Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLSC)

Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director: Rosanne Lipcius

Program Office: Room 214, Koons Hall

Major requirements

3301. Fundamentals of Medical Laboratory Sciences

(Formerly offered as MT 3301.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Introduction to the various disciplines of study in laboratory medicine. Principles of laboratory safety, quality assurance and quality control and laboratory mathematics, as well as use of common laboratory equipment. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

3333. Mycology, Parasitology and Virology

(Formerly offered as MT 3333.) Three credits. Prerequisite: MCB 2610; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Principles of disease and epidemiology, mechanisms of pathogenicity and laboratory isolation and identification of fungi, parasites and viruses causing human disease. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

3365. Theory of Phlebotomy

(Formerly offered as MT 3365.) One credit. Prerequisite: To enroll in the course the student must earn a “C” or better in AH 2001; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Venipuncture and special phlebotomy techniques, safety, ethics, and management of phlebotomy services.

4094W. Seminar in Medical Laboratory Sciences

(Formerly offered as MT 4094W.) Two credits. Prerequisite: To enroll in the course the student must earn a “C” or better in AH 4241; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Examination of case studies integrating all areas of the clinical laboratory in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Design and implementation of a research project or investigation of a topic in Medical Laboratory Sciences. Oral and written presentation of research project or topic.

4095. Special Topics

(Formerly offered as MT 4095.) Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: The completion of freshman-sophomore requirements in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program; open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

Application of the scientific method of inquiry to plan, implement, evaluate and report a study of a problem in medical technology or investigation of a special topic not covered in undergraduate medical technology courses.

4099. Independent Study for Undergraduates

(Formerly offered as MT 4099.) Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

Designed primarily for students who wish to extend their knowledge in some specialized areas in the field of Medical Laboratory Sciences.

4301. Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation

(Formerly offered as MT 4301.) Three credits. Prerequisite: MCB 2000; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Manual and automated methods for the biochemical analysis of blood and body fluids; principles of operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of laboratory instruments. Evaluation of test results in normal and diseased states. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

4302. Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

(Formerly offered as MT 4302.) Three credits. Prerequisite: To enroll in the course the student must earn a “C” or better in MLSC 4301; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Application of the theory and techniques learned in MLSC 4301 to the clinical laboratory setting. Understanding work flow, teamwork, evaluation of normal and abnormal results; instrumentation and quality assurance in the general laboratory environment.

4311. Hematology

(Formerly offered as MT 4311.) Four credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Principles of hemostasis, blood cell formation, morphology, function and kinetics; pathophysiology of coagulation and blood cell disorders; principles and procedures used to evaluate coagulation and blood cells in blood and body fluids; laboratory practice in microscopic evaluation. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

4312. Hematology Laboratory

(Formerly offered as MT 4312.) Three credits. Prerequisite: To enroll in the course the student must earn a “C” or better in MLSC 4311; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Application of the theory and techniques learned in MLSC 4311 to the clinical laboratory setting. Understanding work flow, teamwork, evaluation of normal and abnormal results, instrumentation and quality assurance in the general laboratory environment. Correlation of blood cell morphology and laboratory data in normal and disease states.

4321. Clinical Immunology

(Formerly offered as MT 4321.) Two credits. Prerequisite: To enroll in the course the student must earn a “C” or better in AH 3121; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Methods for detection of antigens and antibodies in blood and body fluids; immunological methods for the diagnosis of infectious diseases and abnormalities of the immune system. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

4322. Clinical Immunology Laboratory

(Formerly offered as MT 4322.) One credit. Prerequisite: To enroll in the course the student must earn a “C” or better in MLSC 4321; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Application of the theory and techniques learned in MLSC 4321 to the clinical laboratory setting. Understanding work flow, teamwork, evaluation of normal and abnormal results, instrumentation, and quality assurance in the general laboratory environment.

4341. Clinical Microbiology

(Formerly offered as MT 4341.) Four credits. Prerequisite: MCB 2610; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Isolation and identification of normal flora and clinically significant bacteria and fungi from clinical specimens, correlation of the organisms isolated to disease states, and susceptibility testing of bacteria. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

4342. Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

(Formerly offered as MT 4342.) Four credits. Prerequisite: To enroll in the course the student must earn a “C” or better in MLSC 4341; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Application of the theory and techniques learned in MLSC 3333 and MLSC 4341 to the clinical laboratory setting. Understanding work flow, teamwork, evaluation of normal and abnormal results, instrumentation, and quality assurance in the general laboratory environment.

4351. Transfusion Services

(Formerly offered as MT 4351.) Three credits. Prerequisite: To enroll in the course the student must earn a “C” or better in AH 3121; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Human blood groups, HLA antigens, compatibility testing, donor selection, and their relationship to transfusion and transplantation. Evaluation of laboratory results for selection of blood components for therapy. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

4352. Transfusion Services Laboratory

(Formerly offered as MT 4352.) Two credits. Prerequisite: To enroll in the course the student must earn a “C” or better in MLSC 4351; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Application of the theory and techniques learned in MLSC 4351 to the clinical laboratory setting. Understanding work flow, teamwork, evaluation of normal and abnormal results, instrumentation and quality assurance and preparation of blood components in the general laboratory environment.

4371. Urinalysis and Body Fluids

(Formerly offered as MT 4371.) Two credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Introduction to the analysis of body secretions, specifically urine, feces and sterile body fluids. Topics include physical, chemical and microscopic examinations. Body fluid cell counts and other miscellaneous laboratory procedures will also be performed. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

4372. Urinalysis Laboratory

(Formerly offered as MT 4372.) One credit. Prerequisite: To enroll in the course the student must earn a “C” or better in MLSC 4371; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors; others with consent of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director.

Application of the theory and techniques learned in MLSC 4371 to the clinical laboratory setting. Understanding work flow, teamwork, evaluation of normal and abnormal results, instrumentation and quality assurance in the general laboratory setting environment.

4500. Laboratory Operations and Professional Practice

Two credits. Two hours of lecture. Prerequisite: Open to Medical Laboratory Sciences and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences majors, others with consent of instructor.

Professionalism and basic management practice in the clinical laboratory. Human resource management, continuous quality improvement/performance improvement, financial management. Educational methodology and terminology and communication skills.

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