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Course Descriptions

All basic sciences, professional and other required courses must be passed in order to graduate.


HAD 210 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(1 credit, lecture )
Defines basic clinical laboratory sciences terminology and application. Introduces the specialties within the clinical laboratory sciences profession including microbiology, hematology, chemistry, immunohematology, and immunology and their roles in patient care. Reviews professional organizations and licensures. Examines employment opportunities. Visitation of clinical laboratories included. Open to west campus students.
HAD 304 Introduction to Criminalistics
(1 credit, lecture)
Introduces the student to forensic science. Describes the interesting and diverse disciplines that comprise the field of investigation of evidence for criminal and civil investigations. Open to west campus students.
HAD 313 Clinical Biochemistry I
(3.5 credits, lecture)
Examines the physiological, biochemical and mathematical relationships involved in the establishment and utilization of laboratory procedures in the clinical laboratory. Exercises cover laboratory mathematics, principles of routine clinical chemistry methods of analysis and the clinical significance of routine clinical chemistry analytes.
HAD 315 Hematology I
(4 credits, lecture, laboratory)
A comprehensive study of the human hematopoietic system and its relationship to other organ systems. Includes morphological and biochemical relationships of erythropoiesis and leukopoiesis in healthy vs. disease states, as well as the performance and application of current methods in hematologic analysis, and technology.
HAD 330 Foundations in Phlebotomy
(1.5 credits, lecture, laboratory)
Introduces the student to the theory, principles and procedures of blood collection. Course is divided into a didactic portion for theory and priniciples of blood collection and a laboratory portion for blood collection procedures and techniques.
HAD 340 Foundations in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(1.5 credits, lecture, S/F graded)
Introduces the student to important issues in clinical laboratory sciences. Addresses personal and professional developments facing the clinical laboratory scientist. Includes the performance of basic laboratory techniques.
HAD 363 Computer Applications in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(2 credits, lecture, laboratory)
Acquaints the student with the use and application of basic computers and laboratory information systems in the clinical laboratory. Includes utilization and multiple functions of the computer in the medical laboratory. The laboratory component of the course provides practice with various software applications utilized in the clinical laboratory.
HAD 380 Clinical Microbiology I
(4.0 credits, lecture, laboratory)
Lectures on the morphologic and biochemical differentiation of commonly isolated microorganisms in the clinical laboratory as well as the biochemical basis of all media, reagents, tests and antimicrobials used in clinical microbiology. Simulated clinical laboratory includes practical experience in the isolation, identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of microorganisms commonly encountered. Includes morphologic, biochemical and serologic clinical laboratory techniques using microorganisms involved in human disease.
HAD 381 Clinical Microbiology II
(4.0 credits, lecture, laboratory)
A continuation of HAD 380.
Prerequisite: HAD 380
HAD 390 Independent Study in Diagnostic Technologies
(1-6 credits, tutorial)
Proposals for special projects involving advanced readings, reports and discussions, or research on selected topics must be submitted to the department chair for approval prior to registration for this course.
HAD 397 Clinical Microbiology Practicum
(6 credits, clinical)
Instruction and practice of laboratory procedures in clinical microbiology in an approved hospital laboratory for a six-week period. Practice in the proper techniques for processing specimens for the isolation and identification of bacterial, fungal, and parasitic organisms commonly encountered in infectious processes. Instruction and practice in appropriate techniques for antimicrobial susceptibility testing are included.
Prerequisites: HAD 317, HAD 380, HAD 381
HAD 398 Clinical Hematology I Practicum
(3 credits, clinical)
Instruction and practice of laboratory procedures in hematology and special hematology in an approved hospital laboratory for a three-week period.
Prerequisite: HAD 315
HAD 403 Medical Molecular Biology
(3 credits, lecture, laboratory)
Provides an overview of the structure and function of genes. Includes theory and laboratory practice of diagnostic molecular biology techniques utilized in the clinical laboratory to analyze DNA.
HAD 411 Clinical Biochemistry II
(2.5 credits, lecture)
A continuation of HAD 313.
Prerequisite: HAD 313
HAD 412 Clinical Biochemistry III
(2 credits, lecture)
Covers the clinical significance and methods of analysis for special biochemistry analytes including hormones and metabolites, amino acids, trace elements and vitamins, porphyrins, etc.
Prerequisites: HAD 313, HAD 411
HAD 414 Coagulation, Urinalysis and Body Fluids
(4 credits, lecture, laboratory)
A comprehensive study of the function and disorders of hemostasis, thrombosis and anticoagulant therapy. Laboratory diagnosis and laboratory applications are presented. Includes the fundamental principles of urine and body fluid analysis with correlation of laboratory methods and practice.
Prerequisites: HAD 398, HAD 315
HAD 416 Immunohematology
(3.5 credits, lecture, laboratory)
Examines basic immunology, the human blood groups and blood group genetics, hemolytic disease of the newborn, transfusion therapy and current blood bank practice. Includes the performance of clinical laboratory techniques that are routinely performed in an immunohematology laboratory and the interpretation of results.
Prerequisite: HAD 315
HAD 425 Parasitology/Mycology
(3.5 credits, lecture, laboratory)
Encompasses two specialty areas in clinical microbiology; parasitology and mycology. The first part of the course consists of a comprehensive study of parasites of human and related hosts with a special emphasis on those of medical importance. Host parasite relationships and the role of the parasite in pathogenesis are addressed in lecture. Laboratory exercises demonstrate current methods for identification of parasites of medical importance using prepared slides. The second part of the course consists of lecture and laboratory studies of fungi of medical importance.
Prerequisite: HAD 381
HAD 432 Pharmacology
(1.5 credits, lecture)
Describes the basic concepts in pharmacology as they relate to the clinical toxicology laboratory. Presents principles and applications of therapeutics in clinical pharmacology.
HAD 435 Seminar in Forensic Biology
(1 credit, lecture)
Introduces general concepts of forensic science. Presents the recovery, examination and types of body fluids recovered as evidence in criminal cases. Describes methods to determine the source of questioned physiological material by identification of its biological nature. Introduces state of the art molecular biological methods (DNA testing) utilized to individualize the physiological material deposited at a crime scene. Examines correlations of methodology and theory between forensic science and clinical laboratory sciences.
Prerequisite: HAD 304
HAD 438 Forensic Biology Clinical
(1-5 credits, clinical)
Provides basic working knowledge of forensic biological testing currently practiced in the criminalistics laboratory. Offers hands-on experience with molecular methods used to individualize body fluids deposited at a crime scene.
Prerequisites: HAD 304, HAD 435, HAD 445 and permission of CLS faculty
HAD 439 Forensic Toxicology Clinical
(1-5 credits, clinical)
Familiarizes students with instrumental methods of analysis and interpretation of data in a clinical toxicology laboratory.
Prerequisites: HAD 304, HAD 435, HAD 445 and permission of CLS faculty
HAD 440 Forensic Sciences Practicum
(3-5 credits, clinical)
Instruction and practice in a section of the medical examiner's office (e.g., forensic biology, forensic toxicology) to acquire hands-on experience with techniques utilized in the investigation of criminal activities.
Prerequisites: HAD 304, HAD 435, HAD 445 and permission of CLS faculty
HAD 445 Selected Topics in Toxicology
(1.5 credits, lecture)
Familiarizes students with basic concepts of pharmacology and toxicology. Covers methods of analysis and interpretation of laboratory data.
Prerequisites: HBC 331, HAD 432
HAD 453 Electronic Troubleshooting
(2 credits, lecture)
Introduces students to methods of troubleshooting electronic devices. Topics include essential principles and methods of electronic troubleshooting, test equipment, digital circuitry, sequential digital circuitry and principles, applications and procedures for repair of medical and therapeutic devices.
Prerequisite: HAD 352
HAD 458 Diagnostic Instrumentation Internship
(2 credits, clinical)
Instruction and practice with electronic equipment and medical electronic devices, service repair and electronic troubleshooting.
Prerequisites: HAD 352, HAD 453 and permission of CLS faculty
HAD 460 Clinical Laboratory Quality Management
(1 credit, lecture)
Introduces students to total quality managed environments and provides tools to affect quality management programs as their careers progress into leadership roles.
HAD 468 Laboratory Information Systems Internship
(1 credit, clinical)
Familiarizes students with responsibilities of a laboratory information systems (LIS) manager. Provides exposure to various operations involved with developing, maintaining and troubleshooting an LIS in the laboratory and medical informatics setting.
Prerequisites: HAD 363; additional prerequisite track coursework, permission of CLS instructor
HAD 490 Independent Study/ Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(1-6 credits, tutorial)
Proposals for special projects in clinical laboratory sciences involving readings, research, and laboratory problems must be submitted to the department chair for approval prior to registration for this course.
HAD 493 Advanced Seminar in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(2 credits, lecture)
Guided discussions of laboratory problems and case studies. Integrates all areas of clinical laboratory sciences for a comprehensive coverage of laboratory medicine.
HAD 494 Clinical Chemistry Practicum
(4 credits, clinical)
Instruction and practice of laboratory procedures in clinical chemistry and automation in an approved hospital laboratory.
Prerequisites: HAD 313, HAD 411
HAD 496 Histocompatibility Practicum
(1 credit , clinical)
Instruction and practice to introduce and expose the student to various methodologies and instrumental techniques used in a histocompatability laboratory.
Prerequisites: HBP 401, permission of instructor
HAD 497 Immunohematology Practicum
(3 credits, clinical)
Instruction and practice of laboratory procedures in immunohematology (blood banking) in an approved laboratory. Emphasizes laboratory techniques used in the identification and resolution of problems encountered in current blood bank practice.
Prerequisite: HAD 416
HAD 498 Coagulation and Urinalysis Practicum
(1 credit , clinical)
Instruction and practice of laboratory procedures in coagulation and urinalysis in an approved hospital laboratory.
Prerequisite: HAD 414
HAD 499 Clinical Toxicology Practicum
(1 credit , clinical)
Familiarizes students with instrumental methods of analysis in a clinical toxicology laboratory and the interpretation of laboratory data.
Prerequisites: HAD 445, permission of instructor
HAD 590 Independent Study/ Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(1-6 credits, tutorial)
Proposals for special projects in clinical laboratory sciences must be submitted to the department chair for approval prior to registration.
May be repeated twice for credit.
HAD 596 Seminar in Immunohematology
(3 credits, lecture)
For graduate clinical laboratory scientists involved with decision making in immunohematology. Includes the immune process, immunogenetics, perinatal immunohematology problems, unfavorable effects associated with transfusion, component therapy, and the administrative policy and practices of blood banking.