Medical Laboratory Tech (MLAB)

MLAB 1101  Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science  1 Credit   (1 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This course is an introduction to medical laboratory science, structure, equipment and philosophy.

Course Type: Technical

MLAB 1227  Coagulation  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This is a course in coagulation theory, procedures, and practical applications. It includes quality control, quality assurance, safety and laboratory procedures which rely on commonly performed manual and/or semi-automated methods.

Prerequisite(s): MLAB 1101
Course Type: Technical

MLAB 1231  Parasitology/Mycology  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This course is a study of the taxonomy, morphology, and pathogenesis of human parasites and fungi, including the practical application of laboratory procedures, quality control, quality assurance, and safety. Prerequisite or

Co-requisite(s): MLAB 2434
Course Type: Technical

MLAB 1235  Immunology/Serology  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This course is an introduction to the theory and application of basic immunology, including the immune response, principles of antigen-antibody reactions, and the principles of serological procedures as well as quality control, quality assurance, and safety.

Co-requisite(s): MLAB 1101
Course Type: Technical

MLAB 1311  Urinalysis and Body Fluids  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course is an introduction to the study of urine and body fluid analysis. It includes the anatomy and physiology of the kidney, physical, chemical and microscopic examination of urine, cerebrospinal fluid, and other body fluids as well as quality control, quality assurance and safety.

Prerequisite(s): a student must enroll in the medical laboratory technology program.
Course Type: Technical

MLAB 1415  Hematology  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is a study of blood cells in normal and abnormal conditions. It includes instruction in the theory and practical application of hematology procedures, including quality control, quality assurance, safety, manual and/or automated methods as well as blood cell maturation sequences, and normal and abnormal morphology with associated diseases. Co-requisite: MLAB 1101

Co-requisite(s): a student must have been accepted into the medical laboratory technology program or have permission from the department chair. MLAB 1101
Course Type: Technical

MLAB 2166  Practicum I-Medical Laboratory Technician  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 9 Lab)  

This course covers practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The College and the employer develop and document an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study.

Prerequisite(s): MLAB 1311 and MLAB 1415 and MLAB 1227
Course Type: Technical

MLAB 2238  Advanced Topic in Medical Laboratory Technician  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course examines the integration of all areas of the clinical laboratory and correlates test data with diagnostic applications and pathophysiology using critical thinking skills.

Course Type: Technical

MLAB 2266  Practicum II-Medical Laboratory Technician  2 Credits   (0 Lec, 16 Lab)  

This course covers practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The College and the employer develop and document an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study.

Prerequisite(s): MLAB 2431 and MLAB 2434
Course Type: Technical

MLAB 2267  Practicum III-Medical Laboratory Technician  2 Credits   (0 Lec, 16 Lab)  

This course covers practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The College and the employer develop and document an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study.

Prerequisite(s): MLAB 2401
Course Type: Technical

MLAB 2321  Molecular Diagnostics for Clinical Laboratory Science  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course is a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of clinical molecular diagnostics and explores the use of molecular techniques in diagnosis of disease.

Course Type: Technical

MLAB 2401  Clinical Chemistry  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 4 Lab)  

As an intermediate level course, it is an introduction to the principles, procedures, physiological basis, and significance of testing performed in Clinical Chemistry. Includes quality control, reference values, and safety.

Course Type: Technical

MLAB 2431  Immunohematology  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course is a study of blood antigens and antibodies. Presents quality control,basic laboratory technique and safety. Include the principles, procedures and clinical significance of test results in genetics, blood group systems, pre-transfusion testing, adverse effects of transfusions, donor selection and components, and hemolytic disease of the newborn.

Course Type: Technical

MLAB 2434  Clinical Microbiology  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course covers instruction in the theory, practical application, and pathogenesis of clinical microbiology, including collection, quality control, quality assurance, safety, setup, identification, susceptibility testing, and reporting results.

Prerequisite(s): MLAB 1101 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical