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CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES (CLS)
 

All upper division CLS courses require that the student be a declared CLS major.  Non-CLS majors may take these courses with special permission from the CLS Program Director if they meet prerequisite requirements.

 
CLS 114 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 cr
This is the first of 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. Taught Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
 
CLS 115
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4 cr

A continuation of CLS 114. Topics include nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive and urinary systems. Additional topics may include blood, metabolism, immunology and reproduction. Laboratory experience is provided through demonstration and interactive (virtual) laboratories. Taught Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Prerequisite: CLS 114.

 
CLS 290 Clinical Biochemistry 3 cr

This course presents the chemistry of human metabolism and its relationship to disease, structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, and nucleic acids. Taught Spring semester. Prerequisite: CH 201.

 
CLS 310 Clinical Genetics 3 cr

This course presents the fundamental molecular biology of genetics with an emphasis on the application of nucleic acid technology in the areas of clinical diagnostics and forensics. Taught Spring semester. Prerequisite: CLS 290 or a two-course sequence of BMD 321 and BMD 322.

 
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.   It is also a study of hemostasis theory and evaluation of coagulation disorders.  The laboratory component focuses on normal cell morphology and performance of coagulation testing procedures. Taught Summer semester. Special fee.

 
CLS 325 Clinical Laboratory Methods 2 cr

This course is an introduction to basic techniques used in the collection and testing of clinical laboratory specimens. It also includes mathematics calculations commonly used in clinical and biological laboratories.  Taught Summer semester.  Prerequisite: MA 112 and ST 210. Taught Summer semester. Special fee.

 
CLS 330 Serology 2 cr

This course is a study of theory and basic serological techniques used in the evaluation of infectious and autoimmune connective tissue diseases.    The course also includes a study of theory, laboratory techniques, and evaluation of cerebrospinal, amniotic, synovial, and serous fluids. Prerequisite: BMD 401. Taught Summer semester. Special fee.

 
CLS 341 Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation I 4 cr

This is the first of a two course sequence that studies analytical methods used in the clinical laboratory to measure substances found in blood and other body fluids, and the application of these measurements in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating disease. The laboratory will focus on basic clinical chemistry techniques. Taught Summer semester. Special fee.

 
CLS 350 Clinical Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology 3 cr
Provides essential knowledge of medically important parasites, mycobacteria, fungi, and viruses.  Microorganism characteristics, life cycle, pathophysiology, distribution, and control are all covered.  Laboratory sections stress microorganism isolation and identification. Taught Fall semester. Special fee.
 
CLS 360 Diagnostic Microbiology I 4 cr

Introduces medically important bacteria and their relationship to human disease.  Emphasis is placed on host-bacteria interactions, metabolism, taxonomy, antimicrobial therapy, and control mechanisms.  Laboratory segment focuses upon bacterial cultivation and isolation techniques. Taught 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 the CLS Department Chair.

 
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 Diagnostic Microbiology II 5 cr
Presents an integrated, systems-based approach in identifying clinically significant bacterial pathogens affecting either usually healthy or immunocompromised patients. Laboratory setting supplies basic and advanced bacterial identification methods. Taught  Summer semester. Prerequisite: CLS 360 or BMD 402. Special fee.
 
CLS 420 Hematology II 4 cr

This course is an advanced study and evaluation of the hematopoietic system and blood cells including morphology in disease states, such as blood dyscrasias, leukemias, and lymphomas. Taught Fall semester. Special fee.

 
CLS 431 Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation II 4 cr

This is the second of a two course sequence that studies analytical methods used in the clinical laboratory to measure substances found in blood and other body fluids, and the application of these measurements in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating disease. The laboratory will focus on automated clinical chemistry instrumentation and molecular diagnostic techniques. Taught Fall semester. Special fee.

 
CLS 432 Immunohematology 5 cr

This course is the study of immunohematological theory and techniques associated with blood banking and transfusion practice.  It includes a study of blood components and derivatives, blood group systems, testing and evaluation of compatibility, and problem solving techniques. Taught Fall semester. Special fee.

 
CLS 435 Introduction to Laboratory Management - W 2 cr

This course is a study of principles and practices of laboratory decision making, legal and regulatory compliance, fiscal planning, staffing, leadership/motivation, and quality assurance.  Educational principles will also be covered.  Students will complete the online portion of the course in spring semester and present management project in the following semester. Taught Spring semester.

 
CLS 436 Introduction to Research - W 2 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. Taught Fall semester.

 
CLINICAL PRACTICA
CLS 440 Hematology Practicum 3 cr
Supervised clinical practice in hospital hematology and hemostasis laboratories. Taught Spring semester.
 
CLS 445 Clinical Microbiology Practicum 3 cr

Supervised clinical practice in a hospital microbiology laboratory. Taught Spring semester.

 
CLS 452 Immunohematology Practicum 3 cr

Supervised clinical practice in a hospital transfusion service. Taught Spring semester.

 
CLS 453 Clinical Chemistry Practicum 3 cr

Supervised clinical practice in a hospital chemistry laboratory. Taught Spring semester.

 
CLS 495 Clinical Correlation Studies and Review 3 cr

This is a capstone course covering advanced methods and pertinent case studies with emphasis on intralaboratory interpretation of patient data. Taught Summer 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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