Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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CLSC 111 - INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 2(2)
Introduction of the student to the profession of laboratory medicine. This includes: organizational structure of hospitals and laboratories; medical ethics; related medical terminology; quality assurance; laboratory safety; calculations and knowledge of the basic routine laboratory tests. Prerequisite: High school graduation or GED and acceptance in Clinical Laboratory Science Technology program or the Phlebotomy program.

Prerequisite: High school graduation or GED and acceptance in Clinical Laboratory Science Technology program or Phlebotomy program.

CLSC 112 - CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE ANALYSIS AND CALCULATIONS 2(2)
This course will prepare Clinical Laboratory Science students to understand clinical analysis procedures such as spectrophometry, creatinine clearance, body fluid cell counts, red blood cell indices, etc. and the calculations necessary to make chemical solutions and interpret quality control procedures. Prerequisite: High school algebra.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: High school algebra Corequisite: CLSC 111 and CLSC 121

CLSC 123 - HEMATOLOGY AND IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY CASE STUDIES 2(2)
This course is designed to integrate hematology principles as they relate to different clinical conditions of patients as well as incorporate laboratory data from other disciplines such as clinical chemistry, urinalysis and microbiology. A case study approach using real patient data will be used to enhance the critical thinking skills needed to integrate these principles.

Prerequisite: CLSC 133

CLSC 131 - INTRODUCTION TO HEMATOLOGY 2(2)
Introduction to venous and micro blood collection techniques. Introduction to basic hematology theory and laboratory procedures. College competency required in the performance of venous and micro blood collection, normal WBC differentials, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rates, platelet counts, and reticulocyte counts. Prerequisite: High school algebra or equivalent.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: High School algebra or equivalent Corequisite: CLSC 111, CLSC 112, CLSC 133

CLSC 132 - BODY FLUIDS AND URINALYSIS 2(2)
Body fluid cell counts and chemical analysis, and basic urinalysis theory and procedures. College competency required in the performance of routine urinalysis, CSF cell counts.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CLSC 131 Corequisite: CLSC 111, CLSC 112, CLSC 133

CLSC 133 - HEMATOLOGY I/URINALYSIS CLINICAL PRACTICUM 3(9)
Clinical practicum in Hematology and Urinalysis at an affiliated clinical agency. Clinical competency required in the performance of venous and micro blood collection, routine urinalysis, CSF cell counts, normal WBC differentials, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rates, platelet counts, and reticulocyte counts. Prerequisite: High school algebra or equivalent.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: High School algebra or equivalent Corequisite: CLSC 111, CLSC 112, CLSC 131, CLSC 132

CLSC 134 - ADVANCED HEMATOLOGY AND HEMOSTASIS 2(2)
Hematologic and cytochemical findings in anemias, leukemias and selected diseases; instrumentation; calculations; abnormal histogram and scattergram interpretation; basic theory in hemostasis and coagulation test procedures. College laboratory required with competency in hematology and coagulation procedures.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CLSC 135 Corequisite: CLSC 136

CLSC 135 - IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY CONCEPTS & PROCEDURES 2(2)
Humoral immune response; basic blood groups and types; direct and indirect antiglobulin tests; crossmatching; donor testing and selection; hemolytic disease of the newborn; Rh immune globulin candidacy testing; advanced coagulation tests; quality control. College laboratory required with competency in immunohematology procedures.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CLSC 132 and CLSC 133 Corequisite: CLSC 136

CLSC 136 - HEMATOLOGY II/IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY CLINIC PRACTICUM 3(9)
Clinical practicum Advanced Hematology methods and instrumentation, abnormal WBC differentials, and Immunohematology methods at an affiliated clinical agency. Clinical competency hematology, coagulation, and immunohematology methods required.

CLSC 213 - CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND SEROLOGY 9(22)
Review of clinically popular specimen collection and plate reading techniques in medical microbiology; medias used for isolation of microorganisms; study of key biochemical tests identifying commonly isolated pathogenic bacteria to genus/species; antibiotic sensitivity testing; etiologic agents of common bacterial/viral disorders; etiology, epidemiology, and diagnosis of clinically important pathogenic fungi and parasites; common instrumentation used in clinical microbiology laboratories; study of principles and procedures for serological diagnosis of pregnancy, infections and immunologic diseases. College/clinical laboratory required with competency in isolation techniques, gram straining, plate reading, antimicrobial sensitivity testing, microorganism identification, and serology. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: CLSC 123

CLSC 221 - CLINICAL CHEMISTRY 10(23)
Chemistry for Clinical Laboratory Science students will include carbohydrates, nonprotein nitrogen metabolism, water and electrolyte balance, trace elements, arterial blood gases, liver function tests, protein metabolism, enzymology, renal function tests, lipid metabolism, abnormal hemoglobins, endocrinology, therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology. Instrumentation and correlation of laboratory data to human disease. Clinical and college laboratory required with competency in accurate/precise measurement of organic and inorganic analyses in body fluids. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CLSC 213 Corequisite: CHMY 162