Course Descriptions
2022-2023 School Year

MLS4460C  Clinical Pathogenic Microbiology  5.0   B
This course focuses on the collection, handling and processing of specimens from human tissues and body fluids for the identification of pathogenic bacteria. Conventional and rapid microbiological methods for identification of organisms as well as nontraditional methods for identification and detection of organisms or their products will be addressed including principles of automated methods. The laboratory sessions will include techniques and methods for the identification of organisms and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.... Full Description

HSC3555C  Pathophysiology  3.0   B
This course provides an overview of the etiology, pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of the major human diseases. Both infectious and non-infectious diseases of the human body systems will be presented.... Full Description

MLS4150  Clinical Correlations Seminar  2.0   B
This seminar type class is designed to help students correlate laboratory analyses with the organ(s) of origin and with the predominant pathophysiology associated with abnormal results. The students will describe the most common test methodologies used to measure individual analyses and interrelate lab results from different disciplines. Problem based learning and papers will be used to enhance critical thinking skills.... Full Description

MLS4550L  Immunohematology Laboratory  1.0   B
Lab to support Immunohematology.... Full Description

MLS4625  Clinical Chemistry  3.0   B
This course addresses renal, liver and gastrointestinal physiology and includes an in-depth study of chemical methods used in the analysis of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids enzymes, hormones and electrolytes. Patient lab profiles including evaluating renal and liver function will be discussed and related to pathophysiology. Instrumentation including automation will be addressed. Laboratory will cover blood glucose, electrolyte, lipid, enzyme, and protein methods and will include advanced concepts in troubleshooting.... Full Description

MLS4308  Hematology  3.0   B
Theories of clinical hematology will be presented, including phlebotomy, hematopoiesis, hemoglobinometry, and cell morphology. A detailed account of the hematologic diseases of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets will be covered, as well as principles of hemostasis and examination of other serous body fluids. Common hematology tests will be performed during laboratory sessions, including blood cell and platelet counts, indices of red blood cells, WBC differentials, phlebotomy, and coagulation tests.... Full Description

MLS4308L  Hematology Lab  1.0   B
Lab to support Hematology.... Full Description

MLS4191L  Molecular Diagnostics Lab  1.0   B
Lab to support Molecular Diagnostics.... Full Description

MLS4191  Molecular Diagnostics  2.0   B
This course presents the molecular mechanisms of human diseases and focuses on diagnosis through cytogenetic and nucleic acid molecular technology. Laboratories emphasize basic and clinical techniques of DNA-based diagnostic methods.... Full Description

MLS4820L  Clinical Chemistry Internship  4.0   B
Practical experience performed in a clinical chemistry laboratory with emphasis on chemistry instrumentation, electrophoresis, therapeutic drug monitoring, and toxicology. Emphasis for course includes performance of diagnostic procedures and application of knowledge from previous coursework with emphasis on clinical correlations to human diseases.... Full Description

MLS4821L  Clinical Microbiology Internship  4.0   B
Practical experience performed in a clinical microbiology laboratory. Emphasis includes sample setup, instrumentation, aerobic and anaerobic cultures from various sites and their interpretation, and includes the subject areas of mycology, mycobacteriology, and parasitology.... Full Description

MLS4822L  Clinical Hematology Internship  4.0   B
Practical experience performed in a clinical hematology/hemostasis laboratory. Emphasis for course includes performance of diagnostic procedures and application of knowledge from previous coursework with emphasis on clinical correlations to hematological diseases.... Full Description

MLS4823L  Clinical Immunohematology Internship  3.0   B
Practical training in modern blood banking and transfusion services at the hospital and area blood banks. Training includes practice and performance, under supervision, of all the procedures involving pre-transfusion tests on patient's blood, selection of donor blood, compatibility determination, problem solving, and release of suitable blood/blood components for transfusion therapy.... Full Description

PCB3703C  Human Physiology  3.0   B
Students will study the organs and organ systems of the human body as they operate individually and integrate together. Special attention is devoted to cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular, and reproductive physiology including concepts relating genetics to regulatory mechanisms and abnormal physiology.... Full Description

MCB4503  Virology  3.0   B
This course uses a structure/function approach to understand the virus lifecycle of mammalian, bacterial, plant, and insect viruses. It focuses on virus structure, genetics, biocontainment, virus-host interactions, and related disease states. Current topics include the epidemiology of recent viral outbreaks including Ebola, Zika, and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic.... Full Description

MLS4825L  Urinalysis and Body Fluids Internship  1.0   B
Practical experience performed in a clinical laboratory. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of urine and other body fluids.... Full Description

MLS3705  Clinical Laboratory Management  2.0   B
Course emphasis is on quality control and quality assurance programs, laboratory records, equipment and reagent purchasing, laboratory computerization, work-load recording programs, scheduling, personnel handling, and methods of laboratory self-evaluation.... Full Description

PCB3134  Molecular Biology  3.0   B
This class concentrates on cellular chemistry and physiology, morphology and function of cellular organelles, cellular motility, growth, division, and endocrine and exocrine communication. Emphasis is placed on interrelation of structure and function and regulation of metabolism. Specialized activities of animal cells will be highlighted, including concepts relating genetics to regulatory mechanisms and abnormal cell physiology will be introduced. Laboratory sessions will include applications of molecular biology with emphasis on advanced techniques in biotechnology, research methods and data interpretation.... Full Description

MLS4038L  Introduction to Clinical Internships  1.0   B
Lecture and lab introducing the profession of medical laboratory sciences and basic laboratory skills including venipuncture (at clinical site), laboratory calculations, terminology, safety, quality assurance, ethics, laboratory information systems (LIS), professional roles, and licensure. Includes 4-hour aids requirement, first aid and CPR training, physical and immunizations, and background check.... Full Description

MLS4550  Immunohematology  3.0   B
Topics covered include the fundamentals of blood banking including blood grouping, compatibility testing, antibody identification, blood group systems, hemolytic disease of the newborn, transfusion therapy and blood components. Laboratory sessions include the performance of routine operations of clinical blood bank laboratories, daily quality control procedures, routine testing procedures for ABO and Rh typing, identification of antibodies to antigens other than ABO and Rh, and direct and indirect antiglobulin test.... Full Description

MLS4625L  Clinical Chemistry Lab  1.0   B
Lab to support Clinical Chemistry.... Full Description

MLS4824L  Clinical Serology Internship  1.0   B
Practical experience performed in a clinical serology laboratory. Emphasis is placed on special methods in clinical chemistry, microbiology and other areas which includes non-routine (special) immunochemical procedures, methods in immunodiagnostics, and virology.... Full Description

PCB3134L  Molecular Biology Lab  1.0   B
Lab to support Molecular Biology.... Full Description

BCH3023  Biochemistry  3.0   B
This course surveys the fundamental components of biochemistry. In this course, students will learn concepts such as the structure and function of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, together with discussions of oxidative metabolism and regulation.... Full Description

PCB4233  Immunology  3.0   B
This course introduces the basic principles of immunology, including humeral and cell-mediated immune mechanisms, the complement system and the inflammatory response. Topics include disorders of the immune system and a discussion of the laboratory methods used for diagnosis.... Full Description