immunology and provides the student with a concise and thorough guide to transfusion practices and immunohematology. Corequisite: MLTS 1161L. Offered: Spring; online and traditional options.

MLTS 1182. Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology. (3 Credits)

A course in clinical parasitology, mycology, and virology covers human fungal, parasitic and viral infections. The course presents mechanisms of infection, life cycles, and infectious states of the organisms as well as disease progression within the host and the practical application of laboratory procedures for detection and identification. Also included is safety, specimen collection, preservation, transport, methods of identification and therapy. Prerequisites: BIOL 2211K, admission into the MLT program or permission of the program director. Offered: Spring; online and traditional options.

MLTS 1300. Introduction to Histology. (3 Credits)

This course emphasizes the introductory study of basic histology. Structure and identification of tissue systems and organs is emphasized at the cellular level. The laboratory component is structured to enhance the student's knowledge of certain histological preparations of human and veterinary tissue. Identification of images is achieved through virtual microscopy. Prerequisite: Admission into the Histology program. Offered: Fall, Spring.

MLTS 1310L. Histology I Lab. (1 Credit)

The course is a laboratory component complementary to MLTS 1310W. It is utilized to develop entry level skills required to perform non-staining histological procedures. Prerequisite: Admission into the Histology program. Corequisite: MLTS 1310W. Offered: Fall, Spring.

MLTS 1310W. Histology I. (3 Credits)

This course emphasizes some of the competencies required to perform routine histological procedures. These would include tissue fixation, principles and application of microtomy, embedding techniques, laboratory operations, decalcification, solution preparation, and processing. Prerequisite: Admission into the Histologic Technician program. Corequisite: MLTS 1310L. Offered: Fall, Spring.

MLTS 1320L. Histology II Lab. (1 Credit)

The laboratory component of the course is utilized to develop skills required to perform routine and special stains. Students will identify and provide clinical correlation of routine and special stains. Prerequisites: Admission into the Histology program. Corequisite: MLTS 1320W. Offered: Fall, Spring.

MLTS 1320W. Histology II. (2 Credits)

This course emphasizes the fundamentals and clinical significance of routine and special histological staining procedures. The student will differentiate between different classes of special stains performed in a histology laboratory. Prerequisite: Admission into the Histology program. Corequisite: MLTS 1320L. Offered: Fall and Spring.

MLTS 1330. Histology III. (1 Credit)

Students practice histotechnology procedures in a supervised histology lab setting. The laboratory component of the course is utilized to develop skills and competencies required to perform routine and special histology procedures. Prerequisites: Admission into the Histology program. Offered: Fall, Spring.

MLTS 1340. Clinical Histology Externship. (5 Credits)

This course is the practicum designed to enhance and refine techniques taught in the first semester. Students are required to complete at least 300 clinical hours in an approved affiliate histology laboratory. Orientation to department and institutional policies and procedures is required. Prerequisites: MLTS 1300, MLTS 1310L, MLTS 1310W, MLTS 1320L, MLTS 1320W, MLTS 1330. Offered: Spring, Fall.

MLTS 1350. Histology V. (2 Credits)

A study of immunohistochemistry procedures and interpretations. Prerequisites: MLTS 1300, MLTS 1310L, MLTS 1310W, MLTS 1320L, MLTS 1320W, MLTS 1330. Offered: Spring, Summer.

MLTS 1360. Histology VI. (1 Credit)

Various professional topics are presented for discussion including board exam reviews, professionalism, laboratory information systems, and management principles. Prerequisites: MLTS 1300, MLTS 1310L, MLTS 1310W, MLTS 1320L, MLTS 1320W, MLTS 1330. Offered: Spring, Summer.

MLTS 2010L. Medical Laboratory Technology III Lab. (2 Credits)

The laboratory component of the course develops the skills and competencies required to perform the diagnostic procedures in clinical microbiology. Prerequisite: BIOL 2211K. Corequisite: MLTS 2010W. Offered: Summer; online and traditional options.

MLTS 2010W. Medical Laboratory Technology III. (2 Credits)

This course presents a study of human clinical bacteriology including general bacteriology, aerobic gram-positive cocci, gram-negative bacilli, gram-negative cocci, gram-positive bacilli and anaerobes. Discussion is centered on the cultivation, methods of identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, serological diagnosis and correlation to disease states. Prerequisites: BIOL 2211K, admission into the MLT Program or permission of the program director. Corequisite: MLTS 2010L. Offered: Summer; online and traditional options.

MLTS 2020L. Medical Lab Technology IV Lab. (1 Credit)

The laboratory component is used to develop the skills and competencies required to operate and standardize the instruments utilized in the performance of chemical tests. The use of quality control is emphasized. Corequisite: MLTS 2020W. Offered: Summer; online and traditional options.

MLTS 2020W. Medical Laboratory Technology IV. (3 Credits)

An in-depth study of analytical techniques utilized to measure the biochemical entities of blood and various body fluids. The correlation of test results to human physiology and pathology is emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEM 1212K. Corequisite: MLTS 2020L. Offered: Summer; online and traditional options.

MLTS 2630. Medical Laboratory Technology Externship. (15 Credits)

Students are introduced to the clinical laboratory in an affiliate clinical laboratory setting. The students receive an orientation to each department and an introduction to hospital policies and procedures. Each student rotates through appropriate departments and is allowed to demonstrate and develop their skills and competencies in blood bank, hematology, microbiology, chemistry, phlebotomy and body fluid analysis under the supervision of the laboratory staff instructor. Prerequisites: MLTS 1160, MLTS 1161, MLTS 2010, MLTS 2020. Corequisite: MLTS 2670. Offered: Fall.

MLTS 2670. Seminars in Medical Laboratory Science. (1 Credit)

Seminar presentations on various topics related to medical laboratory science (topic reviews for board exams, professionalism, laboratory information systems, case presentations and/or other). Corequisite: MLTS 2630. Offered: Fall; online option only.