CLT 1200 - Introduction to Clinical Laboratory
The course will introduce students to the terms, concepts, procedures, and equipment used in a professional medical laboratory. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
CLT 2110 - Urine & Body Fluid Analysis/Immunology/Serology
The course will provide instruction on the structure and function of the kidney, renal pathology and the principles, sources of error and interpretation of test results in urinalysis. Principles of CSF and serous fluid analysis are covered. This course is also an introduction to the principles of immunology, covering the broad areas of the body's defense mechanisms, the nature of the mammalian immune system and the immune response, and discusses immunological disease states of auto-immunity, tumor immunology, transplant immunology, immunodeficiency, and the theory behind immunoassays used in the laboratory environment. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
CLT 2210 - Hematology
The course will introduce the students 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. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.
CLT 2310 - Clinical Chemistry
The course will introduce the students to the theory and application of human biochemistry and principles of chemistry techniques used in the analysis of blood and other body fluids. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.
CLT 2410 - Clinical Microbiology/Parasitology
Basic concepts of microbiology with emphasis on microbial pathogenesis and immunity. Medically important microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, viruses, rickettsia, protozoa, and the diseases which they produce. This course will also introduce students to the basic knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of clinically significant micro-organisms, the emphasis will be on describing phenotypic characteristics of clinically relevant organisms and the principles of antimicrobial action. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.
CLT 2510 - Immunohematology
An introduction to theory and practice of blood banking and transfusion medicine. Various Blood typing and Antibody identification tests will be performed in the Clinical blood banking simulated lab. This course 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. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
CLT 2810 - CLT Practicum
Practical training in clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology and serology under the direction of a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) approved/accredited hospital educational program personnel.