Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences

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35.101 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4746
Status Active

This course provides a basic knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. An overview of the general organization of the body introduces the course. Following a discussion of basic human chemistry, the anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems are studied with special emphasis placed on homeostasis and interaction among the various systems. The topics treated are body plan, chemistry, cytology, histology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, and the nervous system. Clinical applications will be presented.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 35.103 Human A & P Lab I and College of Health Sciences Majors.

35.102 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4747
Status Active

A continuation of the basic knowledge of human structure and function. The topics treated are cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, endocrine system, digestive system, metabolism, urinary system, and reproductive system.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 35.101 Anatomy & Physiology I, 35.103 Human A & P Lab I; and Co-Req: 35.104 Human A & P Lab II and College of Health Sciences Major.

35.103 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4748
Status Active

Laboratory exercises are designed to reinforce didactic material by providing hands-on experience with the subject matter. Students actively participate in simple chemical analysis, microscopic observations, and studies of anatomical models and preserved specimens. Students perform simple physiological tests on themselves and work in small groups to discuss conclusions.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 35.101 Anatomy & Physiology I.

35.104 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4749
Status Active

Laboratory exercises are designed to reinforce didactic material by providing hands-on experience with the subject matter. Students actively participate in simple chemical analysis, microscopic observations, and studies of anatomical models and preserved specimens. Students perform simple physiological tests on themselves and work in small groups to analyze results and discuss conclusions.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre/Co-Req: 35.102 Anatomy & Physiology II.

35.107 Bodies and Bones Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35013
Status Active

This course is open only to high school students accepted to the UML TEAMS Academy. This course uses an investigative approach to examine concepts related to the fields of Anatomy and Biochemistry. Select topics will be studied and applied to clinical situations and forensic cases. Assessment techniques will be used in hands-on laboratory activities and forensic simulations. The course will emphasize investigations using the scientific method, observation, and critical analysis. This course is open only to high school students accepted to the UML TEAMS Academy.

35.205 Introduction to Nutritional Science Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36735
Status Active

This course introduces students to the major in Nutritional Science. Objectives of the major are covered along with beginning nutritional and food science principles, history of the profession, career options, and legal aspects of practice as a nutrition educator. An integrated survey of nutrition science as it relates to human physiological chemistry, food chemistry and biochemistry will also be discussed. This course will include guest speakers from within the department and outside the university. This course will be restricted to nutritional science majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Nutritional Sciences majors only

35.206 Human Nutrition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4756
Status Active

This course provides an overview of nutrition and the components of a nutritious diet during the various stages of the life cycle. It emphasizes the impact of nutrition on the major contemporary health problems in the United States. Nutrition issues, trends and research, and their effect on society and the legislative process will be explored.

35.210 Nutrition and Health Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38081
Status Active

This course is an introductory course to the science of nutrition as it applies to everyday life and health. Focus will include the six major nutrients: carbohydrates, lipids (fats), protein, vitamins, minerals, and water and their importance in the human body. Digestion, absorption, and metabolism in the human body will be introduced. The course will also examine energy balance and weight management as they relate to nutrition and fitness. The impact of culture, demographics and ethnicity on nutritional intake will be discussed. Students will explore the relationship between nutrition and health through laboratory experiences.

35.211 Basic Clinical Microbiology & Pathology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4759
Status Active

Studies the fundamentals of microbiology with major emphasis on structure, function, growth, metabolism, and classification of clinically important microorganisms. The human body's response to invading microbes and an introduction to the ecological aspects of microorganisms in the environment with particular stress on their significance, activities (beneficial and detrimental) and control measures will also be studied.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 35.102 Anatomy & Physiology II, 35.104 Human A & P Lab II; Co-Req: 35.213 Bas Cl Micro & Path Lab and College of Health Science Majors only.

35.213 Basic Clinical Microbiology & Pathology Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4760
Status Active

Laboratory investigations of basic properties and characteristics of microorganisms are conducted. Students will perform commonly used techniques for collecting, handling, and studying clinically important microorganisms.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 35.211 Bas Cl Micro & Pathology.

