Department of Clinical Health Sciences

Leadership

Amy Harkins, M.B.A., Ph.D.
     Chairperson
Crystal Botkin, Ph.D.,M.P.H., CNMT, PET
     Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Director
Caroline Chang, MMS, PA-C
     Physician Assistant Program Director
Marcey Kennedy, M.A., ARMRIT, RT(MR)
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program Director
Kathleen O. Kienstra, M.A.T., RT(R)(T)
     Radiation Therapy Program Director
Minh Kosfeld, Ph.D., MLT (ASCP)
     Investigative Medical Science Program Director
Teresa Neal, MHA, RHIA
    Health Information Management Program Director
Amanda Reed, M.A.E., MLS (ASCP)CM
     Medical Laboratory Science Program Director
Katrina Wade, MD
     Physician Assistant Medical Director
Julie Wolter, M.A., RHIA, FAHIMA
     Health Sciences Program Director

Overview

The Clinical Health Sciences (CHS) department at Saint Louis University includes a dynamic, diverse collection of programs ranging across the baccalaureate, master's and certificate levels. The degree programs within the CHS department prepare students to pursue a career in health care after the completion of their undergraduate study. However, with numerous pre-professional tracks available across all disciplines, CHS programs can also serve as a great first step on the path to an advanced degree in health care.

CHS students can expect to have the opportunity to take part in meaningful and in-depth research projects that will be suitable for publication in scientific journals and presentation to wider audiences. In addition, in their time at Saint Louis University, CHS students will be exposed to impactful practical and clinical experiences that, paired with their classroom experience, will leave students well-positioned for success on their respective discipline’s certification exam.

BLS 1100 - Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course introduces students to medical science with an emphasis on Clinical Laboratory Science.  Content focuses on major sub-specialties of medical laboratory science including chemistry, hematology, microbiology, urinalysis, immunology and blood banking.  Identification and exploration of research opportunities, career options and volunteering services are also covered. Teaching modalities include lectures, case studies and discussion of laboratory testing in disease diagnosis.

Corequisite(s): BLS 1150

BLS 1150 - Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This laboratory course is a supplement to the Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science lecture course (BLS 1100) and serves to reinforce the basic concepts through hands-on laboratory testing.  Students will perform a variety of routine clinical laboratory tests to solve patient cases. Basic principles of testing methods, laboratory techniques and interpretation of laboratory results will be covered.

Corequisite(s): BLS 1100

BLS 1850 - Research

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This experiential course provides the opportunity to familiarize students with basic principles of research design, data collection, data analysis, and hypothesis testing. In consultation with a faculty mentor, the student selects a research project and begins the preliminary activities associated with developing a research question to include searching the literature, participation in grant, IRB and animal control protocols, procedure writing and training in research techniques. Experimentation and data collection may begin as time permits. Students are required to meet with their faculty mentor on a regular basis during the semester.

Attributes: Special Approval Required

BLS 2850 - Research

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This experiential course provides the opportunity to apply the basic principles of research design, data collection, data analysis, and hypothesis testing to a research study. In consultation with a faculty mentor, the student will begin performing research technique and data collection on the research project selected. Students are required to meet with their faculty mentor on a regular basis during the semester.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 1850 with a grade of C or higher

Attributes: Special Approval Required

BLS 3110 - Urinalysis & Body Fluids

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Course focuses on the basic physiology of the kidney, mechanism of urine formation, and urine composition. The formation, function, analysis and evaluation of various other body fluids will be discussed to include but not limited to cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, pleural, pericardial, peritoneal, and seminal fluids. Content will focus on the principles and clinical significance of the various procedures used in testing urine and body fluids and their role in disease diagnosis.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 3020 with a grade of C- or higher

BLS 3850 - Research

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This experiential course provides the opportunity to apply the basic principles of research design, data collection, data analysis, and hypothesis testing to a research study. In consultation with a faculty mentor, the student performs experiments and collects data to test the research hypothesis associated with the research project selected. Students are required to meet with their faculty mentor on a regular basis during the semester.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 2850 with a grade of C or higher

Attributes: Special Approval Required

BLS 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

BLS 4110 - Medical Biochemistry I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Part one of a two-part course to study the biochemical principles as applied to clinical investigation of disease. Topics include but are not limited to: protein structure and function; enzyme kinetics; carbohydrate and lipid metabolism; fluid and electrolyte balance. Medical chemistry testing will be applied to the evaluation of specific organ systems diseases.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 3020 with a grade of C- or higher; CHEM 2410 with a grade of C- or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

BLS 4120 - Medical Biochemistry II

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Continuation of BLS-4110 focusing on biochemical principles and their application to the clinical investigation of disease. Topics include but are not limited to: trace elements, acid base balance, liver function, endocrinology, therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4110 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

BLS 4130 - Principles & Techniques in Molecular Biology

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Course provides an introduction to principles and applications of molecular biology to include nucleic acid biochemistry as well as basic molecular techniques to include but not limited to isolation and analysis of DNA and RNA, hybridization, amplification, sequence analysis, mutation detection, gel electrophoresis and array technology. Course includes the application of concepts and principles to the diagnosis of human disease.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 3020 with a grade of C- or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

BLS 4210 - Hematology

Credit(s): 4 Credits

Content emphasizes the physiology of the blood forming organs and the maturation and function of their cellular products. Routine and confirmatory laboratory testing will be discussed to include purpose of test, performance of test and interpretation of results. Discussions will involve the pathophysiology, evaluation and diagnosis of blood dyscrasias to include anemias, leukemias, lymphomas, myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic conditions and other blood diseases using laboratory test results.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 3020 with a grade of C- or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

BLS 4220 - Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Principles and laboratory analysis of normal hemostasis and fibrinolysis will be presented to include blood vessel, platelet, and coagulation protein function. Discussions will include the pathophysiology of bleeding conditions, thrombotic disorders, and thrombophilia, and their diagnosis using laboratory results. The physiology and laboratory monitoring of anticoagulant therapy will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 3020 with a grade of C- or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

BLS 4310 - Immunohematology

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces basic immunologic and genetic principles governing blood groups and blood transfusion practice. Blood group systems, antibody identification, compatibility testing, and transfusion therapy are covered.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4411 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

BLS 4411 - Fundamentals of Immunology

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Course focuses on the human immune system to include but is not limited to theories of innate, humoral and cellular immunity, development and functions of T-cells and B-cells, the antibody response, the genetics of antibody diversity.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 3020 with a grade of C- or higher

BLS 4420 - Medical Immunology

Credit(s): 2 Credits

The course will apply concepts of basic immunology to human disease to include concepts of hypersensitivity, immune deficiencies, transplantation and tumor immunology. Lecture presentations of the recent advances in immunology that are relevant to transplantation, infectious disease, tumor immunology and nutrition.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4411 with a grade of C or higher

BLS 4510 - Medical Microbiology

Credit(s): 4 Credits

Content focuses on microorganisms of pathologic importance to include bacteria and viruses with an overview of parasites and fungi involved in human disease. Included are discussions on structure, molecular biology, molecular diagnostics, metabolism, growth, replication, food borne illnesses, current topics and emerging concerns. Pathogenicity, epidemiology, diagnosis and laboratory identification of important groups of human pathogenic bacteria along with modes of action of selected antimicrobics and chemotherapeutic agents are also discussed. In addition to the prerequisites, BIOL 3020 is recommended.

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1100 with a grade of C- or higher or BIOL 1240 with a grade of C- or higher); CHEM 1120 with a grade of C- or higher

BLS 4610 - Research Design, Critique & Presentation

Credit(s): 3 Credits

"This course introduces students to research and includes discussion and assignments relevant to biomedical research design and performance. Topics include but are not limited to critical reasoning, safety and ethical components of research performance, literature review and critique, scientific writing and principles of effective presentations.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 1300 with a grade of C- or higher or STAT 1300 with a grade of C- or higher)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

BLS 4850 - Research

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This experiential course provides the opportunity for students to apply the basic principles of research design, data collection, data analysis, and hypothesis testing to a research study. In consultation with a faculty mentor, the student performs experiments and collects data to test the research hypothesis associated with the research project selected. The course culminates in a publication ready manuscript. Students are required to meet with their faculty mentor on a regular basis during the semester.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 3850 with a grade of C or higher

Attributes: Special Approval Required

BLS 5125 - Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Medicine

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The purpose of the course is to discuss the most common laboratory tests ordered, performed, and interpreted in the areas of Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Transfusion Medicine (Blood Bank), Hemostasis, Medical Microbiology, and Urinalysis. Discussions will include the purpose of each test, test ordering practices, relationship to disease pathophysiology, result interpretation, and how test results are included in diagnostic algorithms. Physician Assistant majors only.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Master of Medical Science program.

HIM 3000 - Health Information Management Concepts and Practice

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The students will begin to explore the uses of health data and information and the value and critical significance of managing these assets. The students will also experience the practical and tactical responsibilities involved in the uses and management of health data and information. (Offered in Fall)

HIM 3200 - Health Data Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course focuses on the principle of healthcare statistics with an emphasis on hospital statistics, analyzing results to facilitate decision-making and report generation. An overview of descriptive and inferential statistics and their use in healthcare, the presentation of data and basic research principles will be included. (Offered in Fall)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Health Information Mgmt.

