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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)

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Advanced instruction is offered in the form of tutorials for a limited number of undergraduate students with prior experience in anatomical sciences. The emphasis of the course will be advanced study of a specific area of gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, or histology. In gross anatomy and neuroanatomy, students will do a complete, detailed dissection of a specific area of the body and present it to the faculty with a term paper on a clinically significant aspect of the dissection. In histology, students will prepare specific organs for special histological and immunocytochemical techniques with an oral presentation and term paper. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC
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Testing of hearing using pure tone air and bone conduction tests with normal and with hard of hearing individuals. (Same as SPLH 670.) Prerequisite: AUD 697 or concurrent. LAB
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An introductory overview of the professions of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Cytotechnology including types of analyses performed, specialties, interrelationships in the health care system and a visit to a clinical laboratory. This course will enable those considering a major in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences to have a clear definition of the professions. (Same as BIOL 210.) LEC
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Principles and practice of collecting blood specimens for clinical laboratory analyses. Includes specimen identification, equipment, anticoagulants, safety precautions, specimen transport, and processing. Hepatitis immunization required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Science Program or consent of instructor. LAB
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Student laboratory class room experience with recitation addressing introductory clinical chemistry and basic antigen-antibody based techniques useful in the clinical chemistry laboratory (immunochemical methods). Laboratory skills addressed will include: laboratory math; quality control; pipeting; instruments and methods (both immunochemical and traditional) used in analysis of a variety of body fluids. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of the instructor. LAB
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Introductory principles of testing, methods of analysis, data interpretation, and clinical significance of routine clinical chemistry procedures and instrumentation. Prerequisite: CLS 523 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Pathogenesis and disease processes of pathogenic, opportunistic, and saprophytic bacteria; composition and preparation of media; sterilization and disinfection; antimicrobial agents; topics related to theory and applications of the foregoing. The relationships between fundamental and applied microbiology are stressed. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of the instructor. LEC
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A laboratory classroom experience and recitation that addresses the culture of clinically significant bacteria and diagnostic procedures. PREREQUISITE: CLS 532 or CLS 532 concurrently, or consent of the instructor. LAB
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Fundamentals of hematopoiesis; the physiology, function, and cytochemistry of normal and abnormal blood cells; the theory and performance of clinical laboratory methods related to these parameters. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of the instructor. LEC
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A laboratory classroom experience and recitation involving performance of fundamental hematology laboratory procedures with emphasis on basic hematologic techniques and the identification of normal and abnormal cells in the peripheral blood and bone marrow. Prerequisite: CLS 536, or CLS 536 concurrently, or consent of the instructor. LAB
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Intermediate principles of testing, methods of analysis, data interpretation, and clinical chemistry procedures and instrumentation with an emphasis on instrumentation theory, preventative maintenance, and trouble shooting. Prerequisite: CLS 530 and CLS 531 or consent of instructor. LEC
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A projects course including the following topic areas: testing methods and instrument evaluation; regulatory procedures; improvement processes; utilizing a medical chart to prepare a case study for presentation; critique of journal articles; educational methodologies; resume writing and interviewing skills. Prerequisite: CLS 520 - CLS 549 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Lectures on clinically significant fungi/yeasts and parasites; topics related to theory and applications of the foregoing. The relationships between fundamental and applied microbiology are stressed. Prerequisite: CLS 532 and CLS 533 or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Laboratory classroom experience and recitation that addresses the culture of clinically significant fungi/yeasts and related diagnostic procedures; morphology of clinical significant parasites and related diagnostic procedures. Prerequisite: CLS 532, CLS 533, cls 542, or CLS 542 concurrently or consent of the instructor. LAB
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Basic principles of immunohematology as applied to transfusion services, donor services, component preparation and storage, legal and regulatory issues and component utilization with emphasis on provision of blood safe for transfusion. Prerequisite: Admission to the CLS program and BIOL 503 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. LEC
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A laboratory classroom experience and recitation that addresses basic techniques of blood banking including blood typing compatibility testing and antibody identification. Emphasis will be on problem solving for transfusion related situations as well as evaluation of special problems related to hemolytic disease of the newborn, autoimmune hemolytic disorders and transfusion reactions. Prerequisite: CLS 544, or CLS 544 concurrently, or consent of instructor. LAB
