Bulletin--Clinical Science Discipline

CLINICAL SCIENCE


College of Science and Engineering
(See Medical Technology in the Academic Programs section for information on degree)

Courses are grouped by subject area: 700s—required courses for the M.S. degree and internship courses; 710s—general clinical science electives; 720s—laboratory administration; 730s—hematology; 740s—clinical chemistry; 750s and 850s—clinical microbiology; 760s—immunology; 770s—toxicology; 780s—virology; 790s—blood banking; 880s—seminars; 890s—research and special study. Courses with laboratory have numbers ending in 8 or 9; e.g., 708, 868, etc. Course descriptions for each course are available from the instructors and the Center for Advanced Medical Technology (CAMT) office. Each semester CAMT publishes the courses offered and their descriptions.

Consent of the instructor is required for participation in all Clinical Science courses. Enrollment priority is given to majors.

Medical Technology Internship Courses

701 On-Campus Laboratory Internship (7-15)

F,S
Prerequisite: acceptance into the CAMT Clinical Training Program.

702 Off-Campus Clinical Laboratory Internship (12)

F,S
Prerequisite: CLSC 701.

703 Biostatistics and Quality Control (2)

F,S

704 Quality Control Workshop (1)

F,S

705 Laboratory Administration (3)

F,S

708 Laboratory Instrumentation and Electronics (3)

F,S
Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

General Clinical Science Electives

710 Contemporary Clinical Science Issues (1)

711 Pathophysiology I (2)

713 Laboratory Techniques for Developing Nations (2)

714 Aging: Health and Disease (3)

715 Flow Cytometry (2)

717 Molecular and Cytogenetic Diagnostic Techniques (2)

718 Flow Cytometry Laboratory (2)

Prerequisite: CLSC 715 or consent of instructor.

719 Immunocytology Methods (2)

Prerequisite: biochemistry or physiology course or consent of instructor.

810 Advances in Clinical Science (2)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Topic to be specified in the Class Schedule.

877 Experimental Courses (2)

Laboratory Administration Electives

The course titles describe the components of the principles and operations of clinical laboratory administration in each course. CLSC 705 is the common prerequisite for these electives.

720 Managing Laboratory Stress (2)

721 Managing Time in the Laboratory (2)

722 Laboratory Personnel Effectiveness (2)

723 Laboratory Cost Control (2)

724 Quality Assurance and CLIA 88 (3)

728 Clinical Laboratory Computer Applications (3)

Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

729 Computer Programming for the Clinical Laboratory II (3)

Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

Hematology Electives

Molecular and clinical discussions of hematological aspects of disease; presentations include genetics, morphology, diagnostic techniques, case studies, therapy, etc. The common prerequisite for these electives is BIOL 625 or consent of the instructor.

730 Erythrocyte Hematology (2)

731 Leukocyte Hematology (2)

732 Bone Marrow Hematology (2)

733 Thrombosis and Hemostasis (2)

734 Hemoglobinopathies and Thalassemias (2)

736 Clinical Laboratory Medicine: AIDS (3)

737 Hemolytic Anemia (2)

Clinical Chemistry Electives

Principles of biochemistry involved with diseases and the chemical analyses used in clinical laboratories. The common prerequisite for these electives is a course in biochemistry.

740 Immunoassay Techniques (2)

742 Human Cancer Markers (2)

746 Hormones and Human Diseases (3)

748 Clinical Enzymology (2)

Classwork, one unit; laboratory, one unit.

749 Nucleic Acid Probe Methods: Clinical Laboratory Application (2)

Prerequisites: biochemistry or molecular biology course and consent of instructor. Classwork; one unit; laboratory, one unit.

Clinical Microbiology Electives

Course titles describe the specific components of clinical microbiology covered in each course. The common prerequisite for these electives is BIOL 430 or permission of the instructor.

750 Pharmacology of Antibiotics (2)

751 Clinical Epidemiology (2)

752 Public Health Microbiology (2)

753 Anaerobic Infections (2)

756 Infectious Disease (2)

757 Infections in AIDS and ARC (2)

759 Medically Important Protozoa (2)

Classwork, one unit; laboratory, one unit.

850 Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2)

853 Diagnostic Parasitology (2)

858 Diagnostic Mycology I (2)

Classwork, one unit; laboratory, one unit.

859 Diagnostic Mycology II (2)

Classwork, one unit; laboratory, one unit.

Immunology Electives

Course titles describe the specific components of immunology that are covered in each course. The common prerequisite for these electives is BIOL 435 or permission of the instructor.

760 Molecular and Cellular Immunology I (2)

761 Molecular and Cellular Immunology II (3)

762 Autoimmune Responses (2)

763 Immunoregulation (2)

764 Transplantation Immunology I (2)

765 Transplantation Immunology II (2)

769 Immunoelectrophoresis (2)

868 Advances in Clinical Immunology (2)

Pharmacology and Toxicology Electives

Course titles describe the specific subjects covered in each course. The common prerequisites for these electives are CHEM 347 and 348 and BIOL 612.

770 Clinical Pharmacology (2)

778 Clinical Toxicology (2)

Classwork, one unit; laboratory, one unit.

Clinical Virology Electives

Course titles describe the specific subjects covered in each course. The common prerequisites for these electives are BIOL 420 and 421 or permission of the instructor.

780 Medical Virology (2)

781 Host Response to Viral Infection (2)

782 Persistent Viral Infections (2)

784 Human Retroviruses (2)

785 Application of Molecular Biology to Medical Technology (2)

788 Diagnostic Virology (2)

Classwork, one unit; laboratory, one unit.

789 Techniques in Cell Culture (2)

Classwork, one unit; laboratory, one unit.

Blood Banking Electives

This sequence of three courses is an advanced survey of the principles and practice of immunohematology. The courses are scheduled at the Irwin Memorial Blood Bank of San Francisco in conjunction with their Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) program. Prerequisites are: experience as a medical technologist and permission of the instructor.

790 Immunohematology I (3)

791 Immunohematology II (1)

792 Immunohematology III (3)

Clinical Science Seminars

Faculty direct and evaluate student presentations of seminars on selected advanced topics. Satisfactory completion of one seminar course is required for the M.S. degree. May be repeated with consent of the program chair.

880 Reading and Presenting Clinical Science Papers (2)

881 Seminar in Clinical Chemistry (1)

882 Seminar in Clinical Microbiology (1)

883 Seminar in Clinical Hematology (1)

884 Seminar in Clinical Immunology (1)

885 Seminar in Immunohematology (1)

886 Seminar in Clinical Virology (1)

887 Seminar in Laboratory Administration (1)

Research, Special Study, and Work Experience Courses

Special study projects are designed for completion in one semester and are not part of the completion of the research requirement of the M.S. degree. The research requirement can be fulfilled by CLSC 896 plus either 895 or 898. All research courses require faculty and departmental approval prior to registration; detailed guidelines are available in the CAMT office. Research, special study, and work experience are graded CR/NC. CLSC 896 is graded on the A-F scale. A written summary of each semester's activities must be approved by the instructor and filed with the department before grades are assigned.

699 Special Study (1-3)

For advanced undergraduates.

890 Clinical Science Cooperative Work Experience (1)

895 Research Project (3)

896 Directed Reading (1)

897 Research (1-6)

898 Master's Thesis (3)

899 Special Study in Clinical Science (1-3)


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