HIM 3400 - Coding and Classification Systems

Credit(s): 4 Credits

This course will explore the nomenclatures, coding, and classification systems utilized in collecting, analyzing and maintaining healthcare data in a variety of settings. (Offered in Spring)

Prerequisite(s): (HSCI 3300* with a grade of C or higher, HSI 3300* with a grade of C or higher, HSCI 3400* with a grade of C or higher, HSI 3400* with a grade of C or higher, ANAT 1000* with a grade of C or higher, PPY 2540* with a grade of C or higher, or HIM 4750* with a grade of C or higher)

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

HIM 3600 - HIM Theory and Practice Laboratory

Credit(s): 1 Credit

The course is designed to demonstrate real-world practice to concepts learned in class for the design, maintenance, retrieval, and uses of health data and information. Students will visit a different site during lab to allow for hands-on experience, interview, and observations of the variety of setting in which HIM skills and knowledge can be applied. (Offered in Spring)

Prerequisite(s): HIM 3000 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Health Information Mgmt.

HIM 4400 - Clinical Data Analytics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will allow students to gain hands-on experience with big data in healthcare. Students will begin to appreciate data analytics as an increasingly important skill for all health information managers and health informaticians. Through case studies, students will use databases and statistical software for data extraction, normalization, transformation, visualization, and statistical analyses. (Offered in Spring)

Prerequisite(s): HIM 3200* with a grade of C or higher

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Health Information Mgmt.

HIM 4510 - Health Care Financial Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to revenue cycle management and the financial environment in which the healthcare industry functions. Topics include an overview of the healthcare industry, insurance, and reimbursement as well as accounting principles, operating and capital budgeting, financial statement review, and financial analysis. (Offered in Fall)

Prerequisite(s): HIM 3000 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Health Information Mgmt.

HIM 4530 - Professional Practice

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The Professional Practice Experience is a culminating component of the Health Information Management curriculum. This internship helps the student assimilate theory with practical application, reinforcing, and supplementing the knowledge obtained from the classroom and laboratory.

Prerequisite(s): HIM 3000* with a grade of C or higher; HIM 3600* with a grade of C or higher

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Health Information Mgmt.

HIM 4750 - Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic concepts of the diagnosis and management of common physical and mental illnesses. The effects of cultural issues on health, healthcare quality, and costs of treatments will be assessed. Students will correlate signs and symptoms documented in the health record with medical conditions. They will learn to identify commonly required procedures and tests needed to arrive at a given diagnosis. Commonly used pharmacological agents and their indicators for use will be introduced. (Offered in Fall)

Prerequisite(s): ((HSI 3300* with a grade of C or higher and HSI 3310* with a grade of C or higher), (HSI 3400* with a grade of C or higher and HSI 3410* with a grade of C or higher), ANAT 1000* with a grade of C or higher, PPY 2540* with a grade of C or higher, (HSCI 3300* with a grade of C or higher and HSCI 3310* with a grade of C or higher), or (HSCI 3400* with a grade of C or higher and HSCI 3410* with a grade of C or higher)); (HSI 2200 with a grade of C or higher or HSCI 2200 with a grade of C or higher)

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Doisy College Health Sciences college.

HIM 4950 - Senior Seminar

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This is the capstone course for HIM majors. This course is designed to assist the student in synthesizing the knowledge and skills developed during their course of study through the use of case studies and project work. The student will prepare for the professional opportunities and to take the credentialing exam. (Offered in Spring)

Prerequisite(s): HIM 3000* with a grade of C or higher; HIM 3600* with a grade of C or higher

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Health Information Mgmt.

HIM 4960 - Health Information Management Capstone

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

Capstone in Health Information Management.

HSCI 1000 - Introduction to Health Sciences

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Introduction to health sciences and health information management is designed to familiarize students with the various careers in the allied health and medical professions. Student will learn skills necessary for their healthcare career pathway including: working with others, communication skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, cultural and geriatric considerations in the healthcare industry, problem solving, decision making, accepting personal responsibility and self-management.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Health Sciences.

HSCI 2000 - The US Health Care System

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to introduce the U.S. Healthcare system and identify the impact historical and current healthcare policies have had or may have on healthcare delivery. Global healthcare systems will also be explored. After 4 weeks of restriction to HIMH, HSCI, MRI, NMT, and RADT, it is open to UPS minors.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Health Information Mgmt, Health Sciences, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Tech or Radiation Therapy.

Attributes: International Studies-Health, Urban Poverty - Health Care

HSCI 2100 - Health Care Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will discuss management and project management from the standpoint of a healthcare manager who must organize, plan, implement and control tasks. Students will learn to apply management theory and project management tools and techniques to achieve an organization's schedule, budget and performance objectives.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Information Mgmt, Health Sciences, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Tech or Radiation Therapy.

HSCI 2200 - Medical Terminology

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This comprehensive online course teaches the basic language related to medical science and allied health professions; word analysis, construction, pronunciation, spelling, definition, and use of terms pertaining to anatomy, pathology, disease, abbreviations, and medical procedures. After 4 weeks of Doisy College restricted registration, it is open to all students in the University. (Offered each semester)

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Doisy College Health Sciences college.

HSCI 2500 - Human Development across the Lifespan

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will explore the developmental process throughout the life span including physical, motor, social and some personality development.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Doisy College Health Sciences college.

HSCI 3200 - Aspects of Health Law

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course will provide the student with the study of the US healthcare system including legislation, regulations, and standards as they apply to the practice of medicine. (Offered in Fall)

Prerequisite(s): (HSCI 2000 with a grade of C or higher or IPE 3500 with a grade of C or higher)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Health Sciences, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Tech or Radiation Therapy.

HSCI 3300 - Anatomy & Physiology I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include anatomical terminology; body organization; homeostasis; cytology; histology; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. After 4 weeks of Doisy College restricted registration, it is open to all students in the University. (Offered in Fall)

Prerequisite(s): (HSCI 2200 with a grade of C or higher or HSI 2200 with a grade of C or higher); (BIOL 1240 with a grade of C or higher, BIOL 1260 with a grade of C or higher, CHEM 1083 with a grade of C or higher, CHEM 1110 with a grade of C or higher, or CHEM 1120 with a grade of C or higher)

Corequisite(s): HSCI 3310

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Doisy College Health Sciences college.

HSCI 3310 - Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This lab is a supplement to the Anatomy and Physiology I lecture (HSCI 3300) and will cover the same topics. Laboratory work includes interactive study using detailed models, microscopic study, lab activities, multimedia presentations, and group learning. After 4 weeks of Doisy College restricted registration, it is open to all students in the University.

Prerequisite(s): (HSI 2200 with a grade of C or higher or HSCI 2200 with a grade of C or higher); (BIOL 1240 with a grade of C or higher, CHEM 1083 with a grade of C or higher, CHEM 1110 with a grade of C or higher, BIOL 1260 with a grade of C or higher, or CHEM 1120 with a grade of C or higher)

Corequisite(s): HSCI 3300

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Doisy College Health Sciences college.

HSCI 3400 - Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is a continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I (HSCI 3300). Topics include general and special senses; hemocytology; fluid and electrolyte balance; and the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. After 4 weeks of Doisy College restricted registration, it is open to all students in the University. (Offered in Spring)

Prerequisite(s): (HSI 2200 with a grade of C or higher or HSCI 2200 with a grade of C or higher); (BIOL 1240 with a grade of C or higher, BIOL 1260 with a grade of C or higher, CHEM 1083 with a grade of C or higher, CHEM 1110 with a grade of C or higher, or CHEM 1120 with a grade of C or higher)

Corequisite(s): HSCI 3410

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Doisy College Health Sciences college.

HSCI 3410 - Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This lab is a supplement to the Anatomy and Physiology II lecture (HSCI 3400) and will cover the same topics. Laboratory work includes interactive study using detailed models, microscopic study, lab activities, multimedia presentations, and group learning. After 4 weeks of Doisy College restricted registration, it is open to all students in the University.

Prerequisite(s): (HSI 2200 with a grade of C or higher or HSCI 2200 with a grade of C or higher); (BIOL 1240 with a grade of C or higher, BIOL 1260 with a grade of C or higher, CHEM 1083 with a grade of C or higher, CHEM 1110 with a grade of C or higher, or CHEM 1120 with a grade of C or higher)

Corequisite(s): HSCI 3400

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Doisy College Health Sciences college.

HSCI 3510 - Physiological Processes in the Human Body

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introductory course in the fundamental mechanisms of human physiology. Emphasis is given to the interrelationships amongst the systems that maintain homeostasis in the human body within normal and abnormal physiological functions.

HSCI 3700 - Research Methods

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will define research methods and its importance for improving the health care of society. This course will also focus on the research process and the relationship between theory, data and statistical methods. Lab includes sessions in R Studio.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 1300 with a grade of C or higher, STAT 1300 with a grade of C or higher, or OPM 2070 with a grade of C or higher); ENGL 1900 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Information Mgmt, Health Sciences, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Tech or Radiation Therapy.