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Intermediate lectures on hematopoiesis, the physiology, function, and cytochemistry of normal and abnormal blood cells, normal and abnormal hemostasis, and the theory and performance of laboratory methods related to these parameters. Prerequisite: CLS 536 and CLS 537 or consent of instructor. LEC
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A laboratory classroom experience and recitation involving performance of intermediate hematology laboratory procedures with emphasis on basic hematologic and coagulation techniques and the identification of normal and abnormal cells in the peripheral blood and bone marrow. Prerequisite: CLS 536, CLS 537 and CLS 546 or CLS 546 concurrently, or consent of the instructor. LAB
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A laboratory classroom experience with recitation involving performance of basic immunoassays including emphasis on theory (application of immunologic principles related to laboratory testing), technique, quality control and safety. Prerequisite: CLS 523 and BIOL 503 or CLS 523 and BIOL 503 concurrently, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An introduction to molecular biology and molecular biological methodologies and technologies commonly used in basic, applied, and diagnostic laboratories. An emphasis is placed on molecular biology principles and techniques used in the clinical laboratory for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of the instructor. LEC
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A lecture course covering the theory behind a variety of current molecular, biochemical and immunologic techniques utilized in today's research and diagnostic laboratories. Material presented will include proper specimen preparation and handling; technique set-up and quality control; trouble shooting and technique modification. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of instructor. LEC
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Student Laboratory course with practical application of selected molecular, biochemical, and immunologic techniques. Designed to provide limited experience with advanced chromatographic techniques (DEAE-cellulose, affinity columns, HPLC, and gas); multiple electrophoresis techniques (starch-gel, SDS-page, Southern blot); nucleic acid analysis and manipulation; ligand production and utilization; cell culture, including appropriate sterilization methods, aseptic handling, and steps to ensure attachment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of instructor. LAB
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Introduction to analysis of journal articles. Initial sessions will place an emphasis upon reading the article with an eye to replicating a described method or specific technique; analyzing data presented for validity; acceptance or rejection of the researchers' conclusions. Follow-up sessions will involve analyzing and presenting selected articles. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of instructor. LEC
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A lecture course covering the structure of the atom, isotopes, and radioactivity. Emphasis will be on radiation protection and safe handling of isotopes. In addition, the student will be introduced to methods for detection and quantitation of radioactivity in biological materials. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of instructor. LEC
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Placement of the student in a biotechnology core facility supporting molecular biological research from multiple laboratories. Such a core facility would provide, but not to be restricted to, the following methodologies: amino acid analysis; protein/peptide sequencing; peptide synthesis; DNA/RNA sequencing; oligonucleotide synthesis. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of instructor. LAB
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Web based course that provides the student with a targeted review of molecular and cytogenetics techniques, current theory, techniques and applications concerning protein structure and function, current theory, techniques and applications of molecular immunology. Review in each topic is augmented with situation simulations in research and diagnostic applications of the appropriate techniques. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Placement of the student in a molecular genetics research laboratory (utilizing either prokaryotic or eucaryotic organisms or both) working with laboratory staff on an on-going small project within the laboratory. Molecular genetics laboratories utilized could be involved in, but not restricted to, any of the following activities: gene sequencing, cloning or splicing: elucidation of the mechanisms that regulate gene expression; proto-oncogene activation. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of instructor. LAB
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Placement of the student in a cytogenetics laboratory. Cytogenetics laboratories utilized would be involved in, but not restricted to, performing cell culture and harvest at metaphase; staining for band identification; FISH. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences programs or consent of instructor. LAB
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Placement of the student in a protein chemistry laboratory (utilizing either prokaryotic or eucaryotic organisms or both). Laboratories utilized could be involved in, but not restricted to, protein production on a large scale; protein isolation and purification; amino acid sequencing; elucidation of three-dimensional structure; determination of the function(s) of the protein studied. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of instructor. LAB
