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CYTO 4126—Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics 4225.  Emphasis on basic molecular techniques such as DNA extraction and quantitation, restriction enzyme digestion, polymerase chain reaction, and agarose gel electrophoresis.  (1 Credit, Laboratory)

CYTO 4221—Laboratory Operations
Principles of management, supervision, and laboratory safety.  A seminar and practicum approach will be utilized with an emphasis on problem-solving and ethical practice as related to cytopathology.  (2 Credits, Lecture)

CYTO 4225—Molecular Diagnostics
Explores the use of molecular techniques for the diagnosis of disease.  Includes tests for genetic disorders (both inherited and acquired); infectious diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis C; tissue histocompatibility for organ transplants; and human identity testing.  (2 Credits, Lecture)

CYTO 4313—Gynecological Cytopathology II
Histopathology and cytopathology of endometrial hyperplasia; adenocarcinoma of the endocervix and endometrium; benign and malignant lesions of the tubes, ovaries, vulva, and vagina. Radiation biology, irradiation and chemotherapy induced atypia. Prerequisite: CYTO 4412.  (3 Credits, Lecture and Laboratory)

CYTO 4331—Comprehensive Cytotechnology
Discussions of the cytology of all major body sites, includes computer image reviews.  Emphasis on preparation for comprehensive examinations in cytotechnology.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

CYTO 4411—Introduction to Cytotechnology
Introduction to cell morphology, cell cycle, and principles of cytopreparation. Emphasis on the anatomy, histology, and cytopathology of the female genital tract under normal conditions.  (4 Credits, Lecture and Laboratory)

CYTO 4412—Gynecological Cytopathology I
Histopathology and cytopathology of inflammation, benign proliferative reactions, pre-malignant lesions, carcinoma in situ, microinvasive, and invasive squamous carcinoma. Prerequisite CYTO 4411.  (4 Credits, Lecture and Laboratory)

CYTO 4424—Cytology Internship I
Supervised clinical internship within an accredited cytology laboratory with an emphasis on pre-screening cytopathology specimens from all body sites.  Students may also participate in observing fine needle aspiration biopsies.  Prerequisite:  CYTO 4623.  (4 Credits, Clinical)

CYTO 4531—Cytology Internship II
Supervised clinical internship within an accredited cytology laboratory with an emphasis on pre-screening cytopathology specimens from all body sites.  Students may also participate in observing fine needle aspiration biopsies.  Prerequisite:  CYTO 4424.  (5 Credits, Clinical)

CYTO 4614—Non-Gynecological Cytopathology I: Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and Urinary Tracts
Cytopathology of respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary tracts. Includes methods of obtaining and processing specimens, microbiology, and the role of cytology in evaluating lung, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract diseases. Continuation of cytopreparation in prescreening of the female genital tract. Prerequisite: CYTO 4313. (6 Credits, Lecture and Laboratory)

CYTO 4623—Non-Gynecological Cytopathology II: Body Fluids and Fine Needle Aspirates
Cytopathology of body fluids and fine needle aspirations from multiple body sites. Emphasis on anatomy, histology, and methods of specimen procurement, cytopreparation techniques, and histopathologic correlations. Prerequisite:  CYTO 4614.  (6 Credits, Lecture and Laboratory)