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MLS 406. Clinical Microscopy

Credits: 1-3
Department: Medical Laboratory Science
Description: Theory of renal function in health and disease; renal function tests including chemical and microscopic examination of urine, feces, gastric, and spinal fluids and other body fluid analysis; quality control.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Special course fee TBD., UA/Body Fluids meeting schedule: March 7 and 21, 2013: 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm, March 28 through May 9, 2013: 5:30 pm - 6:50 PM. Final Exam held on May 9, 2013.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Perform and interpret normal and abnormal tests on urine and other body fluids using appropriate manual procedures, instrumentation, standards, controls and computer applications during pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases.
2. Recognize unexpected test results and instrument malfunction and take appropriate action to correct and validate.
3. Correlate laboratory test results to disease processes and determine related physiology.
4. Evaluate quality control values and recommend necessary actions.
5. Apply critical thinking skills to solve case studies.






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