Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Medical Technology - Courses

MT 101 Introduction to Medical Technology
Medical Technology

MT 101 will introduce students to the field of Medical Technology, also called Clinical Laboratory Technology or Medical Laboratory Science. The professional laboratory scientists perform tests and procedures on human body fluids and tissues to determine health and diagnose diseases. Students enrolled in MT 101 will have the opportunity to visit local hospital laboratories to observe medical technologists in various specialty areas (examples may include: blood banking, public health, clinical microbiology, etc.). Students will also meet MT Senior Students, who, under faculty supervision, will discuss current topics in medical technology and demonstrate laboratory experiments with universal precautions, safety and procedures. Open to all students who are interested. Elective credit only; does not fulfill any requirement.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MT 201 Medical Terminology
Medical Technology

Includes medical terminology and discussion of current topics.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MT 302 Instrumental Analysis
Medical Technology

Clinical, hospital, and research laboratories utilize a variety of analytical instruments for biomedical research and diagnosis of diseases and conditions. MT 302 lecture will cover the theoretical principles of instrumental analysis; the MT 302 laboratory will cover the operational techniques of a variety of instruments, including practical aspects of spectral, electrochemical, chromatographic, colligative and nuclear instrumentation. Students are required to take both the lecture and the laboratory. Registration in MT 302 is limited to accepted majors of MT and BTE only.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CHE 202 and MIC 301 and BIO 200 and BIO 201 and PGY 300 and (STA 119 or PSY 207 or SOC 294).


MT 401 Clinical Biochemistry
Medical Technology

Clinical Biochemistry is the study of basic human biochemistry, with an emphasis on biomolecular structure, metabolic pathways and their relationship to human health and disease. MT 401 will cover the fundamental structures, function and interactions of biological macromolecules, including nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Accepted Biotechnology Students will use MT 401 as a foundation for MT 430 Bioseparation Techniques, taught each Spring; Accepted Medical Technology Students will use MT 401 as a foundation for MT 407 Clinical Chemistry, taught each Spring. Registration is open to MT and BTE accepted majors, and, on a space available basis, students who are enrolled in related majors who have fulfilled the prerequisites and have an interest in learning Clinical Biochemistry.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CHE 202 and PGY 300



MT 402 Clinical Immunology Laboratory
Medical Technology

MT 402 Clinical Immunology Laboratory explores functions and mechanisms of the human immune system, including antigen-antibody reactions and their application to serological testing. Autoimmune diseases, syphilis, hepatitis, HIV-AIDS, infectious mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus infections and toxoplasmosis are among the disease states studied. MT 402 lab is open to accepted MT and BTE majors only; the lab is closed to non-majors.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: BIO 201 Or MIC 301
Co-Requisites: Students must enroll in MT 402LAB and MT 402LEC in the same term.


MT 405 Clinical Immunohematology
Medical Technology

Clinical Immunohematology is frequently referred to as ?blood banking?. MT 405 will present the theory, principles and laboratory skills associated with the human blood group antigens and antibodies, as they relate to the production and development of disease and blood disorders. Students will learn blood typing, cross-matching and antibody identification. Students are required to take both the lecture and the laboratory. Registration in MT 405 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 401 and MT 402



MT 407 Clinical Chemistry
Medical Technology

Clinical Chemistry (also known as chemical pathology, clinical biochemistry or medical biochemistry), is the area of clinical pathology that is generally concerned with analysis of bodily fluids. MT 407 lecture will emphasize the physiological theory of disease and the principles of chemistry testing. MT 407 laboratory will develop technical competencies in analytical methods and computer-based data reduction and interpretation. Students will study electrolytes, blood gases, hormones, endocrine disorders toxicology of drugs, metabolites, enzymes, etc. Students are required to take both the lecture and the laboratory. Registration in MT 407 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 302 and MT 401


MT 408 Hospital Chemistry
Medical Technology

MT 408 Hospital Chemistry, is part of the Clinical Rotation requirement for Senior MT majors. Students will be assigned in a UB affiliated clinical chemistry laboratory site that will provide a supervised practicum in clinical chemistry. Supervision will be by a MT Clinical Faculty Member at the Clinical Rotation Site. Registration in MT 408 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 407