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Placement of the student in a molecular biology or molecular immunology research laboratory that focuses on cell-to-cell signaling. Laboratories utilized could be involved in, but not restricted to, cytokine/chemokine production and isolation; biochemical characterization of the molecule; elucidation of function. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of instructor. LAB
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Placement of the student in an immunochemistry or cell mediated immunology research laboratory. Laboratories utilized could be involved in, but not restricted to, cytokine/chemokine production and isolation; biochemical characterization of an immune mediator; elucidating the functions(s) of an immune mediator; cell-to-cell communication in regulation of immune function; cellular interactions; HLA phenotypes and risk rate for immune function disease; antigen characterization and vaccine development. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of instructor. LAB
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Placement of the student in any of a variety of research laboratories actively participating in molecular biological projects utilizing advanced genetic, biochemical immunologic, or other molecular techniques. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of instructor. LAB
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Advanced clinical chemistry lectures on correlation of laboratory analysis with pathophysiology addressing organ system disease, metabolic disease, nutrition, and special topics in clinical chemistry. Prerequisite: CLS 530, CLS 531, CLS 540, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A tutorial instruction and clinical laboratory experience in chemistry of body fluid substances based on the application of knowledge and skill to methodology, instrumentation, quality control, and correlation of chemical analysis to pathophysiology. Prerequisite: CLS 640 or CLS 640 concurrently, or consent of instructor. LAB
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Lectures on viruses, rickettsia, chlamydia, mycoplasma, and other unusual organisms, signs and detection of infection, antibiotics including classes, structure, function and assay. Prerequisite: CLS 532, CLS 533, CLS 542 and CLS 543, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A tutorial instruction and clinical laboratory experience in diagnostic microbiology. Prerequisite: CLS 642 or CLS 642 concurrently, or consent of instructor. LAB
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Advanced blood banking and theory focused on the problems encountered in the hospital transfusion service and a donor drawing center. Prerequisite: CLS 544 and CLS 545, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Individual participation in a hospital immunohematology laboratory. Students gain practical experience in the use of procedures and equipment by working with the staff. Performance of standard laboratory procedures will be done under supervision. Prerequisite: CLS 544, CLS 545, and CLS 644, or CLS 644 concurrently, or consent of instructor. LAB
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Advanced lectures on hematologic and hemorrhagic disorders with emphasis on pathological mechanisms, interpretation, and clinical correlation of test results. Prerequisite: CLS 536, CLS 537, CLS 546, and CLS 547, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A tutorial laboratory experience conducted in the clinical setting and designed to provide expertise in current methodology, instrumentation, and automation of basic and advanced hematology and coagulation procedures. Prerequisite: CLS 546, CLS 547, and CLS 646, or CLS 646 concurrently, or consent of instructor. LAB
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Lectures on immune system involvement in disease processes and correlation of immunologic laboratory test data to disease conditions. Prerequisite: CLS 549, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Practice of basic immunoassay procedures and introduction to immunonephelometry as well as direct and indirect fluorescent antibody technique. Prerequisite: CLS 648 or CLS 648 concurrently, or consent of instructor. LAB
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This review will enable students to identify areas of weakness in their understanding of clinical laboratory science. Students will participate in question-answer sessions and panel discussions in order to evaluate their performance in meeting required competencies. Prerequisite: CLS 520-CLS 549 inclusive, CLS 605, CLS 661, and CLS 640-CLS 649 inclusive, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Situation and problem solving oriented web based course that reviews material taught. This course will enable students to identify areas of weakness in their understanding of molecular biotechniques and their applications. Interactive question-answer format and a comprehensive, certification-type exam will aid students in evaluating their performance in meeting required competencies. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to basic principles of management, education, and research and their application in the current health care environment. Course content includes: management theory, scope of management, quality issues, budgeting, personnel issues, evaluation and application of management concepts; introductory research methods and evaluation of journal articles. Cross listed with HEIM 661 and RESP 661. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Educational concepts including principles of learning, curriculum design, evaluation, teaching methodologies, audiovisual and library resources, accreditation, student services, and legal considerations. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Science program or consent of instructor. LEC
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A course of study offering the student the opportunity for acquisition of additional knowledge and skills in one of the clinical laboratory routine areas or a specialty area, e.g., cytogenetics, metabolic analysis, or supervision; or at another clinical site. Course requirements designed in cooperation with student. Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Laboratory Science program or consent of instructor. LEC
