Clinical Laboratory Science


The following courses are those taught at affiliated hospitals to complete the fourth year of the program for a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science. These courses have been defined, structured, and approved by the affiliated hospitals and Quincy University. Majors in CLS should understand that the program is a cooperative program and that Quincy University is not in sole control of courses or course content. Because of varying hospital schedules, diplomas for CLS majors will be dated in August following the fourth year clinical lab program in hospital.

BIO 413     Clinical Microbiology I
Credit Hours: 4-8
Theory and practice of the isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria through culturing  morphology, biochemical and/or serological tests and their antibiotic susceptibility.

BIO 414     Clinical Microbiology II
Credit Hours: 1-3
Theory and practice of the isolation and identification of fungi, rickettsia, and viruses using various clinical techniques.

BIO 418     Clinical Hematology
Credit Hours: 4-8
Theory and practice of the origin, development, physiology, and diseases of the formed elements of the blood/bone marrow. Clinical methods in counting, differentiation, and etiology are included.

BIO 419     Clinical Hemostasis
Credit Hours: 1-2
A study of the platelet, vascular, coagulation, and fibrinolytic systems. The relation of blood clotting to the disease state is included.

BIO 421     Clinical Immunology
Credit Hours: 2-3
A study of the principles of the protective and adverse aspects of the cellular and humoral immune responses. Antigen-antibody reactions of clinical significance are included.

BIO 422     Clinical Immunohematology
Credit Hours: 3-8
A study of the red cell antigen-antibody systems, antibody screening and identification, compatibility testing, cross-matching, blood component preparation, and transfusion therapy.

BIO 425     Special Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science
Credit Hours: 1
Involves medical ethics, patent approach, phlebotomy techniques, lab safety, lab computer systems and lab instrumentation.

BIO 426     Clinical Management and Education
Credit Hours: 1
A basic introduction to the principles and theory of management and education in the clinical lab. Legal aspects of the lab are discussed.

CHE 420     Clinical Chemistry I
Credit Hours: 4-6
Theory and practice of analytical biochemistry as applied to the pathological state. Quality control and statistics are involved.

CHE 421     Clinical Chemistry II
Credit Hours: 4-6
Theory and practice of chemistry as applied to tests for drugs, hormones, urine, and body fluid analysis.

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