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Clinical Laboratory Science Discipline Courses Details

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CLS 701 : Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis

Prerequisites: Admission to CLS certificate program and possession of California State trainee license.
Description: Overview of clinical biochemistry and renal function. Proper specimen collection, instrumentation, quality assurance, physical and chemical analysis of samples. Case histories and laboratory practice emphasize correlation of laboratory findings and clinical conditions.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CLS 702 : Clinical Laboratory Science Internship I

Prerequisites: Admission to CLS certificate program and possession of California State trainee license.
Description: Clinical training in a clinical laboratory for licensure in California and ASCP. May be repeated once for credit. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CLS 705 : Clinical Laboratory Science Internship II

Prerequisites: Admission to CLS certificate program and possession of California State trainee license.
Description: Clinical training in a clinical laboratory for licensure in California and ASCP. May be repeated once for credit. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CLS 706 : Contemporary Clinical Science Issues

Prerequisites: Admission to CLS certificate program and possession of California State trainee license.
Description: Includes modules on: 1) Quality control and statistics in the laboratory; 2) Laboratory administration, management and legislation; 3) Laboratory instrumentation for manual, automated, and computerized techniques; 4) Research methods; 5) Molecular diagnostics theory and clinical practice.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CLS 707 : CLS Bridge to Clinical Practice

Prerequisites: Admission to CLS certificate program and possession of California State trainee license.
Description: Clinical training in a clinical laboratory for licensure in California and ASCP. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3

CLS 709 : Clinical Laboratory Science Internship III

Prerequisites: Admission to CLS certificate program and possession of California State trainee license.
Description: Clinical training in a clinical laboratory for licensure in California and ASCP. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3

CLS 731 : Clinical Hematology and Laboratory Application

Prerequisites: Admission to CLS certificate program and possession of California State trainee license.
Description: Identification of blood cells, pathophysiology, hemostasis mechanisms, and disease states of hematological and hemostasis conditions. Theory and application of hematology procedures with emphasis on detection of abnormalities. Interpretation of clinical cases.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CLS 753 : Clinical Microbiology for the CLS Intern

Prerequisites: Admission to CLS certificate program and possession of California State trainee license.
Description: The principles of diagnostic microbiology that apply to bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses, including phenotypic and genotypic detection, identification and susceptibility testing using slide and culture evaluation. Correlation of principles with case studies.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CLS 790 : Clinical Serology and Immunohematology

Prerequisites: Admission to CLS certificate program and possession of California State trainee license.
Description: Theory and practice of serology and blood banking, including immune system, autoimmune diseases, red blood cell antigens, transfusion reactions, compatibility testing, current serological methodologies such as ELISA and immunofluoresence. Correlation of laboratory findings with pathophysiology. Interpretation of case studies. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014
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