35.251 Physiological Chemistry I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4762
Status Active

This course provides a foundation in basic chemistry for students majoring in the Health Sciences. Basic concepts covered include: properties of matter, energy, atomic and molecular structure, isotopes and radioactivity, chemical bonding, chemical formulae and reactions. Quantitative aspects of chemical processes, chemical equilibrium and the behavior of gases, including blood gases and their transport are discussed. Properties of water and solutions are studied and include units of concentration, osmosis, osmolality, and physiological fluid and electrolyte balance. The chemistry of acids, bases and buffers is reviewed with emphasis on physiological buffer systems. Quantitative aspects, acid/base balance, compensatory mechanisms and elementary diagnosis are discussed. The chemistry of inorganic trace elements and their physiological roles are investigated. Concepts of organic chemistry are introduced, including the structure and function of carbon, isomerism and the properties and selected reactions of the major functional groups important in human biochemistry.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 35.253 Physiological Chem Lab I; Pre-Req: 35.102 A& P II and College of Health Sciences major.

35.252 Physiological Chemistry II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4763
Status Active

This course is designed to provide a foundation in basic biochemistry for students majoring in the Health Professions. Selected concepts in organic chemistry are integrated into this framework. Aspects of amino acid and protein structure are studied. The structure and function of enzymes, their effects on reaction energetics and dynamics and the diagnostic uses of enzyme assays in clinical medicine are covered. The plasma proteins, hemoglobin, and the structure and function of miscellaneous cellular proteins are reviewed. The chemistry of the nucleic acids, protein anabolism and catabolism are studied along with selected metabolic disturbances and genetic disease. The structure and chemical properties of the simple and complex carbohydrates and lipids their metabolic pathways and cycles, and selected pathologies are studied in detail. Diagnostic tests relating to carbohydrate and lipid abnormalities are included. The course concludes with a study of chemical communication mechanisms, which includes neurotransmitters, hormonal secretions, and immunoglobulins.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 35.251 Physiological Chem I; Co-Req: 35.254 Physiol Chemistry Lab II.

35.253 Physiological Chemistry Laboratory I Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4764
Status Active

Laboratory experiments are conducted to complement the material covered in 35.251. Exercises dealing with properties of matter, chemical equations, qualitative analysis, energy, osmosis, chemical equilibrium and acids/bases/buffers will be performed. The qualitative properties of alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, acids and esters will be explored.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 35.251 Physiological Chem I.

35.254 Physiological Chemistry Laboratory II Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4765
Status Active

Laboratory experiments are conducted to complement the material covered in 35.252. The chemistry of the basic biochemical molecules will be explored, including proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Selected aspects of metabolism and the assay of clinically significant materials will be studied.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 35.252 Physiological Chem II.

35.435 Medical & Clinical Genetics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4773
Status Active

This course covers the clinical and pathological aspects of human genetics with emphasis on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of genetic diseases. Mendelian, cellular, and molecular genetics are reviewed, as is the metabolic basis of inherited diseases. Students learn principles of genetic counseling and how they integrate with other health care disciplines. These genetic counseling precepts are applied when students research and analyze a condition occurring in their own family, and write a report that embodies the results of this research. Following a review of DNA chemistry and dynamics, molecular alterations that cause human diseases is extensively discussed, including SNP activity, gene therapy techniques, and epigenetic mechanisms. Transcription and translation, the "switching on and off" of genes, and other DNA activity is discussed. The genetics of cancer, somatic cell genetics, and immunogenetics are integrated into genetic counseling. Laboratory techniques such as autoradiography, DNA extraction and analysis by electrophoresis, DNA profiling, automated DNA sequencing, RFLP analysis, PCR amplification, microarray analysis, and cloning methodology are presented. Pre-implantation diagnosis, germ-line alteration, and embryo cloning will also be discussed, along with their legal, ethical, and moral implications. Current progress on the Human Proteome, Transcriptome, and Kinome Projects will also be reported. Applications of genomics will be pervasive throughout the course.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritional Sciences (BS) only.

36.241 Clinical Laboratory Theory Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4777
Status Active

This course is designed to introduce the theoretical principles and applications of diagnostic techniques and the procedures of the clinical laboratory including phlebotomy. It will define and describe both qualitative and quantitative, manual and automated laboratory techniques, particularly in hematology.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) Only.

