Non-Degree MLS courses for Continuing Education College Credit
The MLS department offers a number of online medical laboratory science courses that are available to individuals who are interested in updating their medical laboratory science knowledge and receiving college credit for doing so.
These courses do not have a laboratory component and you are not required to be employed in a medical laboratory, as is the case if you are working toward a degree in medical laboratory science. You will need a proctor or a secure testing site for online examination integrity.
The application process to take continuing education courses is very simple. For information regarding the process, use the links to the right.
The following courses are designed for students who are not seeking a degree in MLS through Weber State University.
- MLS 5101. Applications in Clinical Chemistry in Medical Laboratory Sciences
(4 credits) Offered: fall, spring, and summer semesters
Concepts, methods and clinical correlation of clinical chemistry tests are presented. Emphasis is on testing methods and quality control practices covering carbohydrates, bilirubin, non-protein nitrogen, electrolytes, proteins, lipids, enzymes, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, and endocrinology. These topics will include clinical correlation with diseases, allowing students to understand conditions in which abnormal results and or data might be obtained.
- MLS 5102. Applications in Hematology and Hemostasis
(3 credits) Offered: fall, spring, and summer semesters
This course covers the concepts, analytical methods and clinical correlation of hematology and hemostasis as it applies to the medical laboratory. In addition to normal functions, the topics will include clinical correlation with various hematological and hemostatic disease processes. Current testing and instrumentation will be included as well as regulatory and competency information. This non-laboratory course is designed for individuals holding BS/BA degrees in non-medical laboratory science and wish to obtain current education in hematology and hemostasis specific to the modern hospital laboratory.
- MLS 5810. Introductory Clinical Microbiology
(4 credits) Offered: spring semester
This course is a combination of the two semesters of Introductory Clinical Microbiology MLS 5103 and MLS 5104. This course provides coverage of the major clinically significant pathogenic and non-pathogenic organisms. The four disciplines of clinical microbiology will be covered which include: bacteriology (Gram positive and Gram negative cocci, Gram positive and negative rods, anaerobes, and mycobacteria) virology (RNA and DNA viruses), parasitology (intestinal protozoa, helminths, and blood and tissue parasites), and mycology (superficial, cutaneous, subcutaneous, systemic, and opportunistic mycoses). The focus with each organism will be the clinical identification, pathogenicity, and epidemiology.
- MLS 5103. Clinical Laboratory Microbiology I
(3 credits) Offered: fall semester
This course provides an in-depth coverage of diagnostic bacteriology including bacterial structures, bacterial metabolism, taxonomy, Gram staining, media selection and composition, colony morphology, and biochemical testing used for identifying pathogens. The organisms covered in this course are aerobic Gram-positive cocci, aerobic Gram-negative diplococci, and aerobic Gram-negative rods. For each of these organisms, the epidemiology, pathogenicity, and procedures for traditional laboratory identification will be covered.
- MLS 5104. Clinical Laboratory Microbiology II
(3 credits) Offered: spring semester
This course is a continuation of MLS 5103 although it can be taken separately. Topics covered will include antimicrobials, aerobic Gram-positive rods, spirochetes, anaerobes, mycobacteria, obligate intracellular parasites, viruses, parasites along with fungus and molds. For each of these organisms, the epidemiology, pathogenicity, and procedures for traditional laboratory identification will be covered.
- MLS 5105. Laboratory Applications in Immunohematology (Blood Bank)
(3 credits) Offered: spring and summer semester
Online lecture covering the theory and principles of Immunohematology relevant to blood group serology , antibody detection and identification, compatibility testing, component preparation and therapy in blood transfusion service, quality control parameters, donor screening and phlebotomy, transfusion reactions and hemolytic disease of the newborn. This non-laboratory course is for MLS or CLT professionals who would like to update their didactic skills and knowledge in immunohematology as it is practiced in today’s hospitals and clinics. Please note: this course is not considered immunology. If you need an immunology course, please see MICR 3203 listed below.
- MICRO 3203. The Immune System in Health and Disease (Immunology)
(3 credits) Offered: fall, spring, and summer semester
This course will focus on the study of the human immune system and its role in health and disease. The course topics include the innate and adaptive immune responses and their role in host defense as well as immunodeficiency and hypersensitivity responses. Manipulation of the immune system through pharmacological means, vaccination or transplantation will also be studied.
If you have questions regarding these courses, please contact: