This online course is for current Sentara employees
The Sentara RMH LST-MLS route has two options for online learning, a full time one year route and a part-time two-year route. The full time one year route runs for one calendar year and includes 36 weeks of online lecture, discussion, and simulations. The part-time two-year route runs for two calendar years and includes 82 weeks of online lecture, discussion, and simulations.
The LMS system utilized is Canvas Instructure. Students will have weekly announcement posted in the announcement section explaining the week’s lectures, assignments, quizzes and or exams for the week on Canvas. Announcements and all material needed for that week will be posted on Monday at 12:01 am. Canvas is a password protected online classroom with tools and help portals that will allow for students to submit assignments and learn at a pace tailored to their own life schedule and technical abilities.
MT 403 and 503–CLINICAL CHEMISTRYDidactic—Lecture instruction includes pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical components as well as the principles of all tests performed in clinical chemistry; the pathophysiology and anatomy involved in interpretation of test results; quality control; statistics and their evaluation; and laboratory mathematics. Topics include liver function, carbohydrates, lipids and apolipoproteins, proteins, enzymes, acid-base balance, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, endocrinology, molecular diagnostics, tumor markers, vitamins and analysis of all body fluids. Four credit hours.
Practicum—Laboratory instruction is given on all current clinical chemistry methods using instrumentation along with interpretation of laboratory results. Physical, chemical, and microscopic analyses of the urine are included, as well as special testing procedures, quality control and computer operation. Six credit hours.
MT 400 and 500–CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY (Includes Hemostasis)Didactic—Lecture instruction covers concepts of blood cell development, abnormal blood cell morphology in all types of hematologic disease, and the principles, quality control, and sources of error of all routine and specialized hematology tests/procedures. The principles and sources of error of current hematology instruments are included. Normal blood coagulation mechanisms of the body, the pathophysiology of hemorrhagic and thrombotic diseases, and the principles, techniques, and sources of error of tests performed in coagulation are also a part of this course. Four credit hours.
Practicum—Laboratory instruction on blood cell identification and differential counting in blood and body fluids, automated cell counting methods, and all other hematologic methods to include specialized tests. Laboratory instruction on the performance and quality control of routine and specialized tests in coagulation. Emphasis is placed on the correlation of test results with disease states. In addition, laboratory instruction on immunology/serology testing is included. Five credit hours.
MT 402 and 502–IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY (Blood Bank)Didactic—Lecture covers principles of blood banking, including all the major blood group systems, antibody characteristics and problems, use of blood components, donor screening, transfusion reactions, prenatal testing and genetics. Two credit hours.
Practicum—Laboratory instruction on blood typing and cross-matching procedures, antibody identification, blood component preparation, blood donor requirements and draws, quality control procedures and problem-solving in blood bank. Four credit hours.
MT 405 and 505–MICROBIOLOGYDidactic—Lecture includes bacteriology, parasitology, virology and mycology. Instruction includes principles of identification of pathogenic organisms and principles of microbial pathophysiology, including colony morphology, biochemical characteristics and staining characteristics. Also included is the theory of antibiotic treatment and testing, media characteristics, sterilization methods, and bacterial, parasitic, virus, and fungus growth requirements. Four credit hours.
Practicum—Laboratory instruction on bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal and parasitic isolation, identification and susceptibility testing, including plate reading, biochemical inoculation and reading, and gram and acid-fast staining. Media preparation instrumentation and quality control in microbiology are also emphasized. Six credit hours.