MT 440 — Internship (30-36)

One calendar year of study (this curriculum may vary slightly from hospital to hospital). The curriculum pursued during the year of internship provides both theoretical and practical experience in the field.

MT 440-1 — Urinalysis and Renal Function

Emphasis is on the microscopic examination and identification of structures in the urine sediment; related testing using the centrifuge, refractometer, and dipsticks. Theory and relationship of tests to disease are studied and discussed.

MT 440-2 — Hematology and Coagulation

Study of the morphological characteristics of erythocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes, and the association of abnormalities with clinical conditions such as anemia and leukemia. Much time is spent on cell identification with the differential. In coagulation, the mechanism is studied, abnormalities are identified and their detection is studied. Exercises in coagulation tests such as fibrinogen levels, fibrin split-products, and factor assays are studied.

MT 440-3 — Clinical Chemistry

Analytical procedures for the biochemical examination of body fluids, such as serum, spinal fluid, or urine. Practice in qualitative and quantitative techniques using modern laboratory instrumentation.

Covered are the theories of operation, repair, recognizing problems, maintenance, and solving the problems of mechanization. Results of tests are related to the clinical state of the patient and his/her pathological state.

MT 440-4 — Immunohematology/Blood Banking

Introduction to blood banking which includes blood typing and cross-matching, antibody identifications, direct and indirect Coombs testing, etc., all in accordance to the standards of the American Association of Blood Banks.

MT 440-5 — Serology and Immunology

Study of antigen-antibody reactions in vitro such as RPR reagin testing, mono-tests, RA tests, and SLe-Latex tests.

MT 440-6 — Parasitology

The study of and identification of protozoa, helminths, annelids, and arthropods, which invade humans and manifest themselves as disease.

MT 440-7 — Bacteriology/Virology

Study of microorganisms pathogenic to man via gram stain, acid fast stain, and use of differential media. Practice in isolation and identification of bacteria from various body sources. Also studied are viruses, the minute infectious agents, which only replicate them­selves within living host cells.

MT 440-8 — Mycology

The study of fungi, a group of eukaryotic protists that can manifest themselves as disease in man.

MT 440-9 — Blood Collection/Phlebotomy

Instruction and practice in the technique of venipucture.