Course descriptions

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MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE (MLS)

101. Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science. 1 hr. An introduction for incoming students to the scope, objectives and requirements for a career in medical laboratory science

102. Introduction to Allied Health Professions. 1 hr. Introduction to careers in allied health professions including roles, work responsibilities, interaction with patients, educational requirements, salary potential and employment trends

110. Phlebotomy I. 1 hr. Prerequisite: High school graduation or equivalent and admission to the phlebotomy program; didactic material regarding the practice of phlebotomy

+111. Phlebotomy Practicum. 1 hr. Prerequisite: A grade of 75 percent or above in MLS 110. Practical experience in the practice of phlebotomy

201. Medical Terminology. 2 hr. A study of terms used in health-related professions

202. Safety for Health Care Settings. 1 hr. Acquaints student with principles, procedures and regulations for six major categories of safety related to laboratories

203. Clinical Laboratory Calculations. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 101 (grade C or higher). Acquaints student with calculations and applications for laboratories

301. Professional Communication. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: ENG 101, ENG 102, two 300-level MLS lecture courses. Medical laboratory science major or permission of the instructor. Concurrent course: MLS 301L. Professional writing, speaking and computer skills

301L. Professional Communication Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: ENG 101, ENG 102. Medical laboratory science major or permission of the instructor. Concurrent with MLS 301. Professional writing, speaking and computer skills

302. Clinical Bacteriology I. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MLS 202, MLS 203, BSC 110, 110L, BSC 380, 380L or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MLS 302L. MLS 315 recommended. Evaluation of clinical specimens with regard to pathogenic microorganisms. See admission to junior-level MLS courses

+302L. Clinical Bacteriology I Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: MLS 202, MLS 203, BSC 110, 110L, BSC 380, 380L or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MLS 302

306. Fundamentals of Hematology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MLS 202, MLS 203, BSC 110, 110L, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MLS 306L. An introduction to the study of blood and blood forming organs; see admission to junior-level MLS courses

+306L. Fundamentals of Hematology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: MLS 202, MLS 203, BSC 110, 110L. Corequisite: MLS 306

309. Clinical Chemistry I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MLS 202, MLS 203, CHE 420, 420, BSC 110, 110L, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MLS 309L. An introduction to the basic principles and methodology of clinical chemistry; see admission to junior-level MLS courses

+309L. Clinical Chemistry I Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: MLS 202, MLS 203, BSC 110, 110L, CHE 420, 420L, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MLS 309

311. MLT to MLS Transition. 3 hrs. Prerequisite(s): Admission to MLT to MLS BS emphasis. An introduction for incoming students to the resources and requirements for the successful transition from MLT to MLS.

315. Introduction to Clinical Immunology. 3 hrs. Pre- or corequisite: BSC 110/110L, MLS 202, MLS 203, or permission of instructor. Function of the immune system and its relationship to diagnostic methods

319. Clinical Chemistry Review. 3 hrs. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MLT to MLS BS emphasis. A review of clinical biochemistry with emphasis on analytes and pathophysiology of clinically significant biochemistry

401. Body Fluids. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 401L. Analysis of the physical, chemical and microscopic parameters of urine and other body fluids

+401L. Body Fluids Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 401

402. Clinical Bacteriology II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 402L. Laboratory methods of isolation, identification and other testing of pathogenic bacteria and their etiologic role in disease

+402L. Clinical Bacteriology II Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 402

403. Clinical Mycology. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 403L. The study of pathogenic fungi; emphasis is placed on laboratory methods of isolation and identification of medically important fungi

+403L. Clinical Mycology Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 403

405. Clinical Parasitology. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 405L. The study of medically significant protozoan and helminthic parasites and their vectors; emphasis is placed on laboratory methods of detection and identification of these organisms

+405L. Clinical Parasitology Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 405

406. Hematology I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 406L. The study of blood cells and their abnormalities with emphasis on procedures of laboratory examination

+406L. Hematology I Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 406

407. Clinical Immunodiagnostics I. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 407L. An introduction to immunodiagnostic testing, theory and practical experience involving antigen-antibody reactions in relation to disease in humans

+407L. Clinical Immunodiagnostics I Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 407

408. Clinical Immunohematology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 408L. The theory and techniques of donor selection, processing blood for transfusion and resolving incompatibilities

+408L. Clinical Immunohematology Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 408

409. Clinical Chemistry II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 409L. The qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis of blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid and other body fluids

+409L. Clinical Chemistry II Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 409

410. Special Chemistry. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 410L. Introduction to therapeutic drug monitoring and clinical toxicology with special emphasis on pathophysiology and analyte measurement

+410L. Special Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 410

411. Coagulation. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 411L. The study of hemostasis in the human and its application to clinical laboratory testing, normal and abnormal

+411L. Coagulation Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Corequisite: MLS 411

412. Principles of Clinical Administration and Education. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Introduction of basic principles of clinical laboratory administration and education

450. Certification Prep I. 4 hrs. Prerequisite(s): Admission to MLT to MLS BS emphasis and completion of 12 hours @ 400-level. Course correlates laboratory outcomes and concepts with higher level cognitive applications

+451. Urinalysis. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Clinical education at one of the affiliated hospital laboratories

452. Clinical Microbiology. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Clinical education at one of the affiliated hospital laboratories

456. Hematology II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Clinical education at one of the affiliated hospital laboratories

457. Clinical Immunodiagnostics II. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Clinical education at one of the affiliated hospital laboratories

458. Blood Bank. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Clinical education at one of the affiliated hospital laboratories

459. Clinical Chemistry III. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Senior Practicum. Clinical education at one of the affiliated hospital laboratories

460. Certification Prep II. 4 hrs. Prerequisite(s): Admission to MLT to MLS BS emphasis and completion of 24 hours @ 400-level. Course correlates lab outcomes and cognitive applications for certification preparation

480. Conquering the GRE Computer Adaptive Test. 1 hr. Overview of the GRE MST exam with emphasis upon mechanics and structure of the test and tips for improving performance in each of the three sections of the test

481. GRE Preparation: Quantitative. 1 hr. Review of math and test taking skills in arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis needed to increase performance on the quantitative section of the GRE

482. GRE Preparation: Verbal. 1 hr. Review of four types of verbal category questions as needed to increase performance on the verbal sections of the GRE

492. Special Problems in Medical Laboratory Science I, II, III, IV. 1-8 hrs. Assignments of a specific clinical problem in medical laboratory science under faculty direction (Students undertaking a Seniors Honor Project will enroll in MLS 492.)

COLLEGE OF HEALTH (COH)

100. Concepts of Wellness. 3 hrs. Wellness within an integrated framework encompassing topics associated with fitness, nutrition and health

101. Diversity and Social Justice. 3 hrs. The universality of diversity with a focus on social justice issues


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

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