Seminar in Medical Laboratory Technology Syllabus for 2021-2022
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MLAB-2232-001 Seminar in Medical Laboratory Technology


Course Description

Designed to reinforce didactic information with laboratory methodologies and to allow exploration of advanced techniques in medical laboratory technology.

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(2 sem hrs; 1 lec, 3 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


Already Purchased:

ASCP BOC Exam Review

Clinical Laboratory Science Review: A Bottom Line Approach, 5th edition, by Patsy Jarreau



The following includes a general list of supplies:

Textbook(s)/website subscription

Scientific calculator

Transparent ruler
Internet access
Printer and printing supplies Pens/pencils/paper

Student Performance


Upon the completion of this course, the student should be able to do all of the following with at least 70% accuracy as evaluated by the faculty in the program: (Reference: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board-Workforce Education Course Manual):

Course Learning Objectives

Cognitive Objectives

After attending lecture, reading the assigned materials, and completing all assignments and activities for this course, the student will be able to do the following:

  1. Analyze the patient and laboratory safety practices used in health care delivery.
  2. List and define the components of quality assurance and quality control.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension of the different tests performed in the clinical chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunology, blood bank, microbiology, and urinalysis departments in the laboratory by scoring 70% or better on course assessments.
  4. Formulate a plan of action based on the troubleshooting scenarios presented in clinical chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunology, blood bank, microbiology, parasitology, mycology, body fluids and urinalysis.
  5. Collaborate with students to analyze case studies in all areas of medical laboratory that include clinical chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunology, blood bank, microbiology, parasitology, mycology, body fluids and urinalysis
  6. Correlate laboratory test data to the diagnosis and treatment of disease in all areas of medical laboratory that include clinical chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunology, blood bank, microbiology, parasitology, mycology, body fluids and urinalysis.

Affective Objectives:

During this section, the students will exhibit the following professional behaviors, as evaluated in the Work Ethics component of this course:

  1. The student will attend all lecture and laboratory sessions.
  2. The student will perform all reading assignments, take his/her exams/quizzes, and complete all assigned didactic and laboratory activities independently, unless asked to work with a partner.
  3. The student will demonstrate the honesty and integrity to perform these tasks, as expected, with emphasis on quality and timeliness.
  4. The student will participate in discussions regarding honesty, integrity and responsibility, as they relate to legal and ethical issues in the clinical laboratory.
  5. The student will demonstrate respect for his/her classmates, instructor, and all other students regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability.

Psychomotor Objectives:

After attending lecture and laboratory sessions and reading the assigned materials, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the vocabulary utilized in this/these section(s) by completing all study questions and other assigned learning activities.
  2. Collaborate on classroom discussions and question/answer sessions.
  3. Resolve case studies based on the information presented.
  4. Complete all laboratory activities and answers questions pertinent to the completed laboratory exercises and assess for appropriate diagnosis based on findings.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Expected Student Behavior


Academic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of the college rules and regulations and is punishable as prescribed by Amarillo College Board policies. Academic dishonesty shall include, but is not limited to, cheating on a test/quiz/assignment, plagiarism, and collusion. Cheating shall include:

Copying from another student's test/assignment paper.

Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test/assignment (ex: notes, books, etc).

Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test/assignment without permission from the test/assignment administrator/instructor.

Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an administered/unadministered test/assignment.

The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the administered/unadministered test/assignment.

Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for one's self, to take a test/assignment. Bribing another person to obtain an administered/unadministered test/assignment or information about an administered/unadministered test/assignment.

Plagiarism shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another's work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one's own written work.

Collusion shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements.


Students may not use books, computer websites, or collaborate with another individual when completing quizzes, exams, or assignments in this course unless specifically directed to do so by their instructor.



Amarillo College and the Medical Laboratory Technology program are committed to developing knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors in students so that they can obtain entry-level employment and advance in their chosen profession. Great measures are taken to ensure that the curriculum is updated and that equipment is purchased and kept at industry level, as much as possible. Program Advisory committees meet annually to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of the local medical community as well as the program's national accrediting agency.


We are committed to providing these things to ensure that a graduate has the skills and knowledge to obtain and advance in their chosen profession. Therefore, professional education must address more than academic and skills training in order to meet this challenge. Business and industry state that their greatest need is for employees who possess strong work ethics. Therefore, we accept the challenge of providing not only academic and hands-on training but also work ethics training to students. The work ethics program

is important because it provides the link between academic knowledge, skills training and successful employment in the workforce. The program focuses on those behaviors expected in a professional environment.


