Course Descriptions

  • MT 500 Independent Study, 1- 7 cr.

    Method and equipment evaluations or other short-term projects, arranged in consultation with individual faculty members.

  • MT 501 Methods of Analysis, 4 cr.

    Clinical, hospital, and research laboratories utilize a variety of analytical instruments for biomedical research and diagnosis of diseases and conditions. MT 501 lecture will cover the theoretical principles of instrumental analysis; the MT 501 laboratory will cover the operational techniques of a variety of instruments, including practical aspects of spectral, electrochemical, chromatographic, colligative and nuclear instrumentation. Students are required to take both the lecture and the laboratory.

  • MT 502 Fundamentals Of Immunology, 1-3 cr.

    Clinical Immunology Laboratory explores functions and mechanisms of the human immune system, including antigen-antibody reactions and their application to serological testing. Autoimmune diseases, syphilis, hepatitis, HIV-AIDS, infectious mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus infections and toxoplasmosis are among the disease states studied.

  • MT 503-504 Seminar, 1 cr.

    Presentation and critical evaluation of current literature; participation in group discussion. Must be taken each semester that the student is registered.

  • MT 505 Method Evaluation And Comparison, 2 cr.

    The various aspects of evaluating new procedures for the clinical laboratory will be discussed. Laboratory work involves setting up and testing a selected method, including comparison with an established procedure.

  • MT 506 Research Rotation In Clinical Laboratory Science, 1 cr.

    One semester rotation through various faculty laboratories to help students decide the direction of their future research.

  • MT 507 Clinical Chemistry, 6 cr.

    Discusses pathological and physiological implications of electrolytes, blood gases, metabolites, enzymes, hormones, and drugs. Emphasizes developing technical competencies in analytical methods and computer-based data reduction and interpretation. Covers introductory methods of evaluation, quality control and basic statistical decision-making procedures.

  • MT 509 Clinical Microbiology, 2-3 cr.

    Comprehensive study of the classification, etiology, pathogenicity, laboratory identification, diagnosis, and treatment of bacterial infections. Emphasizes techniques and methods used to identify and isolate bacterial pathogens. Overview of the classification and pathogenicity of viral infections. Laboratory consists of microscopic, biochemical and immunological procedures to identify pathogens from clinical specimens.

  • MT 511 Clinical Hematology, 4 cr.

    Comprehensive study of clinical hematology. The lecture focuses on the components of blood and their specific role, hematopoiesis, and the incidence, etiology, diagnosis and treatment of hematologic disorders. The laboratory complements the lecture and provides the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of the basis for hematologic laboratory testing, the development of the technical skills for the performance of a variety of laboratory procedures and the interpretation of laboratory results.

  • MT 515 Laboratory Management, 1 cr.

    Clinical and classroom instructional design, evaluation strategies, statistical tools, and teaching skills.

  • MT 516 Clinical Parasitology, 1 cr.

    Clinical Parasitology studies the relationship between human-as-host, and parasites. MT 516 will present the theory and laboratory techniques of the distribution, pathogenesis, identification and life cycles of clinically significant parasites, such as worms and protozoa, emphasizing the infective and diagnostic stages. The laboratory features identifying characteristics of parasites using prepared clinical specimens.

  • MT 517 Laboratory Education, 1 cr.

    Managerial theory and practice, resume writing and interviewing, influence of regulatory agencies, and current issues affecting health care.

  • MT 520 Clinical Correlations, 1 cr.

    Discusses case studies using problem-solving techniques to analyze and interpret relevant clinical and laboratory data; comprehensive examination covering all program coursework.

  • MT 521 Clinical Urinalysis & Body Fluids, 1 cr.

    Clinical Urinalysis and Other Body Fluids is a study of body fluids for health and disease and conditions. MT 521 will explore the theoretical and applied aspects of urinalysis and other body fluids. The laboratory will teach parameters that can be measured, such as proteins, enzymes, blood cells, and ions.

  • MT 522 Biomolecular Technology And Diagnosis, 1-2 cr.

    Discusses the basic biochemistry needed to understand Mendelian genetics, basic techniques used in molecular biology, practical uses of molecular biotechnology in diagnosis, research and industry, and ethical issues surrounding the use of biotechnology. Laboratory consists of hands-on and demonstration exercises illustrating techniques used in biomolecular technology and diagnosis.