MT 409 Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Medical Technology

The MT 409 laboratory compliments the MT 409 lecture. Students in MT 409 laboratory will study techniques and methods used to identify and isolate bacterial pathogens. The laboratory consists of microscopic, biochemical and immunological procedures to identify pathogens from clinical specimens. Students are required to take both the lecture and the laboratory in the same semester. Registration in MT 409 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MIC 301 and MT 401


MT 410 Hospital Microbiology
Medical Technology

MT 410 Hospital Microbiology, is a part of the Clinical Rotations requirement for Senior MT majors. Students will be assigned to a UB affiliated clinical laboratory site that will provide a supervised practicum in clinical microbiology. Supervision at the site will be by a MT Clinical Faculty Member at the Clinical Rotation Site. Registration in MT 410 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 409 and MT 416 and MT 429



MT 411 Clinical Hematology
Medical Technology

Hematology is a study of blood and its components: blood cells and platelets, hemoglobin, blood proteins and bone marrow. MT 411 will include the study of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of related diseases such as anemia, leukemia, and lymphomas. 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. Case studies will also be used for the clinical application of the material Registration in MT 411 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 405


MT 412 Hospital Hematology
Medical Technology

MT 411 Hospital Hematology, is a part of the Clinical Rotations requirement for Senior MT majors. Students will be assigned to a UB affiliated clinical laboratory site that will provide a supervised practicum in clinical hematology. Supervision at the site will be by a MT Clinical Faculty member at the Clinical Rotation Site. Registration in MT 411 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 411 and MT 431



MT 413 Clinical Elective
Medical Technology

Clinical Rotations for senior MT majors only. Students will be assigned to a UB affiliated clinical laboratory site that will provide a supervised practicum. Students may pick this rotation site, from an approved list of affiliated laboratory sites, which is 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). Supervision at the site will be by a MT Clinical Faculty Member at the Clinical Rotation Site. Registration in MT 413 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MT 414 Hospital Blood Bank
Medical Technology

MT 414 Hospital Blood Bank, is a part of the Clinical Rotations requirement for Senior MT majors. Students will be assigned to a UB affiliated clinical laboratory site that will provide a supervised practicum in hospital blood bank/ immunohematology. Supervision at the site will be by a MT Clinical Faculty Member at the Clinical Rotation Site. Registration in MT 414 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 405



MT 416 Clinical Parasitology
Medical Technology

Clinical Parasitology studies the relationship between human-as-host, and parasites. MT 416 will present the theory and laboratory techniques of the distribution, pathogenesis, identification and life cycles of clinically significant parasites, such as worms and protozoa, emphasizing the infective and diagnostic stages. The laboratory features identifying characteristics of parasites using prepared clinical specimens. Registration in MT 416 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 409


MT 417 Laboratory Education and Seminar
Medical Technology

Examines clinical and classroom instructional design, evaluation strategies, statistical tools, and teaching skills; seminar portion features student presentations about topics relevant to medical technology.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MT 419 Phlebotomy
Medical Technology

MT 419 Phlebotomy, is a part of the Clinical Rotations for MT majors. Students will be assigned an affiliated clinical laboratory site that will provide a supervised practicum in the instruction in blood-collection techniques. Supervision at the site will be by a MT Clinical Faculty Member at the Clinical Rotation Site. Registration in MT 419 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MT 420 Clinical Correlations
Medical Technology

Discusses case studies using problem-solving techniques to analyze and interpret relevant clinical and laboratory data. A comprehensive examination covers all program coursework.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MT 421 Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluids
Medical Technology

Clinical Urinalysis and Other Body Fluids is a study of body fluids for health and disease and conditions. MT 421 will explore the theoretical and applied aspects of urinalysis and other body fluids. The laboratory will teach parameters that can be measured, such as proteins, enzymes, blood cells, and ions. Registration in MT 421 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 302 and MT 401 and MT 407


MT 422 Biomolecular Technology and Diagnostics Laboratory
Medical Technology

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. Registration in MT 422 Laboratory is limited to accepted majors of MT and BTE; the lab is not open to non-majors.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: (MIC 301 and MT 401) or (MIC 301 and BCH 403)
Co-Requisites: Students must enroll in MT 422LAB and MT 422LEC in the same term.



