BS in Clinical Laboratory Science

The Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program prepares students for a professional career in the field by exposing them to the theoretical foundations and practical skills involved in the various disciplines of the specialty. The department offers a program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Clinical Laboratory Science.

 

 
 
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS FOR GRADUATION (120 credits)
GENERAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
CSI 200 Computer Literacy ENG 001
3
ENG 201 Composition & Rhetoric I ENG 200
3
ENG 202 Composition & Rhetoric II ENG 201
3
ENG 205 English Communication Skills ENG 202
3
HMS 201 Active Learning & Research Methodology ENG 001
3
HMS 301 Western Civilization ENG 201
3
FREE LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVES (9 credits)
To be selected from the department of Social Sciences and Humanities
CORE REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
BIO 210 Cells & Molecules ENG 001
3
BIO210L Cells & Molecules Laboratory Co. BIO 210
1
BIO 213 Introduction To Physiology ENG 001
3
BIO213L Introduction To Physiology Laboratory Co. BIO 213
1
BIO 220 Cytology & Histology ENG 001
3
BIO220L Cytology & Histology Lab Co. BIO 220
1
BIO 310 Introduction To Microbiology BIO 210
3
BIO 320 Biostatistics & Epidemiology MAT 200 & ENG 001
3
CHE 205 Chemical Principles & Analysis ENG 001
3
CHE205L Chemical Analysis Laboratory Co. CHE 205
1
CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I CHE 205
3
CHE210L Organic Chemistry Lab Co. CHE 210
1
CHE 220 Introduction To Biochemistry CHE 210
3
CHE 230 Organic Chemistry II CHE 210
3
CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
CLS 210 Laboratory Safety & First Aid ENG 001
1
CLS 212 Fundamentals Of Lab Analysis ENG 001
3
CLS 213 Phlebotomy ENG 001
1
CLS 320 Molecular Genetics BIO 210
4
CLS320L Molecular Genetics Laboratory Co. CLS 320
1
CLS 330 Clinical Chemistry CHE 220
3
CLS 340 Hematology & Hemostasis BIO 210 & BIO 220
3
CLS340L Hematology & Hemostasis Laboratory Co. CLS 340
1
CLS 350 Immunology & Immunohematology CLS 320
3
CLS350L Immunology & Immunohematology Lab Co. CLS 350
1
CLS460L Clinical Immunology & Immunohemato Lab BIO 220
1
CLS 370 Clinical Bacteriology BIO 310
3
CLS370L Clinical Bacteriology Lab Co. CLS 370
1
CLS 430 Clinical Chemistry II CLS 330
3
CLS 440 Clinical Hematology & Hemostasis CLS 340
3
CLS440L Clinical Hematology & Hemostasis Lab Co. CLS 440
1
CLS 450 Clinical Parasitology BIO 310
3
CLS450L Clinical Parasitology Lab Co. CLS 450
1
CLS 452 Clinical Virology BIO 310
3
CLS 455 Clinical Mycology BIO 310
2
CLS457L Clinical Virology & Mycology Lab Co. CLS 452, Co. CLS 455
1
CLS 460 Clinical Immunology & Immunohematology CLS 350
3
CLS460L Clinical Immunology & Immunohemato Lab Co. CLS 460
1
CLS 470 Process of Research ENG 202
1
CLS 472 Special Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science ENG 205 & CLS 470
1
CLS 480 Biological Samples & Body-Fluidsanalysis Senior Standing
3
CLS 499 Practicum Senior Standing
3
FHS 220 Infections and Prevention in the Workplace NONE
0
FHS 230 Health Sciences Seminars NONE
0
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (6 credits)
To be selected from courses of numbers 400 offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences with the consent of the advisor
Course Descriptions
CSI 200
Computer Literacy
This course is an introductory Non-Technical survey of Computer Systems and a study of the social impact of computers. Topics include introduction to the Hardware components of a computer system, input and output devices, storage devices, communications and connectivity, Internet, security, information systems and deep exposition to software applications such as text editors, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
ENG 201
Composition & Rhetoric I
This is the students' first major encounter with critical thinking, reading, and writing. Students are exposed to themes from different disciplines and are expected to discuss them, read and write about them. The essay of all its types is the writing format dealt with in the first half. A research paper, 5-10 pages in length, follows in the second half.
Prerequisite: ENG 200
ENG 202
Composition & Rhetoric II
In this course, students are expected to engage in deep critical thinking and to construct written arguments in which they decide on a controversial issue. They are helped to think of argument in terms of having an opinion, voicing it persuasively, and supporting it adequately. Hence, they will be analyzing debatable issues appearing in writing and will be introduced to the elements and structure of argument, including the Toulmin model, the rhetorical situation, the traditional categories of claims, the types of proof, logical fallacies and the Rogerian argument. Reading, critical thinking, and writing are taught as integrated processes. There will be essays for analysis, as well as essay topics for development.
Prerequisite: ENG 201
ENG 205
English Communication Skills
Students' communication competence is enhanced by learning the techniques and strategies of public speaking. No other skills are so closely tied to a student's professional success as communication skills. Using what they have learned in other English language courses, students practice and communicate, guided by the fundamental principles of public speaking, and provided with a forum for applying these principles, through a variety of instructional strategies - discussion, class workshops.
Prerequisite: ENG 202
HMS 201
Active Learning & Research Methodology

