2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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CLS 100 Obtaining a Blood Specimen 1 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U

A course designed to teach any interested student phlebotomy skills by venipuncture and dermal puncture methods. Lecture topics include infection control, safety, ethics, communication, specimen processing, selection of anti-coagulants, order of draw, prioritizing requests, complications and accidental needlesticks.

Notes:

Meets four weeks of the semester.

CLS 109 Introduction to Diagnostic Sciences 1 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: High school biology recommended.

An introduction to a variety of diagnostic tests for various aspects of the clinical laboratory. The various tests represent analytes commonly ­ measured because of their diagnostic or screening value for major health conditions in society such as diabetes, heart attacks, anemia and infection. Accuracy, safety and quality control will be stressed throughout.  

Notes:

Meets four weeks of the semester.

CLS 150 Phlebotomy Practicum 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: CLS 100, CLS 109, BI 104 and acceptance into the practicum.
Extensive clinical experience in phlebotomy. The student will log a total of 160 hours at assigned clinical agencies.
CLS 171 Medical Terminology 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter

The terminology for each major body system is presented. Emphasis is placed on correct identification and spelling of the body systems and the commonly used diagnostic tests and treatment terms for each system. 

Notes:

Cross-listed as AH 171.

Formerly OIS 171.

CLS 190 Microscopy and Laboratory Techniques 1 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall

The course is designed to develop basic laboratory skills that are fundamental to science exploration and practice. The student will learn the principles and effective use of the microscope including bright-field, phase, polarized, dark-field and fluorescence techniques. Spectrophotometry and proper pipetting techniques will also be addressed.

Notes:

Meets four weeks of the semester.

CLS 200 Urine and Body Fluid Analysis 1 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: High school biology recommended.

The course will include macroscopic, chemical and microscopic examination of various fluids. Significance, principles, reference ranges, sources of error and data correlation of manual and automated methods will be emphasized in each type of analysis.

Notes:

This course meets for the last six weeks of the semester.

CLS 201 Clinical Hematology/Coagulation 3 cr.  (2-0-3)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: CLS 109, CLS 190, BI 104 (BI 104 can be taken concurrently), or instructor’s permission.

A study of blood-forming organs, the morphologic, biochemical and ­functional aspects of the cellular components and the mechanisms of hemostasis. Disorders are discussed and correlated with the abnormal results found in corresponding lab tests. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic procedures and those used to differentiate normal and abnormal states.

CLS 202 Clinical Chemistry 4 cr.  (3-0-3)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry and one semester of college chemistry or instructor’s permission. CLS 109, CLS 190 recommended.
Examination of the methods of analysis and clinical significance of a variety of analytes found in an assortment of body fluids. Data correlation, basic statistics and quality control measures are emphasized. Performance of clinical chemistry assays that are typically done in hospital laboratories.
CLS 203 Immunohematology 3 cr.  (2-0-3)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: One year of high school biology or one semester of college biology, CLS 213 or concurrent enrollment or instructor’s permission.
Fundamentals of blood banking in the ABO, Rh and other blood group systems; blood component preparation and utilization; transfusion; transfusion complications; quality control and problem solving; and current issues in transfusion medicine. Laboratories include techniques used in immunology/serology; blood grouping; compatibility testing; and antibody identification.
CLS 204 Clinical Microbiology 2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: CLS 109, BI 104, or instructor’s permission.

Introduction to the medically important bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Infectious diseases are discussed by organ systems including the role of normal flora and clinical information relevant to each. Current practices in the collection and transportation of clinical specimens and infection control issues are emphasized.

CLS 213 Clinical Immunology and Serology 1 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: One year of high school biology or one semester of college biology, or instructor’s permission; chemistry recommended.
An introduction to immunology, the immune response and the application of immunological concepts to serological testing in the clinical laboratory.
CLS 214 Diagnostic Microbiology 3 cr.  (1-1-2.5)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: CLS 204 or concurrent enrollment or instructor’s permission. CLS 190 recommended.
Methods of the isolation and identification of microbial pathogens including clinically significant bacteria, fungi and parasites. Laboratory diagnostic techniques focus on biochemical characterization, serologic testing, rapid identification methods, susceptibility testing and microscopic examination.
CLS 244 Clinical Laboratory Simulations 4 cr.  (2-0-4)
  • Offered: Contact Department
  • Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in CLS 109, CLS 190, CLS 200, CLS 201, CLS 202, CLS 203, CLS 204, CLS 213, CLS 214, a minimum 2.00 NMU cumulative GPA, and faculty recommendations.

Laboratory based testing focusing on diagnostic clinical microbiology and immunohematology using a combination of virtual learning and simulated patient samples with an emphasis on applying laboratory skills and troubleshooting.

CLS 250 Clinical Practice 1-2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: CLS 100, 109 and acceptance for a clinical placement by the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department.
This course is designed for all programs with a clinical practicum that extends into the summer months. This course represents each different discipline identified by the appropriate suffix.
CLS 250G Clinical Practice 2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Summer
Students will become oriented to the cytogenetic or molecular biology laboratory which includes the application of safety policies and learning specialized nomenclature, definitions and some diagnostic genetic techniques. A review of human chromosome and G and Q band patterns are included for cytogenetic students.
CLS 251 Clinical Hematology Practicum 3 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in CLS 109, CLS 190, CLS 200, CLS 201, CLS 202, CLS 203, CLS 204, CLS 213, CLS 214, a minimum 2.00 NMU cumulative GPA, and faculty recommendations.

Includes hematology and coagulation.

Notes:

This course is part of a six-month, full-time practicum in an affiliated clinical laboratory under the supervision of clinical laboratory professionals. Includes practical experience in all areas of the clinical laboratory including LIS. Current affiliates are in Upper Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The practicum is represented by CLS 250T, CLS 251, CLS 252, CLS 253 and CLS 254.

CLS 252 Clinical Chemistry Practicum 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in CLS 109, CLS 190, CLS 200, CLS 201, CLS 202, CLS 203, CLS 204, CLS 213, CLS 214, a minimum 2.00 NMU cumulative GPA, and faculty recommendations.

Includes chemistry and routine urinalysis.

Notes:

This course is part of a six-month, full-time practicum in an affiliated clinical laboratory under the supervision of clinical laboratory professionals. Includes practical experience in all areas of the clinical laboratory including LIS. Current affiliates are in Upper Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The practicum is represented by CLS 250T, CLS 251, CLS 252, CLS 253 and CLS 254.

CLS 253 Blood Bank Practicum 3 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: : A grade of “C” or better in CLS 109, CLS 190, CLS 200, CLS 201, CLS 202, CLS 203, CLS 204, CLS 213, CLS 214, a minimum 2.00 NMU cumulative GPA, and faculty recommendations.

Includes blood banking.

Notes:

This course is part of a six-month, full-time practicum in an affiliated clinical laboratory under the supervision of clinical laboratory professionals. Includes practical experience in all areas of the clinical laboratory including LIS. Current affiliates are in Upper Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The practicum is represented by CLS 250T, CLS 251, CLS 252, CLS 253 and CLS 254.

CLS 254 Clinical Microbiology Practicum 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter Summer
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in CLS 109, CLS 190, CLS 200, CLS 201, CLS 202, CLS 203, CLS 204, CLS 213, CLS 214, a minimum 2.00 NMU cumulative GPA, and faculty recommendations.

Includes bacteriology, mycology and parasitology.

Notes:

This course is part of a six-month, full-time practicum in an affiliated clinical laboratory under the supervision of clinical laboratory professionals. Includes practical experience in all areas of the clinical laboratory including LIS. Current affiliates are in Upper Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The practicum is represented by CLS 250T, CLS 251, CLS 252, CLS 253 and CLS 254.