Syllabus

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MLS 1123: PRINCIPLES OF HEMATOLOGY AND HEMOSTASIS
Syllabus
Spring 2014
Instructors:
Time/Place:
Credits:
Virginia C. Hughes
Office: 257 Taylor
Phone: 435-879-4971
[email protected]
Chere Clawson
Office: 203 Taylor
Phone: 435-879-4870
[email protected]
TBA
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This syllabus is for information purposes only, is subject to change and is only a guideline for the course.
All changes will be provided to each student in writing and the student will be accountable for all written
changes.
Course Objectives:
1. Cite the reference ranges for hematocrit in men, women, and newborn infants.
2. List four factors which affect the erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
3. Cite what the erythrocyte sedimentation rate measures.
4. Cite the reference range for the Westergren erythrocyte sedimentation rate method for men,
women, and children.
5. Describe the major steps in the formation of hemoglobin.
6. Cite the reference range for hemoglobin in men, women, and newborn infants.
7. Describe the use of standard curves for hemoglobin measurements using the cyanmethemoglobin
method for hematology analyzers.
8. Enumerate and calculate leukocyte relative values and absolute values.
9. Compare and contrast the main function of each of the normal white blood cells.
10. Define hematopoiesis and identify sites of origin for cellular development in the embryo, fetus,
adult.
Textbook:
Clinical Hematology and Fundamentals of Hemostasis, ed 4, FA Davis (Philadelphia), 2010.
Course Description:
Fundamental theories of hematopoiesis, hemostasis, routine laboratory evaluation of blood
components using standard instrumentation and microscopic methods. Anemias and leukemias will also
be discussed as well as quality control of hematology laboratory studies. Hemostasis laboratories will
focus on standard coagulation analyses and quality control evaluation.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement:
Students with medical, psychological, learning or other disabilities desiring reasonable academic
adjustment, accommodations, or auxiliary aids to be successful in this class will need to contact the
disability resource center (DRC) coordinator for eligibility determination. Proper documentation of
impairment is required in order to receive services or accommodations. The DRC is located at the
ground floor of the Financial Aid office. Visit or call 652-7516 to schedule an appointment to discuss the
process.
Confidentiality:
No college employee shall provide information to a person or entity concerning a student without fully
complying with the family educational rights and privacy act (20 U.S.C.A. 1232g) and the Government
Records Access and Management Act (U.C.A. 63-2-101). In most circumstances, such as requests from a
licensing body or an employer, information may only be provided with the prior written consent of the
student. In some circumstances, however, such as requests from other institutions where the student
seeks or intends to enroll, information may be provided without the consent of the student but only
after following appropriate procedures outlined in these statutes. Refer to HIPAA policy.
Grading:
Lecture Exam 1
Lecture Exam 2
Lecture Exam 3
Lecture Exam 4
Final Exam
Lab 1 Exam
Lab 2 Exam
Lab 3 Exam
Case Presentation
15%
15%
15%
15%
20%
5%
5%
5%
5%
Topics:
Unit 1. Hematopoiesis
Unit 2. Hemoglobin Formation
Unit 3. RBC Morphology
Unit 4. WBC Morphology
Unit 5. Automation
Unit 6. Manual Cell Counts
Unit 7. Anemias
Unit 8. Leukemias
Unit 9. Hemostasis
Unit 10. Anticoagulant Therapy
Course Activities:
Students will receive lectures on the topics listed above. In the laboratory section, students will perform
routine hematology tests and coagulation tests. They will also learn concepts of automation in the
hematology and coagulation laboratory. Students will be tested on lecture material in a multiple choice
format; they will be tested on laboratory tests by laboratory practicals. They will also be required to
present a case in hematology or hemostasis, being graded on accuracy of medical terms, articulation,
and ability to answer questions.
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