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The basic principles of cardiovascular anatomy, with particular attention to the embryonic development. This course is designed to review cardiovascular anatomy. The course will include basic medical and cardiovascular terminology, embryologic development, and normal adult cardiovascular anatomy, including the great veins, arteries, coronary vessels and the conduction system. Normal cardiac anatomy is relation to the echocardiographic exam will be discussed. Prerequisites: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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The basic principles of electrocardiography, with particular attention to basic normal and abnormal pattern recognition. This course is designed to present basic principles of ECG and the fundamentals of the ECG waveform. The student will be introduced to normal basic pattern and common abnormality recognition. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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Advanced principles of Doppler echocardiography, with particular attention to the practical application of same to the echo lab. This course is designed to introduce the students to the fundamental physical principles of Doppler Echocardiography and their application to the echocardiographic examination. The course will introduce students to the basic physics of Doppler ultrasound. The student will also be introduced to the fundamental principles of Pulse Wave, Continuous Wave and Color Flow Doppler and their application to diagnostic ultrasound. In addition, the student will be introduced to the objectives of the routine Doppler examination along with a definition of the normal Doppler exam. Prerequisite: Admission to diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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Provide the student with the basic care skill necessary to function in the hospital and clinical setting. This course will provide the student with an introduction to the profession and the role of the cardiac sonographer. Patient care skills will be reviewed including patient transfer, proper ergonomics of scanning, measurement of vital signs, ankle brachial indices, hand hygiene, sterile technique, infection control, orientation to the hospital and clinical environment and effective communication skills. Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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Provide the student skills necessary to perform basic two-dimensional and m-mode imaging. The purpose of the clinical education of the program is to provide meaningful, well-balanced sonographic experiences for the sonographers in training. The clinical competency evaluation system is a method of evaluating the progress of the student's ability to perform two-dimensional echocardiograms. This method is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to progress at a rate consistent with his/her ability and knowledge. Clinical Practicum I will focus on the development of image recognition, anatomy identification and acquisition of two-dimensional imaging, measuring two-dimensional and m-mode of chamber size and calculation of ejection fraction. Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. PRA
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The basic principles of cardiovascular physiology, with particular attention to the control mechanism of the cardiovascular system. This course will provide students with an understanding of the general concepts and control mechanisms of the cardiovascular system. A broad overview of the system will be discussed initially followed by in-depth presentation of the component parts of the cardiovascular system. This course will lead into Cardiovascular Physiology II, where emphasis will be placed on how the entire system operates and how the individual components are coordinated. Both courses will introduce the student to echocardiographic evaluation of cardiovascular physiology and evaluation using other diagnostic modalities when applicable. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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Advanced principles of Doppler echocardiography, with particular attention to the practical application of same echo lab. This course is designed to enable the student to apply Doppler physics and instrumentation principles to the actual Doppler echocardiography examination. The student will learn how to derive hemodynamic data from pulse-wave, continuous wave and color-flow Doppler examinations. The student will learn to effectively acquire accurate Doppler measurements and apply those data to the appropriate parameters and equations that are routinely used in the echo lab. Prerequisite: Introduction to Doppler Echocardiography and Instrumentation. LEC
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This course is designed to enable the student to understand the pathophysiology of acquired valvular heart disease. The etiology, physiology, cardiac auscultation, physical examination and symptoms and electrocardiographic findings associated with the various disease states will be covered. Two-dimensional and spectral and color flow Doppler findings associated with each valvular disease state will be evaluated. The student will learn to obtain and effectively apply accurate two-dimensional and Doppler measurements as they relate to evaluation and quantification of valvular disease. Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program LEC
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Provide the student skills necessary to perform basic two-dimensional, m-mode, spectral and color flow Doppler examination. The purpose of the clinical education of the program is designed to provide meaningful, well-balanced sonographic experiences for the sonographers in training. The experience is structured. The clinical competency evaluation system is a method of evaluating the echocardiograms and performance of students. This method is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to progress at a rate consistent with his/her ability and knowledge. Clinical Practicum II will focus on the development skills in spectral and color flow Doppler imaging. The following Doppler assessment skills will be developed in the clinical setting: pulse, continuous-wave and color flow Doppler. The students will be expected to continue enhancement and proficiency in two-dimensional and m-mode imaging developed in clinical practicum I. Prerequisite: DCS 306 PRA
