Course Descriptions

ALHE440 (1-4)
Topics in _____________
Repeatable in different areas. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director.

ALHE480 (4)
Practicum in ____________
Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director.

MLSC105 (1)
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
Lectures and/or demonstrations presented by each of the departmental faculty members covering the major disciplines in medical laboratory sciences. A field trip to visit a clinical laboratory is also included. Weekly: one lecture.

MLSC110 (1)
Medical Terminology
An in-depth study of medical terms and abbreviations relating to diseases, disorders, and drugs. (This course is also available to off-campus students through Distance Learning. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.)

MLSC210  (2)
Fundamentals of Hematology and Hemostasis
Introduces the production, maturation, function of normal blood cells and hemostasis.  Selected routine manual hematology and hemostasis procedures are performed.  Weekly: Three lectures and one lab.

MLSC230  (3)
Fundamentals of Clinical Microbiology
Orientation to clinical microbiology; specimen selection, collection, and transport; microscopic evaluation; stains and sterilization techniques; media and incubation selections; identification of routine and non-routine microorganisms; susceptibility testing; automation and quality assurance. Weekly: two lectures and two labs.

MLSC240  (1)
Fundamentals of Immunohematology
Introduces blood group antigen systems, antibody screening, antibody identification, and compatibility testing. Selected routine procedures are performed. Weekly: Three lectures and one lab. 

MLSC320  (3)
Fundamentals of Immunology
Innate and acquired immune systems of the human organism; immunoglobulin production, structure, function, and diversity; antigen characteristics, variety, and specific red cell groups; tolerance and memory; complement structure and function; cell mediated immunity function and regulation; autoimmune disorders; transplantation and tumor immunology; immunodeficiency disorders; principles and procedures of techniques used in modern immunology lab. Weekly: three lectures.

MLSC350  (3)
Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry
Clinical lab procedures, safety, application of statistical procedures in quality control, and principles of clinical laboratory instrumentation. Topics include carbohydrates, lipids, electrolytes, and hepatic function with selected pathologies. Weekly: Three lectures and one lab. Prerequisites: completed or currently enrolled in CHEM131 or permission of instructor. 

MLSC400 (1)
Specimen Procurement and Processing
Clinical specimen collection and processing; point-of-care testing, professional ethics; phlebotomy practicum. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MLSC401, 402 (0)
Clinical Year Seminar I, II
Introduction to educational methodology, team building, multicultural communication, service outreach, professionalism, clinical laboratory sciences literature and research design and practice. Preparation and delivery of written and oral presentations on current topics. Attendance to all sessions is required. A pass/fail grade is assigned. Prerequisite: permission of program director.

MLSC411 (3)
Hematology
Cellular elements of the blood, their maturation, functions, and morphologies; abnormal and disease state hematologies; principles and procedures of routine and special hematology assay methodologies; correlation of patient conditions with results of hematology assay results. Prerequisites: MLSC210 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC412 (1)
Hemostasis
Hemostasis systems, their function, interaction, and monitoring; correlation of hemostasis assay results with various disorders; thrombosis and anticoagulant therapy; principles and procedures of routine and special hemostasis assays. Prerequisites: MLSC411 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC413 (4)
Clinical Hematology & Hemostasis Practicum
Professional health-care laboratory practicum; emphasis in patient-care application of hematology and hemostasis procedures. Prerequisites: MLSC411, 412 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC421 (2)
Clinical Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics
Emphasis on detection, analyses, etiology, epidemiology, immunologic manifestations and correlation with infectious diseases. Theory and application of immunologic/serologic and basic molecular techniques including specimen collection and quality control. Prerequisies: MLSC320 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC423 (1)
Clinical Immunology Practicum
Professional health-care laboratory practicum: emphasizes patient-care applications of immunologic and serologic procedures. Prerequisites: MLSC421 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC431 (4)
Clinical Bacteriology and Virology
Emphasis on specimen collection, culture, identification and clinical significance of bacterial pathogens and human associated viruses. Simulated clinical practice for the separation of normal flora from pathogenic microorganisms encountered in various body sites including the study of antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Prerequisites: MLSC230 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC432 (2)
Clinical Mycology and Parasitology
Study of fungi and parasites associated in human infections. Emphasis on specimen collection and preservation, culture and identification procedures. Prerequisites: MLSC431 and permision of Program Director.

