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HTL-400-5 Histotechnology Practicum I.  Designed to introduce students to the basic procedures used in the Histology laboratory.  The student studies the principles and theories of fixation and staining processes.  Practice and skill are developed in tissue processing, embedding, sectioning and routine staining.  Laboratory safety and regulatory compliance will be included.  Lecture is 2 hours, laboratory is 6 hours/wk.  Special approval needed from instructor.

HTL-401-5 Histotechnology Practicum II.  This course is designed to build on the knowledge and skills learned in HTL 400 to introduce students to more advanced aspects of histological procedures used in clinical and research settings.  The course will reinforce standard histological practices and include immunohistochemistry and transmission electron microscopy.  Lectures are integrated with hands-on lessons providing students both basic knowledge and practical experience.  2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab/wk. Must be accepted into the HTL certificate program.

HTL-402-3 Special Topics in Histotechnology [elective, not required].  The course focuses on microscopy-based methods used in today's research.  Topics can include confocal / fluorescence microscopy, laser capture microdissection and specialized techniques for water miscible plastics.  Lectures are integrated with hands-on lessons providing students practical experience.  Lecture 1 hour, Lab 4 hours .

HTL-404-(3- 6) Occupational Histotechnology Internship I.  Internships are scheduled at clinical or research affiliate sites throughout Illinois during the daytime hours in accordance with the schedule of the assigned site.  The curriculum will include both daily instruction and corresponding laboratory experience.  In an occupational setting, the histotechnologist is not isolated; he/she interacts with other areas besides histology.  The internship provides practical hands-on experience that prepares the student for a career as a histotechnologist.  Internship18 hours/16 wk semester or 36 hours/8 wk summer semester.  Course can be taken for 3-6 credit hours.  Previous laboratory experience may count towards Internship hours. Must be accepted into the HTL certificate program.

HTL-405-(3-6) Occupational Histotechnology Internship II.  Internships are scheduled at clinical or research affiliate sites throughout the United States in accordance with the schedule of the assigned site.  The curriculum will include both daily instruction and corresponding laboratory experience.  In a hospital or research/industrial setting, the histotechnologist is not isolated; he/she interacts with other areas besides histology.  The internship provides additional hands-on experience in an occupational setting that prepares the student for a career as a histotechnologist.  Internship18 hours/16 wk semester or 36 hours/ 8 wk summer semester.  Course can be taken for 3-6 credit hours.  Must be accepted into the HTL certificate program.  

Contact:
Director:  Maureen Doran
Office:  Life Science III 2055
Phone:  (618) 453-1584
E-Mailmdoran@siumed.edu
 
Resource links
Home page for Histotechnology Certificate Program
American Society for Clinical Pathology

National Society for Histotechnology
Additional resources related to histology