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Clinical Laboratory Technology (CLT)

CLT 111  Urinalysis and Body Fluids    
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Lec 2 hrs, Lab 4 hrs)
This course focuses on the theory and techniques in the examination of urine and other body fluids. The student is introduced to the physical and chemical properties of these fluids as well as microscopic examination of sediment and the identification of cells and crystals. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic urinalysis and correlate laboratory results to renal disorders and other disease states. (F)

CLT 121  CLT Hematology    
5 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Lec 3 hrs, Lab 4 hrs)
In this course the theory and techniques of hematology are covered. The student is presented with blood components, normal and abnormal cell morphology, hemostasis, and selected automated methods. Upon completion, students should be able to perform various procedures including preparation and examination of hematologic slides and relate results to specific disorders. (F, Sp)

CLT 131  Laboratory Techniques    
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Lec 3 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
This course covers the basic principles and techniques used in the clinical laboratory. Emphasis is placed on terminology, basic microscopy, safety, and computations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform various basic laboratory analyses and utilize basic theories of laboratory principles. (F, Su)

CLT 141  CLT Microbiology I    
5 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Lec 3 hrs, Lab 4 hrs)
The student is presented with the theories, techniques, and methods used in basic bacteriology. Focus is on bacterial isolation, identification, and susceptibility testing. Upon completion, students should be able to select media, isolate and identify microorganisms, and discuss modern concepts of epidemiology. (Sp)

CLT 142  CLT Microbiology II    
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Lec 3 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
The student is presented with the theories, techniques, and methods used in basic parasitology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis is placed on special bacteria, identification, life cycles, culture growth, and pathological states of infection and infestation. Upon completion, students should be able to identify certain parasites, demonstrate various staining and culture procedures, and discuss the correlation of certain microorganisms to pathological conditions. (Su)

CLT 151  CLT Clinical Chemistry    
5 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Lec 3 hrs, Lab 4 hrs)
This course emphasizes theories and techniques in basic and advanced clinical chemistry. Coverage includes various methods of performing biochemical analyses on clinical specimens. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of clinical chemistry, evaluate quality control, and associate abnormal test results to clinical significance. (Sp)

CLT 161  Integrated Laboratory Simulation    
2 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Lab 4 hrs)
This course provides an opportunity for the student to perform clinical laboratory procedures from all phases of laboratory testing as a review of previous laboratory courses. Emphasis is placed on case studies, organization of tasks, timing, accuracy, and simulation of routine operations in a clinical laboratory. Upon completion, students should be able to organize tasks and perform various basic laboratory analyses with accuracy and precision. (F, Su)

CLT 181  Immunology    
2 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Lec 1 hr, Lab 2 hrs)
Theory and techniques in immunology are presented to the student. Emphasis is placed on the basic principles of the immune system, serologic testing, the production of specific antibodies and their use in the identification of infectious organisms. Upon completion, students should be able to relate basic principles of immunology, describe techniques for analytical methods utilizing immunological concepts, and correlate results of analysis to certain disease states. (F, Su)

CLT 191  CLT Immunohematology    
5 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Lec 3 hrs, Lab 4 hrs)
Theory and techniques in immunohematology are presented to the student. In this course coverage includes antigen and antibody reactions including blood typing, antibody detection and identification, and compatibility testing. Upon completion, students should be able to apply theories and principles of immunohematology to procedures for transfusion and donor services, and correlate blood banking practices to certain disease states and disorders. (Sp, Su)

CLT 288  Special Topics in CLST I    
2 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Lab 4 hrs)
In this seminar students work independently on a research project and present their findings in a paper. Topics are current, as are all materials that are used to support their research. Upon completion, students should be able to perform scientific research and present a paper in proper form. (as needed)

CLT 293  CLT Clinical Seminar    
2 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
This course is a cumulative review of clinical laboratory science theory. The seminar consists of an on-campus summation of previous classes emphasizing recall, application of theory, correlation, and evaluation of all areas of clinical laboratory science. Upon completion, students should be able to apply theory of analytical methods, recognize normal, abnormal, and erroneous results, and relate laboratory results to pathological conditions. (F, Su)

CLT 294  Clinical Laboratory Practicum I    
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Prec 9 hrs)
This supervised practicum is within the clinical setting and provides laboratory practice in hematology and urinalysis. Emphasis is placed on clinical skills and performance in areas such as specimen preparation and examination, instrumentation, reporting of results, management of data and quality control. Upon completion, students should be able to process specimens, perform analyses utilizing various methods including instrumentation, report results, manage data and quality control using information systems. (F, Sp)

CLT 295  Clinical Laboratory Practicum II    
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Prec 9 hrs)
This supervised practicum is within the clinical setting and provides laboratory practice in microbiology. Emphasis is placed on clinical skills and performance in areas such as recovery, isolation, culturing and identification of microorganisms. Upon completion, students should be able to isolate, culture, analyze microorganisms utilizing various methods, report results, manage data and quality control using information systems. (F, Sp)

CLT 296  Clinical Laboratory Practicum III    
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Prec 9 hrs)
This supervised practicum is within the clinical setting and provides laboratory practice in serology and immunohematology. Emphasis is placed on clinical skills and performance in areas such as the detection and identification of antibodies, the typing of blood, and compatibility testing of blood and blood components. Upon completion, students should be able to perform the screening for and identification of antibodies, compatibility testing, record and manage data and quality control using information systems. (F, Sp)

CLT 297  Clinical Laboratory Practicum IV    
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to program
(Prec 9 hrs)
This supervised practicum is within the clinical setting and provides laboratory practice in clinical chemistry. Emphasis is placed on clinical skills and performance in areas such as computerized instrumentation and the ability to recognize technical problems. Upon completion, students should be able to perform biochemical analysis by various methods, including testing utilizing computer oriented instrumentation, report test results, manage patient data and quality control statistics using information systems. (F, Sp)