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Curriculum - MLT to MLS Career Ladder Program

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 123 credits for the degree, with a minimum of 48 credits in Medical Laboratory Science courses. It is recommended students work with their advisors to discuss Armstrong’s Core curriculum, including Areas A-E.

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
Applicants to this program must meet the core requirements for undergraduates for Core Areas A, B, C, E & Physical Education.
See Core Curriculum Checklist
34 credits
Core Area D for Clinical Health Majors
11 credits
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I 4 credits
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 4 credits
MATH 2220 Elementary Statistics 3 credits
Core Area F - Courses for Major
18 credits
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4 credits
BIOL 2081 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits
BIOL 2082 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits
Other approved courses
(must include either CHEM 2101 Organic Chemistry
OR
CHEM 2000 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry)
6 credits
Related Field courses
6 credits
BIOL 2010 Microbiology 4 credits
HLPR 2000 Introduction to Research in the Health Professions 2 credits
Transfer MLS Courses
6 credits
Total for General Requirements 75 credits
Courses
Credits
Program Requirements
MEDT 3110 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 2 credits
MEDT 3210 Clinical Bacteriology 4 credits
MEDT 3310 Clinical Hematology and Hemostatis 4 credits
MEDT 3410 Clinical Immunohematology 4 credits
MEDT 3510 Clinical Chemistry 4 credits
MEDT 3610 Clinical Laboratory Methodologies 2 credits
MEDT 3710 Clinical Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics 2 credits
MEDT 3810 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 48 credits
TOTAL CREDITS
123 credits

Course Descriptions

CHEM 1211 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 1111 or eligibility for MATH 1113
First course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry designed for science majors. Topics include composition of matter; nomenclature; atomic structure; bonding and molecular geometries; stoichiometry; properties of solids, liquids, gases; acids and bases; thermochemistry and periodic relations. The lab reinforces these topics.
CHEM 1212 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
Prerequisite: CHEM 1211 (minimum grade of C) and MATH 1111
Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry designed for science majors. Topics include solutions, thermodynamics, equilibria, kinetics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistr, and introduction to organic chemistry and polymers. The lab reinforces these topics.
CHEM 2101 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
Prerequisite: CHEM 1212
Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 2101L
Fundamental principles and theories of organic chemistry. Topics include bonding, organic functional groups, organic synthesis and spectroscopic analysis of organic molecules.
CHEM 2000 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
current course description not available.
MATH 2200 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
Prerequisites: 1001 or MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
Measure of central tendency and dispersion, probability distributions, inferences concerning means and proportions, goodness of fit, correlation and linear regression.
BIOL 1107 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I
Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL 1101
Elements of chemistry, cell structure and function, DNA and protein synthesis, biotechnology, bioenergetics, evolution and diversity of life, experimental design and data analysis.
BIOL 2081 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107H, CHEM 1151, CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1010
Gross anatomy, histology and physiology of human organ systems. (Non-majors course intended for health professions students.)
BIOL 2082 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
Prerequisite: BIOL 2081 (minimum grade of C)
A continuation of BIOL 2081. Anatomy, histology and physiology of human organ systems. (Non-majors course intended for health professions students.)
BIOL 2010 MICROBIOLOGY
Prerequisite: BIOL 1107 (minimum grade of C) or BIOL 1107H (minimum grade of C)
Genetics, classification and methods of control of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses, with introduction to medical, industrial and environmental microbiology.
HLPR 2000 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 and MATH 2200 and either MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
Introduction to the methods of scientific research in the health professions. Steps of the research process, critique or research reports and completion of literature review.
MEDT 3110 URINALYSIS AND BODY FLUIDS
Prerequisite: admission to MLS program
Qualitative and quantitative study of the physical and microscopic constituents of urine and other body fluids.
MEDT 3210 CLINICAL BACTERIOLOGY
Prerequisite: admission to MLS program
The relationship of bacteria, mycobacteria, spirochetes and mycoplasmas to human disease. Emphasis on the isolation and identification of bacteria responsible for human disease.
MEDT 3310 CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY AND HEMOSTASIS
Prerequisite: admission to MLS program
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.
MEDT 3410 CLINICAL IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY
Prerequisite: admission to MLS program
Basic immunohematologic principles and their application to the preparation and administration of whole blood and blood components. Includes the selection and processing of donors, cross matching procedures and antibody identification.
MEDT 3510 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
Prerequisite: admission to MLS program
Focus on physiological principles and concepts, methodologies and clinical significance of biochemicals and elements found in blood and other body fluids. Clinical chemistry case studies are presented to aid in clinical correlation and problem solving.
MEDT 3610 CLINICAL LABORATORY METHODOLOGIES
Prerequisite: admission to MLS program
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.
MEDT 3710 CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY AND MOLECULARDIAGNOSTICS
Prerequisite: admission to MLS program
Principles and procedures used in the isolation, identification and quantification 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.
MEDT 3810 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
Prerequisite: Admission to MLS program
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Pathogenesis and laboratory identification of human parasites and clinically significant fungi and viruses.
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 3210 and MEDT 3810
Structured clinical laboratory experiences in microbiology, parasitology and mycology.
MEDT 4310 CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY PRACTICUM
Prerequisite: MEDT 3310
Structured clinical laboratory experience in hematology and hemostasis
MEDT 4410 CLINICAL IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY PRACTICUM
Prerequisite: MEDT 3410
Structured clinical laboratory experience in transfusion medicine.
MEDT 4510 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PRACTICUM
Prerequisite: MEDT 3510
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 3110
Structured clinical laboratory experience in urinalysis
MEDT 4710 CLINICAL IMMUNOSEROLOGY PRACTICUM
Prerequisite: MEDT 3710
Structured clinical laboratory experience in serology.
MEDT 4900 LABORATORY MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATION
Prerequisite or corequisite: all 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

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Credits Required 48
Tuition per credit hour
(not including fees)
$226
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