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This course is designed to enable the student to understand the pathophysiology and echocardiographic findings associated with cardiomyopathies and systolic and diastolic assessment of the heart. The etiology, physiology, cardiac auscultation, physical examination and symptoms and EKG findings associated with the various disease states will be covered. The role of two-dimensional, M-mode and color flow and spectral Doppler in the evaluation of the various disease states will be evaluated. The student will learn to obtain and effectively apply accurate two-dimensional and Doppler measurements as they relate to evaluation and quantification of systolic and diastolic function and echocardiographic role of evaluation of diseases of the myocardium. Prerequisite: DCS 307 LEC
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The basis and advanced principles of ultrasound physics, with particular attention to the practical application of same to diagnostic ultrasound. The course is designed to present basic ultrasound physics principles and the fundamentals of diagnostic ultrasound instrumentation as they relate to ultrasound imaging and Doppler echocardiography. The course will cover basic ultrasound physics principles and the application of those principles to diagnostic ultrasound equipment. The student will be introduced to the basic components of the ultrasound machine that include the transducer, beam former, signal processor, image processor and display. The goal of the course is to show the students how an ultrasound machine creates an image and performs Doppler echocardiography and how to use the controls optimally. The student will be introduced to the physical principles of Pulsed Wave Doppler, Continuous Wave Doppler and Color Flow Doppler and the application of these modalities to diagnostic ultrasound. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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The basic principles of ancillary cardiovascular testing and interventional procedures, with particular attention to the relationship and applicability of same to cardiovascular ultrasound. This course is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to interpret a clinical cardiology assessment and to familiarize the students with the special procedures utilized in the echocardiography laboratory. The student will be introduced to basic cardiac pharmacology and to basic cardiac laboratory values. Cardiovascular testing and interventional procedures will be reviewed. A specific goal of this course is to give the student the skills necessary to obtain a complete cardiac patient history. This course will also cover the role of echocardiography in the emergency room, operating room and in the intensive care unit. A detailed description of a transesophageal echocardiogram will be covered. The clinical indications and role of the sonographer is performing the procedure in the echo lab or in the operating room will also be discussed. The role of contrast in evaluation of the heart will be discussed along with the utility and techniques of administering contrast. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program LEC
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Provide the students with skills necessary to perform an echocardiogram and accurately assess valvular heart disease. This course is designed to allow the students to advance the skills learned in clinical practicum I and II in the clinical environment. The focus of this course will be on valvular heart disease, prosthetic valve surveillance and an introduction to stress echocardiography. The clinical instructor will formally evaluate the competency in each of the required skills. Prerequisite: DCS 308 PRA
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The advanced physics and Doppler instrumentation principles to enter the ultrasound profession and review for board certification examinations. The course is designed to present advanced ultrasound physics principles and diagnostic ultrasound instrumentation as they relate to ultrasound imaging and Doppler echocardiography. The course will cover advanced ultrasound physics principles and the application of those principles to diagnostic ultrasound equipment. The student will continue to enhance their general knowledge of components of the ultrasound machine that include transducer, beam former, signal processor, image processor and display. The course will include a review of the physics section of the certification examination. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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At the completion of this course the student will have the necessary knowledge to perform a complete echocardiographic assessment using the appropriate two-dimensional, m-mode, spectral and color flow Doppler information. The student will learn about the following disease states and their relationship to a cardiac evaluation: cardiac diseases secondary to systemic illness, connective tissue disorders, neurological diseases, endocrine, hematological disorders, pericardial disease, cardiac tumors and masses and disease of the great vessels. Prerequisite: DCS 402 LEC
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Provide the students with skills necessary to perform stress echocardiography, TEE and contrast echocardiography. The students will develop the skills necessary to perform stress echocardiography including patient preparation, acquisition of baseline 2D images, monitoring during stress testing and post exercise image acquisition selection. The role of the sonographer in the performance of TEE and the use of contrast echo in the clinical setting will be introduced in this clinical practicum. The students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate the presence and severity of a pericardial effusion and differentiate between constrictive and restrictive physiology. The course will include a basic review of normal EKG interpretation and abnormal of EKG tracing recognition. Prerequisite: DCS 405 PRA
