Course Descriptions

MEDT 0320. IMMUNOLOGY/SEROLOGY. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3,3 credits.  This course is a study of the immunology concepts and principles to include the immune system, immune response, autoimmunity, antigen-antibody reactions, hypersensitivity, tumor immunology, tissue transplantation and hereditary immune dyscrasia.  Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor.

MEDT 0321. SEROLOGY LAB. 2nd Semester. Lab 4, 1 credit. This course emphasizes the clinical application of antigen-antibody reaction, concepts and technique. The student is expected to demonstrate skills in performing, interpreting and reporting , results.  Corequisite: 1MEDT 0320.

MEDT 0322. CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY I. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits.  This course focuses on pathogenic and saprophytic microorganisms pertaining to man; host resistance, biologic reactions and characteristics of cell-colony morphology. Identification techniques, sterility techniques, antibiotic sensitivity testing, mutants, mode of transmission are also covered.  Prerequisites: BIOL 301 and approval of instructor. 

MEDT 0323. CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY I LAB. 2ND Semester. Lab 4, 1 credit. This course emphasizes bacteriological techniques and methods; isolating and identifying microorganisms; media selection and demonstration of psychomotor skills, Corequisite: 1MEDT 0322.

MEDT 0325. CLINICAL CHEMISTRY I. 2nd Semester. Lect 3, 3 credits.  This course focuses on the human physiology in normal and abnormal states, biochemical metabolites, and their importance in disease diagno, sis; and an introduction to instrumentation and laboratory mathematics.  Prerequisites: CHEM 0320/0322, 0321/0323.

MEDT 0326. CLINICAL CHEMISTRY I LAB. 2nd Semester. Lab 4, 1 credit.  The course covers biochemical analysis of fluids and tissue.  Emphasis is on technique, accuracy and trouble-shooting. Corequisite: 1MEDT 0325.

MEDT 0328. HEMATOLOGY I. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits.  This course emphasizes the hematopoietic system during normal and abnormal states, includes anemia and leukemia, and the principles of the basic laboratory procedures.

MEDT 0329. HEMATOLOGY I LAB. 2nd Semester. Lab 4, 1 credit. This course emphasizes performance of basic phlebotomy, cell counts, hemoglobin determination, and operation of the coulter counter. A high degree of proficiency is expected.  Corequisite: 1MEDT 0328.

MEDT 0330. INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION,1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credit.  This course focuses on the history of clinical laboratory science, professionalism, professional organization, certification, registration, licensure, entry level requirements, career advancement, mobility, and salaries, as related to the clinical laboratorian.  Some overlapping from 1HSC 0101 will be included, to demonstrate interrelationships of the health professionals in "total patient care" and meeting current goals of the health care delivery system.  Introduction to educational methodology is included.

MEDT 0331. URINE AND BODY FLUIDS ANALYSIS. Summer. Lect. 3,3 credits. This course focuses on kidney physiology and function in health and diseased states; normal and abnormal constituents of urine, seminal fluids, feces, cerebrospinal fluid and other body fluids.

MEDT 0332. URINE AND BODY FLUIDS LAB. Summer. Lab. 4, 1 credit. This course teaches analysis and interpretation of body fluids, comparison of methods; and the development of skills in performing analysis within pre-determined limits of accuracy. Corquisite: 1MEDT 0331

MEDT 0421. IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY LAB. 1st Semester. Lab. 4, 1 credit. This course emphasizes the performance of blood grouping and typing, antibody detection and identification, compatibility testing, and other special procedures.  Students are expected to perform the immunohematology procedures with a high degree of accuracy.  Corequisite: 1MEDT 0420

MEDT 0422. CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. This course is a continuation of 1MEDT 0322. Clinical Microbiology II.

MEDT 0423. CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY I LAB. 1st Semester. Lab 4, 1 credit. This course is a continuation of 1MEDT 0323. Corequisite: 1MEDT 0422. Clinical Microbiology II.

HLSC 0311. HLSC Research Methods: 1st Semester. Lect. 1,1 credit. This course facilitates on understanding of research methods develop skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for the critical reading and analysis of scientific literature related to health.

HLSC 0411. BASIC MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES. 1st Semester. Lect. 1, 1 credit, This course introduces students to management skills applicable to clinical laboratory sciences, to including wage and salary administration, interpersonal relations, workload recording, cost analysis and other issues relative to entry level skills. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MEDT 0425. CLINICAL CHEMISTRY II. 1ST Semester. 3, 3 credits. This course is a continuation of MEDT 0325 plus principles of instrumentation.

MEDT 0426. CLINICAL CHEMISTRY II LAB. 1st Semester. 4, 1 credits.  This course is problem-based learning applied to the teaching of instrumentation techniques, principles, and clinical correlation.  It is the continuation of 1MEDT 0326. Corequisite: 1MEDT 0425.

MEDT 0428. HEMATOLOGY II AND COAGULATION. 1st Semester. 3, 3 credits.  This course is a continuation of 1MEDT 0328 plu, s emphasis on cellular abnormalities including lymphomas and the coagulopathies.

MEDT 0429. HEMATOLOGY II LAB. 1st Semester. 1, 1 credit. This course is a continuation of 1MEDT 0329 plus troubleshooting equipment and performing cytochemistries. Corequisite: 1MEDT 0428.

MEDT 0432. CLINICAL ROTATION I. Chemistry. 4 credits.

MEDT 0433. CLINICAL ROTATION II. Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology. 4 credits.

MEDT 0434. CLINICAL ROTATION III. Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis & Body Fluids. 4 credits.

MEDT 0435. CLINICAL ROTATION IV. Immunohematology & Serology. 4 credits.

MEDT 0436 Senior Seminar. Summer. 1 credit. This course focuses on content review, and on the application of theories, concepts and practices learned in all courses.  Emphasis is on case presentation, discussion of laboratory findings as related to pathological conditions; correlation of findings from each medical laboratory area with diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of treatment. Completion of course requires a minimum score of 74% on a final comprehensive examination (exit exam). Prerequisites: Completion of prescribed sequence of courses and approval of course coordinator.

NOTE:  Students cannot rotate within an area without completing both the lecture and lab courses in the area with a minimum grade of  "C". Furthermore, students must maintain a "C" grade in ALL professional courses to continue in the program.  Three clinical rotations are scheduled during the 2nd Semester and a fourth during the Summer.