Medical Laboratory Technology Courses

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MLT 121
Essentials of Phlebotomy (3)

Lecture and laboratory classes. Includes role of the phlebotomist, safety, infection control, phlebotomy technique, equipment, and specimen processing. Practice performing capillary and venipuncture techniques. Prerequisite: ENGL 099 with a grade of 2.0 or equivalent class, or placement into ENGL& 101. Acceptance into the Phlebotomy Program or instructor permission.

MLT 122
Phlebotomy Laboratory Basics (3)

Lecture & Laboratory phlebotomy program course includes laboratory computer information systems, safety practices, specimen processing, and point of care testing. Customer service and patient confidentiality emphasized. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Phlebotomy or MLT Program, or instructor permission. ENGL 099 or equivalent, or placement into ENGL& 101.

MLT 123
AIDS & HIV Education for Health Care Workers (1)

Introduction to AIDS & HIV. Topics include exposure risk, infection control measures, symptoms of illness, opportunistic infections & blood borne pathogens. HIV testing reviewed. Outside class activities assigned. Meets the Washington State requirement for HIV/AIDS education for healthcare workers. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or equivalent, or placement into ENGL& 101.

MLT 132
Phlebotomy Practicum (1-6)

Phlebotomy training (40-160 hrs) in a health care facility per program requirement. Some online content. Health insurance, Hepatitis B and other vaccinations, PPD and Criminal History Background Check. Prerequisite: ENGL 099 or equivalent recommended. MLT 121 or MLT 200 required with grade of 2.0 or higher, and instructor permission. Admission to Phlebotomy or MLT Program.

MLT 181
Introduction to Medical Lab Procedures (4)

Course includes lecture & seminar introducing theory of clinical laboratory procedure, laboratory safety, specimen collection, quality control and urinalysis. Concurrent enrollment in MLT 182 recommended. Prerequisite: BIOL& 170 and BIOL& 211.

MLT 182
Lab: Med. Lab Procedures (2)

An introduction to procedures used in the clinical or biological laboratory. Emphasis on laboratory safety, test measurement, specimen collection, quality control procedures, basic laboratory testing and instrumentation and urinalysis. Concurrent enrollment in MLT 181 recommended. Prerequisite: BIOL& 170 and BIOL& 211.

MLT 183
Mathematic Applications for the Clinical Laboratory (2)

Practical applications of volumes, dilutions, statistics, standard curve, sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value mathematics for the clinical laboratory procedures and test methodologies.

MLT 184
Preparation as a Laboratory Professional (1)

Preparation for all students for the MLT program and as professionals entering the workplace setting.

MLT 200
MLT Phlebotomy Skills Lab (1)

Laboratory class to give MLT students basic phlebotomy skills and techniques using a variety of equipment. Student will draw blood specimens on classmates, process samples and use laboratory information system to order a laboratory test. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MLT Program and/or instructor permission.

MLT 221
Hematology Lecture (6)

Basic theory of clinical hematology including normal and abnormal development of cellular components of blood as manifested in disease, diagnostic hematologic tests performed, and theory of coagulation, and diagnostic tests performed for detecting coagulopathies. Instructor permission required. Prerequisite: Admission into the MLT Program.

MLT 222
Clinical Chemistry Lecture (6)

The theoretical and practical concepts associated with testing procedures, including fundamentals of instrumentation, methodology, quality, control, and biochemistry related to substances tested in the clinical chemistry laboratory. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program.

MLT 223
Parasitology and Mycology Lecture (3)

Basic theory and clinical procedures used to isolate and identify intestinal, blood and tissue parasites; dermatophytes, systemic and subcutaneous fungi. Instructor approval required. Prerequisite: Admission into the MLT Program and BIOL& 260.

MLT 224
Clinical Microbiology Lecture (5)

Basic theory of clinical microbiology including disease states, isolation and identification of bacterial organisms. Emphasis is placed on media selection and interpretation of result diagnostic tests. Prerequisite: BIOL& 260 with a grade of 2.0 or better; admission into the MLT program.

