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Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
MEDL-1004Immunology
3
Term 2Credit Hours
Term 3Credit Hours
Year 2
Term 4Credit Hours
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MEDL-1004Immunology
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This course is an introduction to the principles of immunology. Focus will be placed on the theory and applications of non-self recognition systems. The course covers the broad areas of defence mechanisms, the nature of the mammalian immune system and the immune response, and discusses immunological disease states of auto-immunity, tumor immunology, transplant immunology, immunodeficiency, and the theory behind immunoassays used in the laboratory environment. 

MEDL-1012Interdisciplinary Studies
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This course is a holistic look at disease conditions from the perspective of laboratory testing through the application of multi-disciplines.  The intent of this course is to support students in understanding the impact of diseases on the human condition.

MEDL-1013Hematology 1 Theory
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In this course, the learner will be introduced to normal blood cells. Quality control practices will be emphasized to ensure that reliable test results are obtained. The learner will also be introduced to the peripheral blood film preparation and examination techniques. This will include the principle, methods, and limitations associated with this test. Familiarization with interfering substances and corrective actions necessary to limit the effect of these on patient samples will also be explored. Results will be evaluated according to established reference ranges and critical alert values. The learner will be instructed in the procedures required for follow-up when abnormal and/or implausible test results are obtained. The learner will be introduced to the important foundational concepts of hematopoiesis, erythrocyte and leukocyte metabolism.  

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MEDL-1014Hematology 1 Laboratory
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In this course, the learner will be introduced to the techniques used in identification of normal blood cells. Quality control practices will be emphasized to ensure that reliable test results are obtained. The learner will practice peripheral blood film preparation and examination techniques. This will include applying the theoretical principles, methods, and limitations associated with this test. Familiarization with interfering substances and corrective actions necessary to limit the effect of these on patient samples will also be explored. Results will be evaluated according to established reference ranges and critical alert values. The learner will apply the procedures required for follow-up when abnormal and/or implausible test results are obtained. The learner will apply the important foundational concepts of hematopoiesis, erythrocyte and leukocyte metabolism.  

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MEDL-1015Chemistry 1 Theory Carbohydrates, Proteins and Lipids
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Review the basic biochemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids including diabetes and cholesterol.  Learn how to set up a clinical assay using calibration curves and quality control.  Find out how spectrophotometry, electrophoresis and point-of-care instrumentation are used in the laboratory to measure analytes.  Determine the clinical significance of lab results and reporting.

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MEDL-1017Human Workplace Relations
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This course is designed to develop the student's understanding of health care delivery systems, communication in the health care setting, death and dying, teamwork, conflict resolution, critical thinking, unions, professional associations and legal and ethical aspects of health care.

MEDL-1018Chemistry 1 Laboratory Light Instrumentation, Electrophoresis and Point-of-Care
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Learn basic lab techniques and the safety required to conduct clinical chemistry laboratory testing.  Set up clinical assays with calibrations and controls.  Use spectrophotometry and light instrumentation to analyze carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.  Perform protein electrophoresis.  Use point-of-care instrumentation to test for diabetes and myocardial infarction.  Learn when and how to report results.  Employ essential skills.

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MEDL-1019Microbiology 1 Theory Fundamentals Microbiology
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This course introduces participants to the basic knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of clinically significant micro-organisms. In addition to discussion of the principles of basic microbiological technique, the emphasis will be on describing phenotypic characteristics of clinically relevant organisms and the principles of antimicrobial action.

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MEDL-1020Microbiology 1 Laboratory Fundamentals
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Explore the human microcosm through the eyes of the microscope! Students will be introduced to the basic skills necessary to recognize and identify clinically significant micro-organisms. They will describe relevant characteristics, perform exacting microbiological techniques, and apply identification principles and procedures to be able to successfully name pathogens from organism challenges and perform appropriate susceptibility testing in accordance with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) competencies. Safety, quality assurance, and employability skills will be emphasized.

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MEDL-1021Microanatomy Theory
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This course will provide an introduction to the functional classification of cells and tissue arrangements, followed by the microanatomical structures of the major organs of the body. This course is a prerequisite for Histotechnology.