HSCI 4000 - Neuroscience in Everyday Life

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will explore the translation of neuroscience into understanding our behavior and actions in daily life. Broad applications for life decisions such as education, employment, sexuality, health and lifestyle will be explored, in addition to understanding adverse health events such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, developmental defects, and mental health disorder in the context of neuroscience as it is applied to life choices. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): HSI 2200 with a grade of C or higher; (HSI 3300 with a grade of C or higher, HSI 3400 with a grade of C or higher, PPY 2540 with a grade of C or higher, or ANAT 1000 with a grade of C or higher); HSCI 3200 with a grade of C or higher; HSCI 3700 with a grade of C or higher; Minimum Earned Credits of 90

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Sciences.

HSCI 4100 - Healthcare Technology and Informatics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will explore the use and management of technology in healthcare and how it is changing the practice of medicine. (Offered in Fall)

Prerequisite(s): HSCI 2000 with a grade of C or higher; HSCI 3700 with a grade of C or higher; HSCI 3200 with a grade of C or higher; Minimum Earned Credits of 90

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Sciences.

HSCI 4500 - Hot Topics in Health Care

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will focus on examining key issues confronting healthcare today.  The students will reflect on current issues and trends facing healthcare.

Prerequisite(s): HSCI 4000 with a grade of C or higher; HSCI 4100 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Sciences.

HSCI 4600 - Consumer Healthcare Technology

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will teach students how to bridge the gap between patients and their health resources.  They will determine the consumer’s needs for health information and will include health literacy issues and the personal health record.

Prerequisite(s): HSCI 4100 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Sciences.

HSCI 4700 - Quality Management and Performance Improvement

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course focuses on basic elements to achieve safe, efficient, and quality health care. Human resources in healthcare present the concepts and tools for understanding healthcare employment industry and the challenge of managing healthcare employees. Healthcare quality management presents the basic principles and techniques of quality management in healthcare to achieve safety, quality, and efficiency goals. (Offered in Spring)

Prerequisite(s): HSI 2100 with a grade of C or higher; (HSCI 3700 with a grade of C or higher, HIM 4200 with a grade of C or higher, or ORES 2320 with a grade of C or higher)

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Health Sciences, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Tech or Radiation Therapy.

HSCI 6200 - Seminar in Health Sciences Research

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

This seminar will cover advanced topics in research in the health sciences. Invited speakers from academia, government agencies, and private industry will present their research, current trends, future directions, and other relevant topics in health sciences. Students are encouraged to participate actively in the discussion of the topics. (Offered in Fall and Spring)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Integrated Applied Sciences.

HSI 2100 - Health Care Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will discuss management and project management from the standpoint of a healthcare manager who must organize, plan, implement and control tasks. Students will learn to apply management theory and project management tools and techniques to achieve an organization's schedule, budget and performance objectives.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Health Information Mgmt, Health Sciences, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Tech or Radiation Therapy.

MIT 5110 - Physical Principles

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This class will cover the history of magnetic resonance imaging, matter, magnetism, signal production, and the physics related to imaging. This includes MR signal induction, sampling and conversion, along with tissue characterization; T1 and T2 relaxation; signal decay; K-space; Fourier transformation; spatial encoding; and image characteristics. (Offered every Fall)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5120 - Cross Sectional Anatomy and Pathology

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Students will become familiar with MRI cross-sectional anatomy and will learn how to view and to image the human body in multiple planes. They will learn specific imaging planes and protocols for specific exams as well as contrast usage and recognition. The pathology of the various body regions (including neurological, visceral, musculoskeletal, soft tissue, and vasculature) will be discussed as it relates to MR imaging. (Offered every Fall)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5130 - Instrumentation and Quality Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This class covers all components of MR imaging equipment including the main and secondary magnet systems, RF coils, the acquisition console, and all ancillary equipment. The various types of magnets, gradients, and shielding will be covered, as well as maintenance, quality analysis and operational workflows. (Offered every Fall)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5140 - Clinical MRI and Image Production

Credit(s): 5 Credits

Students will learn the clinical aspects of MRI. This includes the basics of image production and the corresponding pulse sequences. Imaging parameters for intrinsic image contrast characteristics, proper sequence selection, adjustment of imaging options, administration and utility of contrast media, and use of post-processing applications are included. (Offered every Fall)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5150 - Patient Care and MRI Safety

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This class will cover the handling, care, and safety of patients, visitors, and staff in the MRI environment. This includes the proper education and screening of anyone or any equipment entering the magnetic and RF fields. Patient assessment, communication and care, as well as ethical and legal principles will be included.  Emergency procedures and their effect on patients, staff, and the public will also be discussed. (Offered every Fall)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5210 - Clinical MRI Practicum

Credit(s): 9 Credits

Students will perform a variety of MRI procedures in multiple clinical settings under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals. Students will interact with patients ranging from infants to geriatrics and apply the skills necessary for patient and personnel safety. The practicum allows students to practice skills necessary to obtain high quality MR images, to alter protocols objectively based on patient anatomy and pathology or physical condition, and to identify image quality and equipment problems to make appropriate corrections. Clinical experience will include venipuncture and the administration of contrast media. (Offered every Spring)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5220 - Advanced/Emerging Technologies

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An exploration of the emerging technologies and advances in MRI, including their impact on imaging and healthcare, will be presented. In addition, a correlation between MRI and other imaging modalities (Computed Tomography, Nuclear Medicine/PET, Ultrasound, etc.) will be discussed. This course will include MRI simulation labs and assignments. (Offered every Spring)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5310 - Radiation Physics

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course provides a study of atomic structure, radioactive decay modes, x-ray production, mathematics of decay, and interaction of radiation with matter. Radiation units, regulations regarding maximum permissible exposures to radiation, radiation monitoring and surveying, and principles of radiation protection are covered along with concepts in dosimetry. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5320 - XRT Radiation Therapy Practice I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to radiation therapy practice and the practitioner’s role. Principles of radiation therapy treatment, health safety, ethics, the radiation therapy professional’s scope of practice and responsibilities will be discussed and examined. Basic operational issues will be discussed, including treatment parameters and delivery, equipment and emergency procedures. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5330 - Treatment Technique

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will introduce concepts and terminology of radiography and radiation therapy treatment set-ups. It will examine anatomy, positioning, immobilization, field boundaries, and standard beam arrangements for site-specific anatomical areas. Laboratory experiences include virtual simulation demonstrations and conventional/CT simulator practice with a phantom. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5340 - Treatment Planning

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course will introduce concepts and terminology of radiation therapy treatment planning with an introduction to dosimetry. Students will examine and practice anatomical site-specific treatment planning which incorporates imaging, target volume delineation and dose prescription, delineation of organs at risk, and dose limitations. Included is a discussion on beam arrangements, energies, modalities, modifiers, calculations and dose evaluation. Demonstrations and practice with computer treatment planning systems enhances the course. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5350 - XRT Clinical Practicum I

Credit(s): 6 Credits

This practicum course includes content and clinical practice experiences that are designed for sequential development, application, analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in radiation therapy. Clinical practice experiences shall be designed to provide care to the patient in the therapeutic setting for simulation, treatment planning and administration of a prescribed course of treatment. Evaluation of competency and outcomes measurement of the student’s clinical practice shall assure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during and following delivery of radiation therapy treatment and services. (Offered Spring semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5360 - Emerging Technologies

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course will introduce basic x-ray production and its uses plus advanced imaging technologies. A study of human anatomy as it relates to radiographic films and cross sectional human anatomy is also covered. (Offered Fall Semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5400 - Radiation Oncology Patient Care and Quality Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides foundational concepts in assessment and evaluation of the patient undergoing radiation therapy along with the responsibilities of the radiation therapist in caring for the patient. Psychological and physical needs affecting treatment outcomes will be presented. Incorporated into the course are the principles and guidelines of a quality management program in radiation oncology, including clinical process, equipment, and documentation that demonstrate patient care outcomes. Additionally, regulatory agencies and rules affecting the radiation oncology workplace, staff, and patients are emphasized. The role of the radiation therapist in patient care, safety and quality management is stressed. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5410 - Radiobiology and Radiation Protection

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course presents basic concepts and principles of radiation biology integrated with radiation protection. The interactions of radiation with cells, tissues and the body as a whole and resultant biophysical events will be presented. Also covered are the basic concepts of radiation protection, radiation monitoring, environmental protection, the safe handling of radioactive materials, equipment use, and quality control. Radiation safety in radiation therapy departments and regulations that govern the use of radioactive is presented. The course provides a thorough examination of radiation safety from both the patient and therapist perspective. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5420 - XRT Radiation Therapy Practice II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is designed to examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed and evaluated in relationship to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. The radiation therapist's responsibility in the management of neoplastic disease will be presented and discussed. (Offered Spring semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5430 - Capstone in Radiation Therapy