The following work ethics have been identified as being most important to professional employers, and will be covered and evaluated on a weekly basis, each semester, throughout the program:


Attendance Character Teamwork Appearance Attitude Productivity Organization Communication Cooperation Respect


If a student is having a problem with the course policies or the instructor, he or she should first try and resolve any such problems through the instructor. If the problem is not resolved, the student may proceed to the Program Director, the Dean of Health Sciences, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and the College President, IN THAT ORDER.

Grading Criteria

The grading scale used for this course would then be applied as follows:

A = 90.0% - 100.0% of the total points possible for this course

B = 80.0% - 89.9% of the total points possible for this course

C = 70.0% - 79.9% of the total points possible for this course

F = 69.9% or less of the total points possible for this course

NOTE: A grade of 'D' is not possible

Points earned throughout the semester WILL NOT be rounded when computing the final semester grade.


MANDATORY SKILLS BUILDING/TUTORING: In an effort to increase retention in MLT courses, and to assist students having difficulty understanding complex subject areas, any student who receives a score of 70 points or less on any computer program must complete a mandatory skill building assignment before the end of the following week. Before receiving a skills assignment, students must first schedule a time with the instructor. The assignment will be given at that time.


The components of this course will be weighted as follows:

LabCE tests = 50% of the total grade

Research Assignments = 45% of the total grade

Work Ethics = 5% of the total grade

A total accumulative point system is used and then weighted, as noted above, to calculate the final grade average.


Students will be required to research and present case studies for each topic that is reviewed during the course.  These case studies are designed to enhance the student's knowledge of the broad base of information the encompasses the study of Medical Laboratory Technology, as well as to enhance their skills and knowledge.


On the Exam Simulator, students will be assigned to complete weekly ASCP Board of Certification MLT practice exams (please see the course calendar). Students may work on the exam simulator as many times as they like. The highest score achieved for the assigned exam, in a given calendar week (Sunday through Saturday), will be recorded. Students are encouraged to look at the breakdown by subject area, and work on those areas that are identified as problematic.


Students are also required to perform periodic exams that are computer adaptive.  The score and level combination that the student must achieve to successfully complete this course is:  a score of 55% at a level of 4.0.



Incompletes are granted only for emergency situations such as hospitalization of the student just prior to the final exam, serious injury to the student on the day of the final exam, etc. Incompletes will not be granted for situations involving vacation plans, transportation difficulties, appointments, etc. Students who need to request an incomplete must do so prior to the scheduled time of the final exam with appropriate documentation given to the instructor.



It is the responsibility of each student to drop or withdraw from a course. Students can drop a course prior to the last day to drop/withdraw as posted on the Amarillo College Master Calendar. Students should be aware that failure to attend class does NOT result in being automatically dropped from a course, and WILL result in a grade of “F”.


Students should be advised that they may repeat a MLAB course only one time, and may repeat no more than two courses while enrolled in the program. The term “repeat” shall be interpreted to mean re-enrollment following withdrawal, drop or an unsatisfactory grade from a class. Students who are forced to completely withdraw from the college during a given semester may re-apply for admission to the program. Once the student has actually begun the program, he/she must complete all MLAB major courses within 36 months.


Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend class. Attendance is included in the Work Ethic grade throughout the course which is a component of the overall grade for this course. Attendance includes arriving for class late and leaving early.  Less than 90% attendance in a course may result in failure of the course.  Students are required to notify faculty in advance of class absence.


MLAB 2232: Seminar in Med Lab Tech

Tentative course schedule





CS Presentation






Syllabus and

Medical Legal Issues,

Cultural Diversity,

 And Professionalism





Laboratory Management

Legal Case Review 




Immunology Review

Immunology Review

Case Studies

Student Case Study Presentation



Immunohematology Review

Blood Bank Review

Case Studies

LabCE Exam Simulator




Hematology Review

Hematology Review

Case Studies

Student Case Study Presentation



Coagulation Review

Coagulation Review

Case Studies

LabCE Exam Simulator




Microbiology Review

Microbiology Review

Case Studies

Student Case Study Presentation



Microbiology Review

Microbiology Review

Case Studies

LabCE Exam Simulator




Urinalysis/Body Fluids Review

Urinalysis/Body Fluids Review

Case Studies

Student Case Study Presentation



Online Assignment

LabCE Exam Simulator 




Chemistry Review

Chemistry Review

Case Studies

Student Case Study Presentation



Chemistry Review

Chemistry Review

Case Studies

LabCE Exam Simulator







Student Case Study Presentation













Additional Information

Syllabus Created on:

02/08/22 8:13 AM

Last Edited on:

02/08/22 8:13 AM