Medical Laboratory Science Courses

For information about our MLS Degree Advancement option, go to BSMLS. To register for any of the below courses, follow the instructions on the previous page (Online Courses).

MLS 300 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science (2 semester hours) FALL, SPRING
This course is an introduction to the medical laboratory science (MLS) profession. Emphasis is placed on the MLS professional’s role in today’s healthcare environment, including the evaluation and communication of diagnostic data for providers to make quality patient care decisions. Clinical laboratory areas emphasized include: urinalysis, hematology, chemistry, microbiology, immunology and immunohematology. Specimen collection, processing, quality control, regulatory concepts, historical perspectives, professional ethics, and desirable personal attributes/characteristics are also introduced.

MLS 302 Introduction to Hematology and Clinical Laboratory Methods FALL, SPRING
This on-campus course includes the theory and basic principles of laboratory procedures in Hematology and Urinalysis areas of the clinical laboratory. Students will also be introduced to the use of the laboratory test data to detect possible disease.

Students interested in taking MLS 302 Introduction to Hematology and Clinical Laboratory Methods for 2 semester credit hours, offered in the Spring, will need to complete the CAHP Non-degree Seeking student application for the Spring semester. Please see below for the Spring application open and close dates. Please note, that the application requires that you indicate a proctor. Since you do not need a proctor for this course, you can input your own name and email address. An automatic email will be sent to you from the system asking you to complete a recommendation, but you can disregard this email. You will be charged the UNMC undergraduate tuition and fees for this course, not the tuition and fees listed below. The current tuition and fees can be found on the MLS Tuition & Fees page. This course is taught on the UNMC Campus.

MLS 310 Introduction to Pathogenic Microorganisms in Infectious Disease (4 semester hours) FALL, SPRING
This course is an introduction to medical microbiology and infectious disease. Topics will focus on the most common pathogenic microorganisms and the infections they cause in humans. The course primarily focuses on bacteriology, but will include introductory coverage of parasitology, mycology and virology. The course provides opportunities to develop laboratory skills in the use and interpretation of laboratory tests to diagnose infectious disease. Prerequisites: Introductory Biology course

MLS 404 Immunology (3 semester hours) FALL, SPRING
This online course includes the theory and application of basic concepts in immunology, immunopathology, and immunologic testing methods.  Topics of study include the cells, proteins and chemicals involved in the immune system.  Immune disorders such as hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency and protein abnormalities are addressed, as well as transplant and tumor immunology, immunologic testing methods and flow cytometry. Prerequisites: None