This course is designed to address principles, procedures and disease states relating to the field of clinical chemistry. Abnormal laboratory results will be correlated to disease states using case studies. Laboratory safety, instrumentation, computer and laboratory information system use, and quality assurance will be stressed.
This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the theory and principles in normal blood cell production, blood dyscrasias, and coagulation. Applications and techniques of measurement used in performing the complete blood count, coagulation studies, and special hematological procedures will be used in the laboratory.
Studies in special selected topics, to be determined by the instructor and approved by the School Dean. Credits earned will be applicable as free electives in associate and certificate of applied science degree programs.
This course is designed to include the theory, applications and reactions of antigens and antibodies associated with the red blood cell. Serial dilutions, blood typing, blood donation, transfusion reactions, genetics, hemolytic disease, serological testing for infectious disease and quality control will be covered utilizing laboratory methodologies, case studies and computer tutorials. Three hours lecture and three and one half hours lab per week.
This course is an introduction to the study of medically important bacteria and parasites. The biochemistry, genetics, and physiology of bacteria will be discussed as well as methods of cultivation, isolation, and identification of these organisms. Life cycles of parasites and methods of identification will be studied.
This course is designed to familiarize students enrolled in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) with practical aspects of the clinical laboratory. Through a combination of lecture and laboratory experience, students will be exposed to laboratory calculations, quality assurance, safety and manual and automated instrumentation utilizing basic chemical concepts.
This course is designed to include basic immunology principles, theory and diseases related to antigen and antibody reactions and techniques. Laboratory methodology including serial dilutions will be performed.