Medical Laboratory Technology

 

 

  This Program is Accredited by:

  National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  8410 W Bryn Mawr Ave Suite 670 Chicago, IL 60631

  773.714.8880 www.naacls.org

  Medical Advisor --- Richard Patton, MD, Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 121
Essentials of Phlebotomy (3)

A lecture and laboratory class includes the role of the phlebotomist, safety, infection control, phlebotomy technique, equipment, and specimen processing. Practice performing capillary and venipuncture techniques. Previously MLT 214. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent, COMPASS test above ENGL 100. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 122
Phlebotomy Laboratory Basics (3)

Students develop skills in critical thinking, use of a laboratory computer system, and specimen processing for the workplace. Safety and standard precautions will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Phlebotomy or MLT Program, or instructor permission. ENGL 100 or equivalent, or COMPASS test above ENGL 100. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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 & bloodborne pathogens. HIV testing reviewed. Outside class activities assigned. Meets the Washington State requirement for HIV/AIDS education for healthcare workers. Previously MLT 216. Prerequisite: Successful completion ENGL 100 or equivalent, or COMPASS text above ENGL 100. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 132
Phlebotomy Practicum (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. Previously MLT 215. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent recommended. MLT 121 or 200 required with grade of 2.0 or higher, and instructor permission. Admission to Phleb. or MLT Program. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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. Mandatory Decimal Grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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. Mandatory Decimal Grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 221
Hematology Lecture (6)

Basic theory of clinical hematology and coagulation. Theory of blood cell development, diagnostic test procedures, and correlation of test results with disease state. Diagnostic tests performed to detect coagulopathies. Previously MLT 220. Instructor permission required. Prerequisites: Admission into the MLT Program. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 222
Clinical Chemistry Lecture (6)

Theoretical and practical concepts associated with testing procedures is covered. Course includes fundamentals of instrumentation, methodology, quality control, and biochemistry related to substances tested in the clinical chemistry laboratory. Previously MLT 226. Prerequisite: MLT 180 and CHEM& 121 with a grade of 2.0 or better; admission into MLT program. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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 permission required. Previously MLT 224. Prerequisite: Admission into the MLT Program and BIOL& 260. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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. Previously MLT 228. Prerequisites: BIOL& 260 with a grade of 2.0 or better; admission into the MLT program. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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. Mandatory Decimal Grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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. Previously MLT 221. Prerequisite: Admission to MLT Program, MLT 180 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 232
Clinical Chemistry Lab (3)

Apply techniques used in the clinical chemistry laboratory: specimen preparation, manual & automated testing, & quality control. Evaluate lab tests related to disease states. Understand principles of chemistry test procedures. Previously MLT 227. Prerequisite: MLT 180 and CHEM 102 with a grade of 2.0 or better and admission to MLT program. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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. Previously MLT 225. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program or BIOL& 260 and instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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. Previously MLT 229. Prerequisite: BIOL& 260 with a grade of 2.0 or better and admission into the MLT Program. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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. Previously MLT 230. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program , MLT 221 and231. Mandatory P/NC grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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. Previously MLT 231. Prerequisites: Admission to the MLT Program, MLT 222 and MLT 232. Mandatory P/NC grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 244
Microbiology Practicum (6)

Practical experience in clinical laboratories, 40 hours per week for 4 weeks. Perform routine laboratory procedures using laboratory equipment & instrumentation in microbiology, parasitology, & mycology testing. Previously MLT 232. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program, MLT 224 and MLT 234. Mandatory P/NC grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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. Previously MLT 233. Prerequisite: Admission into the MLT Program, and MLT 221, 231, 225 and 235. Mandatory decimal grading.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 291
Special Topics in Medical Lab Technology (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Medical Lab Technology. Previously MLT 281. Permission.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 292
Special Topics in Medical Lab Technology (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Medical Lab Technology. Previously MLT 282. Permission.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 293
Special Topics in Medical Lab Technology (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Medical Lab Technology. Previously MLT 283. Permission.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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.

MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY 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.