MLT 110 - Clinical Hematology - Hencelyn Chu
Welcome to the Medical Lab Technician Program and to the Clinical Hematology course! In this course, you will learn about blood cells, how they develop and mature, hematological diseases, lab testing in hematology, and how clinical labs assist physicians in diagnosing blood disorders.
My name is Dr. Hency Chu and I am also the MLT Program Director/ Dept Chair. I look forward to "seeing" all of you in our Zoom sessions!
This course will presents hematology from the unclassified stem cell in the bone marrow to both normal and abnormal peripheral blood cells, including the procedures used to identify these cells. We will discuss the development and maturation of Red Blood Cell (RBC), White Blood Cells (WBC), and platelets. We will cover the hematological blood disorders and how the clinical hematology department can assist with determining and differentiating between these disorders.
What to Expect in this Course
Lectures will be held twice a week and online attendance is mandatory. The MLT program is approved by the California Department of Public Health/ Laboratory Field Services and requires documentation that students attended the required number of hours of lecture and lab. The class is 3 units and requires at least 9 hours of extra time, outside of lecture, to read and review concepts discussed in lecture.
You are required to have a computer, a webcam, microphone, internet access, and access to Canvas where your instructor will post all of the course materials, including assigned homework.
Students will have weekly quizzes, exams, and, at the end of the semester, case study presentations.
Types of Assessments
There will be proctored online quizzes, online discussion boards, and written assignments.
Other Relevant Course Information
It is important that students keep a consistent study schedule and join study groups, as it is nearly impossible to go through this course alone. Typically, students who succeed in the MLT program and courses seek out study groups and build supportive connections with their classmates. I will do my best to help establish these learning communities at the start of the semester.
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Last updated: 06/08/2021 Sub#: 234