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Effective Spring 2017. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
HTP101 Histology Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the microscopy of human cells and tissues. Includes histology, cytoplasm, nucleus, extracellular matrix, epithelia, connective tissues, muscle, and systems of the human body. Also includes regeneration, and molecular mechanisms of cellular identity.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 156IN or appropriate score on placement exam, CHM 130IN or higher, and MAT 097 or higher.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: CSA 100 prior to enrollment in course.
Information: Computer proficiency expected of students in Histotechnology program.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
HTP105 Histotechniques I Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the fundamental techniques of histology. Includes fixation, processing, instrumentation, safety, and routine staining.
Prerequisite(s): HTP 101.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
HTP200 Histotechniques II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of HTP 105. Introduction to the fundamental techniques of histology. Includes connective and muscle tissue, nerves, microorganisms, pigments, minerals, cytoplasmic granules, carbohydrates, and amyloid.
Prerequisite(s): HTP 105.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
HTP201 Histotechniques III Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of HTP 200. Survey of special histotechniques. Includes immunohistochemistry, enzyme histochemistry, immunofluorescent staining, antigen detection, and cellular organelle staining. Also includes use of epitope tags in histochemistry, diagnostic immunohistochemistry, and microscopy.
Prerequisite(s): HTP 200.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
HTP202 Histotechniques IV Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of HTP 201. Preparation for the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Certification. Includes ASCP organization and testing. Also includes safety in the histology lab, fixation, processing, microtomy, nuclear and cytoplasmic staining, and special staining.
Prerequisite(s): HTP 201 and HTP 291 (or concurrent enrollment in HTP 291).
Course Corequisites:
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
HTP291 Histotechnology Internship Credit Hours: 1-5.00
Supervised work experience in a clinical and research setting. Includes emphasis on the observation and enhancement of professional and management skills, team communication and interaction. Also includes the application of research principles, procedures, protocols, and regulations in the workplace. Student may rotate through a variety of clinical and research sites agreed upon by the instructor and student.
Prerequisite(s): HTP 101, 105, 200, 201, and 202, or concurrent enrollment in HTP 202.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. May be taken five times for a maximum of five credit hours.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.