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CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES (CLS)
 
All upper division CLS courses require admission to the professional component or special permission of the department chair.
 
CLS 101 Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences 1 cr
An overview of the CLS profession, career options, job opportunities, and strategies for progressing through the B.S. Degree Program at USA. Taught Spring Semester.
 
CLS 315 Research Methodology 1 cr
A survey of types of research designs, types of measurement, data analysis, and application in clinical laboratory sciences. Taught Fall Semester. Special fee.
 
CLS 330 Clinical Lab Analysis (W) 4 cr
An introduction to analytical techniques used in clinical labs with emphasis on urine and body fluid analysis, and calculations. Taught Spring Semester. Special fee.
 
CLS 340 Clinical Biochemistry 3 cr
Structure and function of proteins and enzymes, human metabolism and its relationship to disease. Taught Fall Semester.
 
CLS 350 Clinical Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology 3 cr
Study of medically important parasites, fungi, and viruses emphasizing laboratory identification and pathophysiology. Taught Spring Semester. Special fee.
 
CLS 360 Clinical Immunology and Bacteriology 5 cr
Introduction to immunobiology, immunochemistry and the human immune system. Concepts of the virulence of bacteria and how they impact the human host-parasite relationship. Includes a survey of serologic and other diagnostic laboratory techniques. Taught Fall Semester. Special fee.
 
CLS 394 Directed Study 2-4 cr
Laboratory research conducted in conjunction with faculty-directed projects. Taught Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters. Special fee.
 
CLS 410 Clinical Microbiology 7 cr
Advanced study in clinically important micro organisms with emphasis on laboratory isolation and identification. Taught Summer Semester. Special fee.
 
CLS 420 Hematology 7 cr
Advanced study of the hematopoietic system and cells in the blood including morphology in normal and disease states and study of hemostasis. Taught Fall Semester. Special fee.
 
CLS 431 Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation 7 cr
Study of analytical methods used to measure clinically important ions and molecules, and the application of those measurements to diagnose and monitor diseases. Taught Summer Semester. Special fee.
 
CLS 432 Immunohematology 7 cr
A study of blood cell antigens and their corresponding antibodies with emphasis on their laboratory identification on blood donor/ recipient compatibility testing.Taught Fall Semester. Special fee.
 
CLINICAL PRACTICA
CLS 435 Introduction to Laboratory Management (W) 2 cr
Principles of organization, human resource, and financial management in clinical laboratories. Taught Spring Semester.
 
CLS 440 Hematology Practicum 3 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital hematology and hemostasis laboratories. Taught Spring Semester. Duration: 4 weeks.
 
CLS 441 Clinical Immunology 1 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital immunology/immunochemistry laboratory. Taught Spring Semester. Duration: 2 weeks.
 
CLS 445 Clinical Microbiology Practicum 4 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital microbiology laboratory. Taught Spring Semester. Duration: 6 weeks.
 
CLS 452 Immunohematology Practicum 3 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital blood bank. Taught Spring Semester. Duration: 4 weeks.
 
CLS 454 Clinical Chemistry Practicum 4 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital chemistry/toxicology laboratory. Taught Spring Semester. Duration: 5 weeks.
 
CLS 455 Body Fluids Practicum 1 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital urine and body fluid analysis department. Taught Spring Semester. Duration: 2 weeks.
 
CLS 490 Elective Practica 1 cr
Supervised clinical practice in phlebotomy, generalist environment, and an area outside the main clinical laboratory. Taught Spring Semester. Duration: 2 weeks.
 
CLS 499 Senior Honors Project (H, W) 3-6 cr
Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project relevant to the field of Clinical Laboratory Sciences study that will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty members chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition and may be repeated for up to six credit hours. Prerequisites: Permission of the department chair and completion of an approved project prospectus.
 
Note: Clinical Laboratory Sciences students also gain experience in all aspects of blood collection and specimen processing, including phlebotomy, capillary collection, and other procedures for obtaining specimens. Hours and requirements are arranged at the clinical training sites in conjunction with practicum course schedules.
 
 

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