2018-2019 Catalog

Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)

Courses

MLS 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.

MLS 234. Human Parasitology. 2 Credits.

Physiological aspects of human parasites, their symbiotic host parasite relationships and clinical diagnostic techniques. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F,S,SS.

MLS 234L. Human Parasitology Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Laboratory methods for the identification and diagnosis of human parasites. Prerequisites: MLS, Categorical Certificate Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Categorical Certificate Hematology/Hemostasis, Categorical Certificate Immunohematology or Categorical Certificate Microbiolgy students only. F.

MLS 301. Immunology. 3 Credits.

Principles of clinical immunology focusing on the cellular and molecular nature of antigens and immunoglobulin, the immune response, immunogenetics, and immune mediated disease. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F.

MLS 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. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F.

MLS 325L. Hematology Laboratory. 2 Credits.

Morphologic examination of blood and bone marrow and laboratory testing used in hematological study. F,S,SS.

MLS 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. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F.

MLS 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. Prerequisites: MLS program students only. S.

MLS 340L. Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Application of molecular techniques including the operation of molecular based instrumentation, DNA extraction and measurement, blotting, polymerase chain reactions, and utilization of probes. Prerequisites: MLS program students only. S.

MLS 380. Professional Issues in Clinical Laboratory Science. 1 Credit.

Discussion of CLS professional issues, ethics, current topics of healthcare delivery, governmental regulations, societal concerns, cultural diversity, disease prevention, research and environment. Prerequisites: MLS Program Students Only. SS.

MLS 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. Prerequisites: MLS, Categorical Certificate Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Categorical Certificate Hematology/Hemostasis, Categorical Certificate Immunohematology or Categorical Certificate Microbiolgy students only. S.

MLS 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.

MLS 430. Clinical Practicum I. 12 Credits.

Applied theory and practice at the clinical affiliate. S/U grading. F.

MLS 440. Clinical Practicum II. 12 Credits.

Techniques and practice in the clinical affiliate. S/U grading. S.

MLS 460. Laboratory Practice. 2 Credits.

This course represents an overview of standard laboratory practices including safety, glassware, microscopes, centrifuges, balances, specimen collection and handling. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F,S,SS.

MLS 464. Clinical Review. 3 Credits.

Emphasis is on concepts 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. F.

MLS 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. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F,S,SS.

MLS 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. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. SS.

MLS 472. Pre-analytical Skills. 1 Credit.

Theory and practice of phlebotomy in the clinical setting, specimen processing, review of state and federal regulations, safety and biohazard compliance, interpersonal relationship skills. Prerequisites: MLS Program Students Only. SS.

MLS 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. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. SS.

MLS 474. Clinical Urinalysis I. 2 Credits.

Theory, techniques and practice of microscopy and urinalysis with emphasis on identification of elements in the sediment. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. SS.

MLS 477. Clinical Immunohematology I. 1 Credit.

Theory of modern transfusion techniques, component therapy, and quality assurance. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. SS.

MLS 477L. Clinical Immunohematology I Lab. 1 Credit.

Practical application of modern transfusion techniques, component therapy, and quality assurance. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. SS.

MLS 478. Clinical Microbiology I. 2 Credits.

Groups of medically important bacteria are studied and correlated to laboratory practice in identification. Included in the discussions are antibiotic susceptibility testing, quality control, and methods of identification including rapid, automated, and traditional methods. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. SS.

MLS 479. Clinical Hematology I. 2 Credits.

Emphasis on interpretive correlation of hematology findings and pathophysiology. Topics of current interest and advances in hematology. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. SS.

MLS 480. Clinical Immunohematology II. 2 Credits.

Applied theory and modern transfusion at the clinical affiliate. Offered annually. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only.

MLS 481. Clinical Chemistry II. 2 Credits.

Applied theory and practice in clinical chemistry at the clinical affiliate. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F.

MLS 483. Clinical Hemostasis II. 1 Credit.

Techniques and practice in routine phlebotomy and hemostasis at the clinical affiliate. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F.

MLS 484. Clinical Microbiology II. 2 Credits.

Applied theory and practice in clinical microbiology at the clinical affiliate. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F.

MLS 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. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F.

MLS 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. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F.

MLS 488. Clinical Hematology II. 2 Credits.

Applied theory and practice in clinical hematology at the clinical affiliate. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F.

MLS 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. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. F.

MLS 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. Offered annually. Prerequisites: Enrollment in clinical practicum coursework is the corequisite; MLS program students only. S.

MLS 491. Clinical Chemistry III. 2 Credits.

Techniques and practice in clinical chemistry at the clinical affiliate. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. S.

MLS 492. Clinical Immunohematology III. 2 Credits.

Techniques and modern transfusion practices at the clinical affiliate. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. S.

MLS 494. Clinical Immunology. 1 Credit.

Applied theory and practice in clinical immunology and serology at the clinical affiliate. Prerequisites: MLS, Categorical Certificate Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Categorical Certificate Hematology/Hemostasis, Categorical Certificate Immunohematology or Categorical Certificate Microbiolgy students only. S.

MLS 495. Clinical Microbiology III. 2 Credits.

Techniques and practice in clinical microbiology at the clinical affiliate. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. S.

MLS 498. Clinical Hematology III. 2 Credits.

Techniques and modern hematology practices at the clinical affiliate. Prerequisites: MLS, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology or Microbiology program students only. S.

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