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Students enrolled in this course develop an individual research project for presentation that is a culmination of the knowledge obtained in the didactic and clinical coursework within the Radiation Therapy Program. This project is worked on independently with program faculty mentorship and is required for graduation. Some didactic review and professional development content is included.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5440 - XRT Clinical Dosimetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Reviews basic concepts introduced in Treatment Planning, further examining factors that influence and govern dose determination and planning treatment for radiation therapy patients. Emphasizes the clinical application of photon and electron beam characteristics, dose calculations, and factors relating to safely and optimally treating the radiation therapy patient. Some focus is directed on clinical dosimetry and treatment. planning for radiation oncology special procedures. Demonstrations and practice with computer treatment planning systems enhances the course. (Offered Spring semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5450 - Clinical Practicum II

Credit(s): 0 Credits

This course is a continuation of MIT 5350 Clinical Practicum I which includes the application, analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in radiation therapy. Clinical practice experiences shall be designed to provide care to the patient in the therapeutic setting for simulation, treatment planning and administration of a prescribed course of treatment. Evaluation of competency and outcomes measurement of the student’s clinical practice shall assure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during and following delivery of radiation therapy treatment and services. (Offered Summer semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5510 - Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection

Credit(s): 0 or 4 Credits

This course provides a study of atomic structure, radioactive decay modes, x-ray production, mathematics of decay, and interaction of radiation with matter. Radiation units, regulations regarding maximum permissible exposures to radiation, radiation monitoring and surveying, and principles of radiation protection. Concepts in radiobiology and dosimetry are covered. (Offered in Fall)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5520 - Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides a study of basic radiopharmaceutical principles, generators, chemistry of radionuclides and their associated compounds, dosage forms, quality control and regulations. This course will include demonstrations and lab exercises in the radiopharmacy. (Offered every Fall)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5530 - Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course provides a study of Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation that is based on the theory of radiation detection with application to current imaging instruments. Students will be introduced to tomographic imaging cameras, including SPECT and PET/CT, with their necessary quality control. This course will include demonstrations and lab exercises to reinforce concepts explained in the classroom. (Offered every Fall)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5540 - NMT Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Credit(s): 5 Credits

This course provides a study of the applications of radiopharmaceuticals used in diagnosis and therapy, different techniques and procedures utilized including indications for studies and correlation with various disease states. This course will also include concepts and applications dealing with patient care, the health care delivery systems, CPR, and health related agencies. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5550 - Nuclear Medicine Information Systems

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to basic hardware and software components of a computer system. Emphasis will be given to understanding basic computer principles with application to data acquisition and processing in nuclear medicine. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5610 - Imaging Practicum

Credit(s): 7 Credits

Students will perform in a wide variety of nuclear medicine procedures, including in vivo, diagnostic and therapeutic treatments in multiple clinical settings under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals. (Offered Spring semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5620 - Radiochemistry Practicum

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Students will prepare radiopharmaceuticals, perform associated quality control, dispense drugs and perform record keeping under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals in a radiopharmacy setting. (Offered Spring semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5630 - Emerging Technologies

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to advanced imaging technologies and techniques. The course will include a study of cross sectional human anatomy. (Offered every Spring)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5880 - NMT Clinical Practicum

Credit(s): 0 Credits

This course is a continuation of NMT 5610. Students will perform in a wide variety of nuclear medicine procedures, including in vivo, diagnostic and therapeutic treatments in multiple clinical settings under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5890 - Clinical MRI Practicum II

Credit(s): 0 Credits

Students will perform a variety of MRI procedures in multiple clinical settings under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals. Students will interact with patients ranging from infants to geriatrics and apply the skills necessary for patient and personnel safety. The practicum allows students to practice skills necessary to obtain high quality MR images, to alter protocols objectively based on patient anatomy and pathology or physical condition, and to identify image quality and equipment problems to make appropriate corrections. Clinical experience will include venipuncture and the administration of contrast media. (Offered every Spring)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 5980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 6000 - Masters Seminar I

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course is the first of three masters level seminar courses that build upon each other. This course will include the fundamentals of research with an overview of statistics including how statistical analyses are conducted and interpreted. This course will include how to search scholarly literature and how to critique scholarly literature. The student must select a topic that combines both of their previous area of expertise and their graduate areas of study for a project. (Offered Fall semester)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 6100 - Masters Seminar II

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course is the second of the three masters level seminar courses that build upon each other. It will emphasize clinical research design including the daily operations of an established research study, the history of regulations, and how to apply this knowledge in the clinical setting. This course will introduce the details involved in operating a clinical trial and the terminology used in the research environment. (Offered Spring semester)

Prerequisite(s): MIT 6000 with a grade of B or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 6200 - Masters Seminar III

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

This course is the final course of three masters level seminar courses that build upon each other, culminating in a scholarly project suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, professional presentation or equivalent. Students will be involved in an ongoing research project(s) or process(s) with a scholarly mentor to provide guidance in planning, coordinating, conducting and presenting the research. Students will have the opportunity to observe ongoing research, relate these experiences back to the Master Seminar I and II courses, and incorporate the knowledge from their modalities of study.

Prerequisite(s): MIT 6000 with a grade of B or higher; MIT 6100 with a grade of B or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 6930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Molecular Imaging/Therapeutics.

MIT 6980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course is intended for Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics (MIT) students who undertake a research project(s) in which the complexity of the work extends the project beyond the traditional MIT schedule. The length of this course may not extend the entire semester and the course will end upon completion of the contracted work.

Prerequisite(s): MIT 6000 with a grade of B or higher; MIT 6100 with a grade of B or higher; MIT 6200 with a grade of B or higher

MLS 3150 - Urinalysis and Immunology Laboratory

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Students will learn and perform serological and immunological laboratory testing, an introduction to body fluid analysis, as well as a how to perform and interpret a complete urinalysis (physical, chemical, and microscopic exams). Related lab math, correlation to disease states, and safety is discussed as well as the pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical factors impacting test results.

Corequisite(s): BLS 3110

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 3210 - Clinical Education & Laboratory Management

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course provides an overview of basic principles of education and concepts of management and their application in the clinical laboratory setting.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 3400 - Laboratory Operations

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

This course introduces students to the general operation of a clinical laboratory. Content focuses on laboratory organization, laboratory safety, basic laboratory equipment, laboratory math, pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical variables, method validation, quality control procedures, calibration, and regulatory requirements.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 1300 with a grade of C- or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MLS 4150 - Analytical Chemistry

Credit(s): 2 Credits

A hybrid lecture/laboratory course which introduces analytical principles and instrumentation used in a clinical chemistry laboratory. Topics include: photometry, electrochemistry, immunoassays, chromatography, mass spectrometry, osmometry, automation, and point-of-care-testing. Experiments are designed to demonstrate basic principles and laboratory techniques.

Corequisite(s): BLS 4110

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4250 - Hematology Laboratory

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Performance, interpretation, and troubleshooting of a variety of basic hematology procedures will be accomplished using clinical specimens. Cell counts and differentials and other hematology procedures will be performed on blood. Physical analysis and cell counting procedures will be discussed and performed on various body fluids. Principles and reactions involved in the testing procedure will be emphasized as well as the interpretation of results. Students will also receive an introduction to phlebotomy.

Corequisite(s): BLS 4210

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4350 - Immunohematology Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Practice in routine testing procedures utilized in the blood bank such as blood typing, antibody identification, and crossmatching using clinical samples. Theoretical principles, troubleshooting procedures and interpretation of results will be discussed.

Corequisite(s): BLS 4310

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4515 - Medical Microbiology Laboratory

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Medical Microbiology Laboratory is a one-semester course that offers student an opportunity to exercise medical microbiological principles, including plating, workup, identification, and reporting of organisms in the clinical setting. (Offered in Fall)

Corequisite(s): BLS 4510

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the following programs:

  • BS ES, Athletic Train(Pre-PA)
  • BS NutritionDiet-PrePA
  • BS Health Info Mgmt-Pre PA
  • BS Health Sciences-Pre-PA
  • BS Invstgtve Med Sci-PrePA
  • BS Medical Lab Sci-Pre-PA
  • BS Magnetic Res Img-Pre PA
  • BS Nuclear Med Tech-Pre PA
  • BS Radiation Thrpy-Pre PA

MLS 4520 - Medical Bacteriology

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Content focuses on prokaryotic microbes of pathologic importance. Included are discussions on structure, molecular biology, molecular diagnostics, metabolism, growth, replication, current topics and emerging concerns. Pathogenicity, epidemiology, diagnosis and laboratory identification of important groups of human pathogenic bacteria are emphasized. Modes of action of selected antimicrobics and chemotherapeutic agents are also discussed.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4510 with a grade of C or higher

Corequisite(s): MLS 4550

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4541 - Medical Mycology and Parasitology

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Course will focus on the clinically relevant parasites and fungi and the diseases they produce in man. Terminology, taxonomy, aspects of epidemiology, modes of transmission, pathogenesis, morphology, life cycles, specimen processing, and techniques of laboratory identification are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4510 with a grade of C or higher

Corequisite(s): MLS 4571

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4550 - Medical Bacteriology Laboratory

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Laboratory course designed to give the student experience in the Gram staining, isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of microorganisms.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4510 with a grade of C or higher

Corequisite(s): MLS 4520

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4611 - Advanced Topics and Case Correlations

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Key content areas of laboratory medicine will be reviewed and advanced topics and specialty areas in the clinical laboratory will be discussed. Clinical case studies addressing laboratory test/disease correlation, the selection of laboratory tests, interpretation of laboratory results, and problem resolution will be emphasized. Advanced theory and clinical practice issues are presented and reinforced through lectures, discussions, and case presentations.

