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Department of
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Course Offerings

MEDT 100 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
Orientation to the profession of Medical Laboratory Science with overview of clinical laboratory science areas. Discussion of the laboratory's critical role in healthcare delivery and the diversity of employment and career opportunities (1 credit).

MEDT 160 Infection: Sex, Food & Sneezing
The course will educate students about microorganisms affecting our lives. Lecture will concentrate on good and bad organisms, especially those problematic for college students. Students will learn from case studies for organism-infection association and will discuss society's treatment, control and prevention of infection (3 credits).

MEDT 200 Language of Medicine
Emphasis on body structures, anatomical systems, pathologies, medical procedures, medical specialties, and common terms and abbreviations used in health care (3 credits).

MEDT 220 Forensic Science
This is an introductory course to the field of forensic science, discussing laboratory techniques and assays used in determining the evidential value of crime scene and related evidence. The emphasis will be placed on blood and genetic analysis, forensic toxicology, and forensic microbiology (3 credits).

MEDT 230 Forensic Pathology
Overview of the field of forensic pathology including the history, related specialties, and determining the cause of death. Medical examiners/coroners system, hospital pathology and legal/ethical issues in forensic science are also discussed (3 credits).

MEDT 250 Communication, Education, & Ethics in Healthcare
Focuses on tools to achieve effective interpersonal and interdisciplinary communication. Includes the use of educational methodology to instruct laboratory personnel, as well as other practitioners and consumers who utilize laboratory services. Discussion of ethics and professionalism in relationship to health-related topics (1 credit).

MEDT 270 Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Introduction to principles of human medical microbiology. Bacterial pathogenic mechanisms, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic methods are emphasized. Explores important human viral and parasitic diseases, antimicrobial agents, immunology and immune disorders (4 credits).

MEDT 301 Introductory Nanomedicine
Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of nanomedicine for students with physical, chemical or biological sciences background. Emphasis on emerging nanotechnologies and biomedical applications including nanomaterials, nanoengineering, nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems, nano-particle-based imaging, nanodiagnostic systems, nanotoxicology, and translating nanomedicines into clinical research (3 credits).

MEDT 360 Clinical Immunology & Medical Virology
Introductory immunology concepts and use of immunological assays, such as enzyme immunoassays and fluorescent antibody assays, for diagnosis of infectious diseases and immunological disorders. Study of viruses, diseases they cause, and methods used to diagnose viral infections (3 credits).

MEDT 370 Phlebotomy Practicum
Introduction to the theory and performance of phlebotomy. Supervised clinical experience in the application of laboratory theory and techniques in phlebotomy (1 credit).

MEDT 375 Statistics, Research, & Clinical Laboratory Principles
Introduction to statistics, principles of research design, and data interpretation. Basic laboratory principles including solution preparation, mathematics, safety (2 credits).

MEDT 380 Clinical Immunology & Medical Virology with Lab
Introductory immunology concepts and the use of immunologic assays, such as enzyme immunoassays and fluorescent antibody assays, for diagnosis of infectious diseases and immunologic disorders. Study of viruses, diseases they cause, and the methods used to diagnose viral infections. (3 credits).

MEDT 390/391 Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics

MEDT 390 Studies of genetics, molecular biology principles and techniques as it applies to the clinical laboratory for use in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease. Topics include Mendelian genetics principles of DNA, RNA, and proteins, and the use of molecular techniques in diagnosis (3 credits).

MEDT391 Laboratory exercises that correlate with MEDT 390. Techniques include isolation of nucleic acids from biological fluids, elctrophoresis, PCR, viral load testing, and DNA sequencing (1 credit).

MEDT 400 Urinalysis and Body Fluids
The study of routine urinalysis examination, renal function and body fluid testing procedures (2 credits).

MEDT 401/411 Clinical Physiological Chemistry I

MEDT 401 Application and theory of manual and automated techniques used in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. Emphasis on clinical procedures for carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nonprotein nitrogenous compounds, blood gases and pH, and electrolytes (3 credits).

