University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Courses in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)

MLS 197 - Teaching Assistantship
Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
MLS 220 - Clinical Practicum: Chemistry
Experiences in an approved clinical laboratory education site in the area of clinical chemistry. Prerequisite: Medical Laboratory Science Seniors only.
Credits: 4.00
MLS 221 - Clinical Chemistry I
Lectures and laboratory experiences introduce basic principles in clinical quantitative analysis and laboratory instrumentation; test results are correlated with clinical case studies. Prerequisites: ANPS 019, ANPS 020, CHEM 032; CHEM 042 or CHEM 141.
Credits: 4.00
MLS 222 - Clinical Chemistry II
Advanced instruction in body chemistry and pathophysiology of disease with emphasis on diagnostic lab techniques in chemistry. Prerequisites: MLS 221, PATH 101.
Credits: 4.00
MLS 230 - Clinical Practicum:Hematology
Experiences in approved clinical laboratory education site in the area of clinical hematology. Prerequisite: Medical Laboratory Science Seniors only.
Credits: 3.00
MLS 231 - Hematology
Advanced theory and analysis of blood cell physiology and related pathology. Concepts of hemostasis and clinical assessment methods. Prerequisites: One semester of organic chemistry, one semester of biochemistry.
Credits: 4.00
MLS 250 - Clin Practicum:Microbiology
Experiences in an approved clinical laboratory education site in the area of clinical microbiology. Prerequisite: Medical Laboratory Science Seniors only.
Credits: 3.00
MLS 255 - Clinical Microbiology II
Comprehensive study of non-bacterial pathogenic microorganisms and their disease states in humans. Includes medical mycology, parasitology and virology. Prerequisites: MMG 065 or MMG 101.
Credits: 4.00
MLS 260 - Clin Practicum:Immunohematolog
Experiences in an approved clinical laboratory education site in the area of clinical immunohematology. Prerequisite: Medical Laboratory Science Seniors only.
Credits: 3.00
MLS 262 - Immunohematology
Advanced theory and experience related to human blood groups and transfusion practice. Prerequisite: MLRS 242 or MMG 223.
Credits: 4.00
MLS 282 - Public Health Lab Practicum
Public health laboratory experiences under the direction of public health scientists, performing methods for screening and diagnostic purposes as well as good public health practice. MLS Seniors.
Credits: 17.00
MLS 292 - Topics in Medical Lab Science
Seminar on topics in the practice and profession of Medical Laboratory Science. Online course. MLS majors only.
Credits: 3.00
MLS 295 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 12.00
MLS 297 - Teaching Assistantship
Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
MLS 301 - Clinical Practicum
Clinical Practicum involves a semester long directed clinical practice in Hematology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Immunohematology, and Molecular Biology at assigned clinical affiliate sites. Prerequisites: MLRS 281, MLRS 282, MLS 255; MLRS 242 or MMG 223; MLRS 244, MLS 221, MMG 222, MLS 222, MLS 231, MLS 262.
Credits: 12.00
MLS 302 - Certification Review
Certification review of the Medical Laboratory Science Body of Knowledge. It is designed to provide a challenging self directed assessment of practical and theoretical knowledge and will prepare students to successfully pass the ASCP certification exam in MLS. Prerequisites: MLRS 281, MLRS 282, MLS 255; MLRS 242 or MMG 223; MLRS 244, MLS 221, MMG 222, MLS 222, MLS 231, MLS 262. Pre/Co-requisite: MLS 301.
Credits: 1.00
MLS 371 - Clinical Correlations I
Advanced, graduate-level education in medical laboratory testing. The appropriate utilization of laboratory tests for screening, diagnosis, monitoring and determining prognosis of various human diseases will be discussed.
Credits: 3.00
MLS 389 - Research and Design I
Guides students to identify a research capstone project and will include instruction in literature evaluation, review of experimental design and evaluation, and a foundational understanding of evidence based practice.
Credits: 3.00
MLS 390 - Research and Design II
Provides students with a foundation in how to read the primary literature, understanding the major sections of a primary literature reports, and instruction on writing their own reports to facilitate their success for their capstone project. Prerequisite: MLS 389.
Credits: 3.00
MLS 391 - Research Capstone
Students will complete a capstone project under the guidance of his/her research mentor. Findings will be communicated both through a formal oral presentation and a written research paper that will be submitted for publication. Prerequisites: MLS 389, MLS 390.
Credits: 3.00
MLS 397 - Clinical Leadership & Mgt
Focuses on the fundamentals of clinical leadership and management, with particular emphasis on organizational design, problem solving, communication and change theories. Strategies for human resource management, project management, quality improvement, increasing productivity, and ensuring financial viability are covered.
Credits: 3.00
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