Prerequisite(s): MLS 4701 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4710 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4740 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4750 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4760 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4780 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4790 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4800 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4811 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4821 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4620 - Advanced Topics and Case Correlations-Clinical Chemistry

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Key content areas of clinical chemistry will be reviewed, advanced topics and specialty areas in the clinical chemistry laboratory will be discussed. Clinical case studies addressing laboratory test/disease correlation, the selection of laboratory tests, interpretation of laboratory results, and problem resolution will be emphasized. Advanced theory and clinical practice issues are presented and reinforced through lectures, discussions, and case presentations.

Prerequisite(s): MLS 4701 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4710 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4821 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4630 - Advanced Topics and Case Correlations - Hematology

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Key content areas in clinical hematology will be reviewed, advanced topics and specialty areas in the clinical hematology laboratory will be discussed. Clinical case studies addressing laboratory test/disease correlation, the selection of laboratory tests, interpretation of laboratory results, and problem resolution will be emphasized. Advanced theory and clinical practice issues are presented and reinforced through lectures, discussions, and case presentations.

Prerequisite(s): MLS 4740 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4750 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4821 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4640 - Advanced Topics and Case Correlations - Microbiology

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Key content areas in clinical microbiology will be reviewed, advanced topics and specialty areas in the clinical microbiology laboratory will be discussed. Clinical case studies addressing laboratory test/disease correlation, the selection of laboratory tests, interpretation of laboratory results, and problem resolution will be emphasized. Advanced theory and clinical practice issues are presented and reinforced through lectures, discussions, and case presentations.

Prerequisite(s): MLS 4800 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4811 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4701 - Clinical Chemistry Practicum

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Clinical rotation course focuses on clinical chemistry testing in a practicum setting. Concepts and techniques include: protein structure and function; enzyme kinetics; carbohydrate and lipid metabolism; hormonal regulation; pathophysiology of water, electrolyte, acid-base balance, and special techniques. Laboratory techniques, workflow management, quality control and evaluation of results in the interpretation of health/disease status are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4110 with a grade of C or higher; BLS 4120 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4150 with a grade of C or higher

Corequisite(s): MLS 4710

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4710 - Clinical Chemistry

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Discussions, assignments and exams covering the theory, concepts and procedures used in the clinical chemistry practicum.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4110 with a grade of C or higher; BLS 4120 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4150 with a grade of C or higher

Corequisite(s): MLS 4701

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4740 - Clinical Hematology Practicum

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Clinical rotation course focuses on the counting, identification and analysis of the cellular components of blood in a clinical laboratory setting using advanced techniques and state of the art computer integrated instruments. Laboratory techniques, workflow management, quality control and evaluation of results in the interpretation of health/disease status are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4210 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4250 with a grade of C or higher

Corequisite(s): MLS 4750

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4750 - Clinical Hematology

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Discussions, assignments and exams covering the theory, concepts and procedures used in the clinical hematology practicum.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4210 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4250 with a grade of C or higher

Corequisite(s): MLS 4740

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4760 - Clinical Hemostasis Practicum

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Clinical rotation course involving specialized hemostasis testing in a practicum setting. Concepts and techniques include the evaluation of bleeding and thrombotic disorders. Laboratory techniques, workflow management, quality control and evaluation of results in the interpretation of health/disease status are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4220 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4770 - Clinical Phlebotomy Practicum

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Clinical rotation course where experience is gained in the principles and procedures of blood collection. Professional and interpersonal communication with patients along with accurate selection and handling of equipment/collection are emphasized. Following OSHA and standard clinical safety guidelines in the collection and handling of blood is required.

Corequisite(s): MLS 4790

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4780 - Clinical Immunohematology Practicum

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Clinical rotation course providing laboratory experience in routine and specialized blood bank techniques such as antibody identification, crossmatching and component preparation. Laboratory techniques, workflow management, quality control and evaluation of results in the interpretation of health/disease status are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4310 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4350 with a grade of C or higher

Corequisite(s): MLS 4790

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4790 - Clinical Immunohematology

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Discussion, assignments and exams covering the theory, concepts and procedures used in the clinical immunohematology practicum.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4310 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4350 with a grade of C or higher

Corequisite(s): MLS 4780

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4800 - Clinical Microbiology Practicum

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Clinical rotation course applying principles and procedures used in the isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of microorganisms in a clinical setting. Laboratory techniques, workflow management, quality control and evaluation of results in the interpretation of health/disease status are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4510 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4520 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4550 with a grade of C or higher

Corequisite(s): MLS 4811

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4811 - Clinical Microbiology

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Assignments and exams covering the theory, concepts and procedures used in the clinical microbiology practicum.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 4510 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4520 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 4550 with a grade of C or higher

Corequisite(s): MLS 4800

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MLS 4821 - Clinical Urinalysis and Phlebotomy

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Clinical rotation course focuses on the physical, chemical and cellular components of urine and the principles and procedures of blood collection in a clinical laboratory setting. Professional and interpersonal communication with patients along with accurate selection and handling of equipment/collection are emphasized. Laboratory techniques, workflow management, quality control and evaluation of results in the interpretation of health/disease status are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): BLS 3110 with a grade of C or higher; MLS 3150 with a grade of C or higher

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Investigative Med Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science.

MRI 4300 - MRI Clinical Practicum I

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Students will perform a variety of MRI procedures in multiple clinical settings under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals. Students will interact with patients ranging from infants to geriatrics and apply the skills necessary for patient and personnel safety. The practicum allows students to practice skills necessary to obtain high quality MR images, to alter protocols objectively based on patient anatomy and pathology or physical condition, and to identify image quality and equipment problems to make appropriate corrections. Clinical experience will include venipuncture and the administration of contrast media. (Offered in Fall) Offered beginning in fall 2022.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

MRI 4310 - Physical Principles

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This class will cover the history of magnetic resonance imaging, matter, magnetism, signal production, and the physics related to imaging. This includes MR signal induction, sampling and conversion, along with tissue characterization; T1 and T2 relaxation; signal decay; K-space; Fourier transformation; spatial encoding; and image characteristics. (Offered every Fall)

MRI 4320 - Cross Sectional Anatomy and Pathology

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Students will become familiar with MRI cross-sectional anatomy and will learn how to view and to image the human body in multiple planes. They will learn specific imaging planes and protocols for specific exams as well as contrast usage and recognition. The pathology of the various body regions (including neurological, visceral, musculoskeletal, soft tissue, and vasculature) will be discussed as it relates to MR imaging. (Offered every Fall)

MRI 4330 - Instrumentation and Quality Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This class covers all components of MR imaging equipment including the main and secondary magnet systems, RF coils, the acquisition console, and all ancillary equipment. The various types of magnets, gradients, and shielding will be covered, as well as maintenance, quality analysis and operational workflows. (Offered every Fall)

MRI 4340 - Clinical MRI and Image Production

Credit(s): 5 Credits

Students will learn the clinical aspects of MRI. This includes the basics of image production and the corresponding pulse sequences. Imaging parameters for intrinsic image contrast characteristics, proper sequence selection, adjustment of imaging options, administration and utility of contrast media, and use of post-processing applications are included. (Offered every Fall)

MRI 4350 - Patient Care and MRI Safety

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This class will cover the handling, care, and safety of patients, visitors, and staff in the MRI environment. This includes the proper education and screening of anyone or any equipment entering the magnetic and RF fields. Patient assessment, communication and care, as well as ethical and legal principles will be included.  Emergency procedures and their effect on patients, staff, and the public will also be discussed. (Offered every Fall)

MRI 4410 - Clinical MRI Practicum

Credit(s): 9 Credits

Students will perform a variety of MRI procedures in multiple clinical settings under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals. Students will interact with patients ranging from infants to geriatrics and apply the skills necessary for patient and personnel safety. The practicum allows students to practice skills necessary to obtain high quality MR images, to alter protocols objectively based on patient anatomy and pathology or physical condition, and to identify image quality and equipment problems to make appropriate corrections. Clinical experience will include venipuncture and the administration of contrast media. Offered every spring through spring 2022.

