Medical Laboratory Sciences

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences offers several options of associate, bachelors, and masters degrees for professional laboratory education and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. All laboratory programs require a program specific application located on the departmental website. The Public Health and Health Profession Technology options are not competitive admission programs.

Degree and certificate options include the following:

  • AAS and/or Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology (Fort Worth campus)
  • AAS and/or certificate in Histotechnology (Fort Worth campus)
  • BAT in Health Professions Technology (On-Line)
  • BS and/or Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science (Fort Worth campus)
  • BS in Public Health (Fort Worth/Stephenville campus)
  • MS in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Fort Worth campus)

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science - Description

The last sixteen months of the Medical Laboratory Science degree/certificate program is completed at the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, located in Fort Worth, Texas. The certificate program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Medical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. The Department consists of a teaching center and numerous clinical affiliates located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas. The teaching center is housed in the Schaffer Building in Fort Worth, which consists of six lecture rooms, six laboratories, a computer lab, and a library. A continuous 16-month professional laboratory curriculum is offered, totaling 54 semester hours, with 10 months in the teaching center and 6 months in the clinical affiliate.

Twenty to thirty students are admitted to the certification program in early January and July of each year, with application deadlines of the preceding September 1 and March 1, respectively. Admission is on a competitive basis. An overall minimum GPA of 2.5/4.00, with a minimum GPA of 2.8 in science and math, is required. NAACLS specifies that prerequisite college courses and numbers of credits required shall be those necessary to ensure admission of individuals prepared for the educational program. Prerequisite content area includes general chemistry, organic and/or biochemistry, general biological sciences, microbiology, and mathematics. Survey courses do not qualify as fulfillment of chemistry and biological science prerequisites. Remedial mathematics courses will not satisfy the mathematics requirements.

Students entering the program from other universities must fulfill the degree requirements of their institution, and that institution must provide a statement of the acceptance of the 54 hours awarded by Tarleton State University for graduation requirements. By special arrangement prior to entrance, students may elect to receive the degree from their original college or university or from Tarleton State University.

Students who have already obtained a baccalaureate degree may also enter the program, provided they have met the NAACLS minimum requirements of sixteen credit hours in biology, chemistry, and three hours in mathematics.

Successful completion of courses will be determined with the maintenance of a grade of C or better in lecture and laboratory courses. All students are admitted on a probationary status and progressive academic achievement must be maintained.

Upon successful completion of the certificate program, the Bachelor of Science degree may also be awarded. The student is also eligible to challenge the national board/credential examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

For further information concerning the Medical Laboratory Science program, contact:

Virginia Reyes, M.Ed., MT(ASCP) SBB
MLS Advisor
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 926-1101
reyes@tarleton.edu

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
BIOL 1406Biology for Science Majors4
BIOL 1407Biology for Science Majors II4
BIOL 3407Microbiology4
BIOL 3485Immunology4
BIOL 4460Animal Physiology4
CHEM 1411 [shared] General Chemistry I 2
CHEM 1412 [shared] General Chemistry II 2
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 4374Biochemistry I3
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3
MDLS 4114Urinalysis and Renal Physiology1
MDLS 4115Urinalysis Laboratory1
MDLS 4116Body Fluids Analysis1
MDLS 4224Hematology I Lecture2
MDLS 4125Hematology I Laboratory1
MDLS 4226Hematology II Lecture2
MDLS 4127Hematology II Laboratory1
MDLS 4128Hemostasis1
MDLS 4234Medical Microbiology I Lecture2
MDLS 4135Medical Microbiology I Lab1
MDLS 4236Medical Microbiology II Lecture2
MDLS 4137Medical Microbiology II Lab1
MDLS 4138Medical Mycology and Virology1
MDLS 4244Immunohematology I Lecture2
MDLS 4145Immunohematology I Lab1
MDLS 4246Immunohematology II Lecture2
MDLS 4147Immunohematology II Lab1
MDLS 4148Introduction to Medical Genetics1
MDLS 4151Clinical Parasitology Lecture1
MDLS 4152Clinical Parasitology Leboratory1
MDLS 4164Immunology and Serology I Lecture1
MDLS 4165Immunology and Serology I Laboratory1
MDLS 4166Immunology and Serology II Lecture1
MDLS 4167Immunology and Serology II Lab1
MDLS 4174Introduction to Laboratory Safety and Instrumentation1
MDLS 4175Advanced Laboratory Automation, Statistics, and Quality Assurance Concepts1
MDLS 4276Clinical Chemistry I Lecture2
MDLS 4177Clinical Chemistry I Lab1
MDLS 4278Clinical Chemistry II Lecture2
MDLS 4179Clinical Chemistry II Lab1
MDLS 4182Computer Applications in Science and Medicine1
MDLS 4391 [WI] Integrated Clinical Laboratory Practice and Research1-3
MDLS 4592Clinical Laboratory Practicum I1-5
MDLS 4593Clinical Laboratory Practicum II1-5
MDLS 4594Clinical Laboratory Practicum III1-5
MDLS 4595Clinical Laboratory Practicum IV1-5
Total Hours116-134
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

Course may be counted toward general education requirement.

Associate of Applied Science in Histotechnology - Description

The A.A.S. in Histotechnology requires a total of 70-72 credit hours consisting of 33-35 credit hours of prerequisites, and 37 credit hours of technical program courses. Prerequisite courses may be taken at the university or any one of the thirteen consortium community colleges. The sophomore courses comprising the technical program will be taken in Fort Worth at the Schaffer Building and affiliated clinical hospital sites. Upon successful completion of the 70-72 hour program, students are eligible for the AAS Degree in Histotechnology awarded from Tarleton State University.

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Medical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880. Successful completion of the program will require a grade of “C” or better in all lecture and laboratory courses and a grade of “P” in all clinical practicum courses. After successful completion of the program students are eligible for the Histotechnician exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry.

Acceptance into the Histotechnology program is on a competitive basis through an evaluation based on letters of recommendation and academic performance. Students must successfully complete prerequisites before the start of the technical program. Applications may be obtained on the university Medical Laboratory Sciences website at www.tarleton.edu/medicallab. Students are accepted into the program three times a year to begin in either August, January or May. Application deadlines are listed on the application.

Students entering with an associate or baccalaureate degree, and who do not wish to earn the AAS in Histotechnology degree, must have the following prerequisites:

  • Biology: 12 hours including Microbiology
  • Chemistry: 4 hours
  • Math: 3 hours
  • English: 3 hours

Dale Telgenhoff, Ph.D., HTL(ASCP)CM
HT Program Director
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
817-926-1101
telgenhoff@tarleton.edu

Associate of Applied Science in Histotechnology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements for AAS Histotechnology: 1
BIOL 3407Microbiology4
ENGL 1301 [WI] Composition I3
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
Select one of the following:8
Biology for Science Majors
   and Biology for Science Majors II
Anatomy and Physiology I
   and Anatomy & Physiology II 2
Select A or B: 37-8
A:
Introductory Chemistry I
Allied Health/Science Elective
B:
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
COMM 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or COMM 1315 Public Speaking
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Fine Arts Elective or Sophomore Literature5-7
Required Histotechnology Courses to be taken in Fort Worth and affiliated clinical sites: 4
HLAB 2414Introduction to Histotechnology4
HLAB 2415Histotechnology I4
HLAB 2424Functional Histology II4
HLAB 2425Histotechnology II4
HLAB 2334Functional Histology I3
HLAB 2335Histotechnology III3
HLAB 2182Introduction to Medical Labratory Sciences 51
HLAB 2285Capstone Cases and Review 72
HLAB 2495Clinical Histotechnology I 54
HLAB 2496Clinical Histotechnology II 64
HLAB 2497Clinical Histotechnology III 74
Total Hours73-76
1

These general education courses may be taken at the university or any Texas Community College. Common academic course numbers are in parentheses (where applicable).

2

Students must take either BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II or BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors and BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II (Take BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors and BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II if you have plans to articulate for BS degree)

3

Students must take eitherCHEM 1405 and an allied health/science elective or CHEM 1411 and CHEM 1412 (Take CHEM 1411 and 1412 if you have plans to articulate for BS degree)

4

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better to earn credit for HLAB courses.

5

A student must enroll in these courses during their first semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

6

A student must enroll in these courses during their second semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

7

A student must enroll in these courses during their final semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology - Description

The A.A.S. in Medical Laboratory Technology requires a total of 70-72 credit hours consisting of 33-35 credit hours of prerequisites, and 37 credit hours of technical program courses. Prerequisite courses may be taken at the university or any one of the thirteen consortium community colleges. The sophomore courses comprising the technical program will be taken in Fort Worth at the Schaffer or Hickman  Building and affiliated clinical hospital sites. Upon successful completion of the 70-72 hour program, students are eligible for the AAS Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology awarded from Tarleton State University.

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880. After successful completion of the program students are eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Technician exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry.

Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Technology program is on a competitive basis through an evaluation based on letters of recommendation and academic performance. Students must successfully complete prerequisites before the start of the technical program in Fort Worth. Applications may be obtained on the university Medical Laboratory Sciences website at www.tarleton.edu/medicallab. Students are accepted into the program three times a year to begin in either August, January or May. Application deadlines are listed on the application.

Students entering with an associates or baccalaureate degree must have the following prerequisites:

  • Biology: 12 hours including Microbiology
  • Chemistry: 4 hours
  • Math: 3 hours
  • English: 3 hours

Virginia Reyes, M.Ed., MT(ASCP) SBB
MLT Program Director
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
(817) 926-1101
reyes@tarleton.edu

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 133-35
Required Medical Laboratory Technology Courses to be taken in Fort Worth affiliated clinical sites: 2
MLAB 2214Introduction to Urinalysis2
MLAB 2424Introduction to Hematology4
MLAB 2228Coagulation2
MLAB 2534Introduction of Medical Microbiology5
MLAB 2444Introduction to Immunohematology4
MLAB 2364Introduction to Immunology-Serology3
MLAB 2474Laboratory Operations4
MLAB 2576Introduction to Clinical Chemistry5
MLAB 2182Introductory Skills for Medical Laboratory Science 31
MLAB 2285Advanced Topics and Capstone Review 42
MLAB 2292MLT Field Practicum IV 42
MLAB 2193MLT Field Practicum III1
MLAB 2194MLT Field Practicum I1
MLAB 2195MLT Field Practicum II1
Total Hours70-72
1

See A.A.S in Histotechnology

2

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better to earn credit for MLAB courses.

