Course Offerings - MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
An orientation course required of all Freshman and transfer students intending to major in Medical Technology. Topics include: Historical development of the profession, organization and function of a modern clinical laboratory, correlation of chemical and biological tests with disease states, student perspective of the clinical internship, government regulations, and professional and educational opportunities for the Medical Technologist. Students will also be required to visit a hospital laboratory to observe the daily routine of a Medical Technologist. Prerequisites: Majors or consent of Program Director. Pass/Fail course68-351 Selected Topics in Medical Technology 1-2 cr.
Includes an introduction to quality control, laboratory management and educational technics as related to Medical Technology. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status. Pass/Fail Course.68-402 Immunohematology (.5+1) 1 cr.
An introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of blood transfusion practices. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-403 Clinical Microbiology I (1+4) 3 cr.
A study of general principles and techniques used in clinical microbiology and an introduction to the study of common pathogenic bacteria. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-404 Clinical Microbiology II (1+4) 3 cr.
A detailed study of pathogenic bacteria and of methods for their identification. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-411 Clinical Hematology I (2+4) 4 cr.
An introductory study of the hematopoietic system including diseases of the red blood cells; types, determination, and diseases of the hemoglobins. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-412 Clinical Hematology II (1+4) 3 cr.
Study of the types of stains for blood cells, and special laboratory tests in clinical hematology; an investigation of stained blood smears and bone marrow smears. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-413 Clinical Blood Bank I (1+2) 1-2 cr.
An introduction to immunological principles as applied to blood cells; theory and practice of blood collection, grouping, typing, and cross matching; detection, identification, and titration of selected antibodies. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-414 Clinical Blood Bank II (1+2) 2 cr.
Study of blood and blood components; blood processing and blood bank records; infusion reactions; disease and blood banking. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-416 Clinical Immunology-Serology (1+4) 3 cr.
A study of the basic principles of immunology and serology as applied to the identification of common hospital pathogens. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-420 Introduction to Urinalysis (.5+ 1) 1 cr.
An introduction to the chemical, physical, and microscopic aspects of urinalysis and their relationship to renal function. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-421 Clinical Urinalysis (1+2) 1-2 cr.
Includes the theory of renal function, and the theoretical and practical aspects of chemical and microscopic urinalysis. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-422 Clinical Parasitology (0+2) 1 cr.
A study of the common pathogenic parasites and of methods for their identification and treatment. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-423 Clinical Mycology (0+2) 1 cr.
A study of common infectious fungi and of methods for their identification and treatment. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-431 Clinical Chemistry I (3+4) 5 cr.
Covers the fundamental concepts in clinical biochemistry including a correlation of body chemical levels with normal and diseased states, and the study of a variety of analytical techniques for diagnosing diseases. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-432 Clinical Chemistry II (3+4) 5 cr.
Includes a study of the chemistry of body fluids and the related analytical techniques for measuring chemical substances which aid in the diagnosis of diseases. Prerequisite: Clinical Internship Status.68-446 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.68-456 Related Readings 1-3 cr.
See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.68-474 Honors: Thesis 1-6 cr.
Prerequisites: University scholar status and junior standing. Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be "Honors Thesis." Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Maximum of 6 credits.
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Last Updated July 1, 1999