Prerequisite(s): MRI 4310 with a grade of C or higher; MRI 4320 with a grade of C or higher; MRI 4330 with a grade of C or higher; MRI 4340 with a grade of C or higher; MRI 4350 with a grade of C or higher

MRI 4420 - Advanced and Emerging Technology

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An exploration of the emerging technologies and advances in MRI, including their impact on imaging and healthcare, will be presented. In addition, a correlation between MRI and other imaging modalities (Computed Tomography, Nuclear Medicine/PET, Ultrasound, etc.) will be discussed. This course will include MRI simulation labs and assignments. (Offered every Spring)

MRI 4910 - Clinical Practicum

Credit(s): 0 Credits

This course is a continuation of MRI 4410. Offered every summer through summer 2022.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

MRI 4960 - Capstone in MRI

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Students enrolled in this course develop an individual research project for presentation addressing a current or emerging topic in the field of MRI. The project is worked on independently with program faculty mentorship and is required for graduation. (Offered every Spring)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

MRI 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

NMT 4000 - Nuclear Medicine Procedures I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides a study of the applications of radiopharmaceuticals used in diagnosis and therapy, different techniques and procedures utilized including indications for studies and correlation with various disease states. This course will also include concepts and applications dealing with patient care, the health care delivery systems, CPR, and health related agencies. This course will be offered starting spring 2022.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4100 - Radiation Protection

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Radiation units, regulations regarding maximum permissible exposures to radiation, radiation monitoring and surveying, and principles of radiation protection are included in the content. Concepts in radiobiology and dosimetry are covered. This course will be offered starting in Spring 2022.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4310 - Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection

Credit(s): 0 or 4 Credits

This course provides a study of atomic structure, radioactive decay modes, x-ray production, mathematics of decay, and interaction of radiation with matter. Radiation units, regulations regarding maximum permissible exposures to radiation, radiation monitoring and surveying, and principles of radiation protection are included in the content. Concepts in radiobiology and dosimetry are covered. Offered in fall through 2021. Beginning in fall 2022, this course will be termed, Radiation Physics and offered in fall for 2 credits.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4320 - Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides a study of basic radiopharmaceutical principles, generators, chemistry of radionuclides and their associated compounds, dosage forms, quality control and regulations. This course will include demonstrations and lab exercises in the radiopharmacy. (Offered every Fall)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4330 - Nuclear Med Instrumentation

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides a study of Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation that is based on the theory of radiation detection with application to current imaging instruments. Students will be introduced to tomographic imaging cameras, including SPECT and PET/CT, with their necessary quality control. This course will include demonstrations and lab exercises to reinforce concepts explained in the classroom. (Offered every Fall)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4340 - Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Credit(s): 5 Credits

This course provides a study of the applications of radiopharmaceuticals used in diagnosis and therapy, different techniques and procedures utilized including indications for studies and correlation with various disease states. This course will also include concepts and applications dealing with patient care, the health care delivery systems, CPR, and health related agencies. Offered every fall through 2021. Beginning in fall 2022, this course will be offered for 3 credits.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4350 - Nuclear Medicine Information Systems

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces basic hardware and software components of a computer system. Emphasis will be given to understanding basic computer principles with application to data acquisition and processing in nuclear medicine. (Offered every Spring)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4410 - Imaging Clinical Practicum

Credit(s): 7 Credits

Students will perform in a wide variety of nuclear medicine procedures, including in vivo, diagnostic and therapeutic treatments in multiple clinical settings under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals. This course will be offered through spring 2022.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4420 - Radiopharmacy Clinical Practicum

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Students will prepare radiopharmaceuticals, perform associated quality control, dispense drugs and perform record keeping under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals in a radiopharmacy setting. Offered every spring through 2022.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4430 - Emerging Technologies

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to advanced imaging technologies and techniques. The course will include a study of cross sectional human anatomy. (Offered every Spring)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4700 - Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum I

Credit(s): 4 Credits

Students will perform in a wide variety of nuclear medicine procedures, including in vivo, diagnostic and therapeutic treatments in multiple clinical settings under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals. Students will prepare radiopharmaceuticals, perform associated quality control, dispense drugs and perform record keeping under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals in a radiopharmacy setting. This course will be offered starting in fall 2022.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4710 - Nuclear Medicine Senior Seminar I

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course is designed to provide didactic course work and professional development which support the NMT students as they are in the clinical practicum courses. Including resume building, critical reflections and clinical quizzes. This course will be offered starting in fall 2022.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4800 - Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum II

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Students will perform in a wide variety of nuclear medicine procedures, including in vivo, diagnostic and therapeutic treatments in multiple clinical settings under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals. Students will prepare radiopharmaceuticals, perform associated quality control, dispense drugs and perform record keeping under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals in a radiopharmacy setting. This course will be offered starting in winter session 2023.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4900 - Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum III

Credit(s): 12 Credits

Students will perform in a wide variety of nuclear medicine procedures, including in vivo, diagnostic and therapeutic treatments in multiple clinical settings under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals. Students will prepare radiopharmaceuticals, perform associated quality control, dispense drugs and perform record keeping under the direct supervision of qualified medical professionals in a radiopharmacy setting. This course will be offered starting in spring 2023.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

NMT 4910 - Clinical Practicum

Credit(s): 0 or 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course is designed to provide didactic course work and mock exams which support the NMT students as they are in the clinical practicum courses. Beginning in spring 2023, this course will be termed Senior Seminar II and offered in spring for 2 credits.

NMT 4960 - Capstone in Nuclear Medicine

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Students enrolled in this course develop an individual research project that is a culmination of the knowledge obtained in the didactic and clinical coursework within the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program. This project is worked on independently with a faculty mentor and is required for graduation. (Offered every Spring)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Nuclear Medicine Tech.

PAED 5010 - Professional & Psychosocial Issues of Physician Assistant Practice

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course explores the PA profession and potential issues inherent in the PA health care provider role. It addresses the psychosocial dynamics of health care, personal biases that may impact the provision of patient care, and the fundamentals of health care delivery systems. It also explores the professional resources available to PAs, state and national PA organizations and their roles, as well as the various health professionals a PA may interact with as part of a team.

PAED 5040 - Physiology

Credit(s): 4 Credits

This is a comprehensive clinically-based human physiology course that covers all major systems of the human body. The course provides a depth and breadth of foundational knowledge that prepares students for further coursework examining pathophysiology, clinical manifesations of disease, and the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

PAED 5070 - Principles of the Medical Interview

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course focuses on the medical interview as a clinical skill. The various components of the medical history are presented as well as techniques for effective medical interviewing. Communication with patients and building rapport are examined as essential components. Students also learn medical documentation skills and are introduced to oral patient presentations. Fundamental medical terminology is explored as is the impact of medical genetics on the patient history.

PAED 5110 - Dermatology Fundamentals

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course encompasses the pathophysiologic basis of dermatologic disorders and their clinical manifestations. It explores system-based medical history and physical exam as well as the complexities of patient assessment, treatment, and management. Within this it addresses appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics to be ordered and interpreted. Content includes normal dermatologic anatomy and physiology, progresses through pathophysiology and the clinical features of disease both local and systemic, and focuses on patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment specific to dermatologic diseases.

PAED 5120 - Hematology Fundamentals

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course encompasses the pathophysiologic basis of hematologic disorders and their clinical manifestations. It explores system-based medical history and physical exam as well as the complexities of patient assessment, treatment, and management. Within this it also addresses appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics to be ordered and interpreted. Content includes normal anatomy and physiology related to the hematologic system, progresses through pathophysiology and the clinical features of disease, and focuses on patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment specific to hematologic diagnoses.

PAED 5130 - Otorhinolaryngology and Ophthalmology Fundamentals

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course encompasses pathophysiology involving the head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat. It includes the clinical manifestations of disease and explores the system-based medical history and physical exam as well as the complexities of patient assessment, treatment, and management. Within this it addresses appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics to be ordered and interpreted. Content includes normal anatomy and physiology, progresses through pathophysiology and the clinical features of disease, and focuses on patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment specific to diagnoses of the head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat.

PAED 5150 - Clinical Pharmacology I

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This is the first of two clinically-based pharmacology courses covering the fundamentals of system-based pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics with an emphasis on pharmacotherapy. It explores essential physiology and pathophysiology and focuses on appropriate medications for the treatment of various clinical conditions. There is an emphasis on the mechanism, absorption, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity of the major classes of drugs used in medicine, as well as pharmacotherapy for common medical problems.

PAED 5201 - Clinical Pharmacology II A

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This is a continuation of Clinical Pharmacology I and is a clinically-based pharmacology courses covering the fundamentals of system-based pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics with an emphasis on pharmacotherapy. It explores essential physiology and pathophysiology and focuses on appropriate medications for the treatment of various clinical conditions. There is an emphasis on the mechanism, absorption, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity of the major classes of drugs used in medicine, as well as pharmacotherapy for common medical problems.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Medical Science degree.

PAED 5202 - Clinical Pharmacology II B

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This is a continuation of Clinical Pharmacology IA and is a clinically-based pharmacology courses covering the fundamentals of system-based pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics with an emphasis on pharmacotherapy. It explores essential physiology and pathophysiology and focuses on appropriate medications for the treatment of various clinical conditions. There is an emphasis on the mechanism, absorption, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity of the major classes of drugs used in medicine, as well as pharmacotherapy for common medical problems.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Medical Science degree.

PAED 5211 - Pulmonary Fundamentals I

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course encompasses the pathophysiologic basis of pulmonary disorders and their clinical manifestations. It explores system-based medical history and physical exam as well as the complexities of patient assessment, treatment, and management. Within this it also addresses appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics to be ordered and interpreted. Content includes normal pulmonary/respiratory anatomy and physiology, progresses through pathophysiology and the clinical features of disease, and focuses on patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment specific to pulmonary diagnoses. Course content continues in Pulmonary Fundamentals II.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Medical Science degree.

