The Degree of Bachelor of Science in
Medical Laboratory Technology


Mission
The mission of the MLT program is to prepare highly competent medical laboratory technologists who will become leaders in the profession of MLT. The program provides qualified students with both the theoretical knowledge and clinical experience in various areas of clinical laboratory science. Students are trained to perform clinical laboratory tests, evaluate and report accurate test data/ results used by physicians to properly diagnose and treat patients. Principles of quality assurance, laboratory safety assurance and provision of timely and cost-effective services are emphasized. Graduates of the program shall be able to demonstrate high ethical and moral standards, professional responsibility, and the desire for learning throughout their careers.

Program Objectives
The objectives of the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program are to:

  1. Provide students with comprehensive theoretical knowledge of clinical laboratory sciences and practical experience.
  2. Develop in students’ career entry-level competencies in clinical laboratory testing, quality assurance, and professional ethical practice.
  3. Provide students with the background adequate to follow graduate studies or specialization in an area of clinical laboratory sciences.
  4. Cultivate the development of leadership, communication skills, and lifelong learning.

Students’ Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation from the MLT program, students shall be able to:

  1. Define the basics and principles of  clinical chemistry, general microbiology, clinical hematology, histopathology, blood banking, cytogenetics and molecular laboratory sciences. (POb a H and POb c H)
  2. Establish proper procedures, for collecting, processing, and analyzing biological specimens and other substances. (POb a H, POb b H and POb c H)
  3. Perform microscopic examination and analytical tests of cells, tissues, blood, body fluids, and other materials. (POb a H, POb b H and POb c H)
  4. Employ problem solving and sound critical thinking skills to recognize and confirm abnormal laboratory results. (POb W)
  5. Exercise the principles of management, safety and quality assurance programs. (POb b H)
  6. Demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal skills, professional conduct, and the desire for continuing education. (POb b H, POb c H and POb d H)

Admission Requirements
For admission requirements to the degree of BS in Medical Laboratory Technology, refer to the section entitled “Undergraduate Admission” of the NDU catalog.

Graduation Requirements
To receive the degree of BS in Medical Laboratory Technology, a student must fulfill all requirements of the degree program, complete all required courses, accumulate a total of 103 credits (including clinical training), with an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.3/4.0 in both the core and major requirements, and clear all accounts with the university. Candidates for degrees are reminded that grades of “I” assigned during the last semester to courses required for graduation will result in delaying of graduation.

Degree Requirements (103 credits)

General Education Requirements (27 cr.)

a) Communications Skills in English and Arabic (9 cr.)
- Two courses from the subcategory English (6 cr.)

Communications Skills ENL 213 and
ENL 223 or ENL 230

- One course from the subcategory Arabic (3 cr.)

ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317

b) Philosophy and Religion (6 cr.)
- One course from the subcategory Religion (3 cr.)

REG 212, REG 213, REG 313, REG 314, REG 215

- One course from the subcategory Philosophy (3 cr.)

ENS 205, PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345

c) Cultural Studies and Social Sciences (6 cr.)

Two courses from the category Cultural Studies and Social Sciences

HUT 305, HUT 306, MUS 210, FAP 215, COA 359, COA 315, NTR 215, ARP 215, PSL 201, SOL 201, SOL 301, SOL 313, BAD 201, ECN 200, ECN 211, ECN 212

d) Citizenship (3 cr.)

One course from the category Citizenship

HIT 211, POS 201, POS 210, POS 240, IAF 301, POS 319, POS 337

e) Science and Technology (3 cr.)

- One course from the subcategory Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science (3 cr.)

CSC 201, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, MAT 211, STA 202, STA 210

OR
- One course from the subcategory Natural Sciences (3 cr.)

AST 201, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, NTR 201, PHS 207

Core Requirements (24 cr.)

BIO 211, NHS 205, BIO 227, CHM 205, CHM 213, CHM 215, CHM 273, NHS 203

Major Requirements (49 cr.)

BIO 222, MLT 311, MLT 314, MLT 318, MLT 320, MLT 321, MLT 322, MLT 325, MLT 327, MLT 329 , MLT 330, MLT 339, MLT 340, MLT 400, MLT 410, MLT 420, MLT 430, MLT 440, MLT 450, MLT 460, MLT 470.

Free Electives (3 cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester I (16 Credits)
BIO 211 General Biology I 4 cr.
CHM 205 Basic Chemistry 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore English Rhetoric (GER) 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester I (16 Credits)
NHS 205 Physiology for Nursing & Allied Health Professions 3 cr.
BIO 222 Immunology 3 cr.
CHM 215 Quantitative Analysis 4 cr.
CHM 213 Basic Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
NHS 203 Principles of Epidemiology 3 cr.
       
Summer Session I (6 Credits)
ARB   GER 3 cr.
ENL 223/
230
GER 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester II (16 Credits)
BIO 227 Introduction to Biochemistry 3 cr.
CHM 273 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
MLT 311 Clinical Chemistry I 2 cr.
MLT 314 General Microbiology 4 cr.
MLT 318 Hematophysiology 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester II (14 Credits)
MLT 320 Clinical Parasitology 3 cr.
MLT 322 Clinical Chemistry II 2 cr.
MLT 321 Clinical Mycology 1 cr.
MLT 325 Clinical Bacteriology 2 cr.
MLT 327 Clinical Virology 1 cr.
MLT 339 Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine 1 cr.
MLT 329 Hematopathology 2 cr.
MLT 330 Clinical Histopathology and Cytology Techniques 2 cr.
       
Summer Session II (6 Credits)
REG   GER 3 cr.
____ ___ Free Elective 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester III (15 Credits)
MLT 340 Serology 2 cr.
MLT 400 Selected Topics in Laboratory Medicine 1 cr.
MLT 410 Training in Clinical Chemistry 4 cr.
MLT 420 Training in Clinical Hematology 4 cr.
MLT 430 Training in Clinical Bacteriology 4 cr.
       
Spring Semester III (14 Credits)
MLT 440 Training in Clinical Parasitology & Urinalysis 2 cr.
MLT 450 Training in Serology 2 cr.
MLT 460 Training in Blood Banking 2 cr.
MLT 470 Training in Phlebotomy, Cytogenetics & Histological Techniques 2 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.