Pre-Medical Technology 3+1

Millikin provides basic science course work designed to prepare students for programs in accredited hospital schools of medical technology. The three-year program requires completion of a minimum of 92 credits at Millikin. Upon acceptance and successful completion of a year of required course work at an accredited professional school, the student earns a B.S. degree from Millikin University.

If a student chooses to complete four years at Millikin prior to entering a medical technology program at an accredited hospital, the student must complete all requirements for the appropriate Millikin major. Students may choose to major in either biology or chemistry and will be advised by a faculty member in that field. Students must complete all University-wide general education requirements; 33 of the final 45 credits must be taken at Millikin before transfer to the accredited hospital. Medical technology programs are competitive and usually require a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 for admission.

Millikin has affiliation agreements with two accredited hospital schools of medical technology:

  • St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL.
  • St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.

Clinical Courses in Medical Technology at Affiliated Hospitals The following courses must be taken at an affiliated hospital to complete the fourth year of the medical technology program for a B.S. degree from Millikin. These courses have been defined, structured, and approved by the affiliated hospitals and Millikin University.

Clinical Chemistry I: Theory and practice of analytical biochemistry as applied to pathologic states, methodology and instrumentation. Statistics: as applied to reagent preparation, result determination and quality control.

Clinical Chemistry II: Theory and practice of analytical biochemistry as applied to specialized tests for drugs, endocrine function, urine and body fluid analysis.

Clinical Hematology: Study of the origin, development, morphology, physiology and pathophysiology of the formed elements of the blood and bone marrow. Manual and automated methods of cell counting, differentiation and other special hematological procedures on blood and body fluids used in disease diagnosis are included.

Clinical Immunohematology: Study of red cell antigen/antibody systems, antibody screening and identification, compatibility testing and immunopathologic conditions. Also included are donor requirements and blood component preparation and therapy.

Clinical Immunology: Study of principles of protective and adversive aspects of cellular and humoral immune responses. Theory and performance of test procedures based on antigen/antibody reactions and clinical significance of test results are included.

Clinical Microbiology I: Theory and practice of isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria and mycrobacteria in clinical specimens through cultures, morphology, biochemical and/or serologic methods. Relation of clinical testing to disease states and epidemiology as it applies to microbiology is included.

Clinical Microbiology II: Theory and practice in isolation and identification of fungi, parasites, rickettsia and viruses utilizing morphological, cultural, biochemical and serologic methods. Relation of clinical testing to disease states and epidemiology as it applies to microbiology is included.

Special Topics in Clinical Laboratory: Science Overview of medical ethics, patient approach, theory and practice of phlebotomy techniques, laboratory safety, applications of laboratory computer systems and independent clinical research and development.

Clinical Management and Education: Basic introduction to principles and theory of management and education as related to clinical laboratory. Special job responsibilities of clinical laboratory scientist in management and education are addressed.

Pre-Medical Technology Required Courses at Millikin University

  • Biology 105/155, Ecology and Evolution
  • Biology 108/158, Attributes of Life
  • Biology 230, Principles of Microbiology, or
  • Biology 330, General Microbiology
  • Biology 206, Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Biology 207, Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Biology 300/350, Genetics
  • Biology 307, Parasitology
  • Biology 312, Immunology
  • Chemistry 121/151, General Chemistry
  • Chemistry 222/152, Analytical Chemistry or
  • Chemistry 224/152, General Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry 301/251, Organic Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 302/252, Organic Chemistry II
  • Physics 201 and 202, Physics for Life Sciences

Pre-Professional Program - Medical Technology