Course Content and Outcome Guide for MLT 201
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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- MLT 201
- Course Title:
- Intro to Histologic Tech I
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Course DescriptionFirst of a two-term course sequence. Introduces histologic knowledge and skills including instrumentation, tissue fixation, embedding, cutting, staining and troubleshooting. Stresses professionalism and safety in the medical setting. Department permission required for registration.
Addendum to Course DescriptionTo be eligible to apply for Route 2 of the ASCP Board of Registry examination for Histotechnician certification, students must have an associate degree or at least 90 credit hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 18 quarter hours of biology and chemistry, AND one year full time acceptable experience in histopathology within the last ten years under the supervision of a pathologist or an appropriately board certified medical scientist.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Perform routine histologic tasks in a professional, accurate and timely manner. Tasks may include, but are not limited to appropriate collection, identification and processing of specimens; preparation of chemical reagents; use of appropriate laboratory techniques, methodologies, instruments and equipment; and accurate calculation, recording and tabulation of data.
Course Activities and Design
The material in this course will be presented using lectures and labs. Lecture material may consist of discussions, slides, diagrams, laser disk images, multimedia and other educationally sound practices. A laboratory manual will be provided.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The instructor will outline the specific methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning grades during the first week of class. Assessment methods will include written examinations and functional evaluation. Evaluation of problem solving skills, teamwork, attendance, communication skills and other professional attributes may be included. All laboratory exercises must be completed satisfactorily to achieve a passing grade.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Identify and demonstrate safe and skillful use of instruments found in a routine histology laboratory such as:
Refrigerators and Freezers
Fix tissues in routine fixatives.
Process tissue types in preparation for histology techniques.
Stain for routine microscopic examination by a pathologist.
Stain clinical specimens for the demonstration of specific tissue types, specific cell types, microorganisms, and substances produced and/or stored by the cell.
Demonstrate both written and verbal communication skills necessary for working in the health care setting.
Accurately and safely prepare reagents and specimens.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of quality assurance.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills and ability to solve problems.