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MEDL-1022Microanatomy Laboratory
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This course is designed to introduce students to the application of theory to the functional classification of cells and tissue arrangements, followed by the microanatomical structures of the major organs of the body. this course is a prerequisite for Histotechnology.

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MEDL-1023Foundations of MLS Laboratory
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This course is designed to introduce students to the application of theory in the medical laboratory environment. Students will be given the opportunity to work with standard laboratory equipment, practise safety skills, apply proper technique for phlebotomy, and practise quality assurance.

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MEDL-1023Foundations of MLS Laboratory
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This course is designed to introduce students to the application of theory in the medical laboratory environment. Students will be given the opportunity to work with standard laboratory equipment, practise safety skills, apply proper technique for phlebotomy, and practise quality assurance.

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MEDL-1024Foundations of MLS Theory
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This course is designed to introduce students to the basic trans-discipline theory of the medical laboratory environment. Topics include laboratory safety and risk management, standard laboratory equipment (included pipette, various pieces of glassware, balances, centrifuges, and microscopy), laboratory math based on day-to-day calculations, knowledge for safe effective blood collection and preparation of biological samples for diagnostic, and use of essential word parts and terms used in health care.

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MEDL-1026Histotechnology Theory
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This course will provide an introduction to the theory of preparing clinical specimens for histological examination including fixation, decalcification, processing, embedding, and microtomy. This will be followed by an overview of the techniques used to demonstrate cellular and non-cellular components for microscopic examination. This course will prepare students to work in a histopathology department. It is divided into two sections. Section 1 introduces students to the steps necessary in preparing fresh human tissues for microscopic examination. This section includes the theory for the chemical treatment of tissues, processing, embedding, and microtomy. Section 2 covers the principles of a variety of tissue demonstration techniques. Emphasis during both parts of the course is on problem solving.

MEDL-1027Histotechnology Laboratory
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This course is designed to introduce students to the application of theory for preparing clinical specimens for histological examination including fixation, decalcification, processing, embedding, and microtomy. This will be followed by an overview of the techniques used to demonstrate cellular and non-cellular components for microscopic examination. This course prepares students to work in a histopathology department. The course is divided into two sections. Section 1 introduces the students to the steps necessary in preparing fresh human tissues for microscopic examination. This section includes the application of theory for chemical treatment of tissues, processing, embedding, and microtomy. Section 2 covers a variety of tissue demonstration techniques. Students learn the principles of the techniques and practise performing each method. Emphasis during both parts of the course is on problem solving.

MEDL-1028Molecular Techniques - Theory
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This theoretical course covers the principles of nucleic acid sequences. Topics that will be covered include basic molecular biology structure and function, abnormalities related to nucleic acid sequences, pre-analytical techniques such as nucleic acid extraction/isolation and purity analysis, and common detection techniques such as DNA sequencing, hybridization, PCR, electrophoresis, and blotting. Each section will involve discussion on quality control measures and necessary troubleshooting.

MEDL-1029Molecular Techniques Laboratory
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Students will apply molecular diagnostic principles learned from the theory portion of Molecular Techniques to identify and manipulate nucleic acid sequences. This will include the operation of common equipment, identifying sources of error, and problem solving by employing DNA isolation techniques including analysis of purity, restriction digest, PCR, and electrophoresis.

MEDL-1032Interprofessional Education
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A clear understanding of interprofessional relationships is necessary for effective patient care in the clinical setting. Interprofessional education will develop the learners’ understanding of their role and the role of other professions in the health care team. The course covers topics such as health sciences professions, collaboration, consultation, team-building, and developing partnerships through active presentations, discussion, and interaction between all students registered in programs of the department of Allied Health Sciences.

MEDL-1032Interprofessional Education
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A clear understanding of interprofessional relationships is necessary for effective patient care in the clinical setting. Interprofessional education will develop the learners’ understanding of their role and the role of other professions in the health care team. The course covers topics such as health sciences professions, collaboration, consultation, team-building, and developing partnerships through active presentations, discussion, and interaction between all students registered in programs of the department of Allied Health Sciences.

MEDL-2001Clinical Education in Chemistry
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This course is designed to prepare students, through hands-on practical experience in the clinical chemistry laboratory, to become competent in the technical aspects of clinical chemistry.

MEDL-2009Clinical Education in Hematology
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This course is designed to prepare student technologists, through hands-on experience in a clinical laboratory, to be competent in the technical aspects of clinical hematology.

MEDL-2010Clinical Education in Histology
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This course is designed to prepare students, through hands-on practical experience in a clinical laboratory, to become competent in the technical aspects of histology.

MEDL-2011Clinical Education in Microbiology
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This course is designed to prepare students, through hands-on practical experience in a clinical laboratory, to become competent in the technical aspects of clinical microbiology.

MEDL-2012Chemistry 2 Laboratory Automation, Electrodes and Osmometry
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Set up automated instrumentation with maintenance, calibration and quality control.  Run clinically important electrolyte tests and respiratory, renal and liver markers.  Operate the osmometer.  Perform urinalysis manually, with automation and microscopically.  Report results.  Basic lab techniques, safety and essential skills will be emphasized.

MEDL-2013Chemistry 2 Theory Electrolytes, Respiratory, Renal, Urinalysis and Liver
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Stat tests are run right now.  Results of stat tests can be crucial to life.  Learn about electrolyte testing on body fluids using automated instrumentation and electrodes.  Laboratory tests used to indicate respiratory, renal and liver disease will be covered.  Urinalysis using “liquid gold” will be studied as an indicator of overall health.

MEDL-2014Microbiology 2 Theory Microbiology By Body Site
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This course is a continuation of Microbiology 1. The emphasis is on the study of clinically significant micro-organisms recovered from body sites. Discussion includes pathogenicity, pre-analytical considerations such as proper specimen collection, analytical processing, and post-analytical reporting.

MEDL-2015Microbiology 2 Laboratory Microbiology By Body Site
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This course is the continuation of Clinical Microbiology 1, which provides students with the opportunity to recognize, identify, and perform susceptibility tests on clinically significant micro-organisms from human body sites. This includes assessing the appropriateness and processing of clinical samples from the genitourinary tract, gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, cardiovascular and central nervous systems, and ear and wound specimens. The application of these skills will be used to successfully recover clinically significant micro-organisms for 'unknown' specimen challenges and prepare acceptable reports. Emphasis will be placed on safety, quality assurance, clinical processing format, Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science competencies, and Canadian employability skills.

MEDL-2016Transfusion Science Theory
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This theoretical course covers the principles of blood grouping, characteristics of blood group systems, red cell antibody identification techniques, adverse transfusion reactions, blood group-related disorders, compatibility testing, testing methodologies, and the requirements for blood component production, handling, use, and storage.

MEDL-2017Hematology 2 Theory
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In this course, the learner will be introduced to the theoretical principles and practical application of automated Hematology analyzers when performing complete blood counts. Quality control practices will be emphasized to ensure that reliable test results are obtained. In addition, the learner will be introduced to basic manual techniques. Each laboratory procedure will be studied in detail including: test principles, methods, and limitations of the tests. Familiarization with interfering substances and corrective actions necessary to limit the effects of these on patient samples will also be explored. Test results will be assessed according to established reference ranges and critical alert values. The learner will be instructed in the procedures required for follow-up when abnormal and/or implausible test results are obtained. The learner will be introduced to the important foundational concepts of hematopoiesis, erythrocyte and leukocyte metabolism. This study will transition into the investigation of pathologies of red and white blood cell lines. Theoretical instruction is enhanced by the Hematology 2 Laboratory course. Students will be encouraged to correlate theory with laboratory applications to prepare them appropriately for the competency based objectives they will be required to meet during their second year of the MLS program.

MEDL-2018Clinical Education in Transfusion Science
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This course is designed to prepare students, through hands-on practical experience in a clinical laboratory, to become competent in the technical aspects of Transfusion Science.

