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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 114, 115 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II 4 cr each
This is a two-course sequence that covers an introduction to basic human anatomy and physiology including the study of the structure and function of the normal human body. Included is a study of basic principles of chemistry related to human physiology, a study of cells and tissues, metabolism, joints, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, and the senses. Laboratory experiences are provided through demonstration and interactive laboratory experiences. Prerequisite for CLS 115: CLS 114. Taught in Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters.
CLS 320 Hematology I 4 cr
This course presents an introduction to the hematopoietic system, the development of blood cells, normal cell morphology and blood dyscrasias. The laboratory component focuses on phlebotomy and normal cell morphology. Taught in Fall Semester.
CLS 330 Serology and Immunohematology - W 4 cr
This course presents an introduction to immunobiology, the study of red blood cell antigens and their antibodies, the genetics of compatibility testing, blood component therapy and a survey of serologic testing methods. The laboratory focuses on diagnostic laboratory techniques. Taught in Spring Semester. Special fee.
CLS 340 Clinical Biochemistry I 3 cr
This is one of a two course sequence that presents the chemistry of human metabolism and its relationship to disease, structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and enzymes, and nucleic acids. Taught in Fall Semester.
CLS 341 Clinical Biochemistry II 3 cr
This is one of a two course sequence that presents the chemistry of human metabolism and its relationship to disease, structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and enzymes, and nucleic acids. Taught in Spring Semester.
CLS 345 Hemostasis and Body Fluids 4 cr
An introduction to the study of various body fluids with emphasis on coagulation and urinalysis. The laboratory section will focus on diagnostic laboratory techniques. Taught in Spring Semester.
CLS 350 Clinical Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology 4 cr
Study of medically important parasites, fungi, and viruses emphasizing laboratory identification and pathophysiology. Taught in Fall Semester. Special fee.
CLS 360 Clinical Bacteriology 4 cr
This course is designed to provide basic concepts of pathogenicity and virulence of bacteria as related to the interactions between the parasite, the host and the environment. General concepts of microbial physiology, antimicrobial therapy and microbial genetics. Taught in Spring Semester. Special fee.
CLS 390 Special Topics 1-4 cr
Topics of current interest in the clinical laboratory sciences. May be taken more than once if course subject and content varies. Need permission of Department Chair.
CLS 394 Directed Study 2-4 cr
Laboratory research conducted in conjunction with faculty-directed projects. Taught in Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters. Special fee.
CLS 410 Clinical Microbiology 5 cr
Advanced study in clinically important microorganisms with emphasis on laboratory isolation and identification. Special fee.
CLS 420 Hematology II 3 cr
Advanced study of the hematopoietic system and blood cells including morphology and disease states, such as leukemias and lymphomas. Special fee.
CLS 431 Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation 3 cr
Study of analytical methods used to measure clinically important ions and molecules, and the application of those measurements to diagnose and monitor diseases. Special fee.
CLS 432 Immunohematology 5 cr
A study of blood cell antigens and their corresponding antibodies with emphasis on their laboratory identification on blood donor/recipient compatibility testing. Special fee.
 
CLINICAL PRACTICA
CLS 435 Introduction to Laboratory Management - W 2 cr
Principles of organization, human resource, and financial management in clinical laboratories.
CLS 436 Introduction to Research 1 cr
Basic concepts of scientific inquiry are presented to develop an appreciation for research as an element for contributing to the body of knowledge in the clinical laboratory sciences. Special fee.
 
CLS 440 Hematology Practicum 2 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital hematology and hemostasis laboratories. Taught in Spring and Fall Semesters. Duration: 4 weeks.
 
CLS 441 Immunology/ Immunohematology Practicum 1 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital immunology/immunohematology laboratory. Taught in Fall and Spring Semesters. Duration: 2 weeks.
CLS 445 Clinical Microbiology Practicum I 2 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital microbiology laboratory. Taught in Fall and Spring Semesters. Duration: 4 weeks.
 
CLS 446 Clinical Microbiology Practicum II 1 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital microbiology/virology laboratory. Taught in Fall and Spring Semesters. Duration: 2 weeks.
 
CLS 452 Immunohematology Practicum 2 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital blood bank. Taught in Fall and Spring Semesters. Duration: 4 weeks.
 
CLS 453 Clinical Chemistry Practicum I 2 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital chemistry laboratory. Taught in Fall and Spring Semesters. Duration: 4 weeks.
 
CLS 454 Clinical Chemistry Practicum II 1 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital chemistry/toxicology laboratory. Taught in Fall and Spring Semesters. Duration: 2 weeks.
 
CLS 455 Body Fluids Practicum 1 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital urine and body fluid analysis department. Taught in Fall and Spring Semesters. 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 in Fall and Spring Semesters. Duration: 2 weeks.
 
CLS 495 Clinical Correlation Studies 4 cr
This is a capstone course covering advanced methods and pertinent case studies with emphasis on intralaboratory interpretation of patient data. Taught in Spring Semester.
CLS 496 Comprehensive Examination Review 1 cr
A comprehensive review of the body of knowledge with a test designed to evaluate the student's progress and prepare the student to challenge a national certification examination. Taught in Spring Semester.
 
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. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair and completion of an approved project prospectus.
 
 
 

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