Medical Laboratory Science


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  • MLS Traditional Course Descriptions

    MLS 310. Body Fluid Analysis. A study of the qualitative and quantitative changes in the renal system based on anatomical and physiological alteration. (Lecture/Lab) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 311. Basic and Clinical Immunology. A study of the principles of in vivo and in vitro immunological responses and immunologic testing, theory and practice in relation to disease in man. (Lecture/Lab) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 312. Essentials of Hematology. A study of blood and blood forming organs and basic diagnostic procedures. (Lecture/Lab) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 313. Clinical Bacteriology. A study of pathological bacteria with an emphasis on techniques of isolation and identification. (Lecture/Lab) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 314. Essentials of Clinical Chemistry. A 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. (Lecture/Lab) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 315. Phlebotomy. A study of theory, practical application, technical performance, and evaluation of procedures used in collecting, handling and processing blood specimens. (Lecture) (2 credit hours) 

    MLS 322. Clinical Hematology. A study of blood cells and their abnormalities with emphasis on disease processes. Prerequisite: MLS 312 (Lecture/Lab) (3 credit hours)  

    MLS 323. Mycology, Parasitology and Virology. A 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. Prerequisite: MLS 313 (Lecture/Lab) (3 credit hours)  

    MLS 324. Clinical Chemistry. A 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. Prerequisite: MLS 314 (Lecture/Lab) (3 credit hours)  

    MLS 325. Immunohematology. A study of principles, techniques and applications of blood transfusion practices. (Lecture/Lab) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 326. Clinical Simulation. Student presentations of case studies, new laboratory techniques, innovative management techniques, computer applications, new instrumentation, etc. (Lecture) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 327. Laboratory Operations. A study of laboratory math, basic statistics and quality assurance programs in the clinical laboratory. (Lecture) (2 credit hours) 

    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. (Laboratory) (1 semester hour) 

    MLS 340. General Pathology. study of the etiology and symptomatology of the general pathological conditions affecting the body. (Lecture) (2 credit hours) 

    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. (Lecture) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 413. Diagnostic Microbiology. A study of clinical specimens with regard to pathogenic organisms and diagnosis in organ systems. (Lecture/Lab) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 416. Research Design and Statistics. A study of basic topics of research design and statistics. Special focus on critical review and techniques of applied research. (Lecture) (3 credit hours) 

    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. (Lecture) (1 credit hour) 

    MLS 422. Hematology Practicum. Clinical education practicum in affiliated laboratories. Prerequisite: MLS 322 (Clinical rotation) (3 credit hours)  

    MLS 423. Clinical Microbiology Practicum. Clinical education practicum in affiliated laboratories. Prerequisite: MLS 323 (Clinical rotation) (3 credit hours)  

    MLS 424. Clinical Chemistry Practicum. Clinical education practicum in affiliated laboratories. Prerequisite: MLS 324 (Clinical rotation) (3 credit hours)  

    MLS 425. Immunohematology Practicum. Clinical education practicum in affiliated laboratories. Prerequisite: MLS 325 (Clinical rotation) (3 credit hours)  

    MLS 429. Clinical Correlations. A  capstone course of medical laboratory sciences focusing on clinical diagnosis.
    (Lecture) (2 credit hours) 

    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. (Lecture) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 432. Advanced Hematology. A study of the basic diagnostic procedures related to blood and blood-forming organs combined with the study of blood cell abnormalities and disease processes. (Lecture) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 433. Advanced Clinical Microbiology. A study of proper techniques for isolation and identification of pathological bacteria combined with fungal, viral, protozoan and parasite identification. (Lecture) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 434. Advanced Clinical Chemistry. A study of biological compounds and elements located in body fluids with an emphasis on isolation and identification techniques. (Lecture) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 435. Advanced Immunohematology. A study of proper techniques, principles and applications for blood transfusion practices. (Lecture) (3 credit hours) 

    MLS 436. Advanced Clinical Seminar. A cumulative review of the major MLS subject areas: chemistry, urinalysis, microbiology, immunohematology, hematology, coagulation, virology, mycology, parasitology and laboratory operations, with an emphasis on certification preparation. (Lecture) (2 credit hours) 

    MLS 445. Clinical Rotation. MLS progression clinical education practicum in affiliated laboratories. (Clinical rotation) (4 credit hours)