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MLS 201 Introduction to Clinical Pathology. (3) II. Formerly CLS 201. Open to all students. Techniques common to clinical laboratories. Stresses basic physical and chemical principles of disease process. 3 Lec. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 201 and MLS 201.

MLS 209 Medical Microbiology. (3) A. Formerly MLT 209. Open to all non-MLS majors. Study of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites as agents of human disease with emphasis on the pathogenesis, epidemiology, and diagnosis of infectious diseases. 3 Lec. Credit will not be awarded for both MLS 209 and MLT 209.

MLS 211 Medical Microbiology Laboratory. (1) I, II. Formerly MLT 211. Open to all non-MLS majors. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MLS 209. Laboratory methods in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases. 2 Lab. Credit will not be awarded for both MLS 211 and MLT 211.

MLS 290 Medical Biochemistry. (3) A. Formerly CLS 290. Prerequisite: CHE 112, 112L, and BIO 121 or BIO 111. The study of biochemical systems of the body with emphasis on medical consequences when these systems are disrupted. Topics: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, DNA/RNA and liver functions. 3 Lec. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 290 and MLS 290.

MLS 300 Clinical Laboratory Administration. (2) I. Formerly CLS 300. Prerequisite: enrollment in upper division MLS program or departmental approval. Lab calculations, instrumentation, and quality assurance. 2 Lec. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 300 and MLS 300.

MLS 303 Clinical Laboratory Skills. (1) I, II. Formerly CLS 303. Prerequisite: enrollment in upper division MLS program or departmental permission. Skills for clinical laboratory practitioners, including laboratory safety, phlebotomy, microscopy, pipetting, universal precautions, and principles of quality assurance. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 303 and MLS 303.

MLS 305 Analysis of Body Fluids. (2) I. Formerly CLS 305. Prerequisite: enrollment in upper division MLS program or departmental approval. Principles, procedures, and significance of analysis of urine, spinal fluid, and other fluids commonly examined in the clinical laboratory. 3 Lec/Lab. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 305 and MLS 305.

MLS 308 Clinical Serology. (2) I. Formerly CLS 308. Prerequisite: enrollment in upper division MLS program or departmental approval. Principles, procedures, sources of error, and clinical application of serological tests, immune mechanisms, specimen collection; procedures include ASO, VDRL, RA, LE, IM, Rubella, Cold Agglutinins, fluorescent antibodies, and others. 4 Lec/Lab. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 308 and MLS 308.

MLS 309 Clinical Immunology. (1) I, II. Formerly CLS 309. Prerequisite: enrollment in upper division MLS program or departmental approval. Principles and techniques of antigen- antibody reactions of the human immune system and their relationship to the clinical laboratory. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 309 and MLS 309.

MLS 310 Hematology and Coagulation. (5) I. Formerly CLS 310. Prerequisite: enrollment in upper division MLS program or departmental approval. Morphology of blood cells, determination of blood parameters and disorders/diseases associated with blood cells; biochemistry, procedures and disorders/diseases in coagulation. 3 Lec/4 Lab. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 310 and MLS 310.

MLS 320 Immunohematology. (3) II. Formerly CLS 320. Prerequisite: enrollment in upper division MLS program or departmental approval. Blood banking, blood grouping, phenotyping, cell panels, compatibility testing, and transfusion practices. 2 Lec/2 Lab. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 320 and MLS 320.

MLS 346 Clinical Chemistry. (5) II. Formerly CLS 346. Prerequisite: enrollment in upper division MLS program or departmental approval. Introduction to theory and lab procedures, measurement of constituents of body fluids, instrumentation, and clinical interpretation of results in relation to biochemistry of human systems. 3 Lec/3 Lab. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 346 and MLS 346.

MLS 350 Bacteriology. (5) I. Formerly CLS 350. Prerequisite: enrollment in the upper division MLS program or departmental approval. Study of medically important bacteria with emphasis on the clinical laboratory methods of microscopy, cultivation, identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and quality control. 3 Lec/4 Lab. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 350 and MLS 350.

MLS 355 Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology. (4) II. Formerly CLS 355. Prerequisites: enrollment in the upper division MLS program or departmental approval. Study of fungi, parasites, and viruses as agents of human disease, with emphasis on the clinical laboratory methods of microscopy, in vitro cultivation, identification, and quality control. 3 Lec/1 Lab. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 355 and MLS 355.

MLS 431 Clinical Correlations. (3) I, A. Formerly CLS 431. Prerequisites: enrollment in upper division MLS program and completion of all 300-level MLS courses. Correlates the sub-disciplines of clinical laboratory science. Reviews all areas and stresses laboratory medicine in the health professions. 3 Lec. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 431 and MLS 431.

MLS 432 Clinical Chemistry Practicum. (5) II, A. Formerly CLS 432. Prerequisites: enrollment in upper division MLS program and completion of all 300-level MLS courses. Diagnostic chemical procedures in an affiliated laboratory. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 432 and MLS 432.

MLS 434 Clinical Microbiology Practicum. (4) I, II. Formerly CLS 434. Prerequisites: enrollment in upper division MLS program and completion of all 300-level MLS courses. Clinical bacteriology, parasitology, and mycology in an affiliated laboratory. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 434 and MLS 434.

MLS 436 Lab Management Practicum. (1) I, II. Formerly CLS 436. Prerequisites: enrollment in upper division MLS program and completion of all 300-level MLS courses. Principles of managing a medical laboratory presented in an affiliated laboratory. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 436 and MLS 436.

MLS 437 Clinical Laboratory Seminar. (3) I, II. Formerly CLS 437. Prerequisites: enrollment in upper division MLS program and completion of all 300-level MLS courses. Case studies, advanced procedures, and problem solving in the clinical laboratory. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 437 and MLS 437.

MLS 438 Hematology Practicum. (4) I, A. Formerly CLS 438. Prerequisites: enrollment in upper division MLS program and completion of all 300-level MLS courses. Diagnostic blood parameters and morphology studies in an affiliated laboratory. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 438 and MLS 438.

MLS 439 Urinalysis Practicum. (1) I, A. Formerly CLS 439. Prerequisites: enrollment in upper division MLS program and completion of all 300-level MLS courses. Diagnostic urine and body fluid procedures in an affiliated laboratory. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 439 and MLS 439.

MLS 440 Blood Bank Practicum. (2) II, A. Formerly CLS 440. Prerequisites: enrollment in upper division MLS program and completion of all 300-level MLS courses. Practical blood banking in an affiliated laboratory. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 440 and MLS 440.

MLS 441 Immunology Practicum. (1) I, II, A. Formerly CLS 441. Prerequisites: enrollment in upper division MLS program and completion of all 300-level MLS courses. Practical immunology in an affiliated laboratory. Credit will not be awarded for both CLS 441 and MLS 441.

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