PAED 5212 - Pulmonary Fundamentals II

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course is a continuation of Pulmonary Fundamentals I. It encompasses the pathophysiologic basis of pulmonary disorders and their clinical manifestations. It explores system-based medical history and physical exam as well as the complexities of patient assessment, treatment, and management. Within this it also addresses appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics to be ordered and interpreted. Content includes normal pulmonary/respiratory anatomy and physiology, progresses through pathophysiology and the clinical features of disease, and focuses on patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment specific to pulmonary diagnoses.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Medical Science degree.

PAED 5221 - Cardiovascular Fundamentals I

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course encompasses the pathophysiologic basis of cardiovascular disorders and their clinical manifestations. It explores system-based medical history and physical exam as well as the complexities of patient assessment, treatment, and management. Within this it also addresses appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics to be ordered and interpreted. Content includes normal cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, progresses through pathophysiology and the clinical features of disease, and focuses on patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment specific to cardiovascular diagnoses. Course content continues in Cardiovascular Fundamentals II.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Medical Science degree.

PAED 5222 - Cardiovascular Fundamentals II

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course is a continuation of Cardiovascular Fundamentals I. It encompasses the pathophysiologic basis of cardiovascular disorders and their clinical manifestations. It explores system-based medical history and physical exam as well as the complexities of patient assessment, treatment, and management. Within this it also addresses appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics to be ordered and interpreted. Content includes normal cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, progresses through pathophysiology and the clinical features of disease, and focuses on patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment specific to cardiovascular diagnoses.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Medical Science degree.

PAED 5230 - Gastroenterology Fundamentals

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course encompasses the pathophysiologic basis of gastrointestinal disorders and their clinical manifestations. It explores system-based medical history and physical exam as well as the complexities of patient assessment, treatment, and management. Within this it also addresses appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics to be ordered and interpreted. Content includes normal gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology, progresses through pathophysiology and the clinical features of disease, and focuses on patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment specific to gastrointestinal diagnoses.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Medical Science degree.

PAED 5231 - Gastroenterology Fundamentals I

Credit(s): 1 Credit

The Gastrointestinal/Nutrition (GIN) course provides an integrated approach to understanding the pathophysiologic basis of gastrointestinal, hepatic and nutritional disorders as well as the pharmacological rationale for their therapy. At the same time, students are introduced to the clinical approach to these disorders, including physical examination, clinical, laboratory, and radiographic findings.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Medical Science degree.

PAED 5232 - Gastroenterology Fundamentals II

Credit(s): 2 Credits

The Gastrointestinal/Nutrition (GIN) course provides an integrated approach to understanding the pathophysiologic basis of gastrointestinal, hepatic and nutritional disorders as well as the pharmacological rationale for their therapy. At the same time, students are introduced to the clinical approach to these disorders, including physical examination, clinical, laboratory, and radiographic findings.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Medical Science degree.

PAED 5240 - Nephrology and Genitourinary Fundamentals

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course encompasses the pathophysiologic basis of genitourinary and renal disorders and their clinical manifestations. It explores system-based medical history and physical exam as well as the complexities of patient assessment, treatment, and management. Within this it also addresses appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics to be ordered and interpreted. Content includes normal genitourinary and renal anatomy and physiology, progresses through pathophysiology and the clinical features of disease, and focuses on patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment specific to genitourinary and renal diagnoses.

PAED 5250 - Endocrinology Fundamentals

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course encompasses the pathophysiologic basis of endocrine disorders and their clinical manifestations. It explores system-based medical history and physical exam as well as the complexities of patient assessment, treatment, and management. Within this it also addresses appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics to be ordered and interpreted. Content includes normal endocrine anatomy and physiology, progresses through pathophysiology and the clinical features of disease, and focuses on patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment specific to endocrine diagnoses.

PAED 5300 - Evidence-Based Medicine

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course introduces the concepts of evidence-based medicine using a patient oriented approach. It examines tools and techniques for effective and in-depth medical database searches using reputable resources. It also explores clinical questions within a well-built framework and evaluation of articles related to therapy, diagnosis, and prognosis. Basic statistics are reviewed to assist in the assessment of publications and research studies, and exercises are designed to critically review the relevance and validity, including the statistical significance, of results.

PAED 5310 - Orthopedics and Rheumatology Fundamentals

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course encompasses the pathophysiologic basis of musculoskeletal disorders and their clinical manifestations. It explores system-based medical history and physical exam as well as the complexities of patient assessment, treatment, and management. Within this it also addresses appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics to be ordered and interpreted. Content includes normal musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, progresses through pathophysiology and the clinical features of disease, and focuses on patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment specific to rheumatologic and orthopedic diagnoses.

PAED 5320 - Neurology Fundamentals

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course encompasses the pathophysiologic basis of neurological disorders and their clinical manifestations. It explores system-based medical history and physical exam as well as the complexities of patient assessment, treatment, and management. Within this it also addresses appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics to be ordered and interpreted. Content includes normal neurologic anatomy and physiology, progresses through pathophysiology and the clinical features of disease, and focuses on patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment specific to neurology diagnoses.

PAED 5330 - Essentials of Surgery

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course focuses on didactic preparation for the required surgery clerkship. It explores the clinical discipline of surgery, the fundamentals of surgical disease, and the care of patients and families affected by this. Pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and appropriate management of patients with major and minor surgical conditions are emphasized. It examines basic operating room etiquette, surgical techniques, and surgical procedures. The course covers medical/surgical history and physical exam, appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics, differential diagnosis, pre- and post-operative management, skills for assisting in the operating room, and treatment used in the surgical patient.

PAED 5340 - Essentials of Emergency Medicine

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course focuses on didactic preparation for the required emergency medicine clerkship. It explores the clinical discipline of emergency medicine, the fundamentals of acute, urgent, and emergent patient care and those affected by this. Pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and appropriate patient management are emphasized. It covers patient history and physical exam, emergency patient evaluation, appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics, differential diagnosis, and treatment used in patients in the acute/urgent/emergent setting.

PAED 5360 - Essentials of Pediatrics

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course focuses on didactic preparation for the required pediatric clerkship. It explores the clinical discipline of pediatrics, the fundamentals of pediatric disease, and the care of patients and families affected by this. The physical and psychological fundamentals of normal growth and development are emphasized as well as pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and appropriate management of the pediatric patient. It covers patient history and physical exam, appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics, differential diagnosis, pediatric health maintenance, immunization schedules, anticipatory guidance, and treatment used in the pediatric population.

PAED 5370 - Essentials of Behavioral Medicine

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course focuses on didactic preparation for the required behavioral health/psychiatry clerkship. It explores the clinical discipline of psychiatry, the fundamentals of psychology, behavioral health, and mental illness, and the care of patients and families affected by this. The effect of society on behavior is explored as well as pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and appropriate management of the psychiatric/behavioral health patient. It covers patient history and physical exam, mental health evaluation, appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics, differential diagnosis, and treatment used in the behavioral health/psychiatric population.

PAED 5380 - Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Credit(s): 2 Credits

" This course focuses on didactic preparation for the required obstetrics/gynecology/women’s health clerkship. It explores the clinical discipline of obstetrics and gynecology, the fundamentals of obstetrical and gynecological disease, and the care of patients and families affected by this. Normal physiology and women’s wellness and health maintenance are explored along with pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and appropriate women’s health patient management. It covers patient history and physical exam, appropriate laboratory tests, imaging, and other diagnostics, differential diagnosis, and labor and delivery basics.

PAED 5400 - Clinical: Internal Medicine

Credit(s): 4 Credits

This clerkship involves active participation in patient care in outpatient and/or inpatient adult internal medicine. It is a hands-on experience that emphasizes patient history, physical exam, assessment, and plan within a framework of disease processes and therapeutics in internal medicine. It includes determination of which labs, imaging, and diagnostics to order, interpreting those results, and understanding their impact on the differential diagnosis. The focus is on effective and meaningful patient interaction, and functioning as an essential part of the internal medicine team. It further explores medical documentation, oral patient presentation, and all aspects of patient management and treatment.

PAED 5420 - Clinical: Family Medicine

Credit(s): 4 Credits

This clerkship involves active participation in primary care across the lifespan in outpatient/ambulatory family practice settings. It is a hands-on experience that emphasizes patient history, physical exam, assessment, and plan within a framework of disease processes, and therapeutics in family medicine. It includes determination of which labs, imaging, and diagnostics to order, interpreting those results and understanding their impact on the differential diagnosis. The focus is on effective and meaningful patient interaction, and functioning as an essential part of the primary care team. It further explores medical documentation, oral patient presentation, and all aspects of patient management and treatment.

PAED 5510 - Clinical: General Surgery

Credit(s): 4 Credits

This clerkship involves active participation in general surgery to include pre-operative, operative, and post-operative patient care. It is a hands-on experience that emphasizes surgical skills, patient history, physical exam, assessment, and plan within a framework of disease processes, and therapeutics in surgery. It includes determination of which labs, imaging, and diagnostics to order, interpreting those results and understanding their impact on the differential diagnosis. The focus is on effective and meaningful patient interaction, and functioning as an essential part of the surgical team. It further explores medical documentation, oral patient presentation, and all aspects of patient management and treatment.