MEDL-2019Hematology 2 Laboratory
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In this course, the learner will be introduced to the theoretical principles and practical application of automated Hematology analyzers when performing complete blood counts. Quality control practices will be emphasized to ensure that reliable test results are obtained. In addition, the learner will be introduced to basic manual techniques. Each laboratory procedure will be studied in detail including: test principles, methods, and limitations of the tests. Familiarization with interfering substances and corrective actions necessary to limit the effects of these on patient samples will also be explored. Test results will be assessed according to established reference ranges and critical alert values. The learner will be instructed in the procedures required for follow-up when abnormal and/or implausible test results are obtained. The learner will explore in greater depth, the foundational concepts of hematopoiesis, erythrocyte and leukocyte metabolism introduced in first term. This study will transition into the investigation of pathologies of red and white blood cells. Laboratory sessions will allow students the opportunity to observe stained peripheral blood films to identify important morphologic changes in erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets and correlate their presence with a variety of hematologic disorders. Learners will complete detailed case studies on selected major hematologic disorders, each including a peripheral blood film evaluation and identification and interpretation of characteristic laboratory findings. Theoretical instruction is enhanced by the laboratory sessions. Students will be encouraged to correlate theory with laboratory applications to prepare them appropriately for the competency based objectives they will be required to meet during their second year of the MLS program.

MEDL-2020Transfusion Science Laboratory
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This practical course is a reflection of the theory covered in Transfusion Science, allowing students to practice techniques including ABO blood type and screen, weak D testing, Rh phenotyping, immediate spin cross-matching, and antibody investigation.

MEDL-3002Hematology 3 Theory
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In this course, students will be introduced to the theoretical principles associated with the evaluation of Hemostatic mechanisms. This will include important foundational concepts, components and mechanisms of Hemostasi. In addition it will encompass the study of automated Hematology analyzers implemented to assess and evaluate Hemostasis. Quality Control practices will be emphasized to ensure that reliable test results are obtained. Each laboratory procedure will be studied in detail including: test principles, methods, and limitations of the tests. Familiarization with interfering substances and corrective actions necessary to limit the effects of these on patient samples with also be explored. Test results will be assessed according to established reference ranges and critical alert values. The learner will be instructed in the procedures required for follow-up when abnormal and/or implausible test results are obtained.

MEDL-3004Hematology 3 Laboratory
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In this course, students will be introduced to practical application of theoretical concepts associated with the evaluation of Hemostatic mechanisms. This will include applying basic foundational concepts, components and mechanisms of Hemostasis in the laboratory. In addition it will involve the operation and maintenance of automated Hematology analyzers implemented to assess and evaluate Hemostasis. Quality Control practices will be emphasized to ensure that reliable test results are obtained and reported. Each laboratory procedure will be practiced in detail including: test principles, methods, and limitations of the tests. Familiarization with interfering substances and corrective actions necessary to limit the effects of these on patient samples with also be explored. Test results will be assessed according to established reference ranges and critical alert values. Students will be instructed in the procedures required for follow-up when abnormal and/or implausible test results are obtained.

MEDL-3005Chemistry 3 Laboratory Immunoassay and Chromatography
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Set up immunoassays such as chemiluminescence and run tests on various hormones, drugs and tumour markers.  Use different types of chromatography to separate specimen components and analyze drugs.  Basic lab techniques, safety and essential skills will be emphasized.

MEDL-3006Chemistry 3 Theory Hormones, Drugs, And Tumour Markers
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Discover the results of altered hormone levels, drug overdoses and the markers used to determine the presence of cancer.  Hormones, drugs and tumour markers will be studied along with their clinical significance.  Find out how various types of immunoassay and chromatography can be used to determine clinical levels.

MEDL-3007Microbiology 3 Laboratory
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This course involves the preliminary phenotypic identification of aerobic actinomycetes, uncommon clinically significant bacteria and fungi. Clinically significant parasites are microscopically observed through preserved slide preparations. Emphasis is on safety, quality assurance, clinical processing, and CSMLS competencies.

MEDL-3008Microbiology 3 Theory
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This course includes the study of aerobic actinomycetes (including Mycobacterium tuberculosis), uncommon micro-organisms, fungi, and parasites from body sites. Discussion will include pathogenicity, phenotypic characteristics, specimen processing, and identification methods.

MEDL-9000Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Site
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MEDL-9000Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Site
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MEDL-9000Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Site
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MEDL-9000Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Site
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