Medical Laboratory Science


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  • MLS Progression 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 327. Laboratory Operations. A study of laboratory math, basic statistics and quality assurance programs in the clinical laboratory. (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 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 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)