Course Descriptions

CLSC 5007   Toxicology Practicum
This is a one-semester rotation through different types of toxicology laboratories including medical examiners, clinical, and drug testing. Practicums will be supervised by faculty.
Practicum fee: $10 per semester credit hour.
Semester Credit Hours: 5.0

 

CLSC 5014   Principles and Applications in Analytical Toxicology
This course will concentrate on major topical areas of toxicology including: mechanisms of toxicity including mutagenicity, teratogenicity, and carcinogenicity; mechanisms of systemic toxicity and damage to specific organ systems; chemical and biochemical analytical techniques including non-instrumental methods such as microdiffusion and instrumental methods such as HPLC and GC/MS; and toxicology of toxins, toxicants, narcotics, organic solvents, and other classes of materials. Case studies will be used to develop skills in the application of concepts and principles.
Semester Credit Hours: 5.5

 

CLSC 5017   Toxicology Seminar
This course includes formal exchange of scientific information and ideas through presentations from recent scientific literature and from faculty and student research.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0

 

CLSC 5018   Medical & Forensic Toxicology
This course includes an introduction to types and uses of evidence, investigations, and the legal requirements in dealing with physical evidence. Areas such as clinical toxicology, forensic toxicology, and forensic pathology will be included. Using a case-study format, the course will also concentrate on specific topics within toxicology including natural toxins, drugs of abuse, psychotropic agents, industrial chemical disasters, and poison management. Requirements for toxicology laboratory certification and design will be included. Selected topics may include laboratory demonstration.
Semester Credit Hours: 5.0

 

CLSC 5020   Applied Toxicology
This course is designed to complement courses CLSC 5014 and 5018. Under the supervision of the program director and toxicologists from various areas of the discipline, the student will apply her/his knowledge of emergency and forensic toxicology to solving clinical and forensic cases.
Semester Credit Hours: 2.0

 

CLSC 5040   Laboratory Medicine
This course is offered to students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program at the Health Science Center. The course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to gain information on the profession of CLS including history and job characteristics. Relationships between abnormal physiology and laboratory testing will be emphasized. Basic lab and math statistics will be taught. Part of the course is Web-based.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

CLSC 5041   Laboratory Medicine Laboratory
This course is offered to students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program. This is a laboratory course that provides the student with hands-on experience in performing common physician office laboratory procedures. Case studies are used to help students interpret and use laboratory test results.
Laboratory fee: $120.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0

 

CLSC 5085   Organ Systems Biochemistry

This course takes an organ systems approach to the biochemical processes that occur in the human body.  The course will cover the major biochemical mechanisms that operate in all human tissues, the characteristic biochemical processes that occur in each major organ system, and the biochemical interrelationship between major organ systems.  Permission required.

 

CLSC 5090   Independent Study in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
This course allows for in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topics and method of study are agreed upon by instructor and student. The course may be repeated for credit when topics vary.
Semester Credit Hours: 1.0–4.0

 

CLSC 6096 Capstone Project in Toxicology
This is a focused well-referenced research project on current issues in any area of toxicology, including but not limited to Clinical (emergency toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring) and postmortem forensic toxicology. The project shall focus on the theory, analysis and current practices and issues and may involve some laboratory work. The written document shall be between 10,000-15,000 words long and shall be accompanied by an oral presentation.
Semester Credit Hours: 4.0

 

CLSC 6097   Research
Supervised research under the direction of faculty.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0

 

CLSC 6098   Thesis
Instruction in the preparation of a thesis from the results of the research performed in CLSC 6097. Registration is required for at least one term for the MS candidate.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0
Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy for the Master of Science degree

 

INTD 5064    Applied Statistics for Health Care Practitioners
This online course focuses on the application of descriptive and inferential statistics in research studies. Students are expected to gain knowledge and skills that will enable them to understand, interpret, and evaluate statistical results; work with a consultant statistician; and use software to enter, analyze, and summarize data. Course requirements include homework assignments, online discussions and/or chats, and periodic projects.
Semester Credit Hours: 3.0