Phase 1 Courses

MLSCI 200 Transition to Clinical Practice
Self development of requisite skills and abilities for medical laboratory professionals. There will be emphasis on client-centred approaches, preanalytical issues, quality assurance systems, sample procurement and other laboratory skills.
MLSCI 230 Hematology
An introduction to the theory and practice of hematology, this course will include the morphology, structure and function of red cells, white cells and platelets; malignant and benign conditions that affect each cell type; and tests to distinguish among disease states including anemia and leukemia. Restricted to medical laboratory science students.
MLSCI 231 Hematology
This course is designed for students who are excused from the laboratory component of the normal MLSCI course. An introduction to the theory and practice of hematology, this course will include the morphology, structure and function of red cells, white cells, and platelets; malignant and benign conditions that affect each cell type; and tests to distinguish among disease states including anemia and leukemia. Prerequisite: RT (CSMLS) certification or consent of department. Credit granted for only one of MLSCI 230 or 231.
MLSCI 235 Hemostasis
This course will present the theory and practice of hemostasis. Topics include the vascular, platelet, clotting factor, fibrinolytic and inhibitor systems; coagulation disorders; tests that identify factor deficiencies; monitor anticoagulant therapy and assess thrombolytic states; disorders of hemostasis. Prerequisite: MLSCI 230 or consent of department. Restricted to medical laboratory science students.
MLSCI 236 Hemostasis
This course is designed for students who are excused from the laboratory component of the normal MLSCI course. This course will present the theory and practice of hemostasis. Topics include the vascular, platelet, clotting factor, fibrinolytic and inhibitor systems; coagulation disorders; tests that identify factor deficiencies; monitor anticoagulant therapy, and assess thrombolytic states; disorders of hemostasis. Prerequisite: MLSCI 230 or consent of department. Restricted to medical laboratory science students.
MLSCI 242 Pathogenic Microbiology I
As an introduction to clinical immunology and bacteriology, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic bacteria and the fundamentals of the human immune response that are critical to our health. The lecture portion of the course will focus on microbial pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens are established and avoid destruction by the immune response. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on diagnostic procedures, such as isolation and characterization of these pathogenic microorganisms. Restricted to medical laboratory science students. May not be taken for credit if credit already received in MMID 240 or MMI 240 or MLSCI 240.
MLSCI 243 Pathogenic Microbiology II
Continuation to the introduction to Pathogenic Microbiology I, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic anaerobic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites in human disease. The lecture portion of the course will focus on pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens are established and avoid destruction by the immune response. The course will also cover the mechanisms of antimicrobial action. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on diagnostic procedures, such as isolation and characterization of these pathogens. Prerequisite: MLSCI 242. Restricted to medical laboratory science students. May not be taken for credit if credit already received in MMID 240 or MMI 240 or MLSCI 240.
MLSCI 244 Pathogenic Microbiology I
As an introduction to clinical immunology and bacteriology, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic bacteria and the fundamentals of the human immune response that are critical to our health. The lecture portion of the course will focus on microbial pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens are established and avoid destruction by the immune response. Prerequisite: CSMLS general certification or consent of the department. May not be taken for credit if credit already obtained in MMID 241 or MMI 241 or MLSCI 241.
MLSCI 245 Pathogenic Microbiology II
Continuation to the introduction to Pathogenic Microbiology I, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic anaerobic bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites in human disease. The lecture portion of the course will focus on pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens are established and avoid destruction by the immune response. The course will also cover the mechanisms of antimicrobial action. Prerequisite: MLSCI 244 and CSMLS general certification or consent of the department. May not be taken for credit if credit already received in MMID 241 or MMI 241 or MLSCI 241. MLSCI 250
  Human Histology and Histotechnology
This course is primarily designed to provide an understanding of human histology and of the techniques used in its study. It will also include, in part, basic pathology (including the nature of malignant disease) and the application of histological and histochemical techniques to demonstrate the diagnostic features of human disease processes. The goal of the course is for students to understand the structure and functions of the cell and the components and functions of organ systems. The course will also teach students to recognize human tissues at the light and electron microscopical levels. Lectures will be used to illustrate basic principles, and the ability to recognize tissues and organ systems will be acquired in the laboratory. Students will be expected to acquire a detailed knowledge of the subject both from a theoretical and practical level. Restricted to medical laboratory science students or consent of department.
MLSCI 262 Clinical Biochemistry
This course considers how the analysis of samples from the body for various constituents can give insight into pathological processes. Included are the principles for tests routinely carried out in a clinical biochemistry laboratory, and the biological understanding of test results. Specific subjects considered are carbohydrates, renal function, blood proteins and electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Restricted to medical laboratory science students.
MLSCI 263 Clinical Biochemistry
This course considers how the analysis of samples from the body for various constituents can give insight into pathological processes. Included are the principles for tests routinely carried out in a clinical biochemistry laboratory, and the biological understanding of test results. Specific subjects considered are clinical enzymology, heme catabolism, liver function toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring principles of immunoassays, blood lipids porphyrins, endocrinology, gastric and GI function, fetal-placental function and biochemical tumor markers. Restricted to medical laboratory science students.
MLSCI 264 Clinical Biochemistry
This course considers how the analysis of samples from the body for various constituents can give insight into pathological processes. Included are the principles for tests routinely carried out in a clinical biochemistry laboratory, and the biological understanding of test results. Specific subjects considered are carbohydrates, renal function, blood proteins and electrolytes and acid-base balance. Prerequisites for non-medical laboratory science students only: CHEM 101, 161, 163 and BIOL 107. Credit granted for only one of MLSCI 262 or 264.
MLSCI 265 Clinical Biochemistry
This course considers how the analysis of samples from the body for various constituents can give insight into pathological processes. Included are the principles for tests routinely carried out in a clinical biochemistry laboratory, and the biological understanding of test results. Specific subjects considered are clinical enzymology, heme catabolism, liver function, toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring, principles of immunoassays, blood lipids, porphyrins, endocrinology, gastric and Gl function, fetal-placental function and biochemical tumor markers. Prerequisites for non-medical laboratory science students only: MLSCI 264. Credit granted for only one of MLSCI 263 or 265.
MLSCI 270  Transfusion Science
This course will present the theory and practice of transfusion science. Topics covered include the genetics of blood groups, or pretransfusion testing, blood donation and component therapy, adverse effects of transfusion, hemolytic disease of the newborn and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Prerequisite; MLSCl 230 or consent of department. Restricted to medical laboratory science students.
MLSCI 271 Transfusion Science
This course is designed for students who are excused from the laboratory component of the normal MLSCI course. This course will present the theory and practice of transfusion science. Topics covered include the genetics of blood groups, or pretransfusion testing, blood donation and component therapy, adverse effects of transfusion, hemolytic disease of the newborn and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Prerequisite; MLSCl 230 or consent of department. Restricted to medical laboratory science students.