CLS 412   Clinical Laboratory Science Theory, Application and Correlation (5 sem hrs) SPRING
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, oral communication, professional behavior, and teamwork skills are provided in small group clinical case discussions.

CLS 413 Endocrinology and Toxicology (1 sem hrs) FALL
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 (4 sem hrs) FALL
This course includes the introduction to the 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 415 Clinical Chemistry II (3sem hrs) SPRING
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 416 Clinical Hematology I (4 sem hrs) FALL
This course includes the introduction to the 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 417 Clinical Hematology II (3 sem hrs) SPRING
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 418 Clinical Microbiology I (4 sem hrs) FALL
This course includes the introduction of the 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 419 Clinical Microbiology II (4 sem hrs) SPRING
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 420 Clinical Immunology & Molecular Diagnostics (1 sem hr) FALL
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 immunodeficiency disorders, tumors, and transplantations. Theory and application of molecular diagnostic tools, such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), nucleic acid probes, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and microarray 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 (3 sem hr) FALL
This course includes the introduction of the 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 communications.

CLS 423 Clinical Immunohematology II (3 sem hrs) SPRING
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 424 Phlebotomy (1 sem hr) SPRING
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 Urine and Body Fluid Analysis (2 sem hr) SPRING
This course includes the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of procedures used in the analysis of urine and other body fluids, including cerebrospinal, synovial, serous and amniotic fluids. 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 sem hr) FALL
This course includes the 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.

CLS 431 Clinical Laboratory Management II (3 sem hr) SPRING
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.

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