Clinical Lab Sciences (CLS)

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CLS 105 Bison image  Medical-Lab Terminology (CT)3 Credit hours   

An introductory course for students to develop critical thinking skills and apply them to medical and laboratory terminology concepts and other health care topics related to laboratory medicine.

Attributes: Critical Thinking
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CLS 200 Clinical Biochemistry4 Credit hours   

Theory and practice of clinical laboratory testing of serum, plasma, urine, body fluids in disease diagnosis. 3 lec-2 lab.

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CLS 210 Clinical Immunohematology4 Credit hours   

Theory of immune mechanisms in the body and applications for diagnostic testing and blood transfusion. 3 lec-2 lab.

Pre-req: CLS 230 with a minimum grade of C and CLS 200 with a minimum grade of C.

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CLS 220 Clinical Microbiology4 Credit hours   

A study of bacterial, fungal, and helminth related diseases, including diagnostic approach and techniques. 3 lec-2 lab.

Pre-req: CLS 230 with a minimum grade of C and CLS 200 with a minimum grade of C.

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CLS 230 Clinical Hematology4 Credit hours   

Theory and practice of clinical laboratory tests of red and white blood cells, as well as blood clotting. 3 lec-3 lab.

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CLS 255 Clinical Lab Problems3 Credit hours   

Case studies of instrumental and diagnostic problems encountered by the laboratory technician. 3 lec.

Pre-req: CLS 230 with a minimum grade of C and CLS 200 with a minimum grade of C.

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CLS 270 Clin Practicum Hematology3 Credit hours   

Total of 4 weeks (160 hours) of hospital-based practice, performance of diagnostic tests of blood cells, urine, coagulation, and clinical microscopy under supervision. One of four courses, CLS 270-273, taken concurrently.

Pre-req: CLS 255 with a minimum grade of C.

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CLS 271 Clin Practicum Chemistry3 Credit hours   

Total of 4 weeks (160) hours of hospital-based supervised practice performing diagnostic tests on body fluids using chemical methods. One of four courses, CLS 270-273, taken concurrently.

Pre-req: CLS 255 with a minimum grade of C.

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CLS 272 Clin Pract Immunohematol3 Credit hours   

Total of 3 weeks (120) hours of hospital-based supervised practice performing blood typing, antibody screening and identification, and conduct of pre-transfusion tests. One of our courses, CLS 270-273, taken concurrently.

Pre-req: CLS 255 with a minimum grade of C.

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CLS 273 Clin Pract Microbiology3 Credit hours   

Total of 4 weeks (160 hours) of hospital-based supervised practice performing isolation, identification, and susceptibility testing of bacteria, fungi, and parasites. One of four courses, CLS 270-273, taken concurrently.

Pre-req: CLS 255 with a minimum grade of C.

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CLS 285 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CLS 286 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CLS 287 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CLS 288 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CLS 310 Clin Immun & Mol Diag3 Credit hours   

Theory and practice of basic human immunology and genetics as applied to clinical laboratory diagnostic and treatment procedures. Emphasizes use of immunoglobulin and DNA as diagnostic tools.

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CLS 320 Advanced Topics in CLS3 Credit hours   

Study of advanced topics for MLS graduates; includes careers in CLS, public health, epidemiology and bioterrorism as related to CLS, interprofessional collaboration, professional societies, licensure and regulation, and patient safety.

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CLS 400 Adv Clinical Chemistry2 Credit hours   

Advanced theory, practice, problem solving, and critical thinking in the laboratory specialty of clinical chemistry.

Pre-req: CLS 200 with a minimum grade of C.

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CLS 410 Adv Clin Immunohematology2 Credit hours   

Advanced theory and on-campus laboratory practice in clinical hematology and blood banking. Students learn in-depth diagnostic work-up and problem solving involving patients with anemia, leukemia, and bleeding disorders.

Pre-req: CLS 272 with a minimum grade of C.

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CLS 420 Adv Clinical Microbiology2 Credit hours   

Advanced theory, practice, problem solving, and critical thinking in the laboratory specialty of diagnostic microbiology.

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CLS 430 Adv Clinical Hematology3 Credit hours   

Advanced theory in clinical hematology. Students learn in-depth diagnostic work-up problem solving involving patients with anemia, leukemia, and bleeding disorders.

Pre-req: CLS 230 with a minimum grade of C.

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CLS 460 Clinical Lab Mgt and Educ3 Credit hours   

Laboratory personnel and resource management, cost control, cost analysis, lab marketing, accreditation and CLS education practices.

Pre-req: MGT 320 with a minimum grade of C or ECN 250 with a minimum grade of C and CLS 271 with a minimum grade of C.

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CLS 464 Lab Instrumen Inform Sys3 Credit hours   

Principles of instrumental electronics and data systems; interpretation of instrumental outputs, troubleshooting, computerized statistical methods. 2 lec- 2 lab.

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CLS 466 Diagnostic Physiology3 Credit hours   

Pathologic aspects of laboratory medicine with case studies, diagnostic problem solving, student projects. 3 lec.

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CLS 468 Bison image  Clinical Lab Research3 Credit hours   

Directed independent research in a subject of practical interest in clinical laboratory practice. One of three courses, CLS 468, 471, 491, taken concurrently.

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CLS 472 Adv CLS Clinical Practicum I1-3 Credit hours   

Advanced theory, practice, problem solving, and critical thinking in the clinical laboratory areas of clinical hematology and/or transfusion services.

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CLS 473 Adv CLS Clinical Practicum II1-3 Credit hours   

Advanced theory, practice, problem solving, and critical thinking in the clinical laboratory areas of clinical chemistry and/or clinical microbiology.

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CLS 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CLS 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CLS 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CLS 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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CLS 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CLS 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CLS 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CLS 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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CLS 499 Seminar in Lab Medicine2 Credit hours   

For Medical Technology students. Students and faculty present and critique articles from recent clinical laboratory-related publications.

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