Medical Laboratory Technology Science

 

What you'll learn...

Semesters 1 – 3 consist of 51 weeks of classroom instruction and related laboratory sessions at CNC. Before continuing to the practicum, you must complete all courses in semesters 1 through 3 with grades of 60% (C) or more.

Semester 1

MLTS 101 Medical Terminology

This course is designed to provide the student with the basic fundamentals of medical terminology in both written and spoken forms. Mastery of word parts and building skills will aid the student in understanding medical terminology and anatomical relations. Medical terminology of the organization of the body, to include integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, and nervous systems will be studied along with the special senses and the endocrine system.
1 CR

MLTS 110 Microbiology & Infection Prevention

Microbiology and Infection control introduces the student to clinical microbiology and infectious diseases including a brief history of microbiology and introduction to bacterial genetics and metabolism. Disinfection and antimicrobial treatment are introduced. Immunology and the body’s response to foreign substances is introduced. Common Gram positive cocci that are often involved in human diseases are covered.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: MLTS 101, 112, 114, 116 , 122
4 CR

MLTS 112 Introduction to Laboratory Medicine

This course will provide the theory and practice required to perform basic procedures in a laboratory. The following topics will be covered: laboratory glassware, pipettes, use of balances, centrifuges, thermal equipment, microscopes and solution preparation with related calculations and laboratory safety. This introductory course develops the learner’s understanding of the importance of effective interpersonal communication skills and team work in the health care setting. The diverse needs and human relations posed by health care clients are also explored..

Prerequisites or Corequisites: MLTS 101, 110, 114, 116 , 122
3 CR

MLTS 114 Anatomy and Pysiology

This course develops the student’s understanding of the structure and function of organs and systems in the normal human body. A study of basic chemical principles is included. Medical terminology will be expanded and concepts of pathology introduced. Lab exercises will develop the ability to recognize cellular and noncellular components in body systems.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: MLTS 101, 110, 112, 114, 116 , 122
4 CR

MLTS 116 Quality Systems

This course develops the student’s understanding of the structure and function of organs and systems in the normal human body. A study of basic chemical principles is included. Medical terminology will be expanded and concepts of pathology introduced. Lab exercises will develop the ability to recognize cellular and noncellular components in body systems.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: MLTS 101, 110, 112, 114, 116 , 122
3 CR

MLTS 122 Principles of Laboratory Analysis

This course focuses on the principles commonly used for quantitative analysis in clinical laboratories. It will introduce the student to the principles and applications of light measuring systems, electrochemistry, electrophoresis, chromatography, osmometry, immunoassay, mass spectrometry and particle analysis.

Prerequisite or Corequisites: MLTS 101, 110, 112, 114, 116
3 CR

Semester 2

MLTS 131 Histotechnology I

An introduction to the principles and practices of preparing clinical specimens for histological examination. Topics covered includes: preparation of specimens for examination, fixation; preparation of tissue in wax blocks and application of the wax embedded tissue onto slides.

Prerequisites: MLTS 101, 110, 112, 114, 116, 122
2 CR

MLTS 143 Microbiology II

Microbiology II expands the number of microorganisms ad covered in MLTS 110. The body sites and infections involved are also expanded. Antimicrobial treatment are expanded. Common Gram negative bacilli that are often involved in human diseases are covered. The student continues to practice the safe lab practices learned in MLTS 110.

Prerequisite: MLTS 101, 110, 112, 114, 116, 122
3 CR

MLTS 158 Introduction to Hematology

This course is a study of the production and function of the normal blood cells: erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets. The laboratory sessions include microscopic evaluation of blood films as well as some of the procedures routinely performed in the clinical laboratory to evaluate blood cells.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: MLTS 101, 110, 112, 114, 116, 122
3 CR

MLTS 164 Chemistry 1

This course will provide the knowledge and skills required to perform selected tests in clinical chemistry. The clinical significance and methods of analysis of various chemical constituents in biological specimens will be covered. During laboratory sessions, students will perform techniques to assay various biochemical constituents in blood and body fluids. Recognizing the relationship between analyses, diagnoses, clinical information will be emphasized.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: MLTS 101, 110, 112, 114, 116, 122
3 CR

MLTS 176 Molecular Diagnostics

This course provides the student with an introduction to the principles of molecular techniques and the practical applications of this technology in a diagnostic laboratory. Topics include, DNA/RNA isolation, hybridization, polymerase chain reaction, and restriction enzyme analysis.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: MLTS 101, 110, 112, 114, 116, 122
2 CR

MLTS 181 Transfusion Medicine I

This course involves the study of immunology, the theory of genetics, blood donations, and red cell blood group systems as they apply to the testing of blood for transfusion purposes. The detection, treatment and prevention of Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn is also covered. Laboratory exercises provide practical experience and complement the theory.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: MLTS 101, 110, 112, 114, 116, 122
3 CR

