Clinical Laboratory Sciences Courses

CLS 4500. Clinical Microbiology (6)
Isolation and identification of microorganisms that cause disease; instrumentation and associated computer technology; clinical interpretation of tests; correlation of results with patient condition; evaluation of test validity. Prerequisite: College Microbiology with lab; upper division preferred. Pathogenic Microbiology recommended.

CLS 4550. Clinical Chemistry (6) 
Quantitation of biochemicals; manual analytical techniques; instrumentation and associated computer technology; operation, clinical interpretation of tests; correlation of results with patient condition; problem solving and validation of results. Prerequisites: Minimum of 16 semester hours college chemistry, including course work in biologic chemistry and quantitative lab experience; at least half upper division.

CLS 4600. Clinical Hematology (6) 
Identification of blood cell abnormalities; instrumentation and associated computer technology; microscopic evaluation and quantitation; evaluation of blood coagulation mechanisms, including monitoring anticoagulant therapy; identification and enumeration of cells in bone marrow, blood and other fluids; clinical interpretation of tests; correlation of results with patient condition; problem solving and validation of results.

CLS 4650. Immunohematology (4) 
Analysis and evaluation of relationships between donor blood components and blood recipients; antigen and antibody detection; assessment of patient transfusion related states and component selection; prevention of transfusion incompatibilities; introduction to blood gases and stat services; instrumentation and associated computer technology; clinical interpretation of tests; correlation of results with patient condition; problem solving and validation of results.

CLS 4700. Clinical Immunology (4) 
Study of the human immune system in health and disease; immunologic techniques including immunoflorescence, immunochemistry, molecular diagnostics, serology, and other related testing and instrumentation, including computer technology; clinical interpretation of tests; correlation of results with patient condition; problem solving and validation of results.

CLS 4750. Topics in CLS/MT I (2)
Orientation workshop, including basic technique, safety, computer and LIS technology, microscopy; phlebotomy techniques; parasitology; mycology; urinalysis and other fluids.

CLS 4800. Topics in CLS/MT II (2)
Professional topics seminars including medical ethics; mathematics; case studies; principles and practices of quality management; principles of laboratory administration, management and supervision; acquisition and evaluation of laboratory information systems; educational methods; professional conduct; comprehensive review and evaluation.