MLT 225
Clinical Immunology Lecture (4)

Basic theory and diagnostic procedures in clinical immunology. Nature of immunoglobulins, antigen-antibody reactions, natural and acquired immunity, introduction to genetics, immunologic diseases and infectious diseases including AIDS and Hepatitis. Prerequisite: Admission to MLT Program or instructor permission.

MLT 226
Urinalysis, Body Fluids, and Coagulation Lecture (3)

The basic theoretical and practical concepts associated with the clinical urinalysis, body fluids and hemostasis with testing procedures, including fundamentals of instrumentation, methodology, quality control, diagnostic test procedures, and biochemistry related to substances tested in the clinical lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT program.

MLT 231
Hematology Laboratory (3)

Basic application of clinical hematology including normal and abnormal development of cellular components of blood as manifested in disease, diagnostic hematologic tests performed, and theory of coagulation and diagnostic tests performed. Prerequisite: Admission to MLT Program or instructor permission.

MLT 232
Clinical Chemistry Lab (3)

Application of theoretical techniques used in the clinical chemistry laboratory including sample preparation, manual & automated testing, quality control and associated disease states. Emphasis placed on performing routine clinical chemistry procedures, controls and evaluating results. Prerequisite: Admission into the MLT Program.

MLT 233
Parasitology & Mycology Lab (1)

Basic parasitology and mycology lab covers collection, processing, & direct examinations. Emphasis on microscopic identification of parasites. Review of staining techniques and culture identification of fungus & yeast. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program or BIOL& 260 and instructor permission.

MLT 234
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory (3)

Isolate and identify clinically significant microorganisms from specimen cultures. Emphasis placed on sterile technique, safety, quality control, isolation techniques, quality assurance and identification of microorganisms. Prerequisite: BIOL& 260 with a grade of 2.0 or better and admission into the MLT Program.

MLT 235
Clinical Immunology Laboratory (2)

Basic immunology techniques and procedures used in a clinical laboratory. Qualitative and semi-quantitative tests for antibodies and antigens. Safety, quality control, pipette technique and dilutions are emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to MLT Program or instructor permission.

MLT 236
Urinalysis, Body Fluids, and Coagulation Laboratory (2)

Basic application of clinical urinalysis, body fluids, and coagulation laboratory including theory of urine and body fluid development and coagulation and the respective diagnostic tests performed including including sample preparation, manual & automated testing, quality control and associated disease states. Emphasis placed on performing routine clinical lab procedures, controls and evaluating results. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT program.

MLT 241
Hematology Practicum (6)

Practical experience in clinical laboratory, 40 hours per week for 4 weeks. Perform routine laboratory procedures using hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis instrumentation and lab computer system. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program, MLT 221 and MLT 231.

MLT 242
Chemistry Practicum (6)

Practical experience in clinical laboratory, 40 hours per week for 4 weeks. Perform routine laboratory procedures using clinical chemistry instrumentation and lab computer system. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program, MLT 222 and MLT 232.

MLT 244
Microbiology Practicum (6)

Practical experience in clinical laboratories, 40 hours per week for 4 weeks. Perform routine laboratory procedures using laboratory equipment and instrumentation in microbiology, parasitology, & mycology testing. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program, MLT 224 and MLT 234.

MLT 245
Integrated Immunohematology (10)

A concentrated blood bank lecture/lab and clinical problem-solving course. Theory and practical application include: blood group serology, compatibility testing, antibody identification, QC, preparation/storage of donor units and blood components, and incompatibility resolution. Prerequisite: Admission into the MLT Program, and MLT 221, MLT 231, MLT 225 and MLT 235.

MLT 291
Special Topics in Medical Lab Technology (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Medical Lab Technology. Instructor permission required.

MLT 292
Special Topics in Medical Lab Technology (1-2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Medical Lab Technology. Instructor permission required.

MLT 293
Special Topics in Medical Lab Technology (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Medical Lab Technology. Instructor permission required.

MLT 297
Individual Project in Medical Lab Technology (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Medical Lab Technology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience.

MLT 298
Individual Project in Medical Lab Technology (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Medical Lab Technology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience.

MLT 299
Individual Project in Medical Lab Technology (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Medical Lab Technology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience.