Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)

MLS 100. Human Structure and Function

Credits: 4
Typically Offered: SPRING
Includes lecture and laboratory. Designed for students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technician program. 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

Credits: 1
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
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

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
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 113. Urinalysis

Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Acceptance into MLT program.
Corequisite: MLS 101.
Typically Offered: FALL
Review of renal anatomy and physiology; urinalysis theory and techniques, with emphasis on microscopic analysis of urine sediment. Includes lab.

MLS 115. Clinical Parasitology

Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Acceptance into MLT program.
Corequisite: MLS 101.
Typically Offered: FALL
Study of parasites and their relationship to the human host. Includes lab.

MLS 192. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

MLS 194. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

MLS 195. Service Learning

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Designed to increase off-campus community involvement and awareness of civic responsibility, Service Learning gives students the opportunity to earn up to six semester hours of college credit while pursuing volunteer activities that have positive impact in the community. Some examples of activities that may serve as vehicles for Service Learning include: volunteer work at non-profit organizations (e.g., Kiwanis, Lions, etc.); serving as unpaid interns in local and state government; and organizing and participating in activities that are beneficial to the community as a whole (e.g. spring clean-up drives, neighborhood watch programs, meals-on-wheels, etc.). Students interested in Service Learning should discuss options with their academic advisors and/or faculty in areas related to the proposed activity.

MLS 196. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

MLS 197. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

MLS 199. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

MLS 201. Immunology

Credits: 4
Prerequisites: BIOL 150, BIOL150L, BIOL 151 and BIOL 151L or equivalent.
Typically Offered: SPRING
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. Includes lab. Course is open to all students. CHEM 115, CHEM 115L, CHEM 116, CHEM 116L or CHEM 121, CHEM 121L, CHEM 122, CHEM 122L are strongly recommended before taking this class.

MLS 205. Clinical Internship I

Credits: 1
Prerequisites: MLS 101, MLS 103, MLS 113, MLS 115, MLS 201 and MLS 225.
Corequisites: MLS 235 and MLS 245.
Typically Offered: SUMMER
Supervised rotations in the phlebotomy and clinical microscopy departments of the clinical affiliate laboratory.

MLS 215. Clinical Internship II

Credits: 2
Prerequisite: MLS 205.
Typically Offered: SUMMER
Supervised experience in the hematology, chemistry, microbiology and blood banking departments of the affiliated clinical laboratory.

MLS 225. Hematology

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: MLS 101.
Typically Offered: SPRING
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. Includes lab.

MLS 235. Clinical Chemistry I

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MLS 101, CHEM 115, CHEM 115L, CHEM 116, and CHEM 116L.
Corequisite: MLS 205.
Typically Offered: SUMMER
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. Includes Lab. Also, MLS 100 or all of the following four courses - BIOL 220, BIOL 220L, BIOL 221, and BIOL 221L.

MLS 236. Clinical Chemistry II

Credits: 1
Prerequisite: MLS 235.
Typically Offered: FALL
Continuation of the lectures given during the summer session.

MLS 240. Immunohematology

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MLS 101, MLS 201, and MLS 225.
Typically Offered: FALL
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.

MLS 245. Clinical Microbiology I

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MICR 202, MLS 101, MLS 201, MLS 225.
Corequisite: MLS 205.
Typically Offered: SUMMER
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. Includes lab.

MLS 246. Clinical Microbiology II

Credits: 1
Prerequisite: MLS 245.
Typically Offered: FALL
Continuation of the lectures given during the summer session and Mycology.

MLS 255. Clinical Internship III

Credits: 12
Prerequisites: All MLS courses.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Supervised experience in the hematology, chemistry, microbiology, and blood banking departments of the affiliated clinical laboratory.

MLS 292. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

MLS 294. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

MLS 296. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

MLS 297. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

MLS 299. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.