MT 423 Laboratory Management
Medical Technology

Covers managerial theory and practice, resume writing and interviewing, influence of regulatory agencies, and current issues affecting health care. Registration in MT 423 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MT 426 Technical Communications for the Scientific Professional
Medical Technology

This course 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 in both written and oral formats. Written formats to be covered include preparation of a poster, writing SOPS/materials and methods, figures, tables and legends, and best practices for lab notebooks. Oral formats to be covered will include journal club discussion, PowerPoint and a poster presentation. Additional lectures will cover avoiding common errors in grammar and usage, accessing peer-reviewed library resources, and constructing a formatted bibliography. The course will also cover scientific vocabulary and best practices in software commonly used in technical communications, including EndNote, Track Changes in Word, and PowerPoint. Registration in MT 426 is limited to accepted majors of MT and BTE only. Closed to non-majors.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ENG 105



MT 428 Forensic Science
Medical Technology

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. Open to students who have fulfilled the prerequisites.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CHE 202 Or CHE 252


MT 429 Clinical Mycology
Medical Technology

Mycology is the study of fungi and human fungal infections. MT 429 is a 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. Registration in MT 429 is limited to accepted majors of MT only.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MIC 301 and MT 401 and MT 409



MT 430 Bioseparation Techniques Laboratory
Medical Technology

MT 430 introduces the theory and practice of biochemistry through laboratory experiments designed to provide the student experience with common analytical techniques used to isolate, quantify, and characterize biomolecules. There is significant emphasis on chromatographic instrumentation. Laboratory practices include multiple bioseparation techniques including thin layer, classical column, high performance liquid, and gas chromatography as well as electrophoretic separation. The laboratory also employs automated and semi-automated chemistry systems. Registration in MT 430 is limited to accepted majors of BTE only.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 302 and MT 401


MT 431 Clinical Hemostasis
Medical Technology

Hemostasis is the study of the components of the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems and related disorders. In lecture students will comprehensively study these systems and develop an understanding of mechanisms involved in their normal function as well as the clinical and diagnostic features of the disorders of each system. In the laboratory component students will learn the basis of the laboratory tests performed to assess the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems and become technically proficient in performing these tests. Case studies will also be used for the clinical application of the material. Registration in MT 431 is limited to accepted majors of MT only.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 405 and MT 411



MT 432 Introduction to Medical Genetics
Medical Technology

Medical Genetics is the study of the basic principles of hereditary medical, including basic Mendelian genetics, molecular and biochemical basis of genetics, developmental genetics, genetics of complex diseases, the genetics of cancer, genetic counseling, and prenatal diagnosis. Registration in MT 432 is limited to accepted majors of MT and BTE; on a space available basis, students from other majors who have fulfilled the prerequisites may petition for enrollment.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CHE 202 and BIO 201 and (MT 401 or BCH 403)


MT 434 Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques
Medical Technology

MT 434, Cell and Tissue Culture, 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, microscopy and digital photography. Cellular assays for viability, proliferation, invasion, and apoptosis are performed. Registration in MT 434 is limited to accepted majors of BTE only.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 402



MT 437 Applications of Molecular Biotechnology
Medical Technology

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. Registration in MT 437 is limited to accepted majors of BTE only; on a space available basis, students from other majors who have fulfilled the prerequisites may petition for enrollment.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 401


MT 445 Biotechnology Career Preparation
Medical Technology

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 simulated interview for an internship, career job position, graduate school, or other experience. Registration in MT 445 is limited to accepted majors of BTE only.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)



MT 447 Introduction to Microbial Genome Annotation
Medical Technology

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. Registration in MT 447 is limited to accepted majors of BTE only; on a space available basis, students from other majors who have fulfilled the prerequisites may petition for enrollment.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MT 401


MT 448 Regulatory Affairs/GMP/GLP/GCP
Medical Technology

This course will provide undergraduate and graduate students with a basic understanding of the principles behind the quality systems of laboratory management in research laboratories, clinical (hospital) laboratories, and other laboratories. Students will learn national and international standards, for the quality and integrity of testing, with an emphasis on reliability, reproducibility and safety. National and international regulatory practices and guidelines have resulted in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and Good Clinical Practices (GCP). Open to all students who are interested. Elective credit only; does not fulfill a major requirement.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MT 496 Internship in Biotechnology
Medical Technology

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. Registration in MT 496 is limited to accepted majors of BTE only.

Credits: 1-12
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MT 499 Independent Study
Medical Technology

Involves method and equipment evaluations or other short-term projects, arranged in consultation with individual faculty members.

Credits: 1-12
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)




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