2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: MLAB 1167 (1 Credit Hours)

NOTE: HPRS 1204, 1271, 1202, 2300, 2231, 2201 are all health occupations core curriculum courses. These courses are listed and described in a separate section of the college catalog: Health Occupations Core Curriculum.


Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum ( or Field Experience)- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Technology Program.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (8 Ext.)


Course Number: MLAB 1211 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Urinalysis and Body Fluids

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the study of urine and body fluid analysis. Includes the anatomy and physiology of the kidney, physical, chemical, and microscopic examination of urine, cerebrospinal fluid, and other body fluids as well as quality control, quality assurance, and safety. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: MLAB 1227 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Coagulation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 1335.
Course Description: A course in coagulation theory, procedures, and practical applications. Includes quality control, quality assurance, safety and laboratory procedures which rely on commonly performed manual and/or semi-automated methods. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: MLAB 1335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Immunology/Serology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the theory and application of basic immunology, including the immune response, principles of antigen-antibody reactions, and the principles of serological procedures as well as quality control, quality assurance, and safety. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: MLAB 1415 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Hematology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 1335.
Course Description: The study of blood cells in normal and abnormal conditions. Instruction in the theory and practical application of hematology procedures, including quality control, quality assurance, safety, manual and/or automated methods as well as blood cell maturation sequences, and normal and abnormal morphology with associated diseases. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: MLAB 2266 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 1167.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (17 Ext.)


Course Number: MLAB 2267 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 2431 and MLAB 2534.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (17 Ext.)


Course Number: MLAB 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical Chemistry

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 1211.
Course Description: An introduction to the principles, procedures, physiological basis, and significance of testing performed in Clinical Chemistry. Includes quality control, reference values, and safety. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: MLAB 2431 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Immunohematology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 1415.
Course Description: A study of blood antigens and antibodies. Presents quality control, basic laboratory technique and safety. Includes the principles, procedures and clinical significance of test results in genetics, blood group systems, pre-transfusion testing, adverse effects of transfusions, donor selection and components, and hemolytic disease of the newborn. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: MLAB 2534 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical Microbiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 1415.
Course Description: Introduction in the theory, practical application, and pathogenesis of clinical microbiology, including collection, quality control, quality assurance, safety, setup, identification, susceptibility testing, and reporting results. (4 Lec., 4 Lab.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.