Medical Technology : Courses

MT 101 Introduction to Medical Technology I

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Includes visits to local hospital laboratories to view medical technologists at work in the various specialty areas, and discussion of current topics guided by senior students under faculty supervision.

MT 201 Medical Terminology

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Includes medical terminology and discussion of current topics.

MT 302 Instrumental Analysis

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers principles and operation of a variety of instruments used in clinical laboratories and medical research. Discusses physical and chemical properties of matter that make measurement possible. Presents theoretical and practical aspects of spectral, electrochemical, chromatographic, colligative and nuclear instrumentation. Also presents relevant calculations and applies them in lab experiments.

MT 401 Clinical Biochemistry

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CHE 202 Or PGY 300
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Presents basic biochemistry, emphasizing human metabolic pathways and their relationship to health and disease. Case studies and problem-solving illustrate the applications of biochemistry to human disease and its diagnosis in the clinical laboratory.

MT 402 Clinical Immunology Lec

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: BIO 201 Or MIC 301
Co-requisites: Students must enroll in LAB and LEC in the sam term.
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores functions and mechanisms of the human immune system, including antigen-antibody reactions and their application to serological testing. Autoimmune diseases, syphilis, hepatitis, AIDS, infectious mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus infections and toxoplasmosis are among the disease states studied.

MT 405 Clinical Immunohematology

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MT 402
Type: LLR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies human blood group antigens and antibodies; also examines compatibility testing for blood transfusions and problem solving involving case studies.

MT 407 Clinical Chemistry

Credits: 6
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MT 302 Or MT 401
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Discusses pathological and physiological implications of electrolytes, blood gases, metabolites, enzymes, hormones, and drugs. Emphasizes developing technical competencies in analytical methods and computer-based data reduction and interpretation. Covers introductory methods of evaluation, quality control and basic statistical decision-making procedures.

MT 408 Hospital Chemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MT 407
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Assignment in a clinical laboratory that provides supervised practicum in clinical chemistry.

MT 409 Clinical Microbiology

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MIC 301 Or MT 401
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves a comprehensive study of the classification, etiology, pathogenicity, laboratory identification, diagnosis, and treatment of bacterial infections. Emphasizes techniques and methods used to identify and isolate bacterial pathogens. Provides an overview of the classification and pathogenicity of viral infections. The laboratory consists of microscopic, biochemical and immunological procedures to identify pathogens from clinical specimens.

MT 410 Hospital Microbiology

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MT 409 Or MT 429
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Assignment in a clinical laboratory that provides supervised practicum in clinical bacteriology.

MT 411 Clinical Hematology

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MT 405
Type: LLR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Comprehensive study of clinical hematology. The lecture focuses on the components of blood and their specific role, hematopoiesis, and the incidence, etiology, diagnosis and treatment of hematologic disorders. The laboratory complements the lecture and provides the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of the basis for hematologic laboratory testing, the development of the technical skills for the performance of a variety of laboratory procedures and the interpretation of laboratory results.

MT 412 Hospital Hematology

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MT 411 Or MT 431
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Assignment in a clinical laboratory that provides supervised practicum in clinical hematology.

MT 413 Clinical Elective

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves rotations designed to provide depth and enrichment of students' experience in particular health-care areas pertinent to medical technology (e.g., virology, histocompatability, toxicology, tissue pathology, andrology and forensics).

MT 414 Hospital Blood Bank

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MT 405
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Assignment in a clinical laboratory that provides supervised practicum in blood banking.

MT 416 Clinical Parasitology

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MT 409
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys the distribution, pathogenesis, identification and life cycles of clinically significant parasites, emphasizing the infective and diagnostic stages. The laboratory features identifying characteristics of parasites using fixed and fresh clinical specimens.

MT 417 Laboratory Education and Seminar

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines clinical and classroom instructional design, evaluation strategies, statistical tools, and teaching skills; seminar portion features student presentations about topics relevant to medical technology.

MT 419 Phlebotomy

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Assignment in a clinical laboratory that provides instruction and supervised practicum in blood-collection techniques.

MT 420 Clinical Correlations

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Discusses case studies using problem-solving techniques to analyze and interpret relevant clinical and laboratory data. A comprehensive examination covers all program coursework.

MT 421 Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluids

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MT 407
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores theoretical and applied aspects of urinalysis and body fluids.

MT 422 Biomolecular Technology and Diagnostics

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: BCH 403 Or MIC 301 Or MT 401
Co-requisites: Students must enroll in LAB and LEC in the same term.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Discusses the basic biochemistry needed to understand Mendelian genetics, basic techniques used in molecular biology, practical uses of molecular biotechnology in diagnosis, research and industry, and ethical issues surrounding the use of biotechnology. Laboratory consists of hands-on and demonstration exercises illustrating techniques used in biomolecular technology and diagnosis.

MT 423 Laboratory Management

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers managerial theory and practice, resume writing and interviewing, influence of regulatory agencies, and current issues affecting health care.

MT 426 Technical Communications for the Scientific Professional

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers the multiple styles of presentation that are required for effective technical communication, emphasizing the ability to accurately analyze and present data and technical information. Formats that are emphasized include writing abstracts, materials and methods, introductions with references, standard operating protocols, figure legends, and patent applications. Additional lectures cover avoiding common errors in grammar and usage, accessing library resources, and use of molecular biology databases. Expects graduate students to complete a grant application and generate a completed bibliography to be used in their thesis research. The course also covers the correct usage of multiple software packages used in science writing, including Adobe Phtotshop, SPSS, and EndNote.

MT 428 Forensic Science

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CHE 202 Or CHE 252
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the field of forensic science, including the general areas of forensic serology, DNA analysis, chemistry/drug analysis, firearms/tool marks, arson, and trace evidence.

MT 429 Clinical Mycology

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MT 409
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Comprehensive study of the classification, etiology, pathogenicity, diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections. Emphasizes techniques and methods used to isolate and identify fungal pathogens. The laboratory consists of microscopic and biochemical procedures to identify molds and yeasts from clinical specimens.

MT 430 Bioseparation Techniques

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MT 302
Type: LBR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the biochemistry of selected laboratory experiments designed to provide the student experience with common analytical techniques associated with the isolation, quantification, and characterization of biomolecules emphasizing instrumentation. Practices multiple bioseparation techniques including thin layer, classical column, high performance liquid, and gas chromatography as well as electrophoretic separation. Also employs automated and semi-automated chemistry systems.

MT 431 Clinical Hemostasis

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MT 411
Type: LLR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Comprehensive study of hemostasis including an in-depth examination of the components of coagulation and fibrinolytic systems and related disorders. Emphasizes the clinical and diagnostic features of the disorders of coagulation and fibrinolysis, and the selection and performance of appropriate laboratory tests.

MT 432 Introduction to Medical Genetics

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Discusses the basic principles of medical genetics, including basic Mendelian genetics, the molecular and biochemical basis of genetics, developmental genetics, genetics of complex diseases, genetics of cancer, genetic counseling, and prenatal diagnosis.

MT 434 Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MT 402
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the concepts of cell and tissue culture, with specific laboratory exercises designed to expose the student, through the use of primary and established cell lines, to sterile technique, media preparation, quality control and cell line validation, passaging of nonadherent and adherent cells, cryopreservation, and microscopy and digital photography. Cellular assays for viability, proliferation, invasion, and apoptosis are performed.

MT 437 Applications of Molecular Biotechnology

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MT 401
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Discussions of the application of recombinant DNA technology to create various products and to solve problems. Topics include the manipulation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells to produce recombinant proteins, directed mutatgenesis/protein engineering, production of therapeutic agents and vaccines, gene therapy, commercial product production by recombinant microorganisms, bioremediation and biomass utilization, genetic engineering of plants, transgenic animals and the regulation and patenting of molecular biotechnology.

MT 445 Biotechnology Career Preparation

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Pass/Fail
Explores the various careers in biotechnology with participation by individuals from various biotechnology companies. Discusses career options such as research and development, quality control and quality assurance, regulatory affairs, marketing, management, patent development, and sales. Teaches written skills including preparation of a resume and a curriculum vitae. Oral skills include preparing for and experiencing a mock interview.

MT 447 Introduction to Microbial Genome Annotation

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MT 401
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Application of the Integrated Microbial Genomics Annotation Collaboration Toolkit (IMG-ACT) to perform annotation of genes in a microbe with a sequenced genome. A series of online modules will be demonstrated by the instructor, followed by student application of the modules to genes assigned to them for analysis.

MT 496 Internship in Biotechnology

Credits: 1 - 12
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A one-semester, variable credit internship at a biotechnology site. includes participation in one or more projects selected to integrate the materials learned in academic courses. Placement is accomplished by the program director, based on the coursework completed and interest of the student. Generally requires an interview at the biotechnology site before placement.

MT 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 4
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Involves method and equipment evaluations or other short-term projects, arranged in consultation with individual faculty members.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:44 EST