Medical Laboratory (MDL) at Lord Fairfax Community College


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MDL 101 - Introduction to Medical Laboratory Techniques
Introduces the basic techniques including design of the health care system, ethics, terminology, calculations, venipuncture and routine urinalysis.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MDL 105 - Phlebotomy
Introduces basic medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, components of health care delivery and clinical laboratory structure. Teaches techniques of specimen collection, specimen handling, and patient interactions.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MDL 106 - Clinical Phlebotomy
Focuses on obtaining blood specimens, processing specimens, managing assignments, assisting with and/or performing specified tests, performing clerical duties and maintaining professional communication. Provides supervised learning in college laboratory/and or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
MDL 110 - Urinalysis and Body Fluids
Studies the gross, chemical, and microscopic techniques used in the clinical laboratory. Emphasizes study of clinical specimens which include the urine, feces, cerebrospinal fluid, blood, and body exudates. Introduces specimen collection and preparation.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MDL 125 - Clinical Hematology I
Teaches the cellular elements of blood including blood cell formation, and routine hematological procedures.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MDL 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MDL 210 - Immunology and Serology
Teaches principles of basic immunology, physiology of the immune system, diseases involving the immune system, as well as serologic procedures.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MDL 216 - Blood Banking
Teaches fundamentals of blood grouping and typing, compatibility testing, antibody screening, component preparation, donor selection, and transfusion reactions and investigation.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week..
3-4 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 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. Laboratory 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 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