Medical Laboratory Science

Phase 3 Courses

MLSCI 410 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Management
An introduction to the principles of management as they apply to clinical laboratories. Subject matter will include healthcare funding and allocation of funds, the management process in small and large clinical laboratories, performance appraisals, ethics and setting priorities for laboratory services. Prerequisite: consent of division.
 MLSCI 420 MLSCI 420 Emerging Trends In Medical Laboratory Science
This course will examine the evolution of the Medical Laboratory Science from its inception to its current position within a complex healthcare system. After exploring the origins of the profession and the social and political forces that have shaped it, the focus will shift to the present day and possible future directions, drawing on examples and learnings from current literature. Prerequisites: consent of Division.
MLSCI 430 Advanced Hematology
This course is designed to enhance the student’s ability to assimilate new and specialized knowledge in an evolving hematology discipline. As such, the course content will change from year to year. Consent of division is required for non-medical laboratory science students.
MLSCI 460 Clinical Biochemistry
Advanced lectures on specialized topics including diagnostic enzymology, blood lipids, transplantation biochemistry, hormone receptors and protein purification. Other topics will be considered through studies of case reports. A term paper is a requirement for this course. Prerequisite: BIOCH 200 and 330 or equivalents and consent of division.
MLSCI 466 Applied Toxicology
A consideration of the protocols and their rationale used in a large toxicology laboratory. Topics include analytical, environmental, regulatory, and inhalation toxicology; clinical and forensic toxicology; and doping related to sports. Prerequisites: BIOCH 200 and 330 or equivalents and consent of division.
MLSCI 475 Clinical Immunology
The application of basic immunology concepts to disease and transplantation, and their monitoring by the clinical laboratory. Topics include the cellular and humoral immune responses, human immune development, immunology and cancer, immune deficiency, autoimmune disease, immunopathology, and transplant immunology. Prerequisite: IMIN 370 or equivalent and consent of division.
MLSCI 480 Molecular Genetic Approaches to the Study and Diagnosis of Disease
Emphasis on the application of techniques of molecular genetics to the practice of medicine. General subject areas include: organization of the genome, techniques of molecular genetics and their application to medicine, molecular genetics and oncology, and ethical issues involving these techniques as applied to medicine. Prerequisites: Genetics and BIOCH 200 and 330 or equivalents and consent of division.
MLSCI 481 Techniques in Molecular Biology
A laboratory course emphasizing introductory and advanced techniques in molecular biology. Isolation of RNA, Northern blotting, construction of cDNA, amplification of DNA by the polymerase chain reaction, analysis of DNA by restriction digestion, transfection of eukaryotic cells for protein expression and Western blot analysis. Corequisite: MLSCI 480 or consent of department. This course is designed for senior undergraduate students. Credit may only be obtained in one of MLSCI 481 or LABMP 581.
INT D 410

Interprofessional Health Team Development
A process learning course intended to provide knowledge, skills and experience in building interprofessional (IP) health-care teams comprised of students in various professional programs. Through participation on an interprofessional team of up to eight students, participants will build their knowledge and skills in the course’s four core IP competencies: interprofessional communication, interprofessional collaboration, role clarification and reflection. Emphasis is placed on team processes and tasks while recognizing the unique contributions of patients, families and professionals in working collaboratively to maintain health. (Offered jointly by the following faculties: Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Medicine & Dentistry; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Physical Education and Recreation; and Rehabilitation Medicine.) (Priority will be given to students in health professions where this is a required course.) [Health Sciences Council].

MLSCI 409 Research Projects
Directed research in a medical laboratory science. Supervisor and research project to be chosen by student. Requires writing a project proposal, keeping an accurate laboratory notebook, conducting adequate experimental research, writing a research paper and presenting a short seminar based on the research. Restricted to fourth-year medical laboratory science students. (Offered jointly by the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and the Division of Medical Laboratory Science.)
MLSCI 491 Research Project
Directed research in a medical laboratory science. Supervisor and research project to be chosen by student. Requires writing a project proposal, keeping an accurate laboratory notebook, conducting adequate experimental research, writing a research paper and presenting a short seminar based on the research. Restricted to fourth-year medical laboratory science students. (Offered jointly by the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and the Division of Medical Laboratory Science.)