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3301. Fundamentals of Medical Laboratory Sciences

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3333. Mycology, Parasitology and Virology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MCB 2610; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of disease and epidemiology, mechanisms of pathogenicity and laboratory isolation and identification of fungi, parasites and viruses causing human disease.

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3365. Theory of Phlebotomy

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AH 2001; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Venipuncture and special phlebotomy techniques, safety, ethics, and management of phlebotomy services. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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4094W. Seminar in Medical Laboratory Sciences

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AH 4241; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. SM-12/13/10

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4095. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Completion of freshman-sophomore requirements in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. May be repeated for credit.

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4099. Independent Study for Undergraduates

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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4301. Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MCB 2000; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4302. Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MLSC 4301. Open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

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 or the general laboratory environment.

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4311. Hematology

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of body fluids, blood cell formation, morphology, function and kinetics; pathophysiology of body fluid and blood cell disorders; principles and procedures used to evaluate blood cells in blood and body fluids; and, laboratory practice in microscopic examination.

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4312. Hematology Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MLSC 4311; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4321. Clinical Immunology

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AH 3121. Open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4322. Clinical Immunology Laboratory

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MLSC 4321; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

Application of the theory and techniques learned in MT 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.

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4341. Clinical Microbiology

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: MCB 2610; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4342. Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MLSC 4341; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4351. Transfusion Services

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AH 3121; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4352. Transfusion Services Laboratory

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MLSC 4351; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4371. Urinalysis and Hemostasis

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the analysis of urine including physical, chemical and microscopic examination as well as other miscellaneous laboratory procedures. Principles of hemostasis, pathophysiology of coagulation disorders; and, laboratory procedures to evaluate coagulation.

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4372. Urinalysis Laboratory

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MLSC 4371; open only to Medical Laboratory Sciences majors, others with consent of Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4500. Laboratory Operations and Professional Practice

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Medical Laboratory Sciences and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences majors, others with consent of instructor.

Grading Basis: Graded

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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