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MLSCI200A Transition to Clinical Practice Course Page

Description: Self development of requisite skills and abilities for medical laboratory professionals. There will be emphasis on client centered approaches, preanalytical issues, quality assurance systems, sample procurement, and other laboratory skills.

MLSCI200B Transition to Clinical Practice Course Page

Description: Self development of requisite skills and abilities for medical laboratory professionals. There will be emphasis on client centered approaches, preanalytical issues, quality assurance systems, sample procurement, and other laboratory skills.

MLSCI230 Hematology Course Page

Description: An introduction to the theory and practise of hematology, this course will include the morphology, structure, and function of red cells, white cells, and platelets, malignant and benign conditions that affect each cell type, and tests to distinguish among disease states including anemia and leukemia. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.

MLSCI231 Hematology Course Page

Description: This course is designed for students who are excused from the laboratory component of the normal MLSCI course. An introduction to the theory and practise of hematology, this course will include the morphology, structure, and function of red cells, white cells, and platelets, malignant and benign conditions that affect each cell type, and tests to distinguish among disease states including anemia and leukaemia. Prerequisite: RT (CSMLS) certification or consent of Department. Credit granted for only one of MLSCI 230 or 231.

MLSCI235 Hemostasis Course Page

Description: Four weeks. This course will present the theory and practice of hemostasis. Topics include the vascular, platelet, clotting factor, fibrinolytic, and inhibitor systems: coagulation disorders; tests that identify factor deficiencies, monitor anticoagulant therapy, and assess thrombolytic states; disorders of hemostasis. Prerequisite: MLSCI 230 or consent of Department. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.

MLSCI236 Hemostasis Course Page

Description: Four weeks. This course is designed for students who are excused from the laboratory component of the normal MLSCI course. This course will present the theory and practice of hemostasis. Topics include the vascular, platelet, clotting factor, fibrinolytic and inhibitor systems: coagulation disorders; tests that identify factor deficiencies, monitor anticoagulant therapy, and assess thrombolytic states; disorders of hemostasis. Prerequisite: MLSCI 230 or consent of Department. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.

MLSCI242 Pathogenic Microbiology I Course Page

Description: As an introduction to clinical immunology and bacteriology, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic bacteria and the fundamentals of the human immune response that are critical to our health. The lecture portion of the course will focus on microbial pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens get established and avoid destruction by the immune response. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on diagnostic procedures, such as isolation and characterization of these pathogenic microorganisms. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students. May not be taken for credit if credit already received in MMID 240 or MMI 240 or MLSCI 240.

MLSCI243 Pathogenic Microbiology II Course Page

Description: Continuation to the introduction to Pathogenic Microbiology I, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic anaerobic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites in human disease. The lecture portion of the course will focus on pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens get established and avoid destruction by the immune response. The course will also cover the mechanisms of antimicrobial action. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on diagnostic procedures, such as isolation and characterization of these pathogens. Prerequisite: MLSCI 242. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students. May not be taken for credit if credit already received in MMID 240 or MMI 240 or MLSCI 240.

MLSCI244 Pathogenic Microbiology I Course Page

Description: As an introduction to clinical immunology and bacteriology, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic bacteria and the fundamentals of the human immune response that are critical to our health. The lecture portion of the course will focus on microbial pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens get established and avoid destruction by the immune response. Prerequisite: CSMLS general certification or consent of the department. May not be taken for credit if credit already obtained in MMID 241 or MMI 241 or MLSCI 241.

MLSCI245 Pathogenic Microbiology II Course Page

Description: Continuation to the introduction to Pathogenic Microbiology I, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic anaerobic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites in human disease. The lecture portion of the course will focus on pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens get established and avoid destruction by the immune response. The course will also cover the mechanisms of antimicrobial action. Prerequisite: MLSCI 244 and CSMLS general certification or consent of the department. May not be taken for credit if credit already received in MMID 241 or MMI 241 or MLSCI 241.

MLSCI250 Human Histology and Histotechnology Course Page

Description: This course is primarily designed to provide an understanding of human histology and of the techniques used in its study. It will also include, in part, basic pathology (including the nature of malignant disease) and the application of histological and histochemical techniques to demonstrate the diagnostic features of human disease processes. The goal of the course is for students to understand the structure and functions of the cell, and the components and functions of organ systems. The course will also teach students to recognize human tissues at the light and electron microscopical levels. Lectures will be used to illustrate basic principles, and the ability to recognize tissues and organ systems will be acquired in the laboratory. Students will be expected to acquire a detailed knowledge of the subject both from a theoretical and practical level. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students or consent of Department.

MLSCI262 Clinical Biochemistry Course Page

Description: This course considers how the analysis of samples from the body for various constituents can give insight into pathological processes. Included are the principles for tests routinely carried out in a clinical biochemistry laboratory, and the biological understanding of test results. Specific subjects considered are carbohydrates, renal function, blood proteins and electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.

MLSCI263 Clinical Biochemistry Course Page

Description: This course considers how the analysis of samples from the body for various constituents can give insight into pathological processes. Included are the principles for tests routinely carried out in a clinical biochemistry laboratory, and the biological understanding of test results. Specific subjects considered are clinical enzymology, heme catabolism, liver function toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring principles of immunoassays, blood lipids porphyrins, endocrinology, gastric and GI function, fetal-placental function, and biochemical tumor markers. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.

MLSCI264 Clinical Biochemistry Course Page

Description: This course considers how the analysis of samples from the body for various constituents can give insight into pathological processes. Included are the principles for tests routinely carried out in a clinical biochemistry laboratory, and the biological understanding of test results. Specific subjects considered are carbohydrates, renal function, blood proteins and electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Prerequisites for non-Medical Laboratory Science students only: CHEM 101, 161, 163 and BIOL 107. Credit granted for only one of MLSCI 262 or 264.

MLSCI265 Clinical Biochemistry Course Page

Description: This course considers how the analysis of samples from the body for various constituents can give insight into pathological processes. Included are the principles for tests routinely carried out in a clinical biochemistry laboratory, and the biological understanding of test results. Specific subjects considered are clinical enzymology, heme catabolism, liver function, toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring, principles of immunoassays, blood lipids, porphyrins, endocrinology, gastric and Gl function, fetal-placental function, and biochemical tumor markers. Prerequisites for non-Medical Laboratory Science students only: MLSCI 264. Credit granted for only one of MLSCI 263 or 265.

MLSCI270 Transfusion Science Course Page

Description: Nine weeks. This course will present the theory and practice of transfusion science. Topics covered include the genetics of blood groups pretransfusion testing, blood donation and component therapy, adverse effects of transfusion, hemolytic disease of the newborn, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia Prerequisite: MLSCI 230 or consent of Department. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.

MLSCI271 Transfusion Science Course Page

Description: Nine weeks. This course is designed for students who are excused from the laboratory component of the normal MLSCI course. This course will present the theory and practice of transfusion science. Topics covered include the genetics of blood groups, or pretransfusion testing, blood donation and component therapy, adverse effects of transfusion, hemolytic disease of the newborn, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Prerequisite; MLSCl 230 or consent of Department. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.

MLSCI320A Analysis and Communication of Biomedical Information Course Page

Description: Lectures, seminars, and assignments address the following components of writing a literature review: library searches, critical analysis, organizing, writing and editing. Speaking skills are developed through oral presentation of case studies. Prerequisite: consent of Division.

MLSCI320B Analysis and Communication of Biomedical Information Course Page

Description: Lectures, seminars, and assignments address the following components of writing a literature review: library searches, critical analysis, organizing, writing and editing. Speaking skills are developed through oral presentation of case studies. Prerequisite: consent of Division.

MLSCI330A Clinical Hematology Course Page

Description: As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital hematology laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.

MLSCI330B Clinical Hematology Course Page

Description: As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital hematology laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.

MLSCI340A Clinical Microbiology Course Page

Description: As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital microbiology laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.

MLSCI340B Clinical Microbiology Course Page

Description: As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital microbiology laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.

MLSCI350A Histopathology Course Page

Description: As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital histopathology laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.

MLSCI350B Histopathology Course Page

Description: As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital histopathology laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.

MLSCI360A Clinical Biochemistry Course Page

Description: As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital clinical biochemistry laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.

MLSCI360B Clinical Biochemistry Course Page

Description: As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital clinical biochemistry laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.