36.243 Clinical Laboratory Theory Lab Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4778
Status Active

A laboratory course designed to expose prospective clinical scientists to many of the essentialskills, methods, and procedures basic to professional performance in the clinical laboratory; to explain and demonstrate to students and have them perform these methods; to develop an understanding of these techniques and to provide a technical background, an approach to testing that the student can build upon and use in future courses.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 36.241 Clinical Lab Theory & Physics; Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) only.

36.273 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4780
Status Active

This course is intended to provide the student with an overview of the medical laboratory. Topics include the history of the field, hospital and laboratory professional organizations, state and federal regulations, and careers in the clinical setting, in research and in industry. The role of the medical laboratory scientist in the clinical setting will be explored further through examination of each laboratory department.

36.311 Medical Bacteriology I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4783
Status Active

A study of the cultural, biochemical, genetic, serological and pathogenic characteristics of disease producing microorganisms. Emphasis will be placed on the pathophysiology of the infectious diseases and their relationship to isolation and identification of the pathogenic microorganisms.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 35.211 Bas Cl Micro & Pathology, 35.213 Bas Cl Micro & Path Lab.

36.313 Medical Bacteriology Laboratory I Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4784
Status Active

This course is designed to introduce the student to pathogenic microorganisms, media and techniques used in the identification of these organisms. Emphasis will be based upon the isolation, identification and differentiation of pathogenic microorganisms common to man. In addition, quality control and antimicrobial susceptibility testing will be covered.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 35.211, 35.213; and Co-req: 36.311 Medical Bacteriology, and Clinical Lab Sciences (BS).

36.321 Clinical Hematology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4786
Status Active

A study of the human hematopoietic system and its relationship to other organ systems. Discussions will include morphological and biochemical relationships of erythropoiesis and leukopoiesis in health and disease states. A study of the mechanics of blood coagulation as it relates to health and disease states will also be included.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 36.241 Clinical Lab Theory, and 36.243 Clinical Lab Theory Lab, and Clinical Lab Sciences (BS).

36.323 Clinical Hematology Laboratory Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4787
Status Active

This course is designed to emphasize current hematological and coagulation procedures used in today's clinical laboratory. The implications of these tests to diagnose, monitor and evaluate the various hematological disorders are also discussed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 36.321 Clinical Hematology; CLS Medical Laboratory Science sub-plan student only.

36.331 Clinical Immunology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4788
Status Active

An introduction to the principles of immunology including: the study of antigens and antibodies and their interactions and controls; description of cellular events and the immune response, and in vivo and in vitro antigen-antibody interactions with clinical relevance. Immunological aspects of transplantation, autoimmune disease, immunodeficiencies and cancer pathogenesis are also discussed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 36.360 Human Biochemistry.

36.336 Life Cycle Nutrition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37040
Status Active

Biology of the life cycle including development, growth, maturation, and aging and its impact on nutritional requirements of humans from the zygote to the elderly is considered. How to meet these nutritional requirements is discussed relative to the feeding issues and context of each major life stage. Course emphasizes the critical analyses of beneficial and adverse outcomes of various nutrient intakes and dietary patterns of the nutritional status and well-being through integration of nutrition and other health sciences in understanding nutritional needs during the life cycle. Analysis of cultural, environmental, psychosocial, physical, and economic factors affecting nutritional status through the life span will also be discusses. Methods of nutritional assessment for each stage of the life cycle will be examined.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 35.206 Human Nutrition or 30.206 Human Nutrition.

36.341 Organic Reactions & Structure Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4789
Status Active

This course surveys the principles of organic chemistry important for the study of clinical chemistry and human biochemistry. The chemistry of carbon compounds, bonding and theconcepts of isomerism will be studied. Detailed information is presented on each of the major functional classes of organic compounds, including: hydrocarbons, halides, alcohol, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, organosulfur compounds. Emphasis is placed on chemical structure, physical and chemical properties, common and IUPAC nomenclature, and chemical reactions and their mechanisms. Selected aspects of the properties and synthesis of polymeric materials are presented. Qualitative analysis of organic compounds is discussed with emphasis on the use of spectral techniques, including infra-red and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for the elucidation of chemical structure.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 35.251 Physiological Chem I.

