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MLS Undergraduate Course Descriptions
The MLS undergraduate course descriptions are listed below :
Course term offerings are abbreviated as follows: (F = Fall, S = Spring, SS = Summer Session, D = Distance):
101. Orientation to Medical Laboratory Sciences. 2 credits. Introduction to the role, ethics, conduct, certification, education, employment, and fundamental knowledge and skills related to medical laboratory science. F
234. Human Parasitology. 2 credits. Physiological aspects of human parasites, their symbiotic host parasite relationships and clinical diagnostic techniques. S, D
234L. Human Parasitology Laboratory. 1 credit. Laboratory methods for the identification and diagnosis of human parasites. S
301. Immunology. 3 credits. Principles of clinical immunology focusing on cellular and molecular nature of antigens and immunoglobulin, the immune response, immunogenetics, and immune mediated disease. F, D
325. Hematology. 3 credits. Identification of normal and abnormal blood cells in various hematological disorders. Theory and application of hematology procedures. Theory and mechanisms of hemostasis. F, D
325L. Hematology Laboratory. 2 credits. Corequisite: MLS 325. Morphologic examination of blood and bone marrow and laboratory testing used in hematological study. F, SS, D
336. Laboratory Calculations. 1 credit. Calculations used in the clinical laboratory including measurement systems, dilutions, graphing, solution chemistry, statistics of quality control and research interpretation. F, D
340. Molecular Diagnostics. 2 credits. an introduction to specific molecular biology application in the laboratory and a discussion of cell biology, DNA chemistry, genetics, nucleic acid extraction and modification, blotting, polymerase chain reactions, and probes in relation to diagnostic investigations, S, D.
340L. Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory. 1 credit. Applications of molecular techniques including the operation of molecular based instrumentation, DNA extraction and measurement, blotting, polymerase chain reactions, and utilization of probes. S.
380. Professional Issues in Clinical Laboratory Science. 1 credit. Discussion of MLS professional issues, ethics, current topics in health care delivery, governmental regulations, societal concerns, cultural diversity, disease prevention, research and environment. S.
394. Medical Microbiology. 2 credits. Medically important microorganisms are identified using a wide variety of clinical techniques. Included in the discussion will be susceptibility studies and the correlation of the presence of microorganisms to health and disease. S, D
399. Special Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science. 1-13 Credits Lecture, discussion, and readings on topics of current interest in the clinical laboratory sciences. Prerequisites: MLS Program Students Only. Repeatable to 13 credits. F,S,SS.
460. Laboratory Practice. 2 credits. This course represents an overview of standard laboratory practices including safety, glassware, microscopes, centrifuges, balances, specimen collection and handling. F, S, SS, D
464. Clinical Review. 3 credits. Emphasis is on concpets related to the role of a clinical laboratory scientist. Analysis and evaluation focuses on the theories of immunohematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, and other areas contributing to clinical application. D.
465. Clinical Laboratory Management. 3 credits. Management practices in the clinical laboratory including concepts related to service and quality, information management, financial management, personnel management, laboratory education and research. F, S, SS, D.
471. Clinical Chemistry I. 2 credits. Theories and principles of clinical chemistry procedures are discussed as well as how the results of these procedures correlate to health and disease. SS, D.
472. Preanalytical Skills. 1 credit. Theory and practice of phlebotomy in the clinical setting, specimen processing, review of state and federal regulations, safety and biohazard compliance and interpersonal relationship skills. SS, D.
473. Clinical Hemostasis I. 2 credits. Physiologic mechanisms of normal human hemostasis as well as hereditary and acquired defects. Laboratory techniques performed and discussed are screening tests and specific assays for abnormalities, procedures to monitor therapeutic measures and practice and maintenance of current instrumentation. SS
474. Clinical Urinalysis I. 2 credits. Theory, techniques and practice of microscopy and urinalysis with emphasis on identification of elements in the sediment. SS
477. Clinical Immunohematology I. 1 credit. Theory of modern transfusion techniques, component therapy and quality assurance. SS, D.
477L. Clinical Immunohematology I Laboratory. 1 credit. Practical application of modern transfusion techniques, component therapy, and quality assurance. SS, D.
478. Clinical Microbiology I. 2 credits. Groups of medically important bacteria are studied and correlated to laboratory practice in identification. Included in the discussion are antibiotic susceptibility testing, quality control, and methods of identification including rapid, automated, and traditional methods. SS
479. Clinical Hematology I. 2 credits. Emphasis on interpretive correlation of hematology findings and pathophysiology. Topics of current interest and advances in hematology. SS
480. Clinical Immunohematology II. 2 credits. Applied theory and modern transfusion at the clinical affiliate. F, D
481. Clinical Chemistry II. 2 credits. Applied theory and practice in clinical chemistry at the clinical affiliate. F, D
483. Clinical Hemostasis II. 1 credit. Techniques and practice in routine phlebotomy and hemostasis at the clinical affiliate. F, D.
484. Clinical Microbiology II. 2 credits. Applied theory and practice in clinical microbiology at the clinical affiliate. F, D
485. Clinical Urinalysis II. 1 credit. Applied theory and practice in urinalysis and observation, practice or research in specialized areas or settings at the clinical affiliate. F.
487. Medical Mycology. 1 credit. Comparative morphology, physiology and pathogenicity of medically important fungi. Laboratory methods for identification emphasize interpretation and evaluation of results including the recognition of contaminating organisms. F
488. Clinical Hematology II. 2 credits. Applied theory and practice in clinical hematology at the clinical affiliate. F.
489. Clinical Body Fluids. 1 credit. Overview of the theory and practice in manual procedures of human body fluids. The body fluids to be discussed include: spinal, synovial and amniotic fluid, transudates and exudates, fecal specimens, gastric, sweat, and other body fluid secretions. F
490. Financial and Quality Management of the Clinical Laboratory. 3 credits. A capstone course designed to provide senior students with the skills to manage a clinical laboratory. The course brings together previous content with a focus on laboratory profitability, quality management, and quality improvement. S, D
491. Clinical Chemistry III. 2 credits. Techniques and practice in clinical chemistry at the clinical affiliate. S
492. Clinical Immunohematology III. 2 credits. Techniques and modern transfusion practices at the clinical affiliate. S
494. Clinical Immunology. 1 credit. Applied theory and practice in clinical immunology and serology at the clinical affiliate. S
495. Clinical Microbiology III. 2 credits. Techniques and practice in clinical microbiology at the clinical affiliate. S
498. Clinical Hematology III. 2 credits. Techniques and modern hematology practices at the clinical affiliate. S.