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The APSU Allied Health Sciences department faculty may determine you need to complete prerequisite courses to be eligible for admission to the MLT to MT program. If so, you will find APSU offers hundreds of online courses.


MLT to MT Coursework

All coursework for the MLT to MT is offered online. Once accepted to the MLT to MT program, you will begin a 10-month lock-step program. The program starts in August and concludes in June of the following year. You must attend full time.


Fall Courses

In the fall, you will take two classes online during each of two eight-week terms, for a total of four courses: MTEC 4970, MTEC 4950, MTEC 4500, BIOL 3760


Spring Courses

In the spring, you will take two classes online during each of two eight-week terms, for a total of four courses: MTEC 4750, MTEC 4940, MTEC 4910, MTEC 4730 


May Session Course
During May session, which spans from mid-may to early June, you will take MTEC 4980.


Course Descriptions

Hematology/Anemias & Leukemias/ Coagulation: The study of human blood with emphasis on anemia, leukemia, special stains and tests, enzyme deficiencies, cellular and humoral immunity, autoimmune disorders, genetic abnormalities, vascular and biochemical coagulation and associated disorders. Discussion of physical and cellular aspects of body fluids, microscopic examination, specimen collection, and handling of transudates, exudates, and other body fluids.


Clinical Chemistry I: Study of plasma proteins, enzymes, liver, kidney and cardiac function, with emphasis on clinical laboratory testing used in diagnosis of pathological states associated with the above. Significance of abnormal test results and correlation with pathological state will be emphasized.


Clinical Chemistry II: The study of lipoproteins, electrolytes, blood gases and the chemical, physical and microscopic examination of urine. Endocrinology, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, tumor markers, immunochemical methods, and molecular diagnostics will be introduced. Clinical laboratory testing, clinical significance of test results and correlation of results with pathological states will be emphasized.


Diagnostic Microbiology: Advanced study of the bacterial agents which cause human disease. The processing and handling of clinical specimens with emphasis on state of the art isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria is included. The theory and laboratory practice in clinical serology used in diagnosis of infectious disease is also emphasized. (Including RPR, ELISA, IF, etc)


Diagnostic Parasitology/Mycology: Introduction of the fundamental techniques used in the isolation, identification, and recovery of medically important mycobacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. Emphasis is also placed on the host/microbial interaction and response. The theory and laboratory practice in clinical serology (of the above organisms) used in the diagnosis of infectious disease is also covered.


Immunohematology/Blood Bank: The immunological aspects of erythrocytes and other cells in the context of blood grouping systems, donor selection, specimen collection, processing, component preparation, compatibility testing, and transfusions. HLA systems, adverse reactions, and data management are covered.


Clinical Immunology/Serology: Introduction to Diagnostic Immunology in a clinical setting. Role of screening tests and specific testing in treatment and disease management reviewed.


Clinical Laboratory Management/Education/Research: Present organizational, cost-control, and management methods for laboratory operations; present educational terminology and techniques applied in the clinical laboratory workplace; present concepts of research design and practice and methods of evaluating clinical laboratory research; and introduce local, state, and federal regulations applicable to the clinical laboratory.


Case Studies: Use of case studies to correlate all aspects of laboratory testing and treatment monitoring. Student will prepare and present cases studies during limited on campus sessions