University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Courses offered by the Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences Department


Courses in Medical Lab & Radiation Sci

MLRS 034 - Human Blood Cell Biology
Lecture and laboratory experiences about cellular structure, function and physiology using cells of the blood as models.
Credits: 3.
MLRS 054 - Principles of Microbiology
Lectures dealing with the structure, physiology, and control of microorganisms, in particular those of medical importance.
Credits: 3.
MLRS 056 - Principles of Microbiology Lab
Laboratory experiences dealing with the structure, physiology, and control of microorganisms, particularly those of medical importance. Prerequisite: MLRS 054.
Credits: 1.
MLRS 095 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1-12.
MLRS 096 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1-12.
MLRS 110 - Phlebotomy
Basic techniques in blood collection in outpatient phlebotomy and advanced techniques in inpatient phlebotomy, including choice of anticoagulants, equipment, sterility, and protection from blood-borne pathogens. Prerequisites: MLS and MLS-PBC students only.
Credits: 1.
MLRS 140 - Radiation Science
Introduction to ionizing radiation, emphasizing its interaction with matter, its effect on the human body, and methods of radiation protection.
Credits: 3.
MLRS 141 - Advanced Radiation Science
Lecture and laboratory experiences to enhance the understanding and application of the principles of radioactive decay, radiation exposure, absorbed dose, shielding and detection of radiation. Prerequisite: MLRS 140.
Credits: 3.
MLRS 175 - Medical Imaging
Introduction to the radiographic anatomy and the various imaging modalities presently used to include diagnostic imaging, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear medicine. Prerequisites: MLRS 141, RADT 152, and ANPS 020.
Credits: 3.
MLRS 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
MLRS 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
MLRS 215 - CT Procedures
This course provides in-depth study of the concepts, use and practice of CT Procedures related to Nuclear Medicine Technology and Radiation Therapy. Prerequisites: ANPS 019 and ANPS 020, MLRS 175.
Credits: 3.
MLRS 242 - Immunology
Lecture dealing with cellular and humoral immunity, B cells and T cells, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency. Prerequisite: One semester of Biochemistry.
Credits: 3.
MLRS 244 - Immunology Lab
Laboratory experience dealing with cellular and humoral immunity, B cells and T cells, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency. Laboratory covers immunological techniques and applications. Co-requisites: MLRS 242; one semester of Biochemistry.
Credits: 1.
MLRS 281 - Applied Molecular Biology
Lecture course focused on application of molecular biology techniques to diagnostic testing and biotechnology. Prerequisite: CHEM 042 or CHEM 141.
Credits: 3.
MLRS 282 - Applied Molecular Biology Lab
Laboratory course focused on application of molecular biology techniques to diagnostic testing and biotechnology. Prerequisites: CHEM 042 or CHEM 141. Co-requisite: MLRS 281.
Credits: 1.
MLRS 293 - Undergraduate Research I
Individual research performed under the supervision of a faculty mentor. A written report and seminar is required. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1-6.
MLRS 294 - Undergraduate Research II
Individual research performed under the supervision of a faculty mentor. A written report and seminar is required. Prerequisite: MLRS 293, Department permission.
Credits: 1-6.
MLRS 295 - Prin of Education & Management
Introduction to educational practices, management strategies, and professionalism. Third year standing, Medical Laboratory Science, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy majors only.
Credits: 3.
MLRS 296 - Leadership & Mgt in Hlth Care
This course will familiarize students with operational aspects of healthcare management, including but not limited to process improvement, budgeting, team building and information management. Prerequisites: NLS, NMT, RADT majors only; 3rd or 4th year cohort standing.
Credits: 3.
MLRS 299 - Advanced Special Topics
Courses or seminars beyond scope of existing departmental offerings. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1-18.
MLRS 381 - Special Topics Seminar
Pre/co-requisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 1.
MLRS 391 - Masters Thesis Research
Pre/co-requisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 1-6.
MLRS 395 - Advanced Topics
Pre/co-requisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 1-3.

