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HT Prep Course

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The NSH HT Exam Prep Course is designed for students that are studying for the HT certification exam.  It is especially beneficial to those that are taking the exam through the on-the-job training route. The course will include exam content, study material and resources available to help with the studying process.  The course will also explain the concept of computer adaptive testing and time will be spent discussing exam taking strategies.   Review topics include Fixation, Processing, Microtomy, Staining, Special Stains Immunohistochemistry and Lab Math. 

Learning Module Format: The course contains several hours of lectures. To ensure this large amount of material is digestible the course has been split into topic modules.

Knowledge Checks: At the conclusion of each section you will be asked to complete a Knowledge Check. Knowledge Checks consist of several questions – asked in a variety of formats - about the section you just completed.

Final Exam: The course completes with a Final Exam consisting of 20 questions. You must receive a 70% or better to receive your certificate of completion for your CEU credits for the course.

Jamie Pert, BS, HTL(ASCP)cm, MBcm, QIHCcm

Jamie is the Program Director of the Schools of Histotechnology (HT and HTL) programs at Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Michigan. Previous to that she worked as a bench histotechnologist in the immunohistochemistry/molecular lab of anatomic pathology at Beaumont Hospital, and in that time she also worked as a contingent histotechnologist in private GI and Dermatopathology laboratories. Jamie completed her B.S. at Grand Valley State University and she is certified as a histotechnologist (HTL), molecular biologist (MB), and also has her Qualification in Immunohistochemistry (QIHC) through ASCP. 

Ada Feldman, MS, HT(ASCP), HTL(ASCP)

Ada Feldman is the CEO at ANATECH, LTD, Battle Creek, MI. She has multiple publications and recently co-written Tissue Processing and Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining in Histopathology Methods and Protocols and Laboratory Safety in Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques, 8th edition. She is frequently invited to speak at state, national and international histology seminars and for webinars. She has received several National Society for Histotechnology awards (J.B. McCormick, M.D. Award; Golden Forcep Award, and Convention Award) as well as several awards from state histology societies. Ada has held several positions including President and Treasurer in the Michigan Society of Histotechnologists. 

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Module 1 Introduction to the HT/HTL Exam
Introduction to the HT/HTL Exam
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Open to view video. Module 1 Objectives: *Understand the steps for applying for the credential *List resources available to help with studying for the HT/HTL certification exam *Describe computer adaptive testing and test taking strategies
Knowledge Check for Module 1
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/3 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 2.
Module 2 Fixation & Processing
Module 2.1 Fixation
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Module 2.1 Objectives *Define autolysis and putrefaction, and relate to fixation. *Discuss effects of various fixatives on various components of tissues. *Relate fixatives as coagulative vs. non-coagulative AND additive vs. non-additive.
Knowledge Check for Module 2.1
7 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/7 points to pass
7 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/7 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review answers before proceeding to Module 2.2.
Module 2.2 Processing
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Open to view video. Module 2.2 Objectives *List the chemicals used in processing. *Describe the function of each chemical in processing. *Assess time problems that occur during tissue processing. *Describe refractive index and its role in clearing agents. *Select the best processing schedule based on tissue size and types.
Knowledge Check for Module 2.2
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 3.
Module 3 Microtomy
Module 3 Microtomy
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Module 3 Objectives *Identify the different types of microtomes. *Differentiate between the different knife profiles. *Identify microtomy errors and discuss how to correct/prevent in the future.
Knowledge Check for Module 3
7 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/7 points to pass
7 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/7 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 4.1.
Module 4 Staining
Module 4.1 Theory of Staining
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Open to view video. Module 4.1 Objectives *Define terminology related to the theory of staining. *Differentiate between the different types of staining: Progressive vs. Regressive; Absorption vs. Adsoption *Describe the methods to differentiate dyes. *Describe factors that influence the interaction between dyes and tissues.
Knowledge Check Module 4.1
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 4.2.
Module 4.2 Nuclear & Cytoplasmic Staining
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Module 4.2 Objectives *Identify the different components of hematoxylin and its purpose. *Differentiate between iron and aluminum hematoxylin. *Identify different types of cytoplasmic stains.
Knowledge Check for Module 4.2
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 4.3.
Module 4.3 H&E Staining
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Open to view video. Module 4.3 Objectives *Discuss the steps of the H&E staining procedure. *Explain the purpose of each reagent in the H&E staining procedure. *Discuss troubleshooting techniques for the H&E staining protocol.
Knowledge Check for Module 4.3
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 5.
Module 5 Special Stains
Module 5.1 Special Stains Part 1
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Module 5.1 Objectives *List what each stain discussed is demonstrating. *State which fixative is preferred or needs to be avoided for each stain. *Discuss the theory behind each stain discussed. *List the expected results for each stain.
Knowledge Check Module 5.1
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 5.2.
Module 5.2 Special Stains Part 2
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Module 5.2 Objectives *List what each stain discussed is demonstrating. *State which fixative is preferred or needs to be avoided for each stain. *Discuss the theory behind each stain discussed. *List the expected results for each stain.
Knowledge Check Module 5.2
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 5.3.
Module 5.3 Special Stains Part 3
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Module 5.3 Objectives *List what each stain discussed is demonstrating. *State which fixative is preferred or needs to be avoided for each stain. *Discuss the theory behind each stain discussed. *List the expected results for each stain.
Knowledge Check Module 5.3
5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 6.
Module 6 Immunohistochemistry
Module 6 Immunohistochemistry
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Open to view video. Module 6 Objectives *Compare monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies. *Describe the different staining theories, advantages and disadvantages. *List the different labels used for antibodies. *Describe the two methods of antigen retrieval.
Knowledge Check for Module 6
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/4 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to Module 7.
Module 7 Lab Math
Module 7 Lab Math
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Open to view video. Module 7 Objectives: *Review of metric vs. customary systems *Discussion of Significant numbers and equivalents *Discussion of Dilutions, Ratios *Walk through several exercises to practice solutions
Knowledge Check Module 7
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/6 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers.
Survey & Certificate
Participant Survey
5 Questions
5 Questions Please complete the survey to receive your CEU certificate.
Certificate
8.25 credits  |  Certificate available
8.25 credits  |  Certificate available
Knowledge Check Question Bank
Knowledge Check Question Bank
20 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  17/20 points to pass
20 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  17/20 points to pass The following are the knowledge bank questions you answered while completing the modules. The quiz will randomly select 20 questions across all the modules. You can use this bank to review the topics & test your retention. You can take the quiz an unlimited number of times. This tool is intended to help you review - it is not required to earn the CE credits for the course.