36.343 Organic Reactions & Structure Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4790
Status Active

Laboratory exercises are performed to supplement the material covered in 36.341.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 36.341 Organic Reac & Structure; Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritional Sciences (BS).

36.345 Community Nutrition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36921
Status Active

This course explores the role of the nutrition professional in community needs assessment, intervention development and evaluation, and in forming domestic nutrition policy. Nutrition problems in contemporary communities and of selected target groups in the United States and in developing countries are examined. Programs and strategies to meet nutrition needs outside the acute care setting, such as nutrition education and food assistance are explored. Local, state,and national nutrition policy and initiatives in nutrition will also be examined.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 35.205 Intro to Nutritional Science and 35.206 Human Nutrition, and Nutritional Science (BS) only.

36.350 Human Biochemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4791
Status Active

This course is an in-depth study of biochemical substances and their reactions in the body, with major emphasis placed on metabolism at the cellular level and examined in the tissues of the various organs where these reactions occur. Correlation of biochemical processes underlying pathologic conditions will be made whenever practical.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 35.252 Physiological Chem II.

36.351 Clinical Chemistry I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4792
Status Active

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and theory of techniques used in the Clinical Chemistry laboratory for measurement of aminoacids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids in body fluids. Students will learn to use, interpret and evaluate the performance of these laboratory methods and develop the ability to recognize levels of these biochemical components in both normal and pathophysiological states. Examination and comparison of laboratory results will be used to diagnose or rule out disease. Techniques reviewed range from general to specific assays and from the classical to state-of-the-art methodologies. In addition, students will be able to assess the quality of laboratory generated values determine when values are invalid and suggest ideas to troubleshoot clinical laboratory methods.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 36.341, 36.350, 36.361; Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritional Sciences (BS).

36.353 Clinical Chemistry Laboratory I Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4793
Status Active

This course is designed to introduce the clinical techniques of biochemical measurement in body fluids. These techniques range from general to specific assays and from the classical to the upto- date state of the art methodologies. Biochemical measurements of the following in the normal state and alterations due to pathophysiology are discussed: amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Quality control of assay procedures is emphasized.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-req: 36.351 Clinical Chemistry I, and Clinical Lab Sciences (BS).

36.361 Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4794
Status Active

This course is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of clinical chemistry laboratory instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on theoretical concepts, instrument components and design, calibration and troubleshooting of modern instrumentation, and analytical methodologies in the clinical laboratory. Additionally, qualitative and quantitative applications of instrumental techniques are covered. Computer applications are included where appropriate. The following spectroscopic instruments are studied: ultraviolet, visible and infra red absorption, fluorescence, turbidimetry and nephelometry, reflectance, flame emission and atomic absorption spectroscopy. Electrochemical methods of analysis are reviewed, including potentiometric techniques, voltammetry and coulometry. Chromatographic instrumentation and methods are discussed, such as column and thin layer chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and ion exchange chromatography.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 35.252 Physiological Chem II; Co-Req: Clinical Lab Inst Lab; Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritional Sciences (BS).

36.363 Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation Laboratory Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4795
Status Active

Laboratory exercises will be performed to supplement the material covered in 36.361.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 36.361 Clin Lab Instrumentation; Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritonal Sciences (BS).

36.371 Nutrition and Metabolism Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4796
Status Active

This class is advancement into the biochemical and physiologic process through which the nourishment of the human organism is accomplished and how the interactions among nutrients, other aspects of the environment, and the body result in perturbations affecting human health. The process of human nourishment proceeds within the context of an organism with an intricate structure, unique composition, and specific capacities for adaptive change. Basic information from many disciplines relating to body function and structure will be summarized. This will serve as setting the stage for detailed discussions, which describe the nutritional biochemistry and metabolism of the body for the normal state, and for states where nutrient availability is altered of disease is imposed. Prerequisites: 35.206

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 35.206 Human Nutrition or 30.206 Human Nutrition.

36.372 Obesity & Weight Control Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4797
Status Active

Etiology, pathophysiology, and treatments of obesity, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia are reviewed. Role of hereditary, neurological, metabolic, and environmental mechanisms are discussed. Particular emphasis on obesity.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 35.206 Human Nutrition or 30.206 Human Nutrition.