This is an introductory course that aims at bridging the gap between school and college and develops the student's skills in three areas related to active learning and research methodology. In the first area, the student is introduced to the university's rules and regulations and general guidelines. In the second area, the student hones his/her study skills, namely, developing schedules, improving concentration, developing time-saving test-taking strategies, taking good notes, improving listening and reading skills, and applying strategies to avoid test anxiety. In the third area, the student is introduced to research, armed with the theory, methodology, and techniques of the research process, starting with conceptualization and ending with report writing.

Prerequisite: ENG 001
HMS 301
Western Civilization
This course consists of readings and discussion of the classic great books of Western Civilization, focusing on literary, philosophical, and historical works from ancient Greece and Rome. Readings will be selected from authors such as Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy, Tacitus, Plutarch, Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Epicurus, Cicero, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Plotinus, and Augustine.
Prerequisite: ENG 201
BIO 210
Cells & Molecules
This course deals with cells and their molecules. Its main goal is to provide knowledge on the basics of the cell structure and function, with emphasis on the evolution and chemistry of the cell, membranes, organelles and cytoskeleton, cell signaling and regulation, and the flow of genetic information.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
BIO210L
Cells & Molecules Laboratory
This is a laboratory course that deals with a selection of common techniques used in cell and molecular biology. This course should provide hands-on practical applications for topics discussed in the BIO 210 course in and experimental approach.
Prerequisite: Co. BIO 210
BIO 213
Introduction To Physiology
This is an introductory course to Medical Physiology. Its objective is to offer to the student a general introduction into the basic aspects of physiology. The material covered in the course can be used as stand-alone, or to lead on to more detailed studies of physiology. The course will take a largely systemic approach to the study of the human body. Emphasis is on the function, regulation and integration of organs and organ systems of higher animals emphasizing human physiology.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
BIO213L
Introduction To Physiology Laboratory
This course consists of a set of exercises accompanied by experiments, models and computer simulations designed to provide students with a better understanding of the structure and function of the human body.
Prerequisite: Co. BIO 213
BIO 220
Cytology & Histology
The Histology and Cytology course presents a review of cellular organization and normal histology of various human organs, techniques of tissue handling, preparation of sections or smears and staining material.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
BIO220L
Cytology & Histology Lab
Application of data acquired in the BIO 220 Cytology and Histology course with emphasis on techniques of tissue handling, preparation, staining, observation and description.
Prerequisite: Co. BIO 220
BIO 310
Introduction To Microbiology
This course presents the basic principles of medical microbiology. It includes bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic classifications, structure, metabolism, genetics, regulatory mechanisms, growth and replication. General principles of pathogenicity, epidemiology, mechanisms of antimicrobial therapy, sterilization, disinfections and antisepsis, and laboratory diagnosis are also emphasized.
Prerequisite: BIO 210
BIO 320
Biostatistics & Epidemiology
This is an introductory course in the basics of biostatistics and epidemiology. Type sand sources of data in measuring population health, data analysis and descriptive epidemiology will be included. The course covers both theory and applications in the form of problem solving and laboratory sessions.
Prerequisite: MAT 200 & ENG 001
CHE 205
Chemical Principles & Analysis
This course provides an overview of analytical techniques in chemistry including aqueous solution chemistry, activities and activity coefficients, equilibrium calculations, complex acid-base systems, voltametry, gravimetric and electrogravimetric analyses, titrimetric analyses, colorimetric methods and separation methods.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
CHE205L
Chemical Analysis Laboratory
A laboratory course to teach students several common chemistry techniques. Emphasis is placed on experimental topics related to topics discussed in CHE 205.
Prerequisite: Co. CHE 205
CHE 210
Organic Chemistry I
This is an introductory course to organic chemistry. It offers an introduction to common classes of organic compounds including their nomenclature, structure, bonding, reactivity and spectroscopic characterization.
Prerequisite: CHE 205
CHE210L
Organic Chemistry Lab
A laboratory course which deals with a selection of common basic organic chemistry techniques.
Prerequisite: Co. CHE 210
CHE 220
Introduction To Biochemistry
An introductory course in biochemistry. Its objective is to offer to the student a firsthand description of the principles and practices of biochemistry. Students will be exposed to the basic structures of major classes of biologically important molecules and metabolic activities of major importance in living organisms.
Prerequisite: CHE 210
CHE 230
Organic Chemistry II
This course focuses on laying the fundamental principles of Organic Chemistry. We will analyze in depth the theory of chemical bonding, molecular structure and physicochemical properties, acidity and basicity, inductive effect, stereochemistry and SN1, SN2, E1 and E2 concepts and applications in organic chemistry. These principles will be applied to the chemistry of alkanes, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones and alkenes. The concept of aromaticity and the reactivity and mechanism of aromatic compounds will be studied in detail.
Prerequisite: CHE 210
CLS 210
Laboratory Safety & First Aid
The very nature of the Clinical Laboratory Science profession requires students to come in contact with potential hazardous materials or situations and to face accidents or injuries. The objective of this course is to expose the students to laboratory safety and standards of good laboratory practice including handling and processing of chemicals and biological material. The main emphasis will be placed on laboratory risks, first-aid and remedial measures.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
CLS 212
Fundamentals Of Lab Analysis
This is a "multidisciplinary course" tangling basic issues in multiple clinical and non-clinical laboratories. Students will acquire basic knowledge about scientific communication and presentation skills, scientific resources, chemical, biological and instrumental concepts, quality assurance, laboratory mathematics, safety, health care systems, regulatory issues, clinical laboratory divisions, laboratory management and health care systems.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
CLS 213
Phlebotomy
Students will acquire skills in phlebotomy beginning with ethical behavior to maintain professional appearance to relieve patient anxiety and maintain patient confidentiality, progressing to the practice of vein and capillary puncture procedures using a variety of methods and equipment including vacutainer system, micro-collection devices, winged infusion set and syringe.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
CLS 320
Molecular Genetics
This is a comprehensive introduction to molecular genetics. This course combines both genetics, which is the science of heredity, and recombinant DNA technology. It deals with the structure of DNA that allows genetic information to be stored and expressed chemically within cells. This course emphasizes on the main aspects of gene transcription, and protein translation, as well as chromosomal aberrations and related diseases.
Prerequisite: BIO 210
CLS320L
Molecular Genetics Laboratory
This course provides a survey of modern techniques in molecular genetics. Students will acquire a thorough grounding in principles of DNA, RNA and protein analysis and learn many techniques current in molecular biology.
Prerequisite: Co. CLS 320
CLS 330
Clinical Chemistry
Basic principles of clinical chemistry quality assurance and quality control and path physiological correlations.Basic concepts and principles of instrumentation.Integration of cognitive materials with clinical laboratory test results.
Prerequisite: CHE 220
CLS 340
Hematology & Hemostasis
This course introduces normal hematopoiesis and mechanisms of hemostasis, fibrinolysis and hemostatic control. Hematopoiesis includes production, structure, function, physiology, and natural history of normal blood cells.
Prerequisite: BIO 210 & BIO 220
CLS340L
Hematology & Hemostasis Laboratory
Diagnostic assessment of blood cells and hemostatic function. Students will get acquainted with the routinely used basic techniques of the hematology and coagulation laboratory.
Prerequisite: Co. CLS 340
CLS 350
Immunology & Immunohematology
This is an introductory course to theoretical aspects of immunology and immunohematology. The course covers the innate and the adaptive mechanisms of the immune system, cells, molecules and organs involved in the immune response, antigens and the major histocompatibility complex.
Prerequisite: CLS 320
CLS350L
Immunology & Immunohematology Lab
This course will provide a survey of basic techniques used in the Immunology and Serology laboratories. The student will learn the principles and acquire hands on skills to perform dilutions, precipitation, agglutination, flocculation, immuno-enzymatic and cell separation methods.
Prerequisite: Co. CLS 350
CLS460L
Clinical Immunology & Immunohemato Lab
This course provides a survey of immunological methods used for the screening and quantification of antigens and antibodies, detection of infectious diseases, tissue typing, blood typing and pre-transfusion testing.
Prerequisite: BIO 220
CLS 370
Clinical Bacteriology
