Medical Laboratory Science


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  • MLS Traditional Course Descriptions

    • MLS 310. Body Fluid Analysis. A lecture and laboratory study of the qualitative and quantitative changes in the renal system based on anatomical and physiological alteration. (3 semester hours) (2-1-0)
    • MLS 311. Basic and Clinical Immunology. A lecture and laboratory study of the principles of in vivo and in vitro immunological responses and immunologic testing, theory, and practice in relation to disease in man. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • MLS 312. Essentials of Hematology. A lecture and laboratory study of blood and blood forming organs and basic diagnostic procedures. (3 semester hours) (2-1-0)
    • MLS 313. Clinical Bacteriology. A lecture and laboratory study of pathological bacteria with an emphasis on techniques of isolation and identification. (3 semester hours) (2-1-0)
    • MLS 314. Essentials of Clinical Chemistry. A lecture and laboratory study of biological compounds and elements found in body fluids. Emphasis is placed on methods of determination and clinical interpretation relating to pathological states in man. (3 semester hours) (2-1-0)
    • MLS 315. Phlebotomy.  A study  of theory, practical application, technical performance, and evaluation of procedures used in collecting, handling, and processing blood specimens.  (2 semester hours) ( 2-0-0)
    • MLS 322. Clinical Hematology. A lecture and laboratory study of blood cells and their abnormalities with emphasis on disease processes. (3 semester hours) (2-1-0) Prerequisite: MLS 312
    • MLS 323.  Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology. A lecture and laboratory study of pathological microorganisms with an emphasis on techniques of isolation and identification of fungi and viruses, medically significant protozoan and helminth parasites and their vectors, and various culturing techniques. (3 semester hours) (2-1-0) Prerequisite: MLS 313
    • MLS 324. Clinical Chemistry. A lecture and laboratory study of biological compounds and elements found in body fluids. Emphasis is placed on methods of determination and clinical interpretation relating to pathological states in man. (3 semester hours) (2-1-0) Prerequisite: MLS 314
    • MLS 325. Immunohematology. A lecture and laboratory study of principles, techniques, and applications of blood transfusion practices. (3 semester hours) (2-1-0)
    • MLS 326. Clinical Simulation. Student presentations of case studies, new laboratory techniques, innovative management techniques, computer applications, new instrumentation, etc. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • MLS 327. Laboratory Operations. A lecture study of laboratory math, basic statistics, and quality assurance programs in the clinical laboratory. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • MLS 332. Diagnostic Hemostasis. A study of the blood clotting system in normal and pathological states.  Emphasis is placed on the correlation of test results with disease and therapies.  (1 semester hour) (1-0-0) 
    • MLS 340. General Pathology. A study of the etiology and symptomatology of the general pathological conditions affecting the body. (2 semester hours) (2-0-0)
    • MLS 405. Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics. An introductory course in molecular terminology, the basic anatomy of a gene, the components of DNA and RNA, and the role of DNA and RNA in a cell. Principles of basic molecular techniques used in research and clinical laboratories will be introduced. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • MLS 413. Diagnostic Microbiology. A study of clinical specimens with regard to pathogenic organisms and diagnosis in organ systems. (3 semester hours) (2-1-0)
    • MLS 416. Research Design and Statistics. A study of basic types of research design and statistics.  Special focus on critical review and techniques of applied research.  (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) 
    • MLS 417. Principles of Management and Education in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. An introduction to the principles of management and education as applied to the profession of medical laboratory science. (2 semester hours) (2-0-0)
    • MLS 422. Hematology Practicum. Clinical education practicum in affiliated laboratories. (3 semester hours) (0-0-3) Prerequisite: MLS 322
    • MLS 423. Clinical Microbiology Practicum. Clinical education practicum in affiliated laboratories. (3 semester hours) (0-0-3) Prerequisite: MLS 323
    • MLS 424. Clinical Chemistry Practicum. Clinical education practicum in affiliated laboratories. (3 semester hours) (0-0-3) Prerequisite: MLS 324
    • MLS 425. Immunohematology Practicum. Clinical education practicum in affiliated laboratories. (3 semester hours) (0-0-3) Prerequisite: MLS 325
    • MLS 429. Clinical Correlations. A capstone course of medical laboratory sciences focusing on clinical diagnosis. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • MLS 430. Research Methods. An in-depth study in analyzing and evaluating the applications involved in research issues through literature reviews culminating in writing a research report. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)