UNMC Clinical Laboratory Science Program Curriculum 2014-15

Summer/Fall Early Course Credits:

CLS 408 Introduction to Clinical Hematology (2 credits)
This course introduces the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of hematological and hemostasis procedures. There is an emphasis on the correlation of clinical laboratory data with the diagnosis of erythrocyte, leukocyte and bleeding/clotting disorders.

CLS 409 Introduction to Clinical Microbiology (2 credits)
This course introduces the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of procedures for isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of infectious disease organisms in humans. The course focuses on bacteriology, emphasizing the correlation of clinical laboratory data with the patient’s diagnosis and treatment.

CLS 410 Introduction to Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis (2 credits)
This course introduces the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of basic laboratory skills and methods in clinical chemistry and urinalysis. Correlation of laboratory data with the diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate, renal, liver, protein, electrolyte and acid-base disturbances is emphasized.

CLS 411 Introduction to Clinical Immunohematology (1 credit)
This course introduces the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of immunohematology procedures required to provide compatible blood components for transfusion.  Methods for collection, processing, storage and transfusion of blood and blood components will be presented.  Immunohematology procedures that assist in the diagnosis and management of hemolytic conditions will be introduced.

7 credits for student laboratory

Fall Semester Credits:

CLS 413 Endocrinology and Toxicology (1 credit) 
This course incorporates advanced theory, practical application and evaluation of clinical laboratory procedures. Correlation of clinical laboratory data with the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders, toxicology disturbances and therapeutic drug monitoring is emphasized. The educational process includes application and correlation through lectures and assessments.

CLS 414 Clinical Chemistry I (2 credits) 
This course expands on the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of basic laboratory procedures introduced in Introduction to Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis course. This course will focus on the interpretation, evaluation and correlation of clinical laboratory data with the diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate, renal, liver, protein, cardiac, lipid, electrolytes, trace elements, pancreatic-GI and acid-base disturbances.

CLS 416 Clinical Hematology I (2 credits)
This course expands on the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of hematological and hemostasis procedures introduced in Introduction to Clinical Hematology. There is an emphasis on the correlation of clinical laboratory data with the diagnosis and treatment of erythrocyte, leukocyte and bleeding/clotting disorders.

CLS 418 Clinical Microbiology I (2 credits)
This course expands on the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of procedures for isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of infectious disease organisms in humans introduced in Introduction to Clinical Microbiology. The course focuses on bacteriology, emphasizing the correlation of clinical laboratory data with the patient’s diagnosis and treatment.

CLS 420 Clinical Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics (2 credits)
This course includes the theory, practical application, and evaluation of immunological components, principles and methodologies used in the assessment of immunologically related disorders, including hypersensitivity reactions, autoimmune, immunoproliferative and immunodeficient disorders. The theory and application of molecular diagnostic tools, such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), nucleic acid probes, and microarrays are also addressed. Critical thinking skills are developed in the critical analysis of published written articles with resultant written report.

CLS 422 Clinical Immunohematology I (2 credits) 
This course expands on the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of immunohematology procedures required for the collection, processing, storage and transfusion of blood and blood components and management of immunohematologic conditions that was introduced in Introduction to Clinical Immunohematology. The educational process includes mentoring and evaluation of students to assure development and practice of appropriate professional behavior, ethical decision making, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and effective oral and written communications.

CLS 424 Phlebotomy (1 credit)
This course includes the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of procedures used in collecting, handling and processing blood specimens. The educational process includes mentoring and evaluation of students to assure development and practice of appropriate professional behavior, ethical decision making, teamwork, cultural competency, and effective oral and written communications.

CLS 426 Urinalysis (1 credit)
This course expands on the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of procedures used in the analysis of urine that were presented in Introduction of Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis. The educational process includes mentoring and evaluation of students to assure development and practice of appropriate professional behavior, ethical decision making, teamwork, and effective oral communication skills.

CLS 430 Clinical Laboratory Management I (2 credits)
This course introduces the theory, practical application and evaluation of laboratory management principles in healthcare, including safety, research, educational methodology, quality control, ethics, laboratory operations, laboratory information systems, and scope of practice. Opportunities for building critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, communication, professionalism, research, management and leadership skills are provided.

15 credit hours (Rotation I)

Spring Semester Credits:

CLS 412 Clinical Laboratory Science Theory, Application & Correlation (5 credits)
This course includes the application, evaluation and correlation of laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of common disease states. Opportunities for building critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership skills are provided in small group clinical case discussions.

CLS 415 Clinical Chemistry II (3 credits)
This course incorporates advanced theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of clinical chemistry laboratory procedures. Correlation of clinical laboratory data with the diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate, renal, liver, lipid, protein, pancreatic and endocrine disorders is emphasized. The educational process includes mentoring and evaluation of students to assure development and practice of appropriate professional behavior, ethical decision making, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and effective oral and written communications.

CLS 417 Clinical Hematology II (3 credits)
This course incorporates advanced theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of hematological and coagulation procedures. There is an emphasis on the correlation of clinical laboratory data with the diagnosis and treatment of anemia, leukemia, and bleeding/clotting disorders. The educational process includes mentoring and evaluation of students to assure development and practice of appropriate professional behavior, ethical decision making, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and effective oral and written communications.

CLS 419 Clinical Microbiology II (4 credits)
This course incorporates advanced theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of procedures for isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of infectious disease organisms in humans. This course includes bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology and serology, and emphasizes the correlation of clinical laboratory data with the patient’s diagnosis and treatment. The educational process includes mentoring and evaluation of students to assure development and practice of appropriate professional behavior, ethical decision making, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and effective oral and written communications.

CLS 423 Clinical Immunohematology II (3 credits) 
This course incorporates advanced theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of blood bank procedures required for transfusion of blood and blood components and for handling and storage of blood and blood components. The educational process includes mentoring and evaluation of students to assure development and practice of appropriate professional behavior, ethical decision making, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and effective oral and written communication skills.

CLS 431 Clinical Laboratory Management II (3 credits) 
This course incorporates advanced theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of laboratory management principles and associated models. Lectures and assignments focus on effective written and oral communications, critical evaluation of research studies, compliance and regulatory issues, educational methodology, human resource and financial management, laboratory operations, cultural competency, professionalism and ethical decision making. Opportunities to build problem-solving, teamwork and management skills are provided.

21 credit hours (Rotation II)

Total CLS Program: 43 credit hours

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