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Medical Laboratory Technology

MLT 1022   INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: ENC 1101, one college-level Math course with a MAC, MGF, MTG or STA prefix, CGS 1070, CHM 1025 and CHM 1025L and BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L all with a grade of “C” or better, or permission of the program director. This course will provide the student with an introduction to the field of clinical laboratory science. Topics include medical terminology, laboratory organization, certification and licensure, professional ethics, communication, research skills, and laboratory safety. HIV/AIDS and Prevention of Medical Errors will be presented as required by the State of Florida for initial licensure. 32 contact hours or equivalent.

MLT 1022L   INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE LAB

credits: 1  

Corequisite: MLT 1022. This course introduces the student to the basic equipment and techniques used in clinical laboratory procedures. Students will learn proper use of personal protective equipment, laboratory glassware, centrifuges, balances, spectrophotometers, and microscopes. They will learn to evaluate and process laboratory specimens, pipet, and prepare dilutions and laboratory reagents. Mathematical calculations and interpretation of quality control data will be practiced. 30 contact hours or equivalent.

MLT 1040   PHLEBOTOMY

credits: 1  
Pre- or corequisite: MLT 1022 or permission of the program director. This course is a study of methods of obtaining blood specimens for laboratory analysis. Topics include phlebotomy equipment; venipuncture and skin puncture techniques; infection control; quality assurance; and professional, ethical and legal considerations related to blood drawing. 17 contact hours or equivalent.

MLT 1044L   PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

credits: 1  

This course is designed to provide students with experience and skill in collecting blood specimens suitable for clinical laboratory testing.  Students learn to perform venipunctures and capillary punctures following established policies and procedures for safety and quality assurance. Experience is gained in selected community health agencies. 60 contact hours.

MLT 1610   CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

credits: 4  
Prerequisites: MLT 1022/1022L with grades of "C" or better or permission of the program director. Corequisite: MLT 1610L. This course is a study of the fundamental principles of clinical chemistry. Topics include carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, hormones, electrolytes, minerals, blood gases, and drugs, with an emphasis on analytical procedures and clinical correlations. 62 contact hours or equivalent.

MLT 1610L   CLINICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

credits: 1  
Corequisite: MLT 1610. This course is an introduction to the modern clinical chemistry laboratory and provides the student with the prerequisite knowledge required for the clinical chemistry experience. The emphasis is on methodologies, automation, and quality assurance. 30 contact hours or equivalent.

MLT 2150   CLINICAL CORRELATIONS

credits: 3  
Pre- or corequisites: MLT 2809L, MLT 2811L, MLT 2807L and MLT 2810L or permission of the program director. This course is the capstone course for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program and is designed to prepare students for career entry. Students gain experience in critical thinking and application of the body of professional knowledge through an interdisciplinary case study approach. Employability skills are also covered, as required by the Florida Department of Education. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

MLT 2362   HEMATOLOGY AND BODY FLUID ANALYSIS

credits: 4  
Prerequisites: MLT 1022/1022L with grades of "C" or better or permission of the program director. Corequisite: MLT 2362L. This course is an introductory study of the classification and function of blood cells and clotting proteins in health and disease. Major topics include cell identification, anemias, leukemias, hemostasis and thrombosis, and urine and body fluid analysis. 62 contact hours or equivalent.

MLT 2362L   HEMATOLOGY AND BODY FLUIDS LABORATORY

credits: 3  
Corequisite: MLT 2362. This course is a study of the laboratory methods used in routine examinations of blood cells, hemoglobin, coagulation factors, and urine and other body fluids. 90 contact hours or equivalent.

MLT 2400   CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY

credits: 4  
Prerequisites: MCB 2010/2010L and MLT 1022/1022L with grades of "C" or better or permission of the program director. Corequisite: MLT 2400L. This course is a study of the laboratory identification of pathogenic microorganisms. Topics include laboratory safety, specimen collection; classification and identification of medically significant bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses; antimicrobial susceptibility testing; and quality assurance. 62 contact hours or equivalent.

MLT 2400L   CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

credits: 3  
Corequisite: MLT 2400. This course is an introduction to laboratory techniques used in the isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Emphasis is on basic skills that are required for the microbiology clinical experience and commonly encountered pathogens. 90 contact hours or equivalent.

MLT 2530   IMMUNOLOGY/ IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY

credits: 4  
Prerequisites: MLT 1022/1022L with grades of "C" or better or permission of the program director. Corequisite: MLT 2530L. This course is a study of immunology, serology, blood banking and transfusion medicine principles and procedures. Antigens, antibodies, and the functions of the immune response are examined in detail. 62 contact hours or equivalent.

MLT 2530L   IMMUNOLOGY/IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY LABORATORY

credits: 2  
Corequisite: MLT 2530. This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to perform various serological procedures used in medical diagnosis and to perform those tests and procedures necessary to provide safe, compatible blood and/or blood products for transfusion. Experience is gained in the college laboratory. 60 contact hours or equivalent.

MLT 2807L   IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: MLT 2530/2530L. This course provides experience in blood bank procedures employed in clinical transfusion services. Typing and cross-matching, donor screening, antibody screening and identification are performed in selected community health agencies. 135 contact hours.

MLT 2809L   HEMATOLOGY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: MLT 2362/2362L. This course provides experience in testing routinely performed in a hematology department, including coagulation, urinalysis and body fluid procedures. Experience is gained in analyzing normal and abnormal specimens in selected community health agencies. 135 contact hours.

MLT 2810L   CLINICAL CHEMISTRY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: MLT 1610/1610L. In this course experience is provided to aid students in developing skills in performing and interpreting clinical chemistry analyses. Quality control methods and quality assurance are included. Experience is gained in selected community health agencies. 135 contact hours.

MLT 2811L   MICROBIOLOGY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: MLT 2400/MLT 2400L. In this course students will gain hands-on experience in selected community health agencies to assist their development of skills for isolating and identifying pathogenic bacteria, fungi and parasites. 135 contact hours.

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