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CLT 2740 Histology Topics I

This course will provide instruction on the fixation, processing, decalcification, and sectioning of histological samples. Students will also be instructed on standard practices of the Histology laboratory, including instrumentation and safety protocols. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Clinical Laboratory Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: ALH 1101 and BIO 1121 and CHE 1111 and CHE 1151 and Approval of Department 


  • Demonstrate an awareness of the proper procedures to protect self and the environment in a healthcare setting, explain the role of safety as it pertains to infection control, identify biological hazards, discuss fire safety classifications, explain chemical hygiene (classification, storage, emergency response and disposal) as it pertains to the histology laboratory.
  • Describe the basic laboratory techniques used in the histology laboratory, including: tissue fixation, decalcification, processing, and sectioning. Identify the preferred method of tissue fixation and processing for various histological specimens. Describe the basic instrumentation used in the histology laboratory.
  • Identify principles and procedures of histological processing to include sources of error and clinical significance of results.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2