  • MT 526 Technical Communication For Scientific Professionals, 2 cr.

    This course covers the multiple styles of presentation that are required for effective technical communication, emphasizing the ability to accurately analyze and present data and technical information in both written and oral formats. Written formats to be covered include preparation of a poster, writing SOPS/materials and methods, figures, tables and legends, and best practices for lab notebooks. Oral formats to be covered will include journal club discussion, PowerPoint and a poster presentation. Additional lectures will cover avoiding common errors in grammar and usage, accessing peer-reviewed library resources, and constructing a formatted bibliography. The course will also cover scientific vocabulary and best practices in software commonly used in technical communications, including EndNote, Track Changes in Word, and PowerPoint.

  • MT 527 Clinical Biochemistry, 4 cr.

    Clinical Biochemistry is the study of basic human biochemistry, with an emphasis on biomolecular structure, metabolic pathways and their relationship to human health and disease. MT 401/527 will cover the fundamental structures, function and interactions of biological macromolecules, including nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Accepted Biotechnology Students will use MT 401/527 as a foundation for MT 430/530 Bioseparation Techniques, taught each Spring; Accepted Medical Technology Students will use MT 401/527 as a foundation for MT 407/507 Clinical Chemistry.

  • MT 528 Forensic Science, 3 cr.

    Introduces the field of forensic science, including the general areas of forensic serology, DNA analysis, chemistry/drug analysis, firearms/tool marks, arson, and trace evidence.

  • MT 529 Clinical Mycology, 1 cr.

    Mycology is the study of fungi and human fungal infections. MT 529/429 is a comprehensive study of the classification, etiology, pathogenicity, diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections. Emphasizes techniques and methods used to isolate and identify fungal pathogens. The laboratory consists of microscopic and biochemical procedures to identify molds and yeasts from clinical specimens.

  • MT 530 Bioseparation Techniques, 2 cr.

    Lectures are presented to introduce the biochemistry of selected laboratory experiments designed to provide the student experience with common analytical techniques associated with the isolation, quantification and characterization of biomolecules with an emphasis on instrumentation.  Multiple bioseparation techniques including thin layer, classical column, high performance liquid and gas chromatography as well as electrophoretic separations are practiced.  Automated and semi-automated chemistry systems are also employed.

  • MT 531 Clinical Hemostasis, 2 cr.

    Hemostasis is the study of the components of the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems and related disorders. In lecture students will comprehensively study these systems and develop an understanding of mechanisms involved in their normal function as well as the clinical and diagnostic features of the disorders of each system. In the laboratory component students will learn the basis of the laboratory tests performed to assess the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems and become technically proficient in performing these tests. Case studies will also be used for the clinical application of the material.

  • MT 532 Introduction to Medical Genetics, 1 cr.

    Medical Genetics is the study of the basic principles of hereditary medical, including basic Mendelian genetics, molecular and biochemical basis of genetics, developmental genetics, genetics of complex diseases, the genetics of cancer, genetic counseling, and prenatal diagnosis.

  • MT 534 Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques, 4 cr.

    Lectures are presented to introduce the concepts of cell and tissue culture, with specific laboratory exercises designed to expose the student, through the use of primary and established cell lines, to sterile technique, media preparation, quality control and cell line validation, passaging of nonadherent and adherent cells, cryopreservation, and microscopy and digital photography.   Cellular assays for viability, proliferation, invasion, and apoptosis will be performed.

  • MT 535 Clinical Immunohematology, 3 cr.

    Human blood group antigens and antibodies; compatibility testing for blood transfusions and problem solving involving case studies.

  • MT 540 Tumor Immunology, 3 cr.

    In depth study of current clinically used tumor markers, current research on tumor markers and student presentation of a research project concerning the past, present and future of particular tumor antigens.

  • MT 599 Supervised Teaching, 1 cr.

    Attend lectures pertaining to education, Fall semester cr; participate in teaching of an undergraduate course at least one semester. May elect to present lectures, develop teaching materials.

  • MT 650 Research

    Minimum 6 credits required. Guided research.