Courses in Biomedical Technology

No courses found for category: BMED.


Courses in Medical Laboratory Science

MLS 095 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
MLS 096 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
MLS 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
MLS 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
MLS 220 - Clinical Internship: Chemistry
Experiences in an approved clinical laboratory education site in the area of clinical chemistry. Prerequisite: Medical Laboratory Science Seniors only.
Credits: 3.
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: CHEM 031 and CHEM 032; CHEM 042; ANPS 019 & ANPS 020 or Instructor permission. CHEM 141 or
Credits: 4.
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, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 4.
MLS 230 - Clinical Internship:Hematology
Experiences in approved clinical laboratory education site in the area of clinical hematology. Prerequisite: Medical Laboratory Science Seniors only.
Credits: 3.
MLS 231 - Hematology
Advanced theory and analysis of blood cell physiology and related pathology. Concepts of hemostasis and clinical assessment methods.
Credits: 4.
MLS 250 - Clin Internship:Microbiology
Experiences in an approved clinical laboratory education site in the area of clinical microbiology. Prerequisite: Medical Laboratory Science Seniors only.
Credits: 3.
MLS 255 - Clinical Microbiology II
Comprehensive study of non-bacterial microorganisms and their disease states in humans. Includes medical mycology, parasitology and virology. Laboratory sessions provide experience in identifying these pathogens. Prerequisites: MMG 065 or MMG 101 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.
MLS 260 - Clin Int:Immunohematology
Experiences in an approved clinical laboratory education site in the area of clinical immunohematology. Prerequisite: Medical Laboratory Science Seniors only.
Credits: 3.
MLS 262 - Immunohematology
Advanced theory and experience related to human blood groups and transfusion practice. Prerequisite: One semester of immunology.
Credits: 4.
MLS 272 - MDS Practicum
Practical experiences in molecular diagnostic applications at various locations which include FAHC Laboratories, State of Vermont Health Department Laboratory and other UVM affiliate sites. Medical Laboratory Science Seniors only.
Credits: 16.
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: 12.
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.
MLS 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
MLS 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.

Courses in Nuclear Medicine Technology

NMT 152 - Radiopharmaceuticals
The radiopharmacological aspects of nuclear medicine technology, including radiation physics, safety, tracer principles, dosimetry, and venipuncture. Prerequisite: MLRS 141. NMT students only.
Credits: 0-4.
NMT 153 - Nuclear Med Clin Procedures I
Principles of diagnostic imaging procedures emphasizing the nuclear medicine technologist's role in patient care and preparation, radiopharmaceutical selection, image acquisition, and data processing and analysis. Prerequisite: NMT 152.
Credits: 3.
NMT 154 - Nuclear Med Clin Procedures II
Principles and technical considerations of in vivo and in vitro nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Prerequisite: NMT 153.
Credits: 3.
NMT 155 - Instrumentation I
NMT 152. Nuclear medicine instrumentation, with emphasis on planar imaging devices, computer, and quality control; introduction to SPECT camera systems. Prerequisite:
Credits: 3.
NMT 156 - Instrumentation II
Advanced nuclear medicine instrumentation with emphasis on state-of-the-art imaging devices including PET/CT and SPECT/CT. Prerequisite: NMT 155.
Credits: 3.
NMT 160 - Patient Care Seminar
Prepares the students of nuclear medicine technology with basic patient care techniques. NMT majors only. Co-requisites: NMT 164; NMT students only; Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.
NMT 162 - Introduction to Clinical NMT
Clinical practicum designed to provide the student with an orientation to the clinical environment, with emphasis in radiation safety, patient care and communication. Prerequisite: MLRS 140. Co-requisites: MLRS 141, NMT students only.
Credits: 1.
NMT 163 - Nuclear Med Clin Practicum I
Students observe and participate in Fletcher Allen Health Care's Nuclear Medicine Department. Prerequisite: MLRS 141. Co-requisites: NMT 152, NMT 153.
Credits: 1.
NMT 164 - Nuclear Med Clin Practicum II
Students participate in routine imaging procedures emphasizing patient care, positioning, and instrumentation. NMT majors only. Prerequisite: NMT 163.
Credits: 3.
NMT 174 - Nuclear Cardiology
Designed to provide the student a comprehensive understanding of the theory and principles of nuclear medicine cardiac imaging. Prerequisites: NMT 152, NMT 163.
Credits: 3.
NMT 252 - Senior Seminar
principles and practice of nuclear medicine learned in Course designed to consolidate, review, and enhance the previous courses through discussion and student presentations. Prerequisite: NMT 164. Co-requisite: NMT 263.
Credits: 2.
NMT 263 - Adv Nuclear Med Clin Pract III
Experience in advanced clinical and pharmacological procedures. NMT majors only. Prerequisite: NMT 164.
Credits: 3.
NMT 264 - Clinical Practicum IV
Full-time clinical experience at an affiliated institution. NMT majors only. Prerequisite: NMT 263.
Credits: 14.
NMT 296 - Advanced Special Topics
Credits: 1-18.

