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Curriculum - Medical Laboratory Science BS Degree Fast Track

The program has been designed to ensure graduates have the necessary knowledge and professional skills to provide essential clinical information to healthcare providers and assure reliable results that contribute to the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of physiological and pathological conditions. Students are required to complete 57 credits for the degree, with a minimum of 54 credits in Medical Laboratory Science courses.

Plan of Study by Semester

The plan of study provides a detailed look by semester at the recommended timing for completing each course in the program.

Program of Study

Courses
Credits
General Requirements
It is recommended students work with their advisors to discuss Armstrong’s Core curriculum, including Areas A-E. 
POLS 1100 Political History of America and Georgia 3 credits
Courses
Credits
Program Requirements
MEDT 3100 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 2 credits
MEDT 3200 Clinical Bacteriology 5 credits
MEDT 3300 Clinical Hematology and Hemostatis 5 credits
MEDT 3400 Clinical Immunohematology 5 credits
MEDT 3500 Clinical Chemistry 5 credits
MEDT 3600 Clinical Laboratory Methodologies 3 credits
MEDT 3700 Clinical Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics 3 credits
MEDT 3800 Clinical Microbiology 3 credits
MEDT 4110 Phlebotomy Practicum 1 credit
MEDT 4210 Clinical Microbiology Practicum 3 credits
MEDT 4310 Clinical Hematology Practicum 3 credits
MEDT 4410 Clinical Immunohematology Practicum 3 credits
MEDT 4510 Clinical Chemistry Practicum 3 credits
MEDT 4600 Clinical Pathways & Critical Decision-Making 5 credits
MEDT 4610 Clinical Urinalysis Practicum 1 credits
MEDT 4710 Clinical Immunoserology Practicum 1 credits
MEDT 4900 Laboratory Management and Education 3 credits
Total for Program Requirements 54 credits
TOTAL CREDITS
57 credits

Course Descriptions

POLS 1100 POLITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA AND GEORGIA
Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL 1101
Origins and development of constitutional theory and its political, intellectual and cultural impact on American society from the seventeenth century to the present. Emphasis is placed on the political history of Georgia and the principles of its constitution.
MEDT 3100 URINALYSIS AND BODY FLUIDS
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Qualitative and quantitative study of the physical and microscopic constituents of urine and other body fluids. Includes practice of manual and automated procedures and their relationship to diagnosing disease.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3200 CLINICAL BACTERIOLOGY
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. The relationship of bacteria, mycobacteria, spirochetes and mycoplasmas to human disease, with an emphasis on the isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3300 CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY AND HEMOSTASIS
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Study of pathology and physiology of the formed elements of blood, with an emphasis on clinical correlation. Study of the principles of hemostasis and blood coagulation, including interpretation of results. Manual and automated laboratory procedures are performed based on principles of hematology and hemostasis.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3400 CLINICAL IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Basic immunohematologic principles and their application to the preparation and administration of whole blood and blood components, including the selection and processing of donors, cross matching procedures and antibody identification.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3500 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Focus on physiological principles and concepts, methodologies and clinical significance of biochemicals and elements found in blood and other body fluids. Manual and automated laboratory procedures are performed with an emphasis on quality control and quality assurance. Clinical chemistry case studies are presented to aid in clinical correlation and problem solving.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3600 CLINICAL LABORATORY METHODOLOGIES
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. The course serves as a basic introduction to the clinical laboratory, focusing on topics in laboratory safety, microscopy, phlebotomy, general laboratory equipment, quality assurance, laboratory mathematics and principles and methodologies of clinical laboratory instrumentation.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3700 CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY AND MOLECULARDIAGNOSTICS
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Principles and procedures used in the isolation, identification and quantifications of diagnostically significant antigens and antibodies. This course will also familiarize students with the basics of molecular diagnostics technology and the types of tests available.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3800 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Pathogenesis and laboratory identification of human parasites and clinically significant fungi and viruses.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 4110 PHLEBOTOMY PRACTICUM
Prerequisite:  permission of instructor or department
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors.  Structured clinical laboratory experience in phlebotomy.
MEDT 4210 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY PRACTICUM
Prerequisite:  MEDT 3200 and MEDT 3800
Structured clinical laboratory experiences in microbiology, parasitology and mycology.
MEDT 4310 CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY PRACTICUM
Prerequisite:  MEDT 3300
Structured clinical laboratory experience in hematology and hemostasis
MEDT 4410 CLINICAL IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY PRACTICUM
Prerequisite:  MEDT 3400
Structured clinical laboratory experience in transfusion medicine.
MEDT 4510 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PRACTICUM
Prerequisite:  MEDT 3500
Structured clinical laboratory experience in automated and special chemistry.
MEDT 4600 CLINICAL PATHWAYS & CRITICAL DECISION-MAKING
Prerequisite:  all of MEDT 4110, 4210, 4310, 4410, 4510, 4610, 4710, 4810
Advanced topics in clinical laboratory science, emphasizing analysis and presentation of multidisciplinary case studies.
MEDT 4610 CLINICAL URINALYSIS PRACTICUM
Prerequisite:  MEDT 3100
Structured clinical laboratory experience in urinalysis
MEDT 4710 CLINICAL IMMUNOSEROLOGY PRACTICUM
Prerequisite:  MEDT 3700
Structured clinical laboratory experience in serology.
MEDT 4900 LABORATORY MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATION
Prerequisite or corequisite:  MEDT 4110, 4210, 4310, 4410, 4510, 4610, 4710, 4810
Fundamental concepts of laboratory management, operation, finance, managerial leadership, personnel administration and educational principles for laboratory scientists.

Summary

Format Online
Credits Required 54
Tuition per credit hour
(not including fees)
$226
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