Skip to content

Catalog

Course Descriptions

CLT 110: INTRODUCTION TO THE CLINICAL LABORATORY AND PHLEBOTOMY

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Technician Program, Phlebotomy Program, or department approval

This course is an introduction to the clinical laboratory: its functions, its personnel structure, and its relationship to the total healthcare system. Venipuncture techniques, micropuncture techniques, phlebotomy equipment, safe practices, and medicolegal aspects are also studied. (formerly MEDLB 110)

CLT 112: PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL PRACTICUM

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CLT 110 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is a phlebotomy clinical practicum consisting of supervised phlebotomy experiences in a local hospital. Venipunctures, micropunctures, safe techniques, interpersonal communication, ethics and professionalism will be practiced.

CLT 115: INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES AND URINALYSIS

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Laboratory Technician program or department approval

This course is an introduction to the clinical laboratory techniques which include pipetting techniques, dilutions, lab equipment, quality control, and urinalysis theory. Lectures, student laboratories and applied experience are included.

CLT 116: FUNDAMENTALS OF IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Technician program

This course is a study of the basic principles and laboratory techniques of immunology and immunohematology. It will focus on antigen and antibody structures and how they relate to transfusion and donor services and immune system disorders. Lectures and student laboratories are included.

CLT 118: FUNDAMENTALS OF HEMATOLOGY AND HEMOSTASIS

5 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CLT 116 with a grade of "C" or better

This course studies basic laboratory techniques in hematology and coagulation. The course focuses on theories and principles of normal blood cell production and abnormal blood cell production in disease processes. The course includes principles of coagulation and the laboratory techniques used in diagnosis of hemostatic and thrombotic disorders. Lectures and student laboratories are included.

CLT 120: APPLIED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CLT 116 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is a clinical experience in the disciplines of phlebotomy, urinalysis, immunohematology/blood banking, hematology, and immunology/serology.

CLT 214: FUNDMENTALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY I

2.5 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CLT 118 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is an introduction to clinical microbiology which includes collection and handling of biological specimens, bacteria identification techniques, and disease processes. Lecture and student laboratories are included.

CLT 215: FUNDAMENTALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY II

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CLT 214 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is a continuation of CLT 214 and concentrates on the basics of anaerobic bacteria, acid fast organisms, parasites, and fungi, including their pathophysiology, epidemiology and associated diseases. A correlation between pathophysiology and laboratory findings is established. Lecture and student laboratories are included.

CLT 216: FUNDAMENTALS OF CLINICAL CHEMISTRY I

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CLT 214 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is an introduction to basic principles and practices of clinical chemistry. It will include automation, specimen handling, quality control, chemical mathematics, electrolytes, proteins, acid-base balance, carbohydrates and trace elements. Lectures and student laboratories are included.

CLT 217: APPLIED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CLT 214 with a grade of"C" or better

This course is a continued clinical experience in the disciplines of phlebotomy, urinalysis, immunohematology/blood banking, and hematology. The course is a beginning clinical experience in microbiology and chemistry.

CLT 218: FUNDAMENTALS OF CLINICAL CHEMISTRY II

2.5 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CLT 215 and 216 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is a continuation of CLT 216 with emphasis on pathophysiology and testing related to liver function, endocrine function, lipid metabolism, toxicology testing, therapeutic drug monitoring, tumor markers, enzymes, and cardiac markers. Lectures and student laboratories are included.

CLT 219: PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CLT 215 and CLT 216 with a grade of "C" or better

This course will review all of the major disciplines of the clinical laboratory. Professional and ethical issues concerning the clinical laboratory technician are discussed. Lectures and student laboratories are included.

CLT 220: APPLIED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CLT 217 with a grade of "C" or better

This course continues the clinical experience in the disciplines of immunology/serology, chemistry, and microbiology. The course also includes a generalist rotation.