Medical Laboratory (MDL) at Northern Virginia Community College


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MDL 90 - 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 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 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 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 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
MDL 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MDL 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
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 215 - Immunology
Presents the physiological basis of humoral and cell mediated immunity, including the medical and clinical laboratory application of immunological principles.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 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 243 - Introduction to Clinical Molecular Diagnostics
Provides the fundamentals of genetics and inheritance along with an overview of the basic principles of clinical molecular diagnostics. Discusses the use of common molecular techniques in the diagnosis of disease.
2 Credits, Lecture 2 hours per week.
Must be in the final year of the Medical Laboratory Technology AAS degree program or have division approval.
2 credits
MDL 243 Detailed Outline
MDL 251 - Clinical Microbiology I
Teaches handling, isolation, and identification of pathogenic microorganisms. Emphasizes clinical techniques of bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and virology. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Labortory 3-6 hours. Total 4-8 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 260 - Laboratory Instrumentation
Teaches the theory, principles of operation, methodologies, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the more common instrumentation used in the clinical laboratory.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 2-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MDL 260 Detailed Outline
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 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 266 Detailed Outline
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 276 Detailed Outline
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 277 Detailed Outline
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 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 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MDL 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MDL 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MDL 299 - 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