Medical Laboratory Technician

Program Plan

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Medical Laboratory Technician
2.0 credits MLTS-110: Medical Laboratory - Providing
Overview of medical terminology and survey of specialty areas within the profession. Selected laboratory sessions will be related to health maintenance.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits MLTS-120: Intro to Medical Laboratory Sc
Introduces the student to the scope of practice of the laboratory professional. Students will use or apply basic concepts used in the medical laboratory including terminology, instrumentation, safety, basic statistics, physician office settings and quality assurance. Selected areas of laboratory practice will be presented.
Prerequisites: BIOL-252 Minimum Grade C.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits MLTS-160: Theory of Phlebotomy
Introduction to blood specimen collection and processing. Content areas include related body system anatomy and function, site selection, equipment and supplies, anticoagulants, specimen processing, safety, universal precautions, professionalism, ethics and review of the health care delivery system.
Minimum grade required:"C"
Offered: ALL
2.0 credits MLTS-161: Phlebotomy Practice
100 clock hours of applied phlebotomy experience with a minimum of 100 documented blood procurements. Successful completion of MLTS 160 and MLTS 161 enable the student to sit for a national certification examination. Practice times to be arranged at selected clinical affiliates by the Program Director.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Prerequisites: Take MLTS-160 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits MLTS-210: Clinical Hematology
Introduction to theory and practice of hematology. Topics include principles of cell production, function, cell counting, classification, and morphology. Manual and automated instrumentation methods and correlation of results with pathophysiology are covered.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MLTS-211: Clinical Hemostasis
Introduction to theory and practice of hemostasis. Explores mechanisms of coagulation disorders. Manual and automated instrumentation methods and correlation of results with pathophysiology are covered.
Minimum grade required: C.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MLTS-212: Urinalysis and Body Fluids
Physical, chemical and microscopic study of urine with emphasis on the changes exhibited in disease with related renal anatomy and physiology. Current instrumentation will be covered. Analysis of other body fluids as spinal and pleural fluid will be included.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits MLTS-213: Clinical Chemistry Diagnostics
Lecture and laboratory experience in clinical chemistry techniques and instrumentation utilized to determine state of health, diagnose disease and determine treatment effectiveness. Correlation of test results with pathophysiology will be covered.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits MLTS-214: Immunohematology
Study of basic theory of blood group systems, antibody detection and identification, compatibility testing and investigation of hemolytic disease of the newborn. Topics of blood collection, processing, component preparation and storage also included.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MLTS-215: Immunology Concepts
Fundamentals of clinical immunology, including cell mediated and antibody mediated immunity. Molecular aspects and theories of testing concepts will be discussed. Correlation of laboratory test results with clinical disease states is covered.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits MLTS-216: Clinical Microbiology
Emphasis on the theoretical foundations and methodologies used in a medical microbiology laboratory. Topics include cultivation, isolation, microscopy, and antibiotic susceptibility testing. Morphological, biochemical, and immunological characteristics employed for identification. Epidemiology and pathogenicity of microorganisms of medical importance are covered.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits MLTS-217: Molecular Diagnostics & Special Testing
Introduction to principles and application of DNA technology and other special testing in the clinical laboratory. Clinical laboratory experiences in molecular diagnostic techniques and instrumentation will be included.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: FASU Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits MLTS-220: Clinical Hematology & Hemostasis
Clinical laboratory experience in basic hematology techniques and instrumentation to evaluate hematopoietic elements as well as practice in blood coagulation methodologies and at a clinical affiliate site as assigned by the program director.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits MLTS-221: Clinical Chemistry Practicum
Clinical laboratory experience using basic and advanced chemical techniques and instrumentation to evaluate state of health, diagnose disease and determine treatment effectiveness at a clinical affiliate site as assigned by the program director.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits MLTS-222: Clinical Microbiology Practicum
Clinical laboratory experience in basic and advanced study of normal flora and pathogenic microorganisms having medical importance. Includes methods for obtaining and handling specimens for culture as well as principles of current instrumentation at a clinical affiliate site as assigned by the program director.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits MLTS-223: Immunology & Immunohematology
Clinical laboratory experience in basic practice of techniques used in the immunology and experience developing problem solving abilities as applied to blood group antigens, antibodies, and compatibility testing at a clinical affiliate site as assigned by the program director.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits MLTS-230: Career Success Seminar
This course covers various strategies for career success including analysis of the learning style needs for self and others for training in the clinical laboratory setting, teamwork building, organizational models, resume preparation, and review for the national certification examination.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 6.0 credits MLTS-290: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Topics as needed. To be arranged for up to six credits with program director and faculty.
Minimum grade required: "B".
Offered: DMND

Example of Course Sequencing

Semester I
CHEM 110 Introductory Chemistry* 4
ENGL 111 Freshman Composition 3
MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra and Applications or higher** 4
MLTS 120 Intro To Medical Laboratory Science 3
    Total 14
 
Semester II
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry Survey 4
SPCH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3
BIOL 252 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
MLTS 160 Theory of Phlebotomy*** 2
    Total 13
 
Semester III
ENGL 211 Advanced Composition 3
BIOL 224 Microbiology 4
PSYC 120 Introduction to Psychology 3
BIOL 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
    Total 14
 
Semester IV
MLTS 210 Clinical Hematology 4
MLTS 211 Clinical Hemostasis 1
MLTS 212 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 1
MLTS 213 Clinical Chemistry Diagnostics 4
MLTS 214 Immunohematology 2
MLTS 215 Immunology Concepts 1
MLTS 216 Clinical Microbiology 4
    Total 17
 
Semester V
MLTS 217 Molecular Diagnostics and Special Procedures 2
MLTS 220 Clinical Microscopy and Coagulation Practicum 4
MLTS 221 Clinical Chemistry Practicum 3
MLTS 222 Clinical Microbiology Practicum 3
MLTS 223 Immunology and Immunohematology Practicum 2
MLTS 230 Career Success Seminar 2
    Total 16
 
  Total credits for graduation 74

 

*Students interested in articulation with UNM should take CHEM 111 and 112 sequence
**Students interested in articulation with UNM should take MAT H 185 College Algebra
***MLTS 161 Phlebotomy Practice 2 Credits Needed to complete Phlebotomy Certificate

General Education Requirements
Any student seeking an Associate of Applied Science degree must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of general education.
 
English (ENGL 111 or ENGL 118) and one other determined by department. 6
Mathematics (must be numbered 113 or higher) 3
Speech Communication 3
Psychology 120 program requirement 3
  Total 15

For more information, please call Mary Doshi at (505) 566-3855. Or send us an email at doshim@sanjuancollege.edu.