INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL LAB SCIENCE
BIOL 3003 201 & 21A
Lecture & Lab Syllabus Spring 2014
MW 11:00AM – 12:50 PM, BO 215/223
Instructor: Asma Javed, Bolin Science Hall, Rm 220B, 397-4523
E-mail: use D2L email
Lecture Text (Recommended): Bookstore will not carry it. You can get it online anywhere or from a previous CLS student
Clinical Laboratory Science: The Basic and Routine Techniques
Linné and Ringsrud, 6th edition
This is a very fast paced course that assumes the student being proficient and knowledgeable in courses such as Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Math, Statistics and other Biology courses.
This Course defines basic clinical laboratory sciences terminology and application. Introduces the student to the specialties within the clinical laboratory sciences profession including microbiology, hematology, chemistry, immunohematology, and immunology and their roles in patient care. Reviews professional organizations and licensures. Examines employment opportunities. Visitation of clinical laboratories included.
Lecture and laboratory exercises in general clinical laboratory practice are performed during this course. Topics include general laboratory practices, phlebotomy, general hematology, microbiology, coagulation, urinalysis, blood banking, and clinical chemistry.
Introduces the student to the theory, principles and procedures of blood collection through lectures and videos.
Examines the physiological, biochemical and mathematical relationships involved in the establishment and utilization of laboratory procedures in the clinical laboratory. Exercises cover laboratory mathematics, principles of routine clinical chemistry methods of analysis and the clinical significance of routine clinical chemistry analytes.
A comprehensive study of the human hematopoietic system and its relationship to other organ systems. Includes morphological and biochemical relationships of erythropoiesis and leukopoiesis in healthy vs. disease states, as well as the performance and application of current methods in hematologic analysis, and technology.
Lectures on the morphologic and biochemical differentiation of commonly isolated microorganisms in the clinical laboratory as well as the biochemical basis of all media, reagents, tests and antimicrobials used in clinical microbiology. Simulated clinical laboratory includes practical experience in the isolation, identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of microorganisms commonly encountered. Includes morphologic, biochemical and serologic clinical laboratory techniques using microorganisms involved in human disease. Includes introduction to Parasitology, Virology, Mycobacteriology and Mycology along with Bacteriology.
Coagulation, Urinalysis and Body Fluids
A comprehensive study of the function and disorders of hemostasis, thrombosis and anticoagulant therapy. Laboratory diagnosis and laboratory applications are presented. Includes the fundamental principles of urine and body fluid analysis with correlation of laboratory methods and practice.
Examines basic immunology, the human blood groups and blood group genetics, hemolytic disease of the newborn, transfusion therapy and current blood bank practice. Includes the performance of simulated clinical laboratory techniques that are routinely performed in an immunohematology laboratory and the interpretation of results.
Exams will have MC, TF, Case Studies and short essays.Makeup exams will have to be scheduled ahead of time and will be given in case of an authorized absence only (2012-2014 Student catalog; Authorized absence, pg 77). The content & the type of makeup exam will be at the instructor’s discretion.
Quizzes= at the start of lab on previous lab material
Midterm/Final= Theory/Practicum style
Lab reports= as required by the lab exercise.
Lecture = 75%
Exams = 50%
Assignments/Case Studies = 25%
Breakdown of lab grade