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MEDLB 125: HISTOLOGY I: GENERAL TECHNIQUES

8 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: BIOL 140, CHEM 120, CHEM 122, and BIOL 210 or equivalent courses with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.00 and department approval

This course includes an orientation to the histology laboratory and the instrumentation. Focus is on preparation of routine stained tissue slides, including tissue histology, and techniques for tissue fixation, processing, microtomy, and staining. Lectures and supervised clinical practice in a histology laboratory are included.

MEDLB 126: HISTOLOGY II: SPECIAL STAINS

5 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: MEDLB 125 with a grade of "C" or better

This course builds on skills acquired in MEDLB 125, with focus on special staining techniques and improved competence in microtomy and preparation of finished slides. Basic immunology as applied to the theory of staining is studied. Lectures and supervised clinical practice in a histology laboratory are included.

MEDLB 255: INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course provides the opportunity to work on a technical project, research or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent-study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted to the dean/associate dean for approval and remains on file within the department, together with a final written report submitted to the faculty member by the student. Repeatable up to a maximum of five semester hours of credit.