36.373 Clinical Laboratory Sciences Seminar Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4798
Status Active

This course is designed to familiarize the student with different interview skills and approaches to resume writing, the process of implementing a laboratory information system, good education practices and team building skills. Students will evalate current research designs and work in a team to create a presentation to express their opinions as educated consumers.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritional Sciences (BS) only.

36.406 Biochemistry of Lipids Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4799
Status Active

This advanced course in the nutritional biochemistry and physiology of lipids will detail the role of lipids in the normal and pathological processes at both the cellular and whole organism level. Topics will range from general discussions of the digestion, absorption and transport of lipids to the role of eicosanoids and lipid soluble antioxidants during normal and diseased states, such as atherosclerosis, diabetes and hypertension. Subject matter will also include a discussion of the various interventions for the prevention and treatment of certain of these disease states. There will also be discussion of the current issues in lipid nutrition.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 35.206 Human Nutrition, 36.350 Human Biochemistry.

36.410 Clinical Microbiology Practicum Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4801
Status Active

Supervised clinical training in an affiliated clinical laboratory, designed to reinforce knowledge and skills gained in lecture and laboratory and at the same time introduce the student to the daily activities of the clinical microbiology laboratory. Emphasis will be placed on quality control, methodology and clinical interpretation.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 36.311/512 Medical Bacteriology, and 36.313 Medical Bacteriology Lab, and Clinical Lab Sciences (BS), or Medical Laboratory Science option.

36.411 Medical Mycology & Parasitology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4802
Status Active

Intensive study of classification, morphology, physiology, genetics and ecology of medically important fungi and parasites. Emphasis on epidemiology, pathogenicity and diagnosis.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 36.311 & 313 Medical Bacteriology w/lab; Co-Req: 36.413 Med Mycology & Para Lab.

36.413 Medical Mycology & Parasitology Laboratory Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4804
Status Active

The laboratory is designed to emphasize principles and procedures used in the isolation, cultivation, and identification of medically important fungi and parasites.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 36.411 Med Mycology & Para or 36.615 Medical Parasitology; Clinical Lab Sciences (BS).

36.414 Infectious Disease Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4805
Status Active

The course is designed for students in the health and biological sciences and is offered for both undergraduate and graduate students. A general microbiology course is advised as a prerequisite. The focus of the course is the pathophysiology of infectious disease. Major infectious organisms will be discussed as biological models and presented in the way they affect major systems of the body. Emphasis will be placed on significant episodes of emerging infections and current technology in diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease in the new millennium.

36.415 Clinical Virology/Serology Lab Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4806
Status Active

This course is designed to survey pathogenic viruses emphasizing diagnosis of disease. Evaluation of new technology and diagnostic tests with reference to diagnosis and prognosis of disease are examined. In addition, this course is designed to instruct students in the principles and techniques used in the clinical immunology/serology setting. Students will become proficient in laboratory techniques such as immunodiffusion, ELISA, hemagglutination, and neutralization techniques used for immunodiagnosis.. "

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 36.331 Clinical Immunology; Clinical Lab Sciences (BS).

36.416 Molecular Diagnostics Lab Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4807
Status Active

This course is designed to instruct students in the principles and techniques used in Molecular Diagnostics in the clinical laboratory setting. Students will be given both lecture and laboratory instruction in basic molecular testing methodologies. At the completion of this course, the student will have a basic understanding of molecular diagnostic principles and will be proficient in molecular diagnostic laboratory techniques including DNA extraction, PCR using SINEs and STRs, restriction enzyme digestion, ELISA, bacterial transformation, DNA sequencing and microarrays.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 35.435 Medical & Clin Genetics; Clinical Lab Sciences (BS).

36.420 Clinical Hematology Practicum Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4808
Status Active

Supervised clinical training in an affiliated clinical laboratory. Designed to reinforce knowledge and skills gained in lecture and laboratory and at the same time introduce the student to the daily activities of a clinical hematology laboratory. Emphasis will be placed on quality control, methodology, and clinical interpretation and correlation.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 36.321 Clinical Hematology, and 36.323 Clinical Hematology Lab, and Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Medical Lab Science option.

