MLT 200 - Histological Techniques
An introduction to the histologic techniques used in the clinical laboratory. Course content includes preparation, fixation, embedding, sectioning, mounting, and staining of tissues for the purpose of microscopic examination. Also includes evaluation of stained tissues, preparations and identification of common cellular structures, laboratory safety and review of relevant regulations.
Prerequisites: BIO 131 Human Biology I, and approval of the CLT advisor
1 Class Hour, 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the morphology of the microscopic anatomy of the human body and correlate it with general function.
2. Relate the functions of cells, tissues, and organ systems to their structures.
3. Practice histologic techniques used in the clinical laboratory, including preparation, fixation, embedding, sectioning, mounting and staining of tissues for the purpose of microscopic examination.
4. Perform basic evaluation of quality of stained tissues preparations.
5. Identify the basic tissues, the major organs, and the cells that compose them, when shown glass slides and photomicrographs.
6. Describe variations from normal histological structure (histopathology).
7. Adhere to laboratory safety practices and regulations relevant to the clinical histology laboratory.
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