NHCC | North Hennepin Community College

Course Descriptions

MLT 1000    Clinical Laboratory Basics     Credits  1         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will introduce the student to the general role of health care provider as well as the specific role of the Medical Laboratory Technician. Basic aspects of medical terminology, laboratory safety, quality control, microscopy, pipetting techniques, laboratory mathematics, and venipuncture technique also will be presented. Prerequisite: Admission to MLT Program



MLT 1100    Clinical Urinalysis/Body Fluids     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will include lab skills such as pipetting, microscopy and centrifugation; review of the anatomy and physiology of the kidney, role of the kidney in disease; physical, chemical and microscopic properties of urine; and clinical correlation of lab results. Other body fluids and seminal fluid analysis will be reviewed in the lecture portion and laboratory portion. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT program; BIOL 1001, MLT 1000, Biol 1120 previous or concurrent.



MLT 1200    Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation     Credits  1         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course covers basic physical operating principles, care/maintenance and problem-solving skills of clinical laboratory instruments. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program



MLT 1250    Clinical Immunology     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course introduces students to the basic elements of the immune system and provides for application of the principles of immunology to immunologic techniques utilized in the clinical laboratory. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program; MLT 1000 Clinical Laboratory Basics



MLT 1990    Medical Lab Technician Special Topics     Credits  1-4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will provide flexibility in offering an in-depth review of topics of immediate importance and topical interest. These topics will go beyond the introductory courses in examining specific aspects of the subject matter.



MLT 2050    Clinical Hematology     Credits  4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

The course will include development, normal and abnormal characteristics of the cellular elements of the blood; the basic techniques and instrumentation utilized in the hematology laboratory; the theory and techniques of coagulation studies; and the clinical correlation of all procedures. This course will include development, normal and abnormal characteristics of the cellular elements of blood; the basic techniques and instrumentation utilized in the hematology laboratory; the theory and techniques of coagulation studies; and the clinical correlation of all procedures. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program MLT 1000, 1100, 1200, and 1250



MLT 2080    Clinical Microbiology     Credits  4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course covers the isolation, identification, and significance of clinically associate bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, and parasites. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program and Biol 1001



MLT 2100    Clinical Chemistry     Credits  4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course introduces the basic principles, procedures, and correlations of the clinical chemistry laboratory. The theory of basic laboratory instrumentation and procedures will be discussed and practiced. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program; MLT 1000 and 1200 and Chem 1062.



MLT 2150    Clinical Immunohematology     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will include principles of immunohematology and transfusion service procedures, including blood typing, antibody screening, compatibility testing, antibody identification, problem resolution, hemolytic disease of the newborn, and transfusion therapy. (two hours lecture, three hours lab) Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program; MLT 1250 and MLT 2050.



MLT 2310    Applied Phlebotomy     Credits  1         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

The course provides the student with experience in phlebotomy skills. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program; Completion of MLT Didactic Courses



MLT 2320    Applied Hematology     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is designed to give the student clinical experience in the area of hematology and body fluids. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program. Completion of MLT Didactic Courses



MLT 2330    Applied Coagulation     Credits  1         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is designed to give the student clinical experience in the area of coagulation. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program; Completion of MLT Didactic courses



MLT 2340    Applied Urinalysis     Credits  1         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is designed to give the student clinical experience in the area of urinalysis. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program; Completion of MLT Didactic Courses



MLT 2350    Applied Microbiology     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

The course is designed to give the student clinical experience in the area of microbiology. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program; Completion of MLT Didactic Courses



MLT 2360    Applied Immunohematology     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is the application of immunohematology policies and procedures in the clinical transfusion service setting. Students will perform pretransfusion compatibility testing in accordance with the American Association of Blood Bank Standards. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT Program; Completion of MLT Didactic Courses



MLT 2380    Applied Chemistry     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

The course provides the student with experience in the clinical chemistry laboratory as well as study in the theory and principles involved. Prerequisite: Completion of MLT Didactic Courses