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MLSC 3110—Body Fluids Laboratory
Laboratory sessions are designed to introduce basic laboratory techniques including but not limited to safety, phlebotomy, pipetting and the use of basic instruments as well as techniques for the analysis of urine, cerebrospinal and other body fluids.  (1 Credit, Laboratory) (8 weeks: Oct-Dec)

MLSC 3120—Body Fluids Laboratory for Distance Learners
Laboratory course to accompany the MLSC 4316 Immunohematology Lecture course for distance students.  Emphasis is on testing methods to assure the safe and effective transfusion of blood components.  Includes techniques to manage maternal and neonatal blood incompatibilities.  (1 Credit, Laboratory) (8 weeks: Aug-Oct)

MLSC 3214—Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Sciences
A course, which provides a discussion of current issues in medical laboratory science that include but not are limited to ethics, regulations, research, and credentialing.  The course will also provide a discussion of teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills needed by health care professionals.  Prerequisite:  Admission to the medical laboratory science professional program.  (2 Credits, Lecture)

MLSC 4100—Community Clinical Experience
Lecture course provides an avenue to expand clinical experience and knowledge base of students as it relates to community and service.  Real time experiences are the focal point of this course providing the student additional clinical experience in community through service and inter-professional training.  (1 Credit, Lecture)

MLSC 4116—Immunohematology Laboratory
Laboratory for Immunohematology 4316.  Emphasis is on testing methods to assure the safe and effective transfusion of blood components.  Includes techniques to manage maternal and neonatal blood incompatibilities.  (1 Credit, Laboratory)

MLSC 4117—Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics 4217. Emphasis on basic molecular techniques such as DNA extraction and quantitation, restriction enzyme digestion, polymerase chain reaction and agarose gel electrophoresis.  (1 Credit, Laboratory) (10 weeks: Jan-Mar)

MLSC 4120—Phlebotomy Internship
Lectures emphasize theory regarding blood collection procedures, and laboratory sessions introduce basic techniques for the collection of blood samples including venipuncture and capillary puncture.  Clinical internship consists of supervised practice in the collection of blood samples.  (1 Credit, Laboratory)

MLSC 4126—Immunohematology Laboratory for Distance Learners
Laboratory sessions designed to introduce basic laboratory techniques including but not limited to safety, pipetting, the use of basic instruments as well as techniques for the analysis of urine, cerebrospinal, and other body fluids.  (1 Credit, Laboratory)

MLSC 4127—Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory for Distance Learners
Virtual laboratory experience for off-campus students to accompany MLSC 4217 Molecular Diagnostics course.  Using distance learning technologies emphasis will be placed on basic molecular techniques such as DNA extraction and quantitation, restriction enzyme digestion, polymerase chain reaction and agarose gel electrophoresis. (1 Credit, Hybrid) (8 weeks: Jan-Mar)

MLSC 4130—Urinalysis Internship
Supervised practical application of coursework and experience in the area of urinalysis.  Emphasis will be given to principles, procedures, and quality assurance.  Includes management practices and development of professional behavior.  (1 Credit, Clinical)

MLSC 4134—Laboratory Medicine Seminar
Presentation of laboratory medicine topics by each student and attendance at laboratory seminars presented by others. Requires guided individual investigations.  (1 Credit, Laboratory)

MLSC 4135—Laboratory Medicine Case Studies Seminar
Presentation of laboratory medicine case studies to correlate the student’s didactic knowledge with the clinical experience.  (1 Credit, Laboratory)

MLSC 4138—Laboratory Management
Focuses on knowledge and techniques needed to identify and resolve basic management problems in the laboratory. Topics include basic management concepts, diversity, educational methodologies, laboratory information systems, personnel issues, policies and procedures, finances and budgeting, and compliance.   (1 Credit, Lecture)

MLSC 4200—Internship Preparation
Provides a general overview of clinical internship and internship expectations.  Laboratory cases emphasize the application of theoretical knowledge to clinical practice.  Laboratory sessions provide a review of major psychomotor techniques in preparation for clinical internships.  (2 Credits, Lecture and Laboratory)

MLSC 4212—Hematology Laboratory
Laboratory for Hematology 4312.  Emphasis on quantitative and qualitative techniques to evaluate the number, function and morphology of blood cells in bone marrow and peripheral blood.  Includes testing methods to diagnose and monitor treatment for hematologic and hemostatic disorders.  (2 Credits, Laboratory)

MLSC 4214—Parasitology
Pathogenic parasites and viruses are covered.  Emphasis is on the identification of parasites and the clinical significance of viruses. Epidemiology is included as appropriate.  (2 Credits, Lecture and Laboratory) (8 weeks: Aug-Oct)

MLSC 4215—Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Laboratory for the Clinical Microbiology course.  Emphasis is on the laboratory procedures for isolating, culturing, and identifying microorganisms.  (2 Credits, Laboratory)

