Micro-405A Clinical Chemistry

The fundamentals of clinical chemistry, including clinical laboratory mathematics; instrumentation and automation; carbohydrates; lipids; proteins; enzymes including cardiac and liver; non-protein nitrogen, electrolytes and trace elements; acid/base balance and blood gases; therapeutic drug monitoring; toxicology; tumor markers; vitamins; hemoglobin metabolism; endocrinology; the chemistry of genetic disorders and point of care testing.
Didactic: 5 weeks (200 hours)
Clinical: 5 weeks (200 hours)
8 credits

Micro-405B Clinical Hemostasis

The fundamentals of hemostasis, including primary hemostasis, secondary hemostasis, fibrinolysis and disorders associated with each; anticoagulation therapy; and the instrumentation and methodologies of coagulation testing.
Didactic: 1 weeks (40 hours)
Clinical: 2 weeks (80 hours)
This course is averaged with Micro-405B Clinical Urinalysis/Body Fluids for a total of 1 credit

Micro-405B Clinical Urinalysis/Body Fluids

The fundamentals of urinalysis, including anatomy and physiology of the kidney; methodology of the urine dipstick; confirmatory tests; microscopic examination of urine; semen analysis; and the automation and technology surrounding urinalysis. Body fluid formations for: CSF, synovial fluid, serous fluid, seminal fluid, vaginal secretions, amniotic fluid, fecal analysis, sweat analysis and gastric analysis; methods of collection; physical characteristic; microscopic and macroscopic examination and testing; and the significance of the results in relation to healthy and diseased states.
Didactic: 1 week (40 hours)
Clinical: 1 week (40 hours)
This course is averaged with Micro-405B Clinical Hemostasis for a total of 1 credit

Micro-405C Clinical Hematology

The fundamentals of hematology, including hematopoiesis; introductory bone marrow structure; blood cell development and morphology; red blood cell disorders and anemias; white blood cell disorders; platelet disorders; and automation technology.
Didactic: 3 weeks (120 hours)
Clinical: 5 weeks (200 hours)
6 credits

Micro-405D Clinical Immunohematology

The fundamentals of immunohematology, including donor selection criteria; specifics of blood products and components; basic techniques (ABO-forward and reverse, Rh typing, indirect antiglobulin test-antibody screen, cross-matching, direct antiglobulin test, elution, etc.); principles of blood group antigens and antibodies; disease states associated with immunohematology; transfusion reactions; and quality assurance.
Didactic: 2 weeks (80 hours)
Clinical: 5 weeks (200 hours)
5 credits

Micro-405E Clinical Microbiology

The fundamentals of microbiology, including specimen collection and handling; different culture types; media selection rationale; plating techniques and incubation; identification work-up; antibiotic sensitivity testing; and other special testing for multiple organism types, including bacteria, mycobacterium, fungus, parasites and viruses. In addition, this course addresses bioterrorism issues, biosafety levels, maintaining sterile techniques, and infection prevention and control concerns.
Didactic: 2 weeks (80 hours)
Clinical: 9 weeks (360 hours)
7 credits

Micro-405F Clinical Immunology/Serology

The fundamentals of clinical immunology and serology, including basic immunology concepts, clinical immunologic techniques, flow cytometry, autoimmune disorders, tumor associated antigens, immunodeficiency disorders, complement system deficiencies, phagocyte deficiencies (recap from hematology), acquired immunodeficiencies, viral infections, hypersensitivities, immunology instrumentation and immunology automation.
Didactic: 1 week (40 hours)
Clinical: 1 week (40 hours)
3 credits

CLS-01 Supporting Material

The first two weeks of the program will include training and supporting material to prepare the students for entry into the hospital environment, the laboratory and the world of medical technology. This training will include employee orientation with safety training, the basics of scientific laboratory equipment (pipettes, microscopes, etc.), clinical laboratory terminology, education techniques (program structure, study skills, critical thinking/lifelong learning skills, Bloom's taxonomy, learning aids, reflection journal, etc.), the basics of regulatory bodies (CLIA, OSHA, CAP, NCCLS, JCAHO, HIPAA, etc.), and phlebotomy training including plasma vs. serum; tubes and anticoagulants; patient identification and tube labeling; and other phlebotomy issues.

Laboratory information system (LIS) training will be given at a later date prior to actual rotation into laboratory departments. Laboratory mathematics will be presented in the first two weeks, with the chemistry didactic rotations, and throughout the rest of the year. Laboratory instrumentation and technology will be incorporated into the individual laboratory specialties as it applies to those specialties.
Didactic: 1 weeks (40 hours)
Clinical: 1 weeks (40 hours)

These rotations also have components that are included throughout the school year. Safety, confidentiality, professionalism and ethics are emphasized in all units, especially the clinical rotations. Quality control is discussed in all didactic rotations, presented separately twice, and demonstrated and used for troubleshooting in clinical rotations. Research and education theories are discussed during the didactic week but are then utilized during the toxicology WebQuest/presentation. This is part of the chemistry didactic rotation and also used when developing the hospital bulletin board for National Laboratory Week.