Courses offered - Clinical Laboratory Science

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CLS 2080 Clinical Laboratory Science Seminar

Introduction to clinical laboratory sciences. Opportunities and responsibilities.

CLS 2990 Pre-professional Directed Study

Independent study under faculty supervision.

CLS 3020 Hematology Lecture and Laboratory

Basic study of blood-forming organs and components of blood; explanation of basic hematological procedures.

CLS 3040 Immunohematology Lecture and Laboratory

Principles of immunology and theory of procedures employed in the clinical blood bank. Survey of the organization and operation of a blood bank.

CLS 3080 Instrumentation Lecture and Laboratory

Introduction to fundamental laws of electronics, the theoretical basis of instrument design, and quality control in laboratory testing. Application of instrumental methods, including spectrophometric, flurometric, electroanalytical, and chromatographic methods to the clinical laboratory.

CLS 3090 Introduction to Professional Practice

Introduction to pre-professional and professional practice, education methodologies for the lab, intro to research in the field, ethics, and critical thinking in the lab.

CLS 3100 Basic Techniques: Microscopy

Specimen collection, preparation, and examination of urine and other body fluids such as spinal fluid, semen, and synovial fluid.

CLS 3280 Clinical Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory

Methodologies and interpretations of results of clinical chemistry diagnostic tests.

CLS 3330 Medical Terminology

Study of medical terms in a body system approach. Review of anatomy and physiology.

CLS 4000 Clinical Hematology

Theory and principles for evaluation of the quantity, morphology and function of cellular components of blood.

CLS 4010 Clinical Chemistry

Biochemical analysis of blood and other body fluids to determine values of various chemical substances, using routine methods and automation.

CLS 4020 Clinical Blood Bank

Theory and principles involving antigen-antibody reactions of blood. Obtaining, storage and preparation of whole blood or blood components for infusion.

CLS 4030 Clinical Microbiology

Obtaining, culturing, identification and antibiotic sensitivity of microorganisms causing infection or infestation.

CLS 4040 Laboratory Operations

Laboratory management issues and problems, with emphasis on the hospital setting. Includes management theory, interpersonal and technical skills, legal and regulatory issues, computers in laboratories, quality assessment and improvement, and healthcare marketing.

CLS 4050 Clinical Immunology

Study of diseases related to diagnostic immunology.

CLS 4210 Hemostasis Lecture and Laboratory

Lecture and laboratory course covering principles of hemostasis and assessment of hemostasis status. Performance and interpretation of diagnostic tests, along with problem solving and correlation of laboratory findings with disease states.

CLS 4230 Hematology II

Continuation of Hematology I. Introduction to hematologic neoplasms. Application of laboratory methods for diagnosis and treatment.

CLS 4990 Professional Directed Study

Independent study under faculty supervision.

CLS 5020 Pathophysiology for the Clinical Laboratory

Advanced pathophysiologic concepts including etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations, of commonly encountered altered health states in the adult human.

CLS 5070 Clinical Pathology Correlation

Correlation of laboratory data and clinical history through the analysis of case studies.

CLS 5500 Immunology and Serology

Lectures and studies; applications of immunology and serology in a lab setting, including relevance to human medicine.

CLS 5510 Diagnostic Microbiology I

Lectures and laboratory course in diagnostic microbiology, with a focus on the fundamentals of clinical bacteriology, and human infectious diseases.

CLS 5520 Diagnostic Microbiology II

Lecture and laboratory course in diagnostic microbiology with a focus on clinical virology, mycology, and parasitology.

CLS 5530 Microbiology Simulation Laboratory

Application of previously acquired theory and techniques in a simulated clinical microbiology laboratory, with emphasis on work organization, correlation of results, management, decision-making, and quality assurance.

CLS 5993 Writing Intensive Course in Clinical Laboratory Science

Disciplinary writing assignments under the direction of a faculty member. Course must be elected in conjunction with designated corequisite; see Schedule of Classes for corequisites available each term. Satisfies University General Education Writing Intensive Course in the Major requirement. Required for all majors.