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MLS 100-Human Structure and Function (F&S, 4 credits)
Includes lecture and laboratory. Designed for students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technician and Phlebotomy Technician programs. Does not fulfill the requirements for nursing, surgical technician, paramedic. Not GERTA approved. Fundamental concepts of the structure and function of the cells, tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body. Special emphasis is placed on those systems most closely related to diagnostic procedures performed in the clinical laboratory, including the following: skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, digestive, respiratory and renal. Open to all students.

MLS 101-Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science (F&S, 1 credit)
An introduction to the medical laboratory and the profession of clinical laboratory science. Professional ethics, medical terminology, laboratory safety, the use and care of basic laboratory equipment. Open to all students.
MLS 103-Phlebotomy (F&S, 3 credits)
Phlebotomy is the ""art of drawing blood."" The course consists of a knowledge component to include: anatomy of hand, arm, foot and blood vessels; blood composition, specimen types, and coagulation factors. The motor skills component will include instruction in manual phlebotomy techniques, and drawing and handling specimens. The attitude component discusses the public relations aspect of the job and job applications. Open to all students.

MLS 104-Phlebotomy Internship (F&S SM, 8 credits)
The internship provides a supervised rotation of no less than 160 hours in the phlebotomy section of the affiliated clinical laboratory. Prerequisites: acceptance into the Phlebotomy Technician program, MLS 103, ENGL 110, CSCI 101, MLS 100, BOTE 171.

MLS 113-Urinalysis (Fall, 1 credit)

Review of renal anatomy and physiology; urinalysis theory and techniques, with emphasis on microscopic analysis of urine sediment. Includes lab. Prerequisites: Acceptance into MLT program. Co-requisite: MLS 101.

MLS 115-Clinical Parasitology (Fall, 1 credit)
Study of parasites and their relationship to the human host. Includes lab. Prerequisite: Acceptance into MLT program. MLS 101.

MLS 201-Immunology (Spring, 4 credits)
The foundations of diagnostic serology, immunohematology, histocompatibility and hematology as well as new technology such as monoclonal antibodies and molecular biology are covered in order for students to become better prepared for a career in laboratory medicine. Prerequisites: General Biology 150-151 or equivalent, CHEM 115,116
or 121,122 strongly recommended. Open to all students.

MLS 205-Clinical Internship I (SM, 1 credit)
Supervised rotations in the phlebotomy and clinical microscopy departments of the clinical affiliate laboratory. Prerequisites: MLS 101, 103, 113, 115, 201 225. Co-requisites: MLS 235, 245.

MLS 215-Clinical Internship II (SM, 2 credits)

Supervised experience in the hematology, chemistry, microbiology and blood banking departments of the affiliated clinical laboratory. Prerequisites: MLS 205.

MLS 225-Hematology (Spring, 3 credits)
Identification of normal and abnormal blood cells in various hematological disorders. Theory and applications of hematology procedures. Morphologic examination of blood and marrow and routine manual hematologic procedures. Prerequisite: MLS 101.

MLS 235-Clinical Chemistry I (SM, 3 credits)
Principles of instrumentation and the theory and application of the biochemical tests performed in the clinical laboratory. The student will receive instruction in the basic techniques required for performing routine manual determinations. Prerequisite: MLS 101, CHEM 115,116, 115L, 116L. BIOL 220, 221, 220L, 221L or MLS 100. Co-requisite: MLS 205.

MLS 236-Clinical Chemistry II (Fall, 1 credit)

Continuation of the lectures given during the summer session. Prerequisite: MLS 235.

MLS 240-Immunohematology (Fall, 3 credits)
Lecture and laboratory. Fundamental principles of immunology are presented and applied to serology and blood banking. Topics include donor selection, blood collection and processing, blood components and compatibility testing. Preparation and administration of blood and genetics of blood inheritance. Theory of blood coagulation and procedures. Prerequisites: MLS 101, 201, 225.

MLS 245-Clinical Microbiology I (SM, 3 credits)

The morphology, culture characteristics and identification of bacteria pathogenic to man and their role in infectious disease are discussed, as well as antibiotics susceptibility testing and rapid identification systems. Prerequisite: MICR 202, MLS 101, 201, 225. Co-requisite: MLS 205.

MLS 246-Clinical Microbiology II (Fall, 1 credit)
Continuation of the lectures given during the summer session and Mycology. Prerequisites: MLS 245.

MLS 255-Clinical Internship III (BD, 12 credits)
Supervised experience in the hematology, chemistry, microbiology, and blood banking departments of the affiliated clinical laboratory. Prerequisites: All MLS courses.

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