36.430 Clinical Immunohematology Practicum Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4809
Status Active

Supervised clinical training in an affiliated clinical laboratory is designed to reinforce knowledgeand skills gained in lecture and laboratory and, at the same time, introduce the student to thedaily activities of the clinical immunohematology laboratory. Emphasis will be placed on quality control, methodology and clinical interpretation and correlation.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 36.431/531 Clinical Immunohematology, and 36.433 Clinical Immunohematology Lab, and Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Medical Lab Science option.

36.431 Clinical Immunohematology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4810
Status Active

Lecture and case study discussions look at the major red cell antigen/antibody systems that are of importance in understanding transfusion therapies, blood antigen and antiody testing, compatibility testing, and pathological diseases. Emphasis is on differentiation and clinical significance of each system. Donor selection regulations, component preparation, adverse transfusion reactions, and hematherapy will also be discussed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 36.321 Clinical Hematology, and 36.331 Clinical Immunology; CLS majors only.

36.433 Clinical Immunohematology Laboratory Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4811
Status Active

Practical laboratory experience in blood banking, illustrating the concepts stressed in the lecture including ABO and Rh typing,identification of other red cell antigens, antibody screening and identification, direct antiglobulin testing, crossmatching, and other techniques performed in the Clinical Immunohematology laboratory.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 36.431 Cl Immunohematology or 36.531 Clinical Immunohmatology; Clinical Lab Sciences (BS).

36.434 Advanced Topics in Hemostasis Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4812
Status Active

This course will constitute an in depth study of the hemostatic mechanism. Current research and case studies on the roles of vessel endothelium, platelet function, clotting procoagulants and fibrinolysis will be presented. Students will diagnose pathologic hemostatic states, such as hemorrhage or thrombophilia, due to deficiencies and impairments of these roles, including the impact of natural and acquired anticoagulants/inhibitors and anticoagulant therapy.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 36.241 Clinical Lab Theory, and Clinical Lab Sciences (BS).

36.450 Clinical Chemistry Practicum Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4814
Status Active

Supervised clinical training in an affiliated hospital clinical laboratory. Designed to reinforce knowledge and skills gained in lecture and laboratory and at the same time introduce the student to the daily activities of the clinical laboratory. Emphasis will be placed on quality control,methodology and clinical interpretation and correlation.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 36.452 Clinical Chemistry II and 36.454 Clinical Chemistry II Lab, and Clinical Lab Sciences (BS), or Medical Lab Science option.

36.451 Urinalysis Practicum Credits: 0

Course Details
Min Credits 0
Max Credits 0
Course ID 4815
Status Active

A one-week clinical rotation in an affiliated laboratory designed to give the student experience in microscopic examination and evaluation of urine sediments. Emphasis is on correlating physical and chemical characteristics with sediment evaluation and diagnoses as well as on quality control, methodology, and clinical interpretation and correlation. Additional routine tests of a physical and chemical nature will be performed and demonstrated.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 36.454 Clinical Chemistry Lab II, 36.452 Clinical Chemistry II; Clinical Lab Sciences (BS).

36.452 Clinical Chemistry II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4816
Status Active

This course will provide students with knowledge and theory of techniques associated with determinants of acid-base balance, blood gases, electrolytes, osmolality, hemoglobin, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring and endocrinology. Students learn to interpret and evaluate the performance of these laboratory methods and develop the ability to recognize levels of these biochemical components in both normal and pathophysiological states. Laboratory techniques range from general to specific assays and from the classical to state-of-the-art methodologies. In addition, students will be able to assess the quality and validity of laboratory generated values, determine when values are invalid and suggest ideas to troubleshoot methodologies. Students will also be able to produce and analyze statistical data for use in correlation, comparison and evaluation of laboratory techniques. Prerequisite: 35.351

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 36.351 Clinical Chemistry I.

36.453 Laboratory Management and Ethics Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4817
Status Active

This course will acquaint the student with the many managerial, educational, technical, and administrative theories and practices, as well as moral and ethical issues that may confront the health care professional functioning within a clinical or research laboratory setting. In addition, it will present the varied career opportunities that are available for graduates.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) Only.

36.454 Clinical Chemistry Laboratory II Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4818
Status Active

This course, a continuation of 36.353, is designed to instruct the student in the analytical procedures and methods currently used in the clinical laboratory. Manual and automated methods utilized in the assessment of such topics as acid-base balance, porphyrins, toxicology and vitamins will be introduced. In addition, methods associated with the routine examinations of urine and other body fluids will be introduced. Quality control, laboratory safety and professional performance are emphasized.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 36.452 Clinical Chemistry II; Clinical Lab Sciences (BS).

