Spring 2011
01/18/2011 - 05/15/2011

Course Information

Section 001
T 08:00 - 09:00
EVC9 9211
Terry Kotrla

Section 001
T 09:15 - 13:45
EVC9 9101
Terry Kotrla

Office Hours

  • T
    2:30 - 5:30 pm
    RRC 3117.15
  • T W
    7:00 am - 8:00 am
    EVC 9334
  • Th
    11:00am - 12:00pm

Course Requirements

Determination of Final Grade

1.    Lecture:  2/3 of final grade (1400 points)
    a.    Examinations 600 points
    b.    Movie Review 50 points
    c.    Internet Search 100 points
    d.    Miscellaneous:  Major Exam Online Review Quizzes, BlackBoard Posting Assignments, Admission Tickets, quizzes and other assignments 150 points
    e.    Final Exam = 500 points (final exam percentage grade times 5)

2.    Laboratory:  1/3 of Final Grade
    a.    Pretests = 10%
    b.    Lab Evaluation and procedure cards = 40%
    c.    Study Questions = 25%
    d.    Laboratory Practicals = 25%

3.    Grading System:

A    =    90 -100%
B    =    80 - 89%
C    =    75 - 79%
D    =    60 - 74%
F    =    59% or below
I    =    Incomplete:  A student must have a passing average (75% or better) and have completed at least 80% of the course work.        
W    =    Withdrawal:  Please meet with the MLT Department Chair before making any decision on withdrawal.  We will assist you in any way possible with problem areas.


1.    Blaney, Kathy D and Howard, Paula R., Basic and Applied Concepsts of Immunohematology, Second Edition,  2009, Mosby.  ISBN: 978-0-323-04805-7
2.    MLAB 2431 Course Outline/Objectives and Lab Manual available at  
3.    MLAB 2431 narrated lectures available at

See course schedule for specific reading assignment timeline.

Course Subjects

Immunohematology is a specialized branch of laboratory medicine.  It involves the study of the theory and practice of a wide variety of procedures used in the following: donor selection, component preparation and use, and techniques used to detect antigen/antibody reactions which may adversely affect a patient receiving a transfusion.  The topics to be covered include:  donor screening, preparation of components, antigens/antibodies of the ABO, Rh and other blood group systems, pretransfusion testing procedures, hemolytic disease of the newborn, neonatal and obstetrical transfusion practice, autoimmune hemolytic anemias and adverse affects of transfusion.

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate professionalism by
        a.    being on time and present on each class day.
        b.    complying with the dress code.
        c.    Submitting assignments by the stated deadline
  2. Demonstrate enthusiasm and interest in the profession by asking qustions, participating in class discussions and meeting with professors during office hours as needed.
  3. Demonstrate initiative by reviewing objectives, completing reading assignments prior to class and submitting completed admission ticket upon arrival to class.
  4. Describe the immune process as it relates to Immunohematology.
  5. Describe the donor selection process and accurately determine donor eligibility when given results of donor screening tests.
  6.  Describe the preparation and indicate the appropriate use of blood components by determining the component needed based on laboratory data.
  7. Identify and describe the characteristics of the antigens and antibodies of the ABO, Rh, and other blood group systems and apply this knowledge to sample testing and case study materials.
  8. Perform and apply knowledge of principles and theories in the performance of routine blood bank procedures utilized in pre-transfusion testing by producing neat, accurate results.
  9.  Perform and demonstrate an understanding for intermediate level blood bank testing in the resolution of antibody problems, hemolytic disease of the newborn and transfusion reaction work-ups by producing neat, accurate results.
  10.  Demonstrate improvement in the affective traits of organizational skills, work habits, attitude, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving ability.
  11. Utilize constructive criticism to correct deficiencies and improve performance.
  12. Work cooporatively with professors and fellow students to achieve the goals of each activity assigned.
  13. Apply the principles, theories and practical information from MLAB 1335 Immunology/Serology, MLAB 1315 Hematology and MLAB 1227 Coagulation to the field of Immunohematology.