MEDT 411 Laboratory exercises that complement the topics covered in MEDT 401 (2 credits).

MEDT 403/413 Clinical Physiological Chemistry II

MEDT 403 Clinical Physiological Chemistry II
Application and theory of methodologies in enzymology, endocrinology and toxicology. Relationship of normal and abnormal laboratory findings in organ functional tests (4 credits).

MEDT 413 Clinical Physiological Chemistry II
Laboratory exercises that complement the topics covered in MEDT 403 (2 credits).

MEDT 404/414 Hematology I

MEDT 404 Quantitative and qualitative study of the formed elements of the blood with emphasis on the normal state, as well as the study of normal and abnormal coagulation and hemostasis (2 credits).

MEDT 414 Study and implementation of laboratory procedures that correlate with the material taught in MEDT 404 (1 credit).

MEDT 405/415 Hematology II

MEDT 405 Study of the pathophysiology of erythrocytic and leukocytic disorders and the laboratory findings of these disorders (2 credits).

MEDT 415 Study and implementation of laboratory procedures in hematology consistent with the material taught in MEDT 405 (2 credits).

MEDT 406/416 Medical Microbiology

MEDT 406 Study of the occurrence and pathogenesis of human infections and microorganisms associated with humans in health and disease (3 credits).

MEDT 416 Laboratory study of microorganisms important in the normal flora and infectious diseases of humans (2 credits).

MEDT 409/419 Immunohematology I

MEDT 409 Study of antigen and antibody systems of human red cells and compatibility testing of blood for transfusion (1 credit).

MEDT 419 Laboratory procedures consistent with MEDT 409 (1 credit).

MEDT 418 Senior Seminar: Medical Laboratory Science
Readings, case studies, career planning and orientation for clinical education (0 credit, pass/fail).

MEDT 420/421 Immunohematology II

MEDT 420 Study of blood and component transfusions, their risks, complications and quality assurance. Also blood component therapy and testing of the neonate and adult (1 credit).

MEDT 421 Laboratory procedures consistent with MEDT420 (1 credit).

MEDT 430/431 Diagnostic Bacteriology/Medical Mycology

MEDT 430 Diagnostic bacteriology, emphasizing the correlation of in vitro and in vivo findings in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease, including human mycoses. Identification of pathogenic and nonpathogenic bacteria and fungi in clinical specimens (2 credits).

MEDT 431 Study and implementation of laboratory procedures that correlate with the material taught in MEDT430 (2 credits).

MEDT 461 Laboratory Practice and Leadership I
Introduction to clinical laboratory practice and leadership with emphasis on management styles, motivational techniques, communication skills, organizational leadership and administration of personnel (1 credit).

MEDT 462 Experiential Learning
Final reflective component of the volunteer experiences accumulated throughout the student's undergraduate years in preparation for a graduate program in a healthcare field. Evidence of critical thinking and knowledge of healthcare concepts will be demonstrated through an ePortfolio and a formal summary paper (3 credits).

MEDT 471 Laboratory Practice and Leadership I
Discussion of clinical laboratory practice and leadership. Emphasis on responsibilities relating to daily operation of the laboratory, including human resource management, financial planning, cost analysis, laboratory design, laboratory information systems, marketing, government regulations and accreditation (1 credit).

MEDT 472, 473, 475, 477, 479 Clinical Practicums
Supervised experience in the application of laboratory theory and techniques in urinalysis, clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunohematology (3 credits each, pass/fail).

MEDT 480 Senior Capstone
Enhances problem-solving skills by integrating multiple clinical laboratory disciplines utilizing literature reviews to assess case studies. Focuses on integration and synthesis of knowledge acquired in previous courses while enhancing written and oral communication and presentation skills. Includes written assessment of all clinical laboratory disciplines (3 credits).


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