Course Description

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CLSP 201 - Introduction to Laboratory Medicine

Components: Theory, Practical
Credit Hours: 1
Course Schedule: Semester system
Introduction to Laboratory Medicine is two unit lectures. This course will provide an introduction to the principles and techniques used in clinical and research laboratories. Emphasis will be on general laboratory topics, including but not limited to laboratory mathematics, safe practices, basic instrumentation, quality assurance and quality control.​

CLSP 301 - LABORATORY PROCEDURES

Components:  Practical
Credit Hours: 1
Course Schedule: Block system
Laboratory sessions are designed to introd​uce basic laboratory techniques including but not limited to
safety, phlebotomy, pipetting, the use of basic instruments as well as techniques for the analysis of urine,
cerebrospinal, and other body fluids.

CLSP 302 - Body Fluids

Components:  Theory,
Credit Hours: 2
Course Schedule: Block system
Lectures cover theory and techniques of analyzing urine, cerebrospinal, synovial, serous, amniotic, and other body fluids. Emphasis is on correlation of chemical, cellular, and microbiologic findings in normal and disease states.

CLSP 307 - IMMUNOLOGY

Components:  Theory,
Credit Hours: 3
Course Schedule: Block system
Introduction to the mechanism of normal and abnormal immune response. Emphasis on laboratory
diagnosis by agglutination, precipitation, immunofluorescence and enzyme immunoassay.

CLSP 401 - HEMATOLOGY

Components:  Theory,
Credit Hours: 3
Course Schedule: Block system
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.

CLSP 402 - HEMATOLOGY LABORATORY

Components:  Practical
Credit Hours: 3
Course Schedule: Block system
Laboratory for Hematology 4212. 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.

CLSP 308 - PARASITOLOGY

Components:  Theory, Practical
Credit Hours: 1
Course Schedule: Block system
Pathogenic parasites are covered. Emphasis is on the identification of parasites.

CLSP 303 - CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY

Components:  Practical
Credit Hours: 2
Course Schedule: Block system
Introduction to clinical biochemistry. Emphasis on material relevant for the clinical laboratory sciences. Topics include metabolism, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids.

CLSP 304 - CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY

Components:  Theory,
Credit Hours: 3
Course Schedule: Block system
Pathogenic microorganisms are covered. Emphasis is on isolation, cultivation, and identification.
Fundamental microbiology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis are also included as appropriate.

CLSP 305 - CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

Components:  Practical
Credit Hours: 2
Course Schedule: Block system
Pathogenic microorganisms are covered. Emphasis is on isolation, cultivation, and identification.
Fundamental microbiology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis are also included as appropriate.

CLSP 404 - MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS

Components:  Theory,
Credit Hours: 2
Course Schedule: Block system
Introductory course in molecular diagnostics. Focus on principles and applications of molecular technologies currently used in laboratory medicine, as well as quality control and quality assurance issues associated with molecular testing

CLSP 405 - MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS LABORATORY

Components:  Practical
Credit Hours: 1
Course Schedule: Block system
In this course, students will acquire knowledge about basic principles involved in different techniques and procedures used in molecular biology and genetics laboratories. They will also get familiar about optimum use of available laboratory techniques for diagnosis of different diseases using molecular biology and genetic assays. Students will acquire the skills to analyze, interpret and report results of experimental work performed during laboratory sessions.

CLSP 413 - IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY

Components:  Theory,
Credit Hours: 3
Course Schedule: Block system
This course covers the basics of immunohematology, blood components interactions such as blood groups and their matching assays and blood transfusions assays.

CLSP 414 - IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY LAB

Components:  Practical
Credit Hours: 1
Course Schedule: Block system
This course covers the safety procedures followed in blood transfusion and blood products as well as the basic principles of blood compatibility matching assays.

CLSP 306 - CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

Components:  Theory, Practical
Credit Hours: 5
Course Schedule: Block system
This course includes 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 of biological constituents

CLSP 411 - HEMATOLOGY/COAGULATION CLINICAL EDUCATION

Components:  Theory, Practical
Credit Hours: 5
Course Schedule: Block system
 Supervised clinical internship in the area of hematology/coagulation laboratory. Emphasis on manual and automated techniques and development of professional behavior. Includes diagnostic correlations, quality assurance, and management practices.

CLSP 311 - CHEMISTRY/URINALYSIS/PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL EDUCATION

Components:  Theory, Practical
Credit Hours: 5
Course Schedule: Block system
 Supervised clinical advanced training and studies in the areas of chemistry/urinalysis/phlebotomy.
Emphasis on manual and automated techniques and development of professional behavior. Includes diagnostic correlations, quality assurance, and management practices.

CLSP 313 - LABORATORY MEDICINE SEMINAR

Components:  Theory,
Credit Hours: 1
Course Schedule: Block system
Research and presentation of various laboratory medicine topics. This course requires individual investigations. This is a self-directed learning course.

CLSP 403 - LABORATORY MANAGEMENT I

Components:  Theory,
Credit Hours: 1
Course Schedule: Block system
This course focuses on knowledge and techniques needed to identify and resolve management problems in the clinical laboratory. Students will work independently to learn basic management concepts and techniques, how to successfully manage diversity issues, proper development of educational objectives, and guidance in the process of selecting a laboratory information system.

CLSP 406 - HISTO-CYTO TECHNIQUES

Components:  Theory, Practical
Credit Hours: 2
Course Schedule: Block system
Supervised practical application of coursework and experience in the areas of Histology-Cytology Techniques. Emphasis on principles, procedures, and quality assurance. Includes management practices and development of professional behavior.

CLSP 312 - MICROBIOLOGY CLINICAL EDUCATION

Components:  Theory, Practical
Credit Hours: 5
Course Schedule: Block system
 Supervised practical experience in the microbiology laboratory. Emphasis on principles, procedures, and quality assurance. Includes management practices and development of professional behavior.

CLSP 415 - BLOOD BANK/IMMUNOLOGY CLINICAL EDUCATION

Components:  Theory, Practical
Credit Hours: 5
Course Schedule: Block system
The course provides the students with an introduction about fundamentals of blood banking regarding donor selection blood collection, therapeutic phlebotomy, facility safety and inventory management at blood bank. The transfusion of blood components and the detection of transfusion adverse reactions.

CLSP 416 - LABORATORY MEDICINE CASE STUDIES

Components:  Theory,
Credit Hours: 1
Course Schedule: Block system
Independent study of laboratory medicine cases designed to correlate the student’s didactic knowledge with the clinical experience.

CLSP 412 - LABORATORY MANAGEMENT II

Components:  Theory,
Credit Hours: 1
Course Schedule: Block system
A continuation of Laboratory Management I. Focus is on preparing and reviewing technical procedures and
policies, conducting interviews, reviewing resumes and cover letters, and becoming familiar with compliance issues, codes of conduct, job descriptions, evaluations and workflow analysis.