Theoretical aspects of clinical bacteriology and infectious disease. Integration of cognitive material with clinical laboratory test results.
Prerequisite: BIO 310
CLS370L
Clinical Bacteriology Lab
Application and integration of theory and technical skills in clinical bacteriology and infectious disease.
Prerequisite: Co. CLS 370
CLS 430
Clinical Chemistry II
Correlation of laboratory test results with normal physiology and biochemistry and with disease states. Emphasis on metabolic and endocrine systems, and acquired and inherited diseases. Therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology and urinalysis.
Prerequisite: CLS 330
CLS 440
Clinical Hematology & Hemostasis
Theoretical aspects of advanced hematology, hemostasis and body fluid analysis.Changes in acquired, hereditary, benign and malignant disorders.Integration of cognitive material with clinical laboratory test results.
Prerequisite: CLS 340
CLS440L
Clinical Hematology & Hemostasis Lab
Application and integration of theory and technical skills in hematologic abnormal and some non-routine tests and stains.
Prerequisite: Co. CLS 440
CLS 450
Clinical Parasitology
Identification, life history, host-parasite relationships, and epidemiology of protozoan, helminth, acanthocephalan, copepod, and arthropod parasites of animals and humans.
Prerequisite: BIO 310
CLS450L
Clinical Parasitology Lab
Laboratory identification of different parasites including protozoa, cestodes, nematodes, trematodes, as well as some arthropods.
Prerequisite: Co. CLS 450
CLS 452
Clinical Virology
Viruses and modern molecular biology. Viral replication and gene expression of the major classes of viruses. Virus-cell interactions and viral diseases.
Prerequisite: BIO 310
CLS 455
Clinical Mycology
This course covers the different types of fungi, their growth, physiology, behavior and their roles in biotechnology. Fungi as human pathogens, their mode of infection, methods of identification, different mycotic diseases, treatment and susceptibility testing will be covered.
Prerequisite: BIO 310
CLS457L
Clinical Virology & Mycology Lab
Laboratory diagnosis of viral infections using immunological and molecular methods.
Prerequisite: Co. CLS 452, Co. CLS 455
CLS 460
Clinical Immunology & Immunohematology
This course covers the theoretical aspects of clinical immunology, immunohematology and blood banking as well as the clinical laboratory testing. It covers the inflammatory response, hypersensitivity reactions, immune responses to infectious diseases, vaccines, the primary and acquired immunodeficiencies, autoimmunity, transfusion, transplantation and cancer immunology.
Prerequisite: CLS 350
CLS460L
Clinical Immunology & Immunohemato Lab
This course provides a survey of immunological methods used for the screening and quantification of antigens and antibodies, detection of infectious diseases, tissue typing, blood typing and pre-transfusion testing.
Prerequisite: Co. CLS 460
CLS 470
Process of Research
This course is designed to familiarize students with research and scientific reporting techniques. Students will learn how to obtain information regarding a specific subject using various resources, rate the obtained results in terms of credibility and report their findings including citation of references in a standard format. Students will also learn how to prepare to present their results in a PowerPoint or poster format.
Prerequisite: ENG 202
CLS 472
Special Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science
Students will attend seminars by resident and visiting faculty members on and offcampus and prepare summary reports of each seminar attended. In addition, each student will present a report of a selected topic.
Prerequisite: ENG 205 & CLS 470
CLS 480
Biological Samples & Body-Fluidsanalysis
Theory and techniques of transportation, reception, storage, handling and analysis of urine, cerebrospinal, synovial, amniotic, and other body fluids.Correlates chemical, cellular, and microbiological findings in normal and disease states.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
CLS 499
Practicum
Twelve weeks of supervised clinical laboratory experience in selected areas, including serology, bacteriology, parasitology, hematology, chemistry, and blood banking. Students perform tests routinely done in these areas of the clinical laboratory.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
FHS 220
Infections and Prevention in the Workplace
The purpose of vaccination is to protect the student against Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). Students should undergo HBV vaccination to comply with the safety rules for the prevention of transmission of blood-borne infectious diseases in the healthcare settings. Every student should be tested and immunized.
Prerequisite: NONE
FHS 230
Health Sciences Seminars
Upon completion of the seminar series, the student would have developed an appropriate inclination and culture for attending scientific seminars and conferences, got acquainted with the seminar procedures and purposes and developed a good scientific knowledge about the material presented during the seminar series attended.
Prerequisite: NONE

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