CLS 100 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Sciences. (1) F
Introduction to the field of clinical laboratory sciences. Required for Clinical Laboratory Sciences majors.
Enrollment for the following CLS classes is restricted to students admitted to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Professional Study Program.
CLS 310 Principles of Clinical Chemistry I. (6) S
Theory and application of principles of clinical chemistry, with emphasis on laboratory techniques, pathophysiology, methods of analysis, and assessment of procedure. 3 hours lecture, 9 hours lab.
CLS 320 Principles of Clinical Microbiology I. (6) S
Emphasizes disease mechanisms, isolation, and identification of medically significant fungi and bacteria. Includes principles of laboratory safety and quality control. 3 hours lecture, 9 hours lab.
CLS 330 Principles of Clinical Hematology I/Body Fluids. (3) F
Theory and application of principles in hematology, with emphasis on techniques to evaluate blood dyscrasias and analyze body fluids. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
CLS 410 Principles of Clinical Chemistry II. (2) SS
Continuation of 310, with emphasis on principles of automation, laboratory computers, and method evaluation. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
CLS 411 Advanced Applications of Clinical Chemistry. (4) F
Clinical application of theory/techniques from Principles of Clinical Chemistry I and II. Emphasis on operation of common laboratory instrumentation, clinical correlation, and radioimmunoassay. Minimum 180 hours practicum.
CLS 420 Principles of Microbiology II. (2) SS
Disease mechanisms and identification of medically significant parasites. Mycobacteria, Actinomycetes, Chlamydia, Rickettsia, Mycoplasma, and viruses. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
CLS 421 Advanced Applications of Clinical Microbiology. (4) S
Practical laboratory application of the principles of specimen collection, processing, detection, identification, and antimicrobial testing of medically significant bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Minimum 180 hours practicum.
CLS 430 Principles of Clinical Hematology II/Hemostasis. (3) F
Theory and applications of principles in hematology with emphasis on etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of blood dyscrasias/hemostatic defects. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
CLS 431 Advanced Applications of Clinical Hematology. (4) S
Practical laboratory application of methods/techniques used to evaluate and diagnose blood dyscrasias/hemostatic defects. Applied techniques in body fluid analysis. Minimum 180 hours practicum.
CLS 440 Principles of Clinical Immunology/Immunohematology. (4) F
Theoretical and practical application of clinical immunology and immunohematology. Emphasizes serological techniques that aid disease diagnosis and blood donor selection. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
CLS 441 Advanced Applications of Clinical Immunology/Immunohematology. (3) S
Practical laboratory application of the principles of serological methods used in diagnosing disease and selecting blood components for transfusion therapy. Minimum 135 hours practicum.
CLS 450 Principles of Clinical Laboratory Administration. (2) F, S
Principles of management, with emphasis on the clinical laboratory. Basic management process, personnel supervision, identification, and allocation of resources. General Studies: L2 (if credit also earned in CLS 460).
CLS 460 Principles of Clinical Laboratory Education. (1) S
Principles of learning, with application to the development of instructional objectives, strategies, and evaluation for teaching-learning situations in the laboratory. General Studies: L2 (if credit also earned in CLS 450).
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