Course Descriptions
 
Successful completion of all MEDT prefixed courses with a grade of C or better is a requirement of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program.

MEDT 1000 MLT ORIENTATION

2 credit hours
16 lecture hours + 48 laboratory hours = 64 classroom hours
An introduction to medical laboratory technology including the role, function and ethics of the technician, medical terminology, blood drawing and basic laboratory techniques. Lecture and lab.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Technician Program and permission of the MLT program director.
Offered Fall semesters.

MEDT 1060 LAB MATH

1 credit hours
18 lecture hours + 0 laboratory hours = 18 classroom hours
A review of basic mathematics progressing into solutions, dilutions, colorimetry, standard curves, quality control and special calculations. Lecture and lab.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of MEDT-1000.
Offered Summer semesters.

MEDT 1100 HEMATOLOGY

5 credit hours
38 lecture hours + 90 laboratory hours = 128 classroom hours
The study of the origin and function of normal mature, immature, and abnormal human blood cells; cellular morphology in anemias and leukemias and other blood disorders; the mechanism of blood coagulation; and the laboratory tests necessary to determine the levels and function of these many different cells and components.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of MEDT-1000.
Offered Spring semesters.

MEDT 1710 IMMUNOLOGY

1.5 credit hours
24 lecture hours + 0 laboratory hours = 24 classroom hours
The basic theoretic concepts of immunology are explained; the underlying theory of the immune system and its various cellular and chemical components. Lecture only.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of MEDT-1000.
Offered Spring semesters.

MEDT 2010 SEROLOGY

1.5 credit hours
24 lecture hours + 12 laboratory hours = 36 classroom hours
The basic theory and concepts in serology are covered with emphasis on the many different serology test procedures utilized in the modern day laboratory. Lecture and lab.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of MEDT-1710.
Offered Summer semesters.

MEDT 2100 MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

5 credit hours
44 lecture hours + 60 laboratory hours = 104 classroom hours
The morphology, isolation and identification of microorganisms pathogenic to man, including bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. Specimen collection and handling, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and infectious disease control are included. Lecture and lab.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of MEDT-1000 and BIOS-1110.
Offered Fall semesters.

MEDT 2250 URINALYSIS

2 credit hours
32 lecture hours + 10 laboratory hours = 42 classroom hours
The study of chemical and cellular changes in the urine in health and illness. Lecture and lab.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of MEDT-1000.
Offered Summer semesters.

MEDT 2410 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

5 credit hours
66 lecture hours + 66 laboratory hours = 132 classroom hours
General principles and techniques of test procedures performed in clinical chemistry laboratories, with practice in manual and semiautomated techniques, and techniques in electrophoresis, toxicology, endocrinology and specialized body fluids testing. Lecture and lab.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of MEDT-1000 and CHEM-1060 or CHEM-1100.
Offered Fall semesters.

MEDT 2500 BLOOD BANKING

4 credit hours
51 lecture hours + 45 laboratory hours = 96 classroom hours
The fundamental principles of immunology related to blood banking; donor selection, blood collection, and processing blood components, preparation and administration of blood and blood products; blood group genetics and inheritance. Basic blood banking techniques will be performed. Lecture and lab.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of MEDT-2010.
Offered Fall semesters.

MEDT 2720 Clinical Hematology Practicum

4 credit hours
192 total practicum hours
The theory, practical application and technical performance of hematological, coagulation, immunological, serological, and phlebotomy procedures used in diagnostic laboratory medicine.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all MEDT-1100.
Offered Spring semesters.

MEDT 2730 Clinical Chemistry Practicum

4 credit hours
192 total practicum hours
The theory, practical application and technical performance of clinical chemistry laboratory procedures.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all MEDT-2410.
Offered Spring semesters.

MEDT 2740 Clinical Microbiology Practicum

4 credit hours
192 total practicum hours
The theory, practical application and technical performance of procedures for isolation and identification of bacterial, mycotic, parasitic and viral organisms infecting humans.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all MEDT-2100.
Offered Spring semesters.

MEDT 2750 Clinical Blood Bank Practicum

4 credit hours
192 total practicum hours
The theory, practical application and technical performance of blood bank procedures required for transfusion of blood and blood components and for handling and storage of blood and blood components.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all MEDT-2500.
Offered Spring semesters.

MEDT 2760 Clinical Urinalysis Practicum

1 credit hour
48 total practicum hours
The theory, practical application and technical performance of procedures utilized in the analysis of urine and other body fluids.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all MEDT-2250.
Offered Spring semesters.

MEDT 2770 Clinical Special Studies Practicum

1 credit hour
48 total practicum hours
The theory, practical application and technical performance of specialized clinical chemistry laboratory and blood banking procedures.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all program required MEDT prefixed courses and all general education program requirements.
Offered Spring semesters.
 

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