MLSCI370A Transfusion Science Course Page

Description: As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital transfusion service laboratory, along with weekly tutorials, followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.

MLSCI370B Transfusion Science Course Page

Description: As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital transfusion service laboratory, along with weekly tutorials, followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.

MLSCI409 Research Project Course Page

Description: Directed research in a medical laboratory science. Supervisor and research project to be chosen by student. Requires writing a project proposal, keeping an accurate laboratory notebook, conducting adequate experimental research, writing a research paper and presenting a short seminar based on the research. Restricted to fourth-year Medical Laboratory Science students.

MLSCI410 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Management Course Page

Description: An introduction to the principles of management as they apply to clinical laboratories. Subject matter will include healthcare funding and allocation of funds, the management process in small and large clinical laboratories, performance appraisals, ethics and setting priorities for laboratory services. Prerequisite: consent of Division.

MLSCI420 Emerging Trends in Medical Laboratory Science Course Page

Description: This course will examine the evolution of the Medical Laboratory Science from its inception to its current position within a complex healthcare system. After exploring the origins of the profession and the social and political forces that have shaped it, the focus will shift to the present day and possible future directions, drawing on examples and learnings from current literature. Prerequisites: consent of Division.

MLSCI430 Advanced Hematology Course Page

Description: This course is designed to enhance the student's ability to assimilate new and specialized knowledge in an evolving hematology discipline. As such, the course content will change from year to year. Consent of Division is required for non-Medical Laboratory Science students.

MLSCI460 Clinical Biochemistry Course Page

Description: Advanced lectures on specialized topics including diagnostic enzymology, blood lipids, transplantation biochemistry, hormone receptors and protein purification. Other topics will be considered through studies of case reports. A term paper is a requirement for this course. Prerequisite: BIOCH 200 and 330 or equivalents and consent of Division.

MLSCI466 Applied Toxicology Course Page

Description: A consideration of the protocols and their rationale used in a large toxicology laboratory. Topics include analytical, environmental, regulatory, and inhalation toxicology; clinical and forensic toxicology; and doping related to sports. Prerequisites: BIOCH 200 and 330 or equivalents and consent of Division.

MLSCI470 DIAG/PUBLIC HLTH MICROBIO LABS Course Page
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MLSCI475 Clinical Immunology Course Page

Description: The application of basic immunology concepts to disease and transplantation, and their monitoring by the clinical laboratory. Topics include the cellular and humoral immune responses, human immune development, immunology and cancer, immune deficiency, autoimmune disease, immunopathology, and transplant immunology. Prerequisite: IMIN 371 or equivalent and consent of Division.

MLSCI480 Molecular Genetic Approaches to the Study and Diagnosis of Disease Course Page

Description: Emphasis on the application of techniques of molecular genetics to the practice of Medicine. General subject areas include: organization of the genome, techniques of molecular genetics and their application to medicine, molecular genetics and oncology, and ethical issues involving these techniques as applied to medicine. Prerequisites: Genetics and BIOCH 200 and 330 or equivalents and consent of Division.

MLSCI481 Techniques in Molecular Biology Course Page

Description: A laboratory course emphasizing introductory and advanced techniques in molecular biology. Isolation of RNA, Northern blotting, construction of cDNA, amplification of DNA by the polymerase chain reaction, analysis of DNA by restriction digestion, transfection of eukaryotic cells for protein expression and Western blot analysis. Corequisite: MLSCI 480 or consent of Department. This course is designed for senior undergraduate students. Credit may only be obtained in one of MLSCI 481 or LABMP 581.

MLSCI491A Research Project Course Page

Description: Directed research in a medical laboratory science. Supervisor and research project to be chosen by student. Requires writing a project proposal, keeping an accurate laboratory notebook, conducting adequate experimental research, writing a research paper and presenting a short seminar based on the research. Restricted to fourth-year Medical Laboratory Science students.

MLSCI491B Research Project Course Page

Description: Directed research in a medical laboratory science. Supervisor and research project to be chosen by student. Requires writing a project proposal, keeping an accurate laboratory notebook, conducting adequate experimental research, writing a research paper and presenting a short seminar based on the research. Restricted to fourth-year Medical Laboratory Science students.