36.463 Vitamins and Minerals Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4819
Status Active

Detailed analysis of the digestion, absorption, transport, and intermediary metabolism of vitamins and minerals as essential nutrients. The chemical and biochemical characteristics of vitamins and minerals are examined to account for the physiological functions.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 35.206 Human Nutrition, 36.350 Human Biochemistry.

36.465 Lab Methods in Nutrition Assessment Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31884
Status Active

This course provides the student the the opportunity to assess nutritional status using several modern analytical methods. The course uses spectrophotometry, HPLC and automated procedures to assess the status of vitamins, lipids, iron, glucose, and insulin. The student will learn the mathematical calculations needed for the methods. This course enables the student to appreciate how nutrient analysis is designed and implemented in the analytical laboratory.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 36.361 Clin Lab Instrumentation; Nutritional Science (BS) or Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) only.

36.472 Nutrition and Gene Expression Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4821
Status Active

Regulation of eukaryotic gene expression by specific nutrients, hormones, and metabolites will be discussed. Transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational mechanisms of specific nutrients with emphasis in disease development or prevention.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 35.206 Human Nutrition or 30.206 Human Nutrition.

36.474 Senior Seminar Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4823
Status Active

This course is designed to familiarize the student with different types of questions used in the national certification exams and to give the student the opportunity to practice taking mock certification examinations.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritional Sciences (BS) only.

36.481 Medical Nutrition Therapy I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4824
Status Active

This course is intended to provide students with current knowledge and application in dietary prevention, treatment, and long-term management of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and upper gastrointestinal diseases. Topics include nutrition counseling and communication skills, professional ethics, medical terminology, clinical laboratory values, dietary menu planning and analysis in specific situations, evaluating nutritional status, case studies for these diseases. This course will stress the steps in the nutrition care process, determine appropriate methods for screening patients for nutritional risk, and help the student assess the nutritional status of patients.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 35.206 Human Nutrition or 30.206 Human Nutrition.

36.482 Medical Nutrition Therapy II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37039
Status Active

This course is a continuation of Medical Nutrition Therapy I that will provide students with current knowledge and application in dietary prevention, treatment, and long-term management of patients with trauma, burns, HIV, cancer, liver, lower gastrointestinal diseases, celiac disease, and renal diseases. Topics include nutrition counseling and communication skills, professional ethics, medical terminology, clinical laboratory values, dietary menu planning and analysis in specific situations, evaluating nutritional status, case studies for these diseases, and will examine enteral and parental nutrition support for critically ill patients. Students will also develop a basic knowledge related tot the principles of fluid and electrolytes balance as well as acid-base balance as they relate to the nutritional care of patients/clients.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 36.481 Medical Nutrition Therapy I

36.483 Senior Research Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4825
Status Active

Students along with their faculty advisor will structure a research project commensurate with the students' areas of interest. A paper embodying the results of the research project will be prepared.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritional Sciences (BS) only.

36.483 Senior Research l Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4825
Status Active

Students along with their faculty advisor will structure a research project commensurate with the students' areas of interest. A paper embodying the results of the research project will be prepared.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritional Sciences (BS) only.

36.484 Senior Research Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4826
Status Active

Continuation of 36.483

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritional Sciences (BS) only.

36.484 Senior Research ll Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4826
Status Active

Continuation of 36.483

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritional Sciences (BS) only.

36.493 Clinical Laboratory Sciences Directed Studies Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4827
Status Active

Students along with their faculty advisor will structure an acceptable project in one of four areas: research, program development, teaching, or clinical practicum. Students are eligible to earn three credits in accordance with departmental policy.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Clinical Lab Sciences (BS) or Nutritional Sciences (BS) only.

36.494 Directed Research in Nutrition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4828
Status Active

Students with their faculty advisor structure a research project in the area of nutrition. A paper embodying the results of the project will be prepared.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Sub-Plan Nutrition only.

36.496 Senior Research in Nutrition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4829
Status Active

Continuation of 36.494.