Austin Community College

FY 2005 Course Descriptions

Medical Lab Technology


MLAB 1167 MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT PRACTICUM (1-0-7). The college and the clinical site develop and document an individualized medical laboratory assistant training plan for the student which is designed to develop technical skills in specimen assessioning and processing, performance of CLIA waived testing, and interpersonal skills. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. Successful completion of this course and MLAB 1201 will result in the awarding of a Certificate of Completion as a Medical Laboratory Assistant. Insurance: $13.10Skills: G Prerequisites: PLAB 1223 and PLAB 1166 or completion of a formal, structured Phlebotomy Program or 1 year full time Phlebotomy experience and MLT Departmental approval. ( ) Course Type: W

MLAB 1201 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE (2-1-4). An introduction to clinical laboratory science, including quality control, laboratory math, safety, basic laboratory equipment, laboratory settings, accreditation and certification. Students successfully completing MLAB 1167, Clinical Laboratory Assistant Practicum, in conjunction with or within 1 year of completion of MLT 1201 will receive a certificate of completion as a Medical Laboratory Assistant. Fee: $12 Insurance: $3.10Skills: G ( ) Course Type: W

MLAB 1211 URINALYSIS/BODY FLUIDS (2-1-4). An introduction to urinalysis and body fluid analysis, including the anatomy and physiology of the kidney, and physical, chemical and microscopic examination of urine, cerebrospinal spinal fluid, and other body fluids. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.10Skills: G ( ) Course Type: W

MLAB 1227 COAGULATION (2-1-2). A course in coagulation theory, procedures, and practical applications. Includes laboratory exercises which rely on commonly performed manual and semi-automated methods. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.10Skills: R Prerequisites: Admission to MLT Program or Departmental approval. ( ) Course Type: W

MLAB 1235 IMMUNOLOGY/SEROLOGY (2-1-4). Introduction to the theory and application of basic immunology, including the immune response, principles of antigen-antibody reactions, and the principles of serological procedures. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.10Skills: B ( ) Course Type: W

MLAB 1315 HEMATOLOGY (3-2-4). Introduction to the theory and practical application of routine and special hematology procedures, both manual and automated; red blood cells and white blood cells maturation sequences, and normal and abnormal morphology and associated diseases. Fee: $24 Insurance: $13.10Skills: R Prerequisites: Admission to MLT Program or Departmental approval. ( ) Course Type: W

MLAB 1331 PARASITOLOGY/MYCOLOGY (3-2-3). A study of the taxonomy, morphology, and pathogenesis of human parasites and fungi, including the practical application of laboratory procedures. Fee: $20 Insurance: $3.10Skills: R ( ) Course Type: W

MLAB 2360 CLINICAL I (3-1-8). A method of instruction providing detailed education, training, work-based experience, and direct patient/client care generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation, and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. In a simulated clinical setting, students process clinical specimens and function in the role of medical laboratory technicians in preparation for subsequent clinical rotations. Students also practice phlebotomy skills in an actual hospital or clinical laboratory. Fee: $24 Insurance: $13.10Skills: G Prerequisites: MLAB 1211, MLAB 1315, MLAB 1227, and MLAB 2431 or Departmental approval. ( ) Course Type: W

MLAB 2361 CLINICAL II (3-0-16). A method of instruction providing detailed education, training, work-based experience, and direct patient/client care generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation, and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. Students are assigned to a hospital or clinical laboratory and rotate through assigned departments to meet established clinical objectives. Insurance: $13.10Skills: G Prerequisites: MLAB 2360 or Departmental approval. ( ) Course Type: W

MLAB 2362 CLINICAL III (3-0-16). A method of instruction providing detailed education, training, work-basked experience, and direct patient/client care generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation, and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. Students are assigned to a hospital or clinical laboratory and rotate through assigned departments to meet established clinical objectives. This course is a continuation of MLAB 2361. Insurance: $13.10Skills: G Prerequisites: MLAB 2361 or Departmental approval. ( ) Course Type: W

MLAB 2401 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY (4-3-4). An introduction to the principles and procedures of various tests performed in Clinical Chemistry. Presents the physiological basis for the test, the principle and procedure for the test, and the clinical significance of the test results, including quality control and normal values. Also includes basic chemical laboratory technique, chemical laboratory safety, electrolytes and acid-base balance, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, metabolites, endocrine function, and toxicology. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.10Skills: P Prerequisites: CHEM 1405. ( ) Course Type: W

MLAB 2431 IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY (4-3-4). A study of blood antigens and antibodies. Performance of routine blood banking procedures, including blood group and Rh typing, antibody screens, antibody identification, cross matching, elution, and absorption techniques. Fee: $24 Insurance: $13.10Skills: G Prerequisites: MLAB 1235 or Departmental approval. ( ) Course Type: W

MLAB 2434 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY (4-3-3). Instruction in the theory, practical application, and pathogenesis of clinical microbiology, including collection, setup, identification, susceptibility testing, and reporting procedures. Fee: $24 Insurance: $13.10Skills: C ( ) Course Type: W

PLAB 1166 PHLEBOTOMY PRACTICUM (1-0-7). An intermediate or advanced type of health professions work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience in the discipline, enhance skills, and integrate knowledge. The emphasis is on practical work experience for which the student has already acquired the necessary theoretical knowledge and basic skills. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional, generally a clinical preceptor. A health practicum may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. Insurance: $13.10Skills: P ( ) Course Type: W

PLAB 1223 PHLEBOTOMY (2-1-4). Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. Emphasis on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. Topics include professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Fee: $20 Insurance: $3.10Skills: P Prerequisites: Application required. ( ) Course Type: W


Course Descriptions as of August 26, 2004 09:00am
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