Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS)

Courses

CLS 115. Solving Medical Mysteries. 3 Hours.

This course is intended to answer commonly asked questions about human health and disease. An overview will briefly describe healthy human biology and function which will be contrasted with the abnormal functioning seen in major diseases. Actual clinical lab results will be presented in case stories that offer a glimpse into "what is going on inside" the diseased patient. Armed with this type of information, students can become more active and effective consumers within the healthcare system. Course Information: This course fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Life Science without a Lab.

CLS 131. Introduction to Forensic Science. 3 Hours.

Introduces the scientific basis of forensics investigations. Discusses basic procedures for investigation of crime scenes through deductive reasoning, case history/problem-solving approach. Topics include fingerprints, soil/imprints, toxicology, ballistics, blood/body fluid analysis, DNA fingerprints, and PCR technology. Course Information: Same as CHE 131. This course fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Physical Science without a Lab.

CLS 132. Introduction to Forensic Science Laboratory. 1 Hour.

This laboratory will illustrate many of the basic scientific procedures and analyses used in forensic science laboratories. Exercises will include fingerprinting, hair/fiber analysis, soil/glass analysis, PCR and DNA profiling, toxicology, blood spatter analysis, and field tests for blood, semen, and drugs. This optional laboratory to be taken with CLS 131. Course Information: Same as CHE 132. This course, with CLS 131, fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Physical Science with a Lab.

CLS 201. Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science. 1 Hour.

An introduction to health care in general and the medical laboratory profession in particular. Students will create a plan for pursing a health career. Students will also learn how to be better consumers of medical laboratories.

CLS 225. Nutrition. 3 Hours.

Provides a foundation in the basic principles of human nutrition in maintaining and promoting health. Application of basic biological concepts such as cell function and heredity, as well as personal and societal applications of nutrition will enable students to make informed decisions. Course Information: This course fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Life Science without a Lab.

CLS 321. Seminar in Clinical Laboratory Science. 2 Hours.

A writing-intensive course which serves as an introduction to the clinical laboratory science program. Professionalism, ethics, and adult learning are discussed. Introduction to research and critique of scientific literature are included. Instruction and experience in blood collection techniques are included.

CLS 325. Evidence-Based Research Concepts. 3 Hours.

This course will focus on outlining the foundation of evidence-based practice in health sciences. The students will gain a basic understanding of principles in evidence-based practice and how to incorporate those principles into clinical practice. Course Information: Same as EXR 325.

CLS 347. Medical Bacteriology. 4 Hours.

Concise overview of pathogenic bacteriology. Includes discussion of techniques for culturing and identifying bacteria and an introduction to epidemiology. Required of clinical laboratory science students. Offered fall semester. Course Information: Same as BIO 347. Prerequisite: BIO 345 and BIO 346.

CLS 400. Applied Research. 1-4 Hours.

Directed research in procedure development or in-depth investigation of a specific area in clinical laboratory science. Topic approved and hours assigned by instructor. Written report required. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours.

CLS 401. Introduction to Clinical Chemistry. 2 Hours.

Lecture/laboratory course focusing on clinical significance and methodology of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, enzymes, electrolytes, blood gases, acid-base balance, liver function, kidney function, and endocrinology. Emphasis on quality control as it applies to selected clinical chemistry procedures. Course Information: Prerequisite: CHE 433 or equivalent.

CLS 402. Introduction to Hematology. 2 Hours.

Lecture/laboratory course that emphasizes basic hematologic principles. Manual and automated procedures are performed. Emphasis on morphology and clinical applications. Course Information: Prerequisite: CLS 448 or equivalent.

CLS 403. Introduction to Immunohematology. 2 Hours.

Lecture/laboratory course emphasizing immunohematologic concepts and properties underlying scientific principles of blood banking. Includes theory and practical applications of blood-group systems, antibody identification and compatibility testing, hemolytic disease of the newborn, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, and donor procurement and processing. Course Information: Prerequisite: CLS 448 or equivalent.

CLS 404. Introduction to Hemostasis. 1 Hour.

Lecture/laboratory course that emphasizes components in the blood related to hemostatic mechanisms. Includes principles of procedures involved and their relationship to diagnosis and treatment of disease. Course Information: Prerequisite: BIO 141 or equivalent.

CLS 405. Introduction to Urinalysis. 2 Hours.

Lecture/laboratory course emphasizing qualitative, quantitative, and microscopic examination of urine. Includes special analytical procedures and their relationship to diagnosing and monitoring disease and health. Course Information: Prerequisite: BIO 141 or equivalent and CHE 141 or equivalent.

CLS 411. ECCE: Health Care Management. 3 Hours.

Explores the health care community and groups affected by health care delivery in the United States. Emphasis is on management, including personnel issues, financial issues, regulatory issues, and educational principles using the example of the medical laboratory. This course is open to non-CLS majors. Course Information: This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of U.S. Communities.

CLS 421. ECCE: Clinical Chemistry Laboratory. 1-5 Hours.

Provides an opportunity to apply chemical and immunologic theory and practice to routine and special clinical chemistry procedures, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, and urinalysis. Also includes immunologic procedures. Includes instruction and experience in the use, standardization, and maintenance of sophisticated laboratory analyzers. Course Information: Prerequisite: Senior in Clinical Laboratory Science program. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of Engagement Experience.

CLS 422. ECCE: Clinical Hematology Laboratory. 1-4 Hours.

Experience in clinical hematology, includes advanced instrumentation using automated hematology and coagulation analyzers. Includes microscopic examination of blood smears. Laboratory data is interpreted in light of various disease states and disorders. Prerequisite: Senior in Clinical Laboratory Science program. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of Engagement Experience.

CLS 423. ECCE: Clinical Microbology Laboratory. 1-4 Hours.

Isolation and identification of clinically important microorganisms from a variety of body sites. Includes antibiotic susceptibility testing. Course Information: Prerequisite: Senior in Clinical Laboratory Science program. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of Engagement Experience.

CLS 424. ECCE: Clinical Immunohematology Laboratory. 1-3 Hours.

Blood typing, antibody screening and identification, compatibility testing, and other immunohematologic procedures are included. Emphasis is on operation and problem-solving in a modern transfusion service. Course Information: Prerequisite: Senior in Clinical Laboratory Science program. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of Engagement Experience.

CLS 431. Special Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science. 1-6 Hours.

Directed research and observational experience opportunities in alternative clinical laboratory science practice arenas. Topics and sites must be approved by the instructor. Written report required. Course Information: Prerequisite: Senior in Clinical Laboratory Science program. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary.

CLS 447. Medical Mycology, Parasitology and Virology. 4 Hours.

Overview of medically significant fungi, parasites, and viruses. Emphasis will be placed on pathogenesis, modes of transmission, and identification. Laboratory techniques used in isolation, cultivation, and identification will be used. Also included will be discussions of epidemiology and host response regarding these microorganisms. Course Information: Prerequisite: BIO 141 or equivalent.

CLS 448. Introduction to Immunology. 3 Hours.

Immunologic principles, concepts, and techniques will be discussed, including components of the immune system, cellular and humoral immune response, and antigen-antibody reactions. Human diseases related to compromised immunity will be introduced. Course Information: Same as BIO 448. Prerequisite: BIO 141 or equivalent.

CLS 449. Introductory Immunology Lab. 1 Hour.

Basic immunology and serology procedures with emphasis on medical laboratory diagnostic procedures. Course Information: Same as BIO 449. Prerequisites: BIO 141 or equivalent, CLS 448 or concurrent.

CLS 451. Advanced Concepts in Immunohematology. 2 Hours.

Lecture/laboratory focusing on problem-solving and special techniques used in antibody identification and compatibility testing. Also includes a discussion of donor requirements, blood component preparation and therapy, and quality assurance in the blood bank/transfusion service. Course Information: Prerequisite: CLS 403.

CLS 452. Advanced Concepts in Hematology. 2 Hours.

Lecture/laboratory focusing on advanced principles of hematologic testing leading to improved interpretative skills in hematology. Emphasis on correlation of data with disease states and disorders. Case studies and discussion used to illustrate the pathophysiology of hematological dysfunction. Course Information: Prerequisite: CLS 402.

CLS 454. Advanced Concepts in Clinical Chemistry. 2 Hours.

Lecture/laboratory focusing on clinical significance and methodology of trace elements, vitamins, therapeutic drug monitoring, and toxicology. Newer testing methods used to identify diseases/disorders will be discussed. Emphasizes instrument selection and method validation process. Course Information: Prerequisite: CLS 401.

CLS 456. Clinical Correlations. 2 Hours.

Use of problem-based case studies to analyze clinical situations and correlate laboratory data. Course Information: Senior in Clinical Laboratory Science Program.

CLS 471. ECCE: Emerging Diseases. 3,4 Hours.

Examines the global emergence of previously unknown or re-emergent infectious diseases. Historical and current diseases will be discussed by integrating the perspectives of medical science and public health in contexts of social systems, economics, politics, and geography. Challenges and remedies in an interdependent but unequal world will be discussed. Course Information: Same as MPH 471. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of Global Awareness.

CLS 480. Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science. 1-4 Hours.

Selected topics of interest in current Clinical Laboratory Science. Topic(s) for a semester will be stated in the class schedule. Course may include laboratory. Course Information: Prerequisite: Dependent on topic. May be repeated if topics vary.

CLS 499. Tutorial. 1-4 Hours.

Intended to supplement, not supplant, regular course offerings. Students interested in a tutorial must secure the consent of the faculty member concerned before registration and submit any required documentation to him or her. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours if topics vary.