Courses in Radiation Therapy

RADT 152 - Prin of Radiation Therapy
Introduction to the practice and theory of radiation therapy through lectures and discussions. Prerequisite: MLRS 140.
Credits: 3.
RADT 173 - Intro to Clinical Practice
Introduction to the clinical environment through activities which include patient care issues, treatment unit operations and manipulations and direct patient case. Includes a clinical practicum. Pre-requisite: RADT 152.
Credits: 3.
RADT 174 - Clinical Practicum
Students participate and observe in the Fletcher Allen Health Care Radiation Therapy Department. Radiation Prerequisite: RADT 173. Therapy majors only.
Credits: 2.
RADT 176 - Clinical Radiation Oncology
The various types of neoplasms, methods of diagnosis of treatment, and elementary pathology are presented. Prerequisites: ANPS 019 - ANPS 020 and concurrent enrollment in RADT 174. Radiation Therapy majors only.
Credits: 3.
RADT 223 - Clin Pract: Radiation Therapy
A continuation of RADT 174 emphasizing increasing clinical capabilities. Radiation Therapy majors only. Prerequisite: RADT 174.
Credits: 3.
RADT 244 - Patient Care Seminar
This course presents all aspects of care associated with the treatment of cancer when patients receive Radiation Therapy. Prerequisites: RADT 152 and RADT 173. Co-requisites: RADT 174 and RADT 176; RADT majors only.
Credits: 3.
RADT 270 - Dosimetry Concepts
This course introduces students to dosimetry, treatment planning and quality assurance concepts to prepare for clinical Dosimetry rotations. Pre/co-requisites: MLRS 140, MLRS 141, MLRS 175, MLRS 215; RADT 174, RADT 176.
Credits: 3.
RADT 274 - Clin Intern:Radiation Therapy
Students are assigned to approved clinical education sites to observe and increase their participation in the clinical environment. Evaluations based on defined clinical objectives and competencies to be completed by the clinical and University faculty. RADT majors only. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all previous required major courses and concurrent enrollment in RADT 280. Spring.
Credits: 14.
RADT 275 - Dosimetry
Treatment plan verification using three-dimensional computer models, simulation data, and knowledge of treatment unit capabilities. RADT majors only. Prerequisites: RADT Senior Standing.
Credits: 3.
RADT 277 - Techniques Radiation Therapy
application of radiotherapeutic techniques. RADT 275. Instructs students in advanced theory and clinical Radiation Therapy majors only. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in RADT 223 and
Credits: 4.
RADT 280 - Qual Assurance&Treatment Plan
The integration of clinical oncology, radiobiology, dosimetry, and treatment planning, and how they affect patient outcomes. Co-requisite: RADT 274.
Credits: 3.

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