Medical Laboratory (MDL)

MDL 243 - Introduction to Clinical Molecular Diagnostics

Course Description

Effective: 2011-08-01

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.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student the basic concepts and techniques used in molecular diagnostics. Topics to be covered include: history of molecular concepts; nucleic acid function and structure; human genetics; DNA structure; nucleic acid isolation, identification and amplification techniques; and components of a clinical molecular diagnostics

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Must be in the final year of the Medical Laboratory Technology AAS degree program or have division approval.

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MDL 260 - Laboratory Instrumentation

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

To provide current students with the theory and skills necessary to ensure valid lab results using automated analysis by commonly utilized laboratory instrumentation. To include: Instrument Quality Assurance, troubleshooting and general maintenance of the instruments; Principals of LIS interface; current instrument methodology.

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MDL 266 - Clinical Chemistry Techniques

Course Description

Effective: 2012-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

In conjunction with lecture courses in clinical chemistry, the purpose of this course is to provide entry level competency needed for employment in a routine clinical chemistry laboratory.

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MDL 276 - Clinical Hematology Techniques

Course Description

Effective: 2012-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course will give the student the opportunity to perform the hematological techniques learned in MDL 127 in an accredited clinical setting.

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MDL 277 - Clinical Blood Banking Techniques

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course will give the student an opportunity to perform and interpret routine blood banking procedures.

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