3

A student must enroll in these courses during their first semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

4

A student must enroll in these courses during their final semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

Certificate in Molecular Diagnostics - Description

Requirements for entry:

  1. Full MLS or conditional admission to the College of Graduate Studies
  2. MT(ASCP) certification or categorical certification from ASCP or CT(ASCP) or approval of the Department Head
  3. Completed Molecular Diagnostics Certificate application and $35 application fee

Contact:

Sara Taylor, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), MB
Molecular Diagnostics Advisor
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
(817) 926-1101
sataylor@tarleton.edu

Certificate in Molecular Diagnostics

Required Courses
MDLS 5220Medical Genetics2
MDLS 5221Immunopathology2
MDLS 5325Clinical Molecular Microbiology3
MDLS 5330Medical Biochemistry3
MDLS 5331Molecular and Cellular Pathology3
MDLS 5250Molecular Diagnostics Techniques I2
MDLS 5251Molecular Diagnostics Technoques II2
Total Hours17

Bachelor of Applied Technology of Health Professions Technology - Description

Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, offers the professional degree Bachelor of Applied Technology in Health Professions Technology through its Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Bachelor's of Applied Technology in Health Professions Technology is designed for the certified/licensed allied health practitioner who has earned an Associate's Degree and who desires or requires further education for professional development or personal satisfaction. This degree will give students who graduated from our Histotechnology and Medical Laboratory Technology programs and graduates of other allied health associate degree program an opportunity to continue their education at Tarleton to earn a four year degree, while applying credit from their Workforce Education (WECM) courses.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Health Professions Technology degree must hold one of the following Degrees and Certification or License:

  • AAS Medical Laboratory Technology, MLT (ASCP)
  • AAS Histotechnology, HT (ASCP)
  • AAS Dental Hygiene, Registered Dental Hygienist
  • AAS Emergency Medical Services, EMT Paramedic or equivalent
  • AAS Health Information Technology, Appropriate Certification
  • AAS Physical Therapy Assistant, Licensed PTA
  • AAS Radiologic Technology, Registered Radiology Technologist by American Registry of Radiology Technologists
  • AAS Respiratory Care, Registered Respiratory Therapist by National Board for Respiratory Therapy and Texas Department of Health
  • AAS Surgical Technology, Certified Surgical Technologist by Association of Surgical Technologists
  • AAS Biotechnology (Eligible students may articulate from Temple College, Collin County College or by permission of Department Head

Contact:

Michael F. Neerman, Ph.D., C(ASCP)
BAT-HPT Program Director and Advisor
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-926-1101
neerman@tarleton.edu

The Bachelor of Applied Technology of Health Professions Technology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
Approved Certificate Program33
MDLS 4148Introduction to Medical Genetics1
HPTC 3320Biotechnology and Bioethics3
HPTC 3350Microbiology for Allied Health Professionals3
HPTC 4204Health Care Management2
HPTC 4305Issues and Trends in Health Care3
HPTC 4349Pharmacology for the Allied Health Professionals3
HPTC 4350Pathophysiology for the Health Professionals3
MGMT 3320Industrial Safety3
ENGL 3309 [WI] Technical writing and Document Design3
Select seven of the following:21
Current Issues in Business Operations
Administrative Information Systems
Web Site Development and Design
The Technology of E-Business
Organizational Communications
Graphics and Technical Writing
Technical Writing and Computer Applications
Employment Law
Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Principles of Bio-Statistics
Principles of Management
Personnel/Human Resource Management
Supervisory Management
Psychology of Learning
Educational Psychology
Behavior Analysis and Behavior Management
Medical Sociology
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

Bachelor of Science in Public Health - Description

The BS in Public health degree provide a foundation for students wishing to obtain employment in a public health profession or continue their education with graduate studies in public health.

Track 1: Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Community Health Education Concentration

The Community Health Education track will prepare students to provide health education, promote healthy lifestyles, prevent diseases, and enhance quality of life in communities. A strong foundation will be developed to understand distribution of health and illness in diverse populations, the relationship of social determinants to health and illness and disease risks among human populations.

The Community Health Education curriculum focuses on interdisciplinary efforts to address the physical, social, behavioral, mental, and environmental health concerns of communities and populations at risk for disease and injury. Graduates will plan and evaluate health services in communities, coordinate the community efforts of government agencies, care systems and private organizations and serve as advocates of improved community wellness.

Track 2: Public Health Laboratory Professional with American Society of Clinical Pathologists Certification in Microbiology.

The laboratory track prepares students to work in a public health laboratory at the local, state or national level. Public health microbiology laboratories help to identify agents of infectious disease in the community. Upon successful completion of the course work, students are eligible for the national ASCP board exam and will be qualified to work in both public health and hospital microbiology laboratories.

Track 3: Pre-Graduate Public Health

Graduates of the Pre-Graduate Public Health program will be prepared to either enter employment as a Health Education specialist or other public health career or pursue a graduate education in public health.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Field of Study Courses
PBHL 1310Health and Society: An Introduction to Public Health3
PBHL 2310Introduction to Epidemiology3
PBHL 2320Medical Ethics3
PBHL 3310Principles of Health Promotion and Education3
PBHL 3320Statistics for Health Care3
PBHL 4305 [WI] Issues and Trends in Health Care3
PBHL 4310Introduction to Health Management and Policy3
PBHL 4320Public Health Law3
PBHL 4350Pathophys for Hlth Professions3
Other Required Courses
General Education Requirements42
BIOL 2401 [shared] Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2402 [shared] Anatomy & Physiology II
COMM 2302 [shared] Business and Professional Speaking
Total Hours69
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Community Health Education
PBHL 4480Seminar and Internship in Public Health 14
MKTG 3314Marketing3
COMM 2320Promotional Writing3
MKTG 3318Promotional Strategy3
EDTC 3300Desktop Publishing in the Classroom3
HPTC 3350Microbiology for Allied Health Professionals3
HPTC 4349Pharmacology for the Allied Health Professionals3
HPTC 4204Health Care Management2
Select from the following:6
Introduction to Physical Fitness and Sport
Physiology of Exercise
Physiotherapy
HECO 1322Nutrition and Diet Therapy3
FACS 3325Meal Management3
FACS 4370Family and Economic Issues3
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
SOCI 3304Medical Sociology3
SOCI 4314Medical and Health Care Policy3
EDUC 3320Professional Development I: Understanding Learners3
Total Hours51
Public Health Laboratory Professional with ASCP Certification in Microbiology
PBHL 4480Seminar and Internship in Public Health 14
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods3
BIOL 3407Microbiology4
MKTG 3314Marketing3
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I4
MDLS 4360Introduction to Clinical Immunology3
CHEM 4374Biochemistry I3
MDLS 4234Medical Microbiology I Lecture2
MDLS 4135Medical Microbiology I Lab1
MDLS 4236Medical Microbiology II Lecture2
MDLS 4137Medical Microbiology II Lab1
MDLS 4151Clinical Parasitology Lecture1
MDLS 4152Clinical Parasitology Laboratory1
MDLS 4138Medical Mycology and Virology1
MDLS 4595Clinical Laboratory Practicum IV1-5
MDLS 4202Molecular Diagnostics2
HPTC 4204Health Care Management2
MDLS 4204Clinical Correlations and Capstone Review Speciality2
Total Hours48-52
Pre-Graduate Public Health
PBHL 4480Seminar and Internship in Public Health 13
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods3
MDLS 4360Introduction to Clinical Immunology3
BIOL 3407Microbiology4
PSYC 3435 [WI] Principles of Research for the Behavioral Sciences4
MDLS 4202Molecular Diagnostics2
MKTG 3314Marketing3
MKTG 3318Promotional Strategy3
Select from the following Communications Electives:6
News Gathering & Writing I
Interpersonal Communications
Digital Video Production
Communication Law
Persuasion
Event Planning and Management
Public Relations Cases and Campaigns
Select from the following Kinesiology Electives:3
Introduction to Physical Fitness and Sport
Physiology of Exercise
Physiotherapy
Select from the following Family and Consumer Science Electives:3
Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Meal Management
Family and Economic Issues
Select from the following Sociology Electives:3
Medical Sociology
Medical and Health Care Policy
Select from the following Psychology Electives:3
Educational Psychology
Personality
Social Psychology
Total Hours51
1

 Students in PH Concentrations I and II should enroll in 4 credit hours for PBHL 4480 and students in Concentration III should enroll in 3 hours credits.

Health Professions Technology Courses

HPTC 3320. Biotechnology and Bioethics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will cover the recent advances in biology which have made new techniques and technologies possible for the production of pharmaceuticals, foods, textiles, pesticides and chemicals. Ethical principles in biotechnology and biomedicine are studied and applied to contemporary problems in medicine and biomedical research. Additional topics include stem cell research; genetic testing; organ transplantation; and research involving human subjects.

HPTC 3350. Microbiology for Allied Health Professionals. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on an introduction to modern medical microbiology that is clinically relevant for the allied health professional. General concepts of bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal infection will be addressed, followed by a survey of the major human pathogens in each of these categories. Conclusion of the course will include microbiology issues that are applicable to clinical infection control protocols.

HPTC 4204. Health Care Management. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Comprehensive survey of management principles and practices in the health care setting, with particular attention to the allied health arena. Management strategies, strategic planning and implementation, budgetary preparation, personnel resource management and compliance with governmental and professional accreditation regulations are addressed with integration of health care ethics.

HPTC 4305. Issues and Trends in Health Care. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to explore and discuss concepts and issues that are pertinent to allied health care professionals including legal and regulatory issues, health service reform and cost containment, workforce development, and quality assurance practices.

HPTC 4349. Pharmacology for the Allied Health Professionals. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on a survey of the more important drugs used in medicine, including basic principles, clinical uses and possible adverse effects. Students will be introduced to important issues affecting drug approval, legislation, manufacturing, formulation and delivery, metabolism and measurement.

HPTC 4350. Pathophysiology for the Health Professionals. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on presentation of interrelationships between normal body functioning and the physiologic changes that participate in disease production, and occur as a result of disease. Emphasis on major disorders and other selected disorders provides a concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals.

Histology Technician Courses

HLAB 2182. Introduction to Medical Labratory Sciences. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introductory course in medical laboratory science. Universal lab safety practices, computer applications for science and medicine, basic lab mathematics, quality control and basic laboratory equipment including microscopy, centrifugation, analytical weighing and other laboratory equipment common to all medical laboratories. This course must be taken during the first semester of enrollment in the HT/MLT certification programs. Lab Fee: $15.

HLAB 2285. Capstone Cases and Review. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Major theoretical and practical applications in histotechnology including preparation of staining portfolio, mock registry exam (program final) and attendance at pathologist case presentations. This course must be taken during the final semester of enrollment in the HT program. Lab Fee $15.

HLAB 2334. Functional Histology I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Cellular Histology; Emphasizes the recognition, composition, and function of cells, cellular organelles, cell life cycles, blood and basic tissue types. Lab Fee: $15.

HLAB 2335. Histotechnology III. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Histotechniques: Special Staining; Theory and practice of histochemical staining techniques, including microorganism, tissue pigments, minerals, and neural tissue staining. Includes specialized techniques such as electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and muscle enzyme histochemistry. Lab Fee $15.

HLAB 2414. Introduction to Histotechnology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the healthcare environment and histology laboratory with emphasis on safety; infection control; mathematics; communication; medical terminology and ethical, legal and professional issues. Lab Fee $15.

HLAB 2415. Histotechnology I. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Histotechniques: Tissue Processing; Introduction to basic theories and practices of histotechnology including laboratory safety, fixation, tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, routine staining and operation and maintenance of lab equipment. Lab Fee $15.

HLAB 2424. Functional Histology II. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This anatomic histology course emphasizes the recognition, composition and function of organ systems including skeletal, nervous, circulatory, endocrine and reproductive system tissues. Lab Fee: $15.

HLAB 2425. Histotechnology II. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Histotechniques: Theory and practice of histochemical staining techniques. Topics include reagent preparation, basic tissue dye bonding, differentiation, quality control, nuclear, connective tissue and carbohydrate staining techniques. Lab Fee $15.

HLAB 2495. Clinical Histotechnology I. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introductory histology laboratory-based learning experience that enables students to observe and apply theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. This course must be taken during the first semester of the HT program. Field Assignment Fee: $50.

HLAB 2496. Clinical Histotechnology II. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An intermediate histology laboratory-based learning experience that enables students to apply theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Course must be taken during the second semester of the HT program. Prerequisite HLAB 2495. Field Assignment Fee: $50.

HLAB 2497. Clinical Histotechnology III. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An advanced histology laboratory based learning experience that enables students to apply and integrate theory, skills, and concepts and to work independently. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. This course must be taken during the last semester in the HT program. Prerequisites: HLAB 2495, HLAB 2496; Field Assignment Fee: $50.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Courses

MDLS 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Health Professions. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, and in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective. Also included will be the development of skills to promote physical and mental health.

MDLS 1111. Surv Allied Health Prof. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

MDLS 4114. Urinalysis and Renal Physiology. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of renal physiology, the formation of urine, and the relationship to renal and other systemic diseases. Co-Requisite Course(s): CLS 4115 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4115. Urinalysis Laboratory. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised learning experiences using microscopic, chemical, and automated techniques in analysis of urine. Lab fee $15. Co-Requisite Course(s):CLS 4114 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4116. Body Fluids Analysis. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Advanced concepts related to the biochemical and cellular analysis of body fluids. Includes normal physiologic function and pathophysiology of synovial, semenal, cerebrospinal, serous, and amniotic fluid.

MDLS 4125. Hematology I Laboratory. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experiences with emphasis placed on the enumeration, morphology and staining characteristics of normal blood cells. Manual and automated techniques will be used. Emphasis will be placed on specimen collection, processing, and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Co-Requisite Course(s): CLS 4224 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4127. Hematology II Laboratory. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experiences with emphasis placed on the enumeration, morphology, and staining characteristics of abnormal blood cells. Emphasis will be placed on specimen processing and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Prerequisite Course(s): CLS 4125 or approval of department head. Co-Requisite Course(s): CLS 4226 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4128. Hemostasis. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion and comparison of the hemostatic coagulation and fibrinolytic systems with emphasis on normal and abnormal physiology. Supervised learning experiences with emphasis on analytes to evaluate coagulation and fibrinolysis. Manual and automated techniques will be discussed and used. Prerequisite Course(s): CLS 4224 and CLS 4125 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4135. Medical Microbiology I Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experience with emphasis on isolation by staining, cultural, and differential biochemical characteristics of pathogenic microorganisms. Lab fee $15. Co-Requisite Course(s):CLS 4234 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4137. Medical Microbiology II Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experience with emphasis on staining, isolation, identification, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of microorganisms isolated from clinical specimens. Emphasis is also placed on specimen processing and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Prerequisite Course(s): CLS 4135 or approval of department head. Co-Requisite Course(s): CLS 4236 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4138. Medical Mycology and Virology. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of fungi and viruses implicated in human disease. Emphasis will be placed upon diagnostic tools used in the clinical laboratory to isolate, culture, and identify these microorganisms.

MDLS 4145. Immunohematology I Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experiences related to blood grouping and typing and compatibility testing. Emphasis is placed on specimen processing and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Co-Requisite Course(s):CLS 4244 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4147. Immunohematology II Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experiences related to antibody detection and identification, incompatibility and transfusion reaction resolution; component processing and storage; and selection for therapy. Emphasis is placed on specimen processing, laboratory techniques, and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Prerequisite Course: MLS 4145. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 4246.

MDLS 4148. Introduction to Medical Genetics. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to the concepts of gene structure and inheritance patterns. Emphasis will be placed on the types of inheritance patterns associated with different disease conditions in which clinical diagnostics plays a valuable role in disease diagnosis or patient counseling.

MDLS 4151. Clinical Parasitology Lecture. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of parasites causing disease in humans and their life cycles, identification, and pathology in humans. Opportunistic parasites in the immunocompromised host will also be addressed.

MDLS 4152. Clinical Parasitology Laboratory. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised experiences in the identification of human parasites. Specimen collection, processing and criteria for rejection will also be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on deriving diagnostic laboratory results and evaluation of those results. Lab fee $15.

MDLS 4164. Immunology and Serology I Lecture. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of immunological mechanisms fundamental to resistance to disease with emphasis on basic humoral and cellular immune response and resistance to microbial disease. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 4165.

MDLS 4165. Immunology and Serology I Laboratory. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised laboratory experience with emphasis on the detection, identification, and characterization of antigens and antibodies of infectious etiology using serologic techniques. Emphasis is placed on specimen processing and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 4164.

MDLS 4166. Immunology and Serology II Lecture. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of immunologic mechanisms and pathogenesis involved in autoimmune, allergic, and immunodeficient diseases. Prerequisite Course: MLS 4164. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 4167.

MDLS 4167. Immunology and Serology II Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised learning experience with emphasis on the detection, identification, and characterization of antigens and antibodies involved in autoimmune disease. Also emphasis on cells involved in cellular immunity using immunologic techniques. Emphasis is placed on specimen processing and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Prerequisite Courses: MLS 4165. Co-Requisite Courses: MLS 4166.

MDLS 4174. Introduction to Laboratory Safety and Instrumentation. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the theories and principles of instrument operation and safety practices commonly used in the clinical laboratory. Supervised learning experience in instrument operation and troubleshooting.

MDLS 4175. Advanced Laboratory Automation, Statistics, and Quality Assurance Concepts. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion and comparison of operating principles of automated analyzers, complex laboratory techniques, statistical methods and quality assurance concepts applicable to the clinical laboratory. Supervised learning experience in instrument operation, troubleshooting, electrophoresis and chromatography. Application of statistics to quality assurance and evaluation of laboratory results will be discussed.

MDLS 4177. Clinical Chemistry I Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised learning experiences with emphasis on manual, semi-automated, and automated procedures for assaying electrolytes, blood gases, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and drugs. Emphasis is placed on specimen processing and generation and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Prerequisite Course: MLS 4174. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 4276.

MDLS 4179. Clinical Chemistry II Lab. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised learning experiences with emphasis on manual, semi-automated, and automated procedures for assaying metabolites, drugs, enzymes, hormones, and tumor markers. Emphasis is placed on specimen selection, processing, analyses, and evaluation of diagnostic data. Lab fee $15. Prerequisite Course: MLS 4177. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 4278.

MDLS 4182. Computer Applications in Science and Medicine. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Use of computers in the scientific and medical fields. Emphasis is placed on using word processing and spread sheets; charting and graphing of data; presentation packages; tools for literature search; information search using the internet; and description and evaluation of current laboratory information systems.

MDLS 4202. Molecular Diagnostics. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An overview of molecular mechanisms including replication, transcription, and translation. Emphasis is placed on the principles of molecular methods and their application in diagnosis of microbiologic, immunologic, genetic, endocrine, hematopoietic, and metabolic disease.

MDLS 4204. Clinical Correlations and Capstone Review Speciality. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course employs an integrative approach to laboratory medicine with emphasis on the review of patient cases and appropriate utilization of laboratory tests in diagnosis and case management. A comprehensive review and assessment of the concepts in a specialty area of medical laboratory medicine.

MDLS 4224. Hematology I Lecture. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Studies on the formation, function, and identification of normal cellular blood elements are discussed. Emphasis is placed on normal physiology and characteristics of blood cells in all ages. Co-Requisite Course(s): CLS 4125 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4226. Hematology II Lecture. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Studies on the formation and identification of abnormal cellular blood elements are discussed. Emphasis is placed on abnormal physiology and hematologic manifestations of disease. Prerequisite Course(s): CLS 4224 or approval of department head. Co-Requisite Course(s): CLS 4125 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4234. Medical Microbiology I Lecture. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of growth characteristics, morphology, physiology, and identification criteria of human pathogenic microorganisms and normal flora. Co-Requisite Course(s): CLS 4135 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4236. Medical Microbiology II Lecture. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of antimicrobial susceptibility, anaerobic bacteria, mycobacteria, chlamydia, rickettsia, and an overview of infections by organ system. Emphasis is on epidemiology, pathogenesis, source of isolation, and conventional and molecular methods of diagnosis of human pathogenic organisms. Prerequisite Course(s): CLS 4234 or approval of department head. Co-Requisite Course(s): CLS 4137 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4244. Immunohematology I Lecture. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of the principles of immunohematology in relation to blood grouping, typing, compatibility testing, and antibody detection and identification. Co-Requisite Course(s): CLS 4145 or approval of department head.

MDLS 4246. Immunohematology II Lecture. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of the principles of immunohematology in relation to transfusion and transplant medicine, donor processing, and component preparation and storage. Prerequisite Course: MLS 444. Co-Requisite Course:MLS 4147.

MDLS 4276. Clinical Chemistry I Lecture. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to the theories and principles of diagnostic methods used to measure common analytes involved in water and acid base balance, mineral and metabolic homeostasis in serum and other body fluids. Normal physiology and biochemical manifestation of disease are emphasized. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 4177.

MDLS 4278. Clinical Chemistry II Lecture. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion and comparison of diagnostic methods employed in the clinical chemistry laboratory. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic metabolites, enzymology, endocrinology, and tumor markers. Normal physiology and biochemical manifestations of disease are discussed. Prerequisite Course: MLS 4276. Co-Requisite Course: MLS 4179.

MDLS 4360. Introduction to Clinical Immunology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussion of immunological mechanisms fundamental to resistance to disease. Emphasis is placed on the basic humoral and cellular immune response and resistance to microbial disease with particular attention to medical laboratory assay principles.

MDLS 4386. Clinical Laboratory Science Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course open by invitation to capable Clinical Laboratory Science students who wish to pursue a selected problem study. Students are permitted and encouraged to work independently under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated for credit, subject to the approval of the department head. Lab fee $10.

MDLS 4391. Integrated Clinical Laboratory Practice and Research. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

An integrated clinical laboratory course designed to introduce the concepts of specimen tracking and processing using a laboratory information system, test result utilization, utilization review, and clinical research. Emphasis will be placed on workload organization; quality control evaluation accuracy; consistency; validity of results generated; and appropriate reporting of results. Lab fee $15.

MDLS 4592. Clinical Laboratory Practicum I. 1-5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured clinical experience directed toward development of laboratory skills, organizing work, and solving problems in hematology, hemostasis, and body fluid analysis. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of quality assurance data and application of laboratory information systems and automation. Grading in this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Field experience fee $75.

MDLS 4593. Clinical Laboratory Practicum II. 1-5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured clinical experience directed toward development of laboratory skills, organizing work, and solving problems in medical microbiology and parasitology. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of quality assurance data and application of laboratory information systems and automation. Grading in this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Field experience fee $75.

MDLS 4594. Clinical Laboratory Practicum III. 1-5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured clinical experience directed toward development of laboratory skills, organizing work, and solving problems in immunology, serology, and blood banking. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of quality assurance data and application of laboratory information systems and automation. Grading in this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Field experience fee $75.

MDLS 4595. Clinical Laboratory Practicum IV. 1-5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured clinical experience directed toward development of laboratory skills, organizing work and solving problems in clinical chemistry, toxicology, and molecular pathology. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of quality assurance data and application of laboratory information systems and automation. Grading in this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Field experience fee $75.

MDLS 4896. Advanced Clinical Practicum. 1-8 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured clinical experience directed toward development of laboratory skills, organizing work, and solving problems in the clinical laboratory. Emphasis is given to high complexity testing. Grading in this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Field experience fee $75.

Medical Laboratory Technician Courses

MLAB 2182. Introductory Skills for Medical Laboratory Science. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introductory course in the medical laboratory sciences program that includes basic laboratory safety practices, computer applications, lab mathematics, quality control and basic laboratory equipment. This course must be taken during the first semester of enrollment on the MLT and HT certification programs. Course fee $25.

MLAB 2193. MLT Field Practicum III. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured supervised work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience, enhance skills and integrate knowledge in microbiology and urinalysis. Field experience fee $50.

MLAB 2194. MLT Field Practicum I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured supervised work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience, enhance skills and integrate knowledge in blood bank, serology and automation. Field experience fee $50.

MLAB 2195. MLT Field Practicum II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured supervised work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience, enhance skills and integrate knowledge in chemistry and hematology. Field experience fee $50.

MLAB 2214. Introduction to Urinalysis. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to urinalysis and body fluid analysis, including the anatomy and physiology of the kidney, and physical, chemical and microscopic examination of urine, cerebrospinal fluid, and other body fluids. Lab fee $15.

MLAB 2228. Coagulation. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course in coagulation theory, procedures, and practical applications. Includes laboratory exercises which rely on commonly performed manual and semi-automated methods.

MLAB 2285. Advanced Topics and Capstone Review. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course examines the integration of all areas/concepts of the laboratory and correlates laboratory test data with diagnostic applications and pathophysiology using critical thinking skills. This course includes a capstone examination and may only be taken during the last semester of the MLT/HT programs.

MLAB 2292. MLT Field Practicum IV. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Structured, supervised work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience in the clinical laboratory. Opportunities are centered in the rural health setting. Course must be taken in the last semester of the MLT program. Field experience fee $50.

MLAB 2364. Introduction to Immunology-Serology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to the theory and application of basic immunology, including the immune response, principles of antigen-antibody reactions, and principles and techniques of serologic procedures. Lab fee $15.

MLAB 2424. Introduction to Hematology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the theory and practical application of routine procedures, both manual and automated. Red blood cell and white blood cell physiology, morphology (normal and abnormal), maturation sequences and associated diseases are included. Lab fee $15.

MLAB 2444. Introduction to Immunohematology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of blood group antigens and antibodies. Performance of routine blood banking procedures, including blood group and Rh typing, antibody screens, antibody identification, cross matching, elution and absorption techniques. Lab fee $15.

MLAB 2474. Laboratory Operations. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An intermediate course in the clinical laboratory sciences that includes the principles of laboratory instrumentation and automation, quality control concepts, point of care testing and phlebotomy. Supervised laboratory experiences in instrument operation, calibration and maintenance, and point of care testing and phlebotomy. Lab fee $15.

MLAB 2534. Introduction of Medical Microbiology. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Instruction in the theory, practical application and pathogenesis of clinical microbiology, including specimen collection, processing, identification, susceptibility testing and reporting procedures. Lab fee $15.

MLAB 2576. Introduction to Clinical Chemistry. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to the principles and procedures of various tests performed in clinical chemistry. Presents the physiological basis for the test, the principle and procedure for the test and the clinical significance of the test results including quality control and normal values. Also includes basic chemical laboratory techniques and safety for electrolytes, acid-base balance, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, metabolites, endocrine function, therapeutic drug monitoring, and toxicology. Lab fee $15.

Public Health Courses

PBHL 1310. Health and Society: An Introduction to Public Health. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to the structure of the United States health care system and major issues in the delivery of quality health care. The course focus is upon the interaction of individual, societal, and policy aspects of health care in a changing health care delivery system.

PBHL 2310. Introduction to Epidemiology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to introduce the public health student to the methodology used to study incidence, prevalence and risk factors associated with human disease. Students will develop practical skills used in public health to design and interpret epidemiologic studies and an understanding of the application of evidence-based medicine to increase quality of medical care.

PBHL 3310. Principles of Health Promotion and Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An overview of the types of programs in the field of health education and health promotion and techniques utilized in a variety of community settings. Discussion includes social behavior in individual health decisions and the role of the educator to provide motivational tools that lead to healthy lifestyles. Ethical issues and measures of success in health interventions are also considered.

PBHL 3320. Statistics for Health Care. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Practical applications of general principles of descriptive and inferential statistics used in health care research. Topics include statistical principles, descriptive statistics, regression analysis, study design, vital statistics and reportable diseases or conditions. Mastery of basic methods in statistical analysis will be enhanced by the utilization of statistical software. Prerequisites: PBHL 2310.

PBHL 4305. Issues and Trends in Health Care. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

This course is designed to explore and discuss concepts and issues that are pertinent to allied health care professionals including legal and regulatory issues, health service reform and cost containment, workforce development, and quality assurance practices. Credit for both HPTC 4305 and PBHL 4305 will not be awarded.

PBHL 4310. Introduction to Health Management and Policy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Examines the structure of health care systems and policies that impact health programs and financing of health services. Emphasis is placed upon planning and management issues in various health care delivery organizations.

PBHL 4320. Public Health Law. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to laws and regulations governing health care professionals and medical institutions. Class discussions examine the balance between individual rights and health care providers’ activities with public health powers and community health needs. The course includes bioethical principles underlying public health and health care practice.

PBHL 4350. Pathophys for Hlth Professions. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on presentation of interrelationships between normal body functioning and the physiologic changes that participate in disease production, and occur as a result of disease. Emphasis on major disorders and other selected disorders provides a concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals.

PBHL 4480. Seminar and Internship in Public Health. 3-4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Comprehensive and integrated application of knowledge and skills acquired in the Public Health program in a practical setting. Success will depend upon the ability to demonstrate professional competence in public health practice. The 3 credit hour course is available for Public health Concentrations I and III and the 4 credit hour course is available for Concentration II only. Prerequisites: Approval of Program Director or major in Public Health.

Tarleton State University
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
(817) 926-1101
(817) 922-8103
www.tarleton.edu/medicallab

Sally S. Lewis, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP), MB; Head
MLS Program Director and Master of Science Advisor
On-Campus: 7222 Off-Campus: (817) 926-1101
slewis@tarleton.edu

Heping Han, Ph.D., MD, MB(ASCP)
Director of Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
On-Campus: 7239 Off-Campus: (817) 926-1101
heping@tarleton.edu

Sally Hoger, DrPH., MS, SM(ASCP)
Public Health Program Director
On-Campus: 7227 Off-Campus: (817) 926-1101
hoger@tarleton.edu

Michael F. Neerman, Ph.D., C(ASCP)
HPT Program Director
On-Campus: 7246 Off-Campus: (817)926-1101
neerman@tarleton.edu

Virginia Reyes, M.Ed., MT(ASCP) SBB
MLT Program Director
On-Campus: 7223 Off-Campus: (817) 926-1101
reyes@tarleton.edu

Dale Telgenhoff, Ph.D., HTL(ASCP)
HT Program Director
On-Campus: 7235 Off-Campus: (817) 926-1101
telgenhoff@tarleton.edu

Professor

  • Murray

Associate professors

  • Lewis
  • Taylor
  • Telgenhoff

Assistant professors

  • Dubansky
  • Han
  • Hoger
  • McAfee
  • Neerman

Instructor

  • Reyes