Semester 3

MLTS 136 Histotechnology II

This course provides an overview of the techniques used to demonstrate cellular and non- cellular components for microscopic examination. Students will perform the techniques and evaluate the results.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: MLTS 131, 143, 158, 164, 176, 181
3 CR

MLTS 144Microbiology III

Microbiology III expands the number of microorganisms as covered in MLTS 110 and MLTS 143. The body sites and infections involved are also expanded. Antimicrobial testing is covered in detail. Gram positive bacilli, anaerobes, and spirochetes that are often involved in human diseases are covered. The student continues to practice the safe lab practices learned in MLTS 110.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: MLTS 143, 158, 164, 176, 181
3 CR

MLTS 161 Hemopathology

Hematopathology Section I is a study of the pathophysiology of various leukemias as related to the laboratory involvement in diagnosis and treatment. Special tests used for differential diagnosis are included. Hematopathology Section II is the pathophysiology of various anemia as related to laboratory involvement in diagnosis and treatment. Special tests used for differential diagnosis are included. Information in both sections is applied to the detection of analytical discrepancies and ensuring timely, valid results.

Prerequisite: MLTS 131, 143, 158, 164, 176, 181
3 CR

MLTS 168 Chemistry II

This course will allow students to build on the knowledge and skills learned in Clinical Chemistry I. The clinical significance and methods of analysis of additional chemical constituents in biological specimens will be covered. During laboratory sessions, students will perform techniques to assay various biochemical constituents in blood and body fluids. Recognizing the relationship between analysis, diagnosis, clinical information and treatment will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: MLTS 131, 143, 158, 164, 176, 181
3 CR

MLTS 182 Transfusion Medicine II

This course involves the study of immunology, the theory of genetics, blood donations, and red cell blood group systems as they apply to the testing of blood for transfusion purposes. The detection, treatment and prevention of Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn is also covered. Laboratory exercises provide practical experience and complement the theory.

Prerequisite: MLTS 131, 143, 158, 164, 176, 181
3 CR

MLTS 195 Practicum Preparation

This course will prepare the students for the acceptance by the practicum site. Required on line courses will be completed and fit testing performed. Orientation to the practicum booklets and instructor expectations in practicum will be discussed.

Prerequisite: MLTS 131, 143, 158, 164, 176, 181
0 CR

Practicum

MLTS 238 Histotechnology Practicum

This course reviews and expands the student’s theoretical knowledge of Histotechnology through tutorials and exams. This course also covers the practical component of Histotechnology through work experience in a clinical laboratory.

Prerequisite: MLTS 136, 144, 161, 168, 182, 195
4 CR

MLTS 248 Microbiology Practicum

This course reviews and expands the student’s theoretical knowledge of microbiology through tutorials, worksheets, case studies and exams. This course also covers the practical component of microbiology through work experience in a clinical laboratory.

Prerequisite: MLTS 136, 144, 161, 168, 182, 195
9 CR

MLTS 264 Hematology Practicum

This course reviews and expands the student’s theoretical knowledge of hematology through tutorials, case studies and exams. This course also covers the practical component of hematology through work experience in a clinical laboratory.

Prerequisite: MLTS 136, 144, 161, 168, 182, 195
7 CR

MLTS 268 Clinical Chemistry Practicum

This course reviews and expands the student’s theoretical knowledge of clinical chemistry through tutorials, worksheets, case studies and exams. This course also covers the practical component of clinical chemistry through work experience in a clinical laboratory.

Prerequisite: MLTS 136, 144, 161, 168, 182, 195
7 CR

MLTS 270 Specimen Collection and Handling Practicum

Major topics covered are blood collection, safe work practices, and professionalism. Students will practice the collection, handling, transportation and processing of various laboratory specimens to help ensure the quality of laboratory results. Emphasis will be on the collection of blood specimens, and practice in venous collection on adult and capillary collection will be provided.

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3 CR

MLTS 288 Transfusion Medicine Practicum

This course reviews and expands the student’s theoretical knowledge of transfusion science through case studies, worksheets and exams. This includes the principles of immunology, quality control procedures, red blood cell antigens and antibodies, and adverse transfusion reactions. This course also covers the practical component of transfusion science through work experience in a clinical laboratory. This includes performing quality control procedures, the detection of antigens and antibodies, identifying common red blood cell antigens and antibodies, preparing and issuing blood products, and recognizing and investigating adverse transfusion reactions.

Prerequisite: MLTS 136, 144, 161, 168, 182, 195
4 CR

Medical Laboratory Technology Science Diploma

  • Credential:Diploma
  • Type: Full-time *three semesters on campus, one year at practicum site
  • Campus: Prince George
  • Fees: $3,100 per semester.
    Practicum year $8,400
These fees are an estimate.

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