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MDL 110 - Urinalysis and Body Fluids
Studies the gross, chemical, and microscopic techniques used in the clinical laboratory. Emphasizes study of clinical specimens which include the urine, feces, cerebrospinal fluid, blood, and body exudates. Introduces specimen collection and preparation.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
2-3 credits
MDL 125 - Clinical Hematology I
Teaches the cellular elements of blood including blood cell formation, and routine hematological procedures.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MDL 215 - Immunology
Presents the physiological basis of humoral and cell mediated immunity, including the medical and clinical laboratory application of immunological principles.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
MDL 216 - Blood Banking
Teaches fundamentals of blood grouping and typing, compatibility testing, antibody screening, component preparation, donor selection, and transfusion reactions and investigation.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week..
3-4 credits
MDL 225 - Clinical Hematology II
Teaches advanced study of blood to include coagulation, abnormal bloody formation, and changes seen in various diseases.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MDL 235 - Mycology
Studies pathogenic fungi and environmental contaminants, isolation and identification of commonly encountered genera with emphasis on morphologic criteria.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
MDL 236 - Parasitology and Virology
Teaches identification of the common parasites affecting man. Stresses methods of isolation and identification.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
MDL 237 - Clinical Bacteriology
Teaches handling, isolation, and identification of pathologic bacteria. Emphasizes clinical techniques and associate bacteria with clinical symptoms.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
MDL 261 - Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation I
Introduces methods of performing biochemical analysis of clinical specimens. Teaches instrumentation involved in a clinical chemistry laboratory, quality control, and the ability to recognize technical problems. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
4-5 credits
MDL 262 - Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation II
Introduces methods of performing biochemical analysis of clinical specimens. Teaches instrumentation involved in a clinical chemistry laboratory, quality control, and the ability to recognize technical problems. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
4-5 credits
MDL 265 - Advanced Clinical Chemistry
Presents principles of current special chemistry techniques.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
MDL 281 - Clinical Correlations
Teaches students to apply knowledge gained in courses offered in the MDL curriculum using primarily a case history form of presentation. Emphasizes critical thinking skills in the practice of laboratory medicine.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credits
MDL 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits