Reference Lab

Curriculum

Clinical Chemistry

Fundamental concepts of clinical chemistry; identification and quantitation of specific substances in body fluids by chemical analytical techniques; correlation of results with disease states; basic principles of instrumentation.

Clinical Hematology

Fundamental concepts of the origin, development, morphology, physiology, and pathophysiology of the formed elements of the blood and bone marrow; theories of blood coagulation and hemostasis; theory and practice of hematologic techniques.

Clinical Immunohematology

Fundamental concepts of blood grouping and cross-matching for transfusion; detection and identification of antibodies; collection, processing and preservation of blood and its components; use of blood and its components in transfusion therapy.

Clinical Immunology / Serology

Fundamental concepts of the structure, function and disorders of the immune system; concepts of transplantation; principles and procedures of antigen-antibody reactions, immunochemical techniques, and serologic procedures in the evaluation of immune status, infectious diseases and immune disorders.

Clinical Microbiology

Fundamental concepts of diagnostic medical microbiology with emphasis on the cultivation, isolation, identification and antimicrobial sensitivity of pathogenic bacteria; relationships of microorganisms to disease; principles of sterilization, asepsis and infection; identification techniques in medical mycology, parasitology, virology, and principles of molecular biology.

Clinical Urinalysis

Fundamental concepts of renal function in health and disease; macroscopic, microscopic and chemical examination and testing of urine and other body fluids with emphasis on changes in disease states.

Professional Practice

A basic introduction to the principles and theory of resource and financial management, education, quality control, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, information systems, method evaluation, point of care testing, and test utilization as it relates to the clinical laboratory.

Course titles may appear slightly different on official university transcripts. Credit values vary according to the affiliate university.