MLSC433 (5)
Clinical Microbiology Practicum
Professional health-care laboratory practicum; emphasis in patient-care applications of bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology. Prerequisites: MLSC431, MLSC432 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC441 (3)
Immunohematology
Blood grouping and typing; blood group antigen systems; compatibility testing; antibody identification; quality control and quality assurance; donor recruitment and selection; blood-banking records; grouping and compatibility problem solving; patient clinical state correlations. Prerequisites: MLSC240, MLSC320 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC442 (1)
Transfusion Medicine
In-depth study of immunohematology testing results, clinical patient manifestations, blood component therapy and blood product requirements. Prerequisites: MLSC441 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC443 (4)
Clinical Immunohematology Practicum
Professional health-care laboratory practicum; emphasis in patient-care applications of immunohematology. Prerequisites: MLSC441, 442 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC451 (4)
Clinical Chemistry I
Carbohydrate, lipid, enzyme, electrolyte, acid-base balance, trace element, protein systems, and gastric functions; correlation with normal physiology and selected pathological correlations. Analysis of relevant blood and body fluids constituents. Prerequisites: MLSC350 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC452 (2)
Clinical Chemistry II
Liver function, renal function, endocrinology, toxicology, and therapeutic drug monitoring. Analysis of various body fluids such as serous fluids, synovial fluid, amniotic fluid, and urine. Correlations with normal physiology and selected pathological conditions. Prerequisites: MLSC451 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC453 (4)
Clinical Chemistry Practicum
Professional health-care laboratory practicum. Emphasis on patient care applications in clinical chemistry. Prerequisites: MLSC451, 452 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC461 (1)
Body Fluids
Analysis of various body fluids such as serous fluids, synovial fluids, amniotic fluid, and urine. Correlations with normal physiology and selected pathological conditions. Prerequisites: MLSC451 and permission of the Program Director.

MLSC463 (1)
Body Fluids Practicum
Professional health-care laboratory practicum. Emphasis in patient-care applications of body fluids. Prerequisites: MLSC461 and permission of Program Director.

MLSC470  (1)
Laboratory Information Systems
Survey of current Laboratory Information Sistems (LIS) including database design and maintenance, test requesting, result entry, result reporting, quality control application, peripheral devices and regulatory systems. Prerequisite: permission of the Program Director.

MLSC475  (2)
Medical Laboratory Management Concepts
Discussion in selected areas that include healthcare delivery systems; problem solving in the clinical laboratory; human resource management; supply and equipment acquisition; financial management' performance standards and assessment; ethics; and regulatory processes. Prerequisite: permission of the Program Director. 

MLSC490 (1-4)
Topics in ___________
An in-depth study of selected topics in the clinical laboratory sciences. Repeatable in different specialized areas. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director.

MLSC493  (1)
Practicum Project
Designed to be an integral component of the clinical year practica experience. Introduces students to the principles, practices, and performance of clinical laboratory projects expected of practicing professional medical laboratory scientists.

MLSC495 (1-4)
Independent Project
Topics may be from areas relevant to clinical laboratory practice and must be approved by the Program Director. Repeatable in a different subject area. Independent readings earn S/U grades. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director.

MLSC496 (1)
Extended Clinical Practicum
A twelve-week professional health-care laboratory practicum. Emphasis in patient-care applications. Subject areas are to be coordinated with the Clinical Site Education Coordinator and the Program Director. Graded S/U. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the twenty-week clinical practica of the Clinical-Year Program and permission of Program Director.

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