Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

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Medical Technology

Program Director: Interim, TBD

Program Advisor: Kirsten Donohoo

Location: GRB 329
Telephone: 940-898-3328

The Medical Technology Program (also known as Clinical Laboratory Sciences) is offered through the Department of Biology. The program is designed to prepare the student as a member of the health services team and leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The student completes the pre-clinical phase during the first three years in the program and begins the clinical sequence in the senior year. This year is completed at a major medical technology school approved by TWU and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

The medical technologist becomes increasingly important as new and more effective techniques of laboratory diagnosis are developed. In addition, positions are frequently available in medical research. Career opportunities are found throughout the country in large and small communities.

Certification

Completion of the Program qualifies the Medical Technology student to take the National Registry Examination for certification as MT (ASCP).

Undergraduate Courses

None; see recommended program.

For further information, please write:

Director, Medical Technology
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425799
Denton, Texas 76204-5799
E-mail: smcintire@twu.edu

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

33 semester credit hours.

In addition to the general degree requirements, specific prerequisite courses (or their equivalent) which are required at the time of application for admission to the Medical Technology program are:

BIOL 1113Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 1111Principles of Biology I Laboratory1
BIOL 1123Principles of Biology II3
BIOL 1121Principles of Biology II Laboratory1
BIOL 4681Biology Seminar1
BIOL 4811
  & BIOL 4813
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression Laboratory
   and Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression
4
BOT 2113Plant Biology3
BOT 2111Plant Biology Laboratory1
BACT 3111
  & BACT 3113
General Microbiology Laboratory
   and General Microbiology
4
BACT 4111
  & BACT 4113
Immunology Laboratory
   and Immunology
4
Biology Electives, six advanced semester credit hours6
CHEM 1113General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1111General Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 1123General Chemistry II3
CHEM 1121General Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 2213Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2211Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 3223Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 3221Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 3334Quantitative Analysis4
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I3
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II3
PHYS 1133Principles of Physics I3
PHYS 1131Principles of Physics Laboratory I1
Total Semester Credit Hours61

During the first three years of this program, students complete core requirements toward preparation for clinical training in a Medical Technology School or a hospital. Students may need to complete some of this coursework during summer sessions in order to finish classes within a three year period. The senior year will be spent at a hospital with a contractual agreement with TWU.

General types of courses in the senior year include studies in the areas of microbiology, parasitology, clinical chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, mycology, and histology.

Clinical year arrangements are made with the Director of the Medical Technology Program. The clinical component semester credit hours will be transferred to this University as 30 or more advanced semester hours credit.

Minor

No minor is offered in Medical Technology.

The minor in chemistry is incorporated within the medical technology curriculum.

The courses required are:

CHEM 1111General Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 1113General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1121General Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 1123General Chemistry II3
CHEM 2211Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 2213Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 3221Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 3223Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 3334Quantitative Analysis4
Total Semester Credit Hours20

Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 1111
  & BIOL 1113
Principles of Biology I Laboratory
   and Principles of Biology I
4
CHEM 1111
  & CHEM 1113
General Chemistry Laboratory I
   and General Chemistry I
4
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I3
ENG 1013Composition I3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 1121
  & BIOL 1123
Principles of Biology II Laboratory
   and Principles of Biology II
4
CHEM 1121
  & CHEM 1123
General Chemistry Laboratory II
   and General Chemistry II
4
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 2211
  & CHEM 2213
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
   and Organic Chemistry I
4
BOT 2111
  & BOT 2113
Plant Biology Laboratory
   and Plant Biology
4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Core3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
CHEM 3221
  & CHEM 3223
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
   and Organic Chemistry II
4
BACT 3111
  & BACT 3113
General Microbiology Laboratory
   and General Microbiology
4
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Creative Arts Core3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 4811
  & BIOL 4813
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression Laboratory
   and Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression
4
PHYS 1131
  & PHYS 1133
Principles of Physics Laboratory I
   and Principles of Physics I
4
Biology Elective3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
CHEM 3334Quantitative Analysis4
BACT 4111
  & BACT 4113
Immunology Laboratory
   and Immunology
4
BIOL 4221
  & BIOL 4223 ([GP] Recommended Biology Elective )
Ecology Laboratory
   and Ecology
4
BIOL 4681Biology Seminar1
 Semester Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall
Clinical Rotation - Upper Level14
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
Clinical Rotation - Upper Level13
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.