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The basic principles of entering the ultrasound profession and review for board certification examinations. This course is designed to prepare the sonographer in training to evaluate and prepare for echocardiographic career opportunities in the following ways: (1) How to research the various types of career opportunities available to entry-level sonographer. (2) How to complete a resume and prepare for the interviewing process. (3) How to access the array of professional organizations and periodicals that will help maintain continuing education credits. (4) Summarize the disease states covered throughout the Adult Echo Series. The course will include a review of the adult echocardiography sections of certification examination. Prerequisites: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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The basic principles congenital heart disease, with particular attention to the echocardiographic evaluation of the patient with known or suspected congenital heart disease. This course will provide students with an overview of congenital heart disease. A review of embryology will be presented initially, followed by discussion of the morphologic anatomy of the atria and ventricles. This course will give the student an introduction to the evaluation of congenital heart disease using the segmental approach. The student will incorporate knowledge of normal cardiovascular physiology and anatomy. Technical consideration will be presented for echocardiographic evaluation of the patient with known or suspected congenital heart disease. Other diagnostic modalities will be explored when applicable. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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The basic principles writing research papers and oral presentation, with particular attention to research techniques in collaboration with fellows and physicians. This course requires the sonographer in training to research an echocardiographic topic, write a paper about the topic and present the topic at noon conference in front of his peers, staff sonographers, nursing personnel, cardiology fellows and the medical staff. The student must present the natural history of the disease process, the historical approach to the diagnosis of the disease, an overview of the other modalities used in diagnosing the disease, the echocardiographic technique used in it diagnosis, and the scientific rationale behind the technique. In addition, the sonographer in training will include case studies in the presentation. The sonographer in training will be teamed with a cardiology fellow who will serve as both mentor and a resource during the development of this presentation. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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During this clinical practicum V the students will focus on the primary role of obtaining high quality ultrasound images of the heart and related structures. Developing sufficient skills in the performance of the technique so as to produce complete anatomical and functional information for the physician to interpret on a semi-independent basis. The student will be allowed to scan in a semi-independent manner after successful completion of competencies in valvular heart disease, regurgitation and stenotic lesions, myocardial disease, stress echocardiography (resting) have been completed in clinical practicum IV. TEE and observation of contrast echocardiography will continue to be completed with a clinical instructor. Prerequisite: DCS 409 PRA
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Orientation to the profession of cytotechnology including basic cell biology, ethics, the microscope, history of the profession. Also basic concepts of pathology are introduced including normal, benign proliferative, inflammatory, and reparative processes. The cellular alterations caused by these processes are introduced using the female genital system. The histology, anatomy, and endocrine system of the female genital tract are also covered. Microscopy of this section includes proper use and care of the microscope, hormonal cytology, and the range of normal reparative reactions. The recognition of specific infectious agents and/or their cellular manifestations is also included using the female genital tract as the body system under investigations. Prerequisite: Admissions to the Cytotechnology Program or permission of instructor. LEC
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The pathologic concepts of neoplasia, the morphogenesis of carcinoma, and the cellular changes associated with both premalignant and malignant changes of squamous cell lesions in the cervix are studied. Microscopy in this section includes pre-screening of clinical care load identifying normal and abnormal cellular criteria. Prerequisite: CYTO 300 or instructor's permission. LEC
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A continuation of CYTO 321 with the emphasis on lesions of the uterine corpus, metastatic lesions, and lesions of the vulva and vagina. Also treatment effect and pregnancy change are included in this section. Practical microscopy is also continued with the pre-screening of clinical cases. Prerequisite: CYTO 321 or instructor's permission. LEC
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Cytology lab regulations and QC requirements. Management requirements regarding safety, quality improvement, and personnel. Also, the normal, benign, and malignant changes of the upper and lower respiratory tract and the oral cavity. The anatomy, histology, and cytology of each of the body sites is studied as well as infectious agents common to these sites. Microscopy includes prescreening gynecologic material while further increasing speed and accuracy. Respiratory and oral specimens are also included in the practical microscopy. Students rotate through the processing laboratory. Prerequisite: CYTO 322 or permission of the instructor. LEC
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This course includes the cytology of the reticulo-endothelial system, effusions, CSF, and other miscellaneous fluids. Normal, benign, and malignant cellular criteria are covered as well as the anatomy and histology of each body site. Microscopy includes further practice in gyn material and all non-gyn specimens studied to this point. Students continue to use the processing laboratory on a rotating basis. Prerequisite: CYTO 355 or instructor's permission. LEC
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This course includes the cytology of the GI system, the breast, the urinary tract, and other miscellaneous body sites. The anatomy and histology of each of the body sites is studied; cellular criteria for benign, normal, and malignant changes are introduced. Advanced topics such as aspiration cytology will also be covered. Microscopy includes further practice in the pre-screening of gyn material as well as all non-gyn material studied to this point. Students continue to use the processing laboratory on a rotating basis. Prerequisite: CYTO 370 or instructor's permission. LEC
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This course will focus on the scientific method and research tools as used in recent journal articles. Discussion will specifically focus on critical evaluation of the conclusions presented and the evidence used to support those conclusions. Also, data retrieval will be practiced as the students research and write a paper on a cytology related topic. Prerequisite: CYTO 380 or instructor's permission. LEC
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Microscopy includes further practice in the screening of all gyn and non-gyn material at professional entry levels of speed and accuracy. Students continue to use the processing laboratory on a rotating basis and participate in case conference. Prerequisite: CYTO 380 or instructor's permission. LEC
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This course will include lectures on advanced topics in cytology. A comprehensive final examination completes the course. Students continue to increase speed and accuracy in microscopy to at least professional entry levels. Prerequisite: CYTO 420 or instructor's permission. LEC
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Focus on human resource development and utilization as the student works with food service personnel. Learning encompasses recruiting, training, supervision, and evaluation of employees in a food service system. Open only to seniors majoring in dietetics. Prerequisite: Management concepts or personnel administration. LEC
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Application of theories and concepts pertaining to management functions and interdepartmental relationships in a variety of clinical food service settings. Consideration is given to the newer technological developments in the administration of food services. Open only to seniors majoring in dietetics. Prerequisite: Food service systems and management in dietetics. FLD
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Advanced experience in the practice of dietetics in an assigned setting. Problems and procedures will vary with interest and needs of the students. Open only to seniors majoring in dietetics. Prerequisite: Food service systems. FLD
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Directed observation and supervised experience in nutritional care of patients. Nutrition principles studied in DIET 670, Applied Normal Nutrition, and DIET 671, Nutrition in Medical Science, are applied in clinical situations. Open only to seniors majoring in dietetics. Prerequisite: Principles of nutrition; and nutrition throughout the life cycle. LEC
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Involves study and discussion of text and general materials pertaining to philosophy and methodology in the field of dietetics and nutrition. Guest lecturers will participate. May be repeated for credit providing no course duplication takes place. Open only to seniors majoring in dietetics. Prerequisite: Introduction to dietetics. FLD
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An overview of the nutritional therapies used for various disease disorders. The course emphasizes the nutritional care and treatment related to state of the art practice. LEC
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Applied study of the relationship of normal food and nutrition principles to health promotion in select stages of the lifecycle. LEC
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Study of the science of medical nutrition therapy and evidence based practice in the nutritional management of disease during specific stages of the life cycle. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor LEC
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An introductory overview of the health care system in the United States. Includes information on the organizational structure of health care, who comprises the health care team, reimbursement, managed care, the importance of data quality, legal aspects of health care including privacy and security, and the computer-based patient record. Open to all students. LEC
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A study of the language of medicine including word construction, definition and use of terms related to various areas of medical science, hospital service and the allied health specialties. Course requires students to be able to break down medical terms and understand their meanings. (This course is designed for persons wanting a better understanding of medical terms and their usage.) LEC
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This introduction to pharmacology course is intended to provide the student with the background information necessary to practice within the field of Allied Health and Health Information Management. The course covers the fundamentals of pharmacology. The classification of drugs, the use of drug reference materials, and the mechanisms of therapeutic and adverse responses to drugs will be covered in the course. This course will also introduce the processes used for drug approval in the United States. Prerequisite: Instructors permission. LEC
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