PAED 5600 - Clinical: Pediatrics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This clerkship involves active participation in patient care in pediatrics to include newborn assessment, well-baby/child care, pediatric health maintenance and parent counseling. It is a hands-on experience that emphasizes patient history, physical exam, assessment, and plan within a framework of disease processes and therapeutics in pediatric medicine. It includes determination of which labs, imaging, and diagnostics to order, interpreting those results, and understanding their impact on the differential diagnosis. The focus is on effective and meaningful patient interaction, and functioning as an essential part of the pediatric team. It further explores medical documentation, oral patient presentation, and all aspects of patient management and treatment.

PAED 5700 - Clinical: Behavioral Medicine

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This clerkship involves active participation in patient care in an outpatient and/or inpatient psychiatric/behavioral medicine setting. It is a hands-on experience that emphasizes patient history, physical exam, assessment, and plan within a framework of disease processes and therapeutics in psychiatry/behavioral health. It includes determination of which labs, imaging, and diagnostics to order, interpreting those results, and understanding their impact on the differential diagnosis. The focus is on effective and meaningful patient interaction, and functioning as an essential part of the behavioral medicine/psychiatric team. It further explores medical documentation, oral patient presentation, and all aspects of patient management and treatment.

PAED 5750 - Clinical: Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This clerkship involves active participation in patient care in obstetrics/gynecology/women's health to include prenatal, postpartum, and general gynecologic care. It is a hands-on experience that emphasizes patient history, physical exam, assessment, and plan within a framework of disease processes and therapeutics in women's health. It includes determination of which labs, imaging, and diagnostics to order, interpreting those results, and understanding their impact on the differential diagnosis. The focus is on effective and meaningful patient interaction, and functioning as an essential part of the ob/gyn team. It further explores medical documentation, oral patient presentation, and all aspects of patient management and treatment.

PAED 5800 - Clinical: Emergency Medicine

Credit(s): 4 Credits

This clerkship involves active participation in patient care in emergency medicine with an emphasis on precise and timely diagnosis and emergency management. It is a hands-on experience that emphasizes patient history, physical exam, assessment, and plan within a framework of disease processes, potential trauma, and therapeutics in emergency medicine. It includes determination of which labs, imaging, and diagnostics to order, interpreting those results, and understanding their impact on the differential diagnosis. The focus is on effective and meaningful patient interaction, and functioning as an essential part of the emergency medicine team. It further explores medical documentation, oral patient presentation, and all aspects of patient management and treatment.

PAED 5860 - Clinical: Evidence-Based Medicine Clerkship

Credit(s): 4 Credits

This clerkship involves active participation in patient care in a clinical discipline of the student's choice as well as a critical review of the medical literature based on a clinical question appropriate to the patient population of the practice. It is a hands-on experience that emphasizes patient history, physical exam, assessment, and plan within a framework of disease processes and therapeutics in the chosen specialty. It includes determination of which labs, imaging, and diagnostics to order, interpreting those results, and understanding their impact on the differential diagnosis. The focus is on effective and meaningful patient interaction, and functioning as an essential part of the health care team. It further explores medical documentation, oral patient presentation, and all aspects of patient management and treatment.

PAED 5930 - Clinical: Elective

Credit(s): 4 Credits

This clerkship involves active participation in patient care in a clinical discipline of the student's choice as well as preparation for a grand rounds presentation. It is a hands-on experience that emphasizes patient history, physical exam, assessment, and plan within a framework of disease processes and therapeutics in the chosen specialty. It includes determination of which labs, imaging, and diagnostics to order, interpreting those results, and understanding their impact on the differential diagnosis. The focus is on effective and meaningful patient interaction, and functioning as an essential part of the health care team. It further explores medical documentation, oral patient presentation, and all aspects of patient management and treatment.

PAED 6000 - Graduate Seminar

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

This course further explores national certification, state licensure, the job search, employment issues, and other topics related to preparation for the transition from student to health care provider. It encompasses the summative evaluation and it examines potential issues and requirements of practice as a PA in any specialty or setting.

XRT 4310 - Radiation Physics

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course provides a study of atomic structure, radioactive decay modes, x-ray production, mathematics of decay, and interaction of radiation with matter. Radiation units, regulations regarding maximum permissible exposures to radiation, radiation monitoring and surveying, and principles of radiation protection are covered along with concepts in dosimetry. Offered Fall semester only.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.

XRT 4320 - Radiation Therapy Practice I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to radiation therapy practice and the practitioner’s role. Principles of radiation therapy treatment, health safety, ethics, the radiation therapy professional’s scope of practice and responsibilities will be discussed and examined. Basic operational issues will be discussed, including treatment parameters and delivery, equipment and emergency procedures. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.

XRT 4330 - Treatment Techniques

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will introduce concepts and terminology of radiography and radiation therapy treatment set-ups. It will examine anatomy, positioning, immobilization, field boundaries, and standard beam arrangements for site-specific anatomical areas. Laboratory experiences include virtual simulation demonstrations and conventional/CT simulator practice with a phantom. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.

XRT 4340 - Treatment Planning

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will introduce concepts and terminology of radiation therapy treatment planning with an introduction to dosimetry. Students will examine and practice anatomical site-specific treatment planning which incorporates imaging, target volume delineation and dose prescription, delineation of organs at risk, and dose limitations. Included is a discussion on beam arrangements, energies, modalities, modifiers, calculations and dose evaluation. Demonstrations and practice with computer treatment planning systems enhances the course. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.

XRT 4350 - Clinical Practicum I

Credit(s): 6 Credits

This practicum course includes content and clinical practice experiences that are designed for sequential development, application, analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in radiation therapy. Clinical practice experiences shall be designed to provide care to the patient in the therapeutic setting for simulation, treatment planning and administration of a prescribed course of treatment. Evaluation of competency and outcomes measurement of the student’s clinical practice shall assure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during and following delivery of radiation therapy treatment and services. Offered in spring semester through 2022; in spring 2023 this course will change to 10 credits.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.

XRT 4360 - Emerging Technologies

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course will introduce basic x-ray production and its uses plus advanced imaging technologies. A study of human anatomy as it relates to radiographic films and cross sectional human anatomy is also covered. (Offered Fall Semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.

XRT 4420 - Radiation Therapy Practice II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is designed to examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed and evaluated in relationship to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. The radiation therapist's responsibility in the management of neoplastic disease will be presented and discussed. (Offered Spring semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.

XRT 4440 - Clinical Dosimetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Reviews basic concepts introduced in Treatment Planning, further examining factors that influence and govern dose determination and planning treatment for radiation therapy patients. Emphasizes the clinical application of photon and electron beam characteristics, dose calculations, and factors relating to safely and optimally treating the radiation therapy patient. Some focus is directed on clinical dosimetry and treatment. planning for radiation oncology special procedures. Demonstrations and practice with computer treatment planning systems enhances the course. (Offered Spring semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.

XRT 4450 - Clinical Practicum II

Credit(s): 0 or 8 Credits

This course is a continuation of XRT 4350 Clinical Practicum I which includes the application, analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in radiation therapy. Clinical practice experiences shall be designed to provide care to the patient in the therapeutic setting for simulation, treatment planning and administration of a prescribed course of treatment. Evaluation of competency and outcomes measurement of the student’s clinical practice shall assure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during and following delivery of radiation therapy treatment and services. Offered in summer semester through 2022; in summer 2023 this course will change to 8 credits.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.

XRT 4500 - Radiation Oncology Patient Care and Quality Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides foundational concepts in assessment and evaluation of the patient undergoing radiation therapy along with the responsibilities of the radiation therapist in caring for the patient. Psychological and physical needs affecting treatment outcomes will be presented. Incorporated into the course are the principles and guidelines of a quality management program in radiation oncology, including clinical process, equipment, and documentation that demonstrate patient care outcomes. Additionally, regulatory agencies and rules affecting the radiation oncology workplace, staff, and patients are emphasized. The role of the radiation therapist in patient care, safety and quality management is stressed. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.

XRT 4510 - Radiobiology and Radiation Protection

Credit(s): 2 Credits

This course presents basic concepts and principles of radiation biology integrated with radiation protection. The interactions of radiation with cells, tissues and the body as a whole and resultant biophysical events will be presented. Also covered are the basic concepts of radiation protection, radiation monitoring, environmental protection, the safe handling of radioactive materials, equipment use, and quality control. Radiation safety in radiation therapy departments and regulations that govern the use of radioactive is presented. The course provides a thorough examination of radiation safety from both the patient and therapist perspective. (Offered Fall semester only)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.

XRT 4960 - Capstone in Radiation Therapy

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Students enrolled in this course develop an individual research project for presentation that is a culmination of the knowledge obtained in the didactic and clinical coursework within the Radiation Therapy Program. This project is worked on independently with program faculty mentorship and is required for graduation. Some didactic review and professional development content is included.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.

XRT 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Radiation Therapy.