Medical Laboratory (MDL) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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MDL 100 - Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology
Introduces the basic principles, techniques, and vocabulary applicable to all phases of medical laboratory technology.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
MDL 126 - Clinical Immunohematology/Immunology I
Incorporates basic principles of antigen and antibody reactions included in blood grouping and typing, compatibility testing, and serological procedure.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
MDL 127 - Hematology
Teaches various blood components, how they are obtained and methods of examination. Includes erythrocyte, leukocyte and platelet counts, hemoglobin and hematocrit determinations, normal and abnormal smears. Introduces coagulation screening studies.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
MDL 130 - Basic Clinical Microbiology
Studies classification, theories, techniques, and methods used in basic bacteriology, parasitology, and mycology. Emphasizes routine identification.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MDL 140 - Clinical Urinalysis
Focuses on urinalysis studies including physical and chemical properties, microscopic techniques. Emphasizes the significance of abnormal results.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hour. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
MDL 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MDL 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MDL 225 - Clinical Hematology II
Teaches advanced study of blood to include coagulation, abnormal bloody formation, and changes seen in various diseases.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MDL 227 - Clinical Immunohematology/Immunology II
Emphasizes ability to apply theories and procedures utilized in immunohematology for routine transfusion and donor services. Correlates theories with practical application in order to assess cellular and immune mechanisms in specific disease states.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
MDL 240 - Clinical Microscopy
Studies theories, principles, and interpretation of test results for urine and body fluids associated with normal and abnormal states.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MDL 252 - Clinical Microbiology II
Teaches handling, isolation, and identification of pathogenic microorganisms. Emphasizes clinical techniques of bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and virology. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Labortory 3-6 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MDL 261 - Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation I
Introduces methods of performing biochemical analysis of clinical specimens. Teaches instrumentation involved in a clinical chemistry laboratory, quality control, and the ability to recognize technical problems. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
4-5 credits
MDL 262 - Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation II
Introduces methods of performing biochemical analysis of clinical specimens. Teaches instrumentation involved in a clinical chemistry laboratory, quality control, and the ability to recognize technical problems. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
4-5 credits
MDL 263 - Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation III
Emphasizes application of chemical theories and principles to perform routines and special chemistries on various types of instrumentations, to evaluate quality control programs, and to associate test results with clinical significance.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MDL 265 - Advanced Clinical Chemistry
Presents principles of current special chemistry techniques.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
MDL 266 - Clinical Chemistry Techniques
Includes performing of clinical chemistry methodologies and operation of typical instrumentation in a clinical laboratory or simulated laboratory setting.
(3-4 Cr.) Lab 9-12 hours. Total 12-16 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MDL 275 - Clinical Hematology III
Focuses on maintenance and troubleshooting of automated equipment, on evaluation of quality control programs, on blood dyscrasias, utilizing special stains and bone marrow studies, and on specialized studies for evaluating problems of hemostasis.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MDL 276 - Clinical Hematology Techniques
Stresses performing hematological and coagulation methods and operation of typical instrumentation in a clinical laboratory or simulated laboratory setting.
(3-4 Cr.) Lab 9-12 hours. Total 12-16 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MDL 277 - Clinical Blood Banking Techniques
Provides training in techniques, procedures, and interpretations in Blood Banking in a clinical laboratory or simulated laboratory setting.
Laboratory 12 hours per week. Credits 4 hours.
4 credits
MDL 278 - Clinical Microbiology Techniques II
Includes performing of techniques, procedures, and identification of microorganisms in a clinical laboratory or simulated laboratory setting.
Laboratory 12 hours per week.
4 credits
MDL 279 - Clinical Microbiology III
Stresses ability of the student to culture and identify pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacterial and mycotic agents, to identify parasites, and to associate microorganisms with clinical symptoms.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MDL 281 - Clinical Correlations
Teaches students to apply knowledge gained in courses offered in the MDL curriculum using primarily a case history form of presentation. Emphasizes critical thinking skills in the practice of laboratory medicine.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credits
MDL 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits