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Curriculum - Medical Laboratory Science BS Degree Fast Track

The program has been designed to ensure graduates have the necessary knowledge and professional skills to provide essential clinical information to healthcare providers and assure reliable results that contribute to the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of physiological and pathological conditions. Students are required to complete 57 credits for the degree, with a minimum of 54 credits in Medical Laboratory Science courses.

Plan of Study by Semester

The plan of study provides a detailed look by semester at the recommended timing for completing each course in the program.

Program of Study

Courses
Credits
General Requirements
It is recommended students work with their advisors to discuss Armstrong’s Core curriculum, including Areas A-E. 
POLS 1100 Political History of America and Georgia 3 credits
Courses
Credits
Program Requirements
MEDT 3110 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 2 credits
MEDT 3210 Clinical Bacteriology 5 credits
MEDT 3310 Clinical Hematology and Hemostatis 5 credits
MEDT 3410 Clinical Immunohematology 5 credits
MEDT 3510 Clinical Chemistry 5 credits
MEDT 3610 Clinical Laboratory Methodologies and Molecular Diagnostics 3 credits
MEDT 3710 Clinical Immunology 3 credits
MEDT 3810 Clinical Microbiology 3 credits
MEDT 4115 Clinical Practicum 15 credits
MEDT 4600 Clinical Pathways & Critical Decision-Making 5 credits
MEDT 4900 Laboratory Management and Education 3 credits
Total for Program Requirements 54 credits
TOTAL CREDITS
57 credits

Course Descriptions

POLS 1100 POLITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA AND GEORGIA
Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL 1101
Origins and development of constitutional theory and its political, intellectual and cultural impact on American society from the seventeenth century to the present. Emphasis is placed on the political history of Georgia and the principles of its constitution.
MEDT 3110 URINALYSIS AND BODY FLUIDS
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Qualitative and quantitative study of the physical and microscopic constituents of urine and other body fluids. Includes practice of manual and automated procedures and their relationship to diagnosing disease.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3210 CLINICAL BACTERIOLOGY
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. The relationship of bacteria, mycobacteria, spirochetes and mycoplasmas to human disease, with an emphasis on the isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3310 CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY AND HEMOSTASIS
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Study of pathology and physiology of the formed elements of blood, with an emphasis on clinical correlation. Study of the principles of hemostasis and blood coagulation, including interpretation of results. Manual and automated laboratory procedures are performed based on principles of hematology and hemostasis.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3410 CLINICAL IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Basic immunohematologic principles and their application to the preparation and administration of whole blood and blood components, including the selection and processing of donors, cross matching procedures and antibody identification.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3510 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Focus on physiological principles and concepts, methodologies and clinical significance of biochemicals and elements found in blood and other body fluids. Manual and automated laboratory procedures are performed with an emphasis on quality control and quality assurance. Clinical chemistry case studies are presented to aid in clinical correlation and problem solving.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3610 CLINICAL LABORATORY METHODOLOGIES AND MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. The course serves as a basic introduction to the clinical laboratory, focusing on topics in laboratory safety, microscopy, phlebotomy, general laboratory equipment, quality assurance, laboratory mathematics and principles and methodologies of clinical laboratory instrumentation.  This course will also familiarize students with the basics of molecular diagnostics technology and the types of tests available.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3710 CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Principles and procedures used in the isolation, identification and quantifications of diagnostically significant antigens and antibodies.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 3810 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
Open only to Medical Laboratory Science majors. Pathogenesis and laboratory identification of human parasites and clinically significant fungi and viruses.
Face-to-face orientation and review sessions required.
MEDT 4115 CLINICAL PRACTICUM
Prerequisite: MEDT 3110, MEDT 3210, MEDT 3310, MEDT 3410, MEDT 3510, MEDT 3610, MEDT 3710, MEDT 3810  or admission to the Medical Laboratory Science On Line program.
Structured clinical laboratory experience.  Rotation will include clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry,  immunohematology, hematology, coagulation, immunology/serology, urinalysis, phlebotomy and molecular diagnostic testing.
MEDT 4600 CLINICAL PATHWAYS & CRITICAL DECISION-MAKING
Prerequisite:  all of MEDT 4110, 4210, 4310, 4410, 4510, 4610, 4710, 4810
Advanced topics in clinical laboratory science, emphasizing analysis and presentation of multidisciplinary case studies.
MEDT 4900 LABORATORY MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATION
Prerequisite or corequisite:  MEDT 4110, 4210, 4310, 4410, 4510, 4610, 4710, 4810
Fundamental concepts of laboratory management, operation, finance, managerial leadership, personnel administration and educational principles for laboratory scientists.

Summary

Format Online
Credits Required 54
Tuition per credit hour
(not including fees)
$226
Financial Aid  

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