MLSC 4216—Clinical Chemistry Case Development & Review
In MLSC 4216 the student will apply the theory and skills acquired from MLSC 3110 and MLSC 4514 and gain experience in the analysis of clinical chemistry test results. Students will analyze and correlate the relationship between laboratory results, diagnoses and /or the progression of the disease. In additional to a comprehensive review of all clinical chemistry principles students will develop a case study that will demonstrate the inter-professional nature of the delivery of health care today and the importance of laboratory results.  (2 Credits, Hybrid)

MLSC 4217—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) (10 weeks: Jan-Mar)

MLSC 4222—Hematology Laboratory for Distance Learners
Laboratory course to accompany the MLSC 4312 Hematology Lecture course for distance students.  Emphasis on quantitative and qualitative techniques to evaluate the number, function and morphology of blood cells in bone marrow and peripheral blood.  Includes testing methods to diagnose and monitor treatment for hematologic and hemostatic disorders.  (2 Credits, Hybrid)

MLSC 4223—Body Fluids
Theory and techniques of analyzing urine, cerebrospinal, synovial, amniotic, and other body fluids. Correlates chemical, cellular, and micro-biological findings in normal and disease states.  (3 Credits, Lecture) (8 weeks: Aug-Oct)

MLSC 4232—Hematology Case Development and Review
In MLSC 4232 the student will apply the theory and skills acquired from MLSC 4212 and MLSC 4312 and gain experience in the analysis of clinical hematology test results. Students will analyze and correlate the relationship between laboratory results, diagnoses and /or the progression of the disease. In additional to a comprehensive review of all clinical hematology principles students will develop a case study that will demonstrate the inter-professional nature of the delivery of health care today and the importance of laboratory results. (2 Credits, Online)

MLSC 4235—Microbiology Case Development and Review
In MLSC 4235 the student will apply the theory and skills acquired from MLSC 4214 and MLSC 4315 and gain experience in the analysis of clinical microbiology test results. Students will analyze and correlate the relationship between laboratory results, diagnoses and /or the progression of the disease. In additional to a comprehensive review of all clinical microbiology principles, students will develop a case study that will demonstrate the inter-professional nature of the delivery of health care today and the importance of laboratory results.  (2 Credits, Online)

MLSC 4236—Clinical Microbiology Laboratory for Distance Learners
Laboratory component to accompany MLSC 4315 Clinical Microbiology for distance students. Emphasis on the laboratory procedures for isolating, culturing, and identifying microorganisms.  (2 Credits, Hybrid)

MLSC 4241—Blood Bank Case Development and Review
In MLSC 4241 the student will apply the theory and skills acquired from MLSC 4316 and MLSC 4311 and gain experience in the analysis of transfusion services test results. Students will analyze and correlate the relationship between laboratory results, diagnoses and /or the progression of the disease. In additional to a comprehensive review of all transfusion services principles, students will develop a case study that will demonstrate the inter-professional nature of the delivery of health care today and the importance of laboratory results.  (2 Credits, Online)

MLSC 4311—Immunology
Introduction to the mechanisms of normal and abnormal immune response. Emphasis on laboratory diagnosis by agglutination, precipitation, immunofluorescence and enzyme immunoassay.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

MLSC 4312—Hematology
Normal and abnormal hematopoiesis and hemostasis.  Emphasis on recognizing alterations correlating with diagnosis and treatment.  Includes quantitation techniques and morphologic evaluation and function of blood cells in bone marrow and peripheral blood.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

MLSC 4314—Chemistry Internship
Supervised clinical internship in the areas of chemistry and urinalysis. Emphasis on automated techniques, quality control, diagnostic correlations, management practices, and development of professional behavior.  Practical application of course work in the area of urinalysis.  Emphasis on principles, procedures, and quality assurance.  (3 Credits, Clinical)

MLSC 4315—Clinical Microbiology
Pathogenic microorganisms are covered.  Emphasis is on isolation, cultivation, and identification.  Fundamental microbiology, epidemiology and pathogenesis are also included as appropriate.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

MLSC 4316—Immunohematology
Study of the immunochemical reactivity of blood antigens and antibodies, blood grouping, and compatibility testing. Includes basic problems relating to hemolytic disease of the newborn and component therapy.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

MLSC 4332—Hematology Internship
Supervised clinical internship in the area of hematology/coagulation. Emphasis on manual and automated techniques and development of professional behavior. Includes diagnostic correlations, quality assurance, and management practices.  (3 Credits, Clinical)

MLSC 4335—Microbiology Internship
Supervised practical experience in the microbiology laboratory. Emphasis on principles, procedures, and quality assurance. Includes management practices and development of professional behavior.  (3 Credits, Clinical)

MLSC 4341—Blood Bank Internship
Supervised practical experience in the blood bank laboratory and immunology/serology. Emphasis on principles, procedures, and quality assurance. Includes management practices and development of professional behavior.  (3 Credits, Clinical)

MLSC 4514—Clinical Chemistry
Detection and quantitation of metabolic compounds of major clinical significance in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Emphasis on principles of analysis and diagnostic significance on biological constituents.  (5 Credits, Lecture)

MLSC XXXX—Laboratory Sciences IPE
This course covers the interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum framework for UAMS.  MLS students will work on teams with varying health professional students to complete projects related to the three pillars of IPE: exposure, immersion, and competence.  (3 Credits, Online)