MLT-MLS Advanced Standing Program

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Course Descriptions and Curriculum - MLT-MLS Advanced Standing Program (Online)

Curriculum

Fall Term ISemester Hours
MLS 418Advanced Clinical Chemistry I2
MLS 420Advanced Clinical Microbiology I2
MLS 327Laboratory Operations2
Total hours6
Spring Term I
MLS 415Advanced Immunology and Serology2
MLS 435Advanced Immunohematology4
MLS 419Advanced Clinical Chemistry II2
Total hours8
Summer Term I
MLS 426Advanced Hematology I2
MLS 431Clinical Research Methods2
MLS 410Urinalysis and Body Fluids3
Total hours7
Fall Term II
MLS 421Advanced Clinical Microbiology II2
MLS 427Advanced Hematology II2
MLS 405Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics3
Total hours7
Spring Term II
MLS 440Medical Laboratory Science Capstone4
MLS 428Laboratory Management and Education2
Total hours6
Total program hours34

*Professional Course of study is lockstep.

Upon the successful completion of MLS 440, students will be awarded an additional 30 semester hours of professional credit based on professional credential. Counting the professional courses including the capstone course, Advanced Standing students will be awarded 64 semester credit hours at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  

Course Descriptions

MLS 327.  Laboratory Operations. A study of laboratory math, basic statistics, and quality assurance programs in the clinical laboratory. Online, Internet, or Web-based 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. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (3 credit hours)

MLS 410.  Urinalysis and Body Fluids. An integrated study of renal abnormalities based on physiological alterations and systemic anatomical changes. Physical, chemical, and microscopic examination of urine, cerebrospinal, and other body fluids will be reviewed. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (3 credit hours)

MLS 415.  Advanced Immunology and Serology. A comprehensive study of the immunologic theory, principles, and responses in relation to disease testing in man. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (2 credit hours)

MLS 418.  Advanced Clinical Chemistry I. An introductory study of clinical chemistry concepts and organ systems with emphasis on quality control, reference values, and testing significance to evaluate the function of each system. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (2 credit hours)

MLS 419.  Advanced Clinical Chemistry II. A continuation of MLS 418. A critical thinking based study focusing on clinical chemistry test results and correlations to organ-specific disease processes. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (2 credit hours)

MLS 420.  Advanced Clinical Microbiology I. A concerted study of pathological bacteria, viruses, and fungi with an emphasis on isolation techniques, culturing, and identification methodologies. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (2 credit hours)

MLS 421.  Advanced Clinical Microbiology II. A continuation of MLS 420. An in-depth study of clinical specimen with regard to pathogenic microorganisms within organ systems as it relates to diagnosis and treatment. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (2 credit hours)

MLS 426.  Advanced Hematology I. An introduction to normal and abnormal blood cells emphasizing cell differentiation, identification, and morphological evaluation procedures. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (2 credit hours)

MLS 427.  Advanced Hematology II. A continuation of MLS 426. A study of blood-related diagnostic procedures combined with blood cell anomalies and disease processes as it correlates to patient symptoms, clinical history, and laboratory findings. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (2 credit hours)

MLS 428.  Laboratory Management and Education. A study of laboratory principles, management, and education as applied to the profession. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (2 credit hours)

MLS 431.  Clinical Research Methods. A study of applied research, critical reviews, and literature reviews culminating in writing a research article critique report.  Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (2 credit hours)

MLS 435.  Advanced Immunohematology. A comprehensive study of the basic and advanced theories, principles, and procedures associated with transfusion medicine. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (4 credit hours)

MLS 440.  Medical Laboratory Science Capstone. A review of medical laboratory science theory and practice to enhance certification examination preparation through the use of assessment modules focusing on four major clinical components (Microbiology, Hematology, Immunohematology, and Chemistry). Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (4 credit hours)