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البكالوريوس التطبيقي في علوم المختبرات الطبية

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences

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يعتبر علوم المختبرات الإكلينيكية وكوادره المؤهلة تأهيلاً مكتملاً من الركائز الأساسية لمشاريع خدمات الرعاية الصحية ،ومشاريع الأبحاث في مجالات الطب بجميع أنواعها. مدة البرنامج  اربع فصول دراسية. يتخرج الطالب من القسم بعد إكمال 141 ساعة دراسية.

ACCREDITATION

The American University | Washington D.C

DURATION

60 C.Hrs

LECTURES

1 Lecture Per Week

LANGUAGE

Arabic, English

FORMAT

Distance Education

R.CANDIDATES

345991
رسالة البرنامج

تتضمن رسالة بالبكالوريوس التطبيقي في علوم المختبرات الطبية القدرة على إعداد الخريجين للعمل بفعالية في مؤسسات الرعاية الصحية للمختبرات الطبية من خلال تنفيذ مجموعة واسعة من المعرفة والمهارات والكفاءات ذات الصلة.

أهداف البرنامج

  • فهم مكونات العملية التشخيصية وإجراء التحليل المختبري التشخيصي وفقًا لإجراءات المختبرات المعمول بها والمعايير المهنية للممارسة دون خطأ ذي أهمية سريرية
  • الحفاظ على معدات المختبرات وفقًا للإجراءات المختبرية إلى الحد الذي يتم فيه ضمان سلامة المختبر ونتائج الاختبار دون أي خطأ ذي أهمية سريرية
  • إظهار الاحترافية التي تعكس معايير الممارسة وقواعد السلوك التي تكمن وراء هذه المهنة
  • إظهار المعرفة الأساسية في الكيمياء غير العضوية، الكيمياء العضوية، الكيمياء الحيوية، علم التشريح وعلم وظائف الأعضاء، علم الأحياء الدقيقة، علم المناعة، والإحصاء الحيوي
  • أداء وتفسير نتائج الاختبارات المعملية السريرية بما في ذلك: بنك الدم، تحليل البول وسوائل الجسم الأخرى، الكيمياء، أمراض الدم، علم المناعة، وعلم الأحياء المجهرية
  • إظهار السلوك المهني ومهارات التعامل مع الآخرين من المرضى والعاملين في المختبرات وغيرهم من المتخصصين في الرعاية الصحية والجمهور
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مخرجات تعلم البرنامج

  • الربط بين علم التشريح وعلم وظائف الأعضاء والفيزيولوجيا المرضية وعلم الأحياء المجهرية ودورها كمحترفين في علوم المختبرات الطبية
  • اكتساب المعرفة و المهارات في علوم المختبرات الطبية وفهم البيانات المخبرية السريرية المتعلقة الطب والرعاية الصحية للمرضى
  • إظهار المسؤولية المهنية والمساءلة والسرية داخل نظام الرعاية الصحية اللازم لإدارة خدمات المختبرات الطبية
  • تقييم وتنفيذ مجموعة كاملة من الاختبارات المعملية السريرية في مجالات مثل أمراض الدم والكيمياء السريرية وعلم المناعة، علم الأحياء الدقيقة، الأمصال / علم المناعة، التخثر، تحليل البول، الجزيئي، وغيرها من التشخيصات الناشئة
  • إظهار مهارات الاتصال والسلوكيات الفعالة كعضو فريق المختبرات الطبية مع زملائه في نظام الرعاية الصحية وفي المختبر
  • تحديد مسؤوليات العاملين في مجال الرعاية الصحية وتأثيرهم على واجبات الوظيفة في فهم وممارسة القضايا الأخلاقية والاجتماعية عند التعامل مع العينات السريرية والمرضى.
  • المشاركة في تطوير وتقييم أنظمة الاختبار ومعايير ضمان الجودة والتحسين المستمر للجودة والتعليم المستمر للمختبرات.
  • إظهار المعرفة النظرية والمهارات التقنية في أداء الاختبارات المعملية الروتينية في تطبيق معايير الممارسة في السلامة والسلوك المهني والسلوك الأخلاقي من خلال احترام خصوصية المريض والحفاظ على السرية.
  • تطوير وتقييم واختيار التطبيقات والعمليات للمهارات التقنية الطبية المخبرية من خلال الأداء وفقا للمعايير المعمول بها

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Medical Lab Sciences program will be prepared to pursue a wide range of careers opportunities in many fields including:

  • Clinical laboratory generalists in hospitals, clinics or private laboratories.
  • Clinical laboratory specialists working in areas such as microbiology, hematology, blood bank, chemistry, molecular biology/DNA, histocompatibility, immunology, and stem cell/bone marrow labs.
  • Clinical laboratory supervisors or managers.
  • Quality assurance and quality specialists in hospitals or industry (e.g. pharmaceutical quality operations).
  • Technical representatives, sales representatives or research and development specialists in laboratory industries.

Program Overview
The program is designed to meet the objectives of the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences. A student undertaking this program should complete a total of 134 credit hours distributed as follows:

BSc. in Medical Laboratory Sciences ​ ​ ​ ​
 URCRPRTotal
Mandatory Credits152486125
Elective Credits909
Total242486134
Program Requirements

The MLS requires the 86 credit hours of mandatory courses listed in the table below.

Course #TitleCr Hrs.Prerequisite
0501258Molecular Genetics40500150
0501253Medical Microbiology40500150
0501254Histology30500150
0501260Biochemistry31426155
0501262Immunology and Serology40500160
0501264Histopathological Techniques30501254
0501265Diagnostic Microbiology40501253
0501372Clinical Parasitology30500150
0501359Clinical Chemistry (1)40501260
0501370Hematology (1)40500160
0501371Phlebotomy Lab1Co: 0501370
0501362Hematology (2) and Coagulation40501370
0501363Pathology30501254
0501364Clinical Chemistry (2)40501359
0501365Blood Banking30501262
0501366Urinalysis and Body Fluids20501359
0501454Practicum in Hematology30501370
0501451Practicum in Microbiology30501265)
0501452Practicum in Serology20501262
0501453Lab Management and Quality Assurance30501364
0501460Practicum in Clinical Chemistry30501359
0501461Practicum in Histopathology20501264
0501462Practicum in Blood Banking30501365
0501463Medical Virology20501253
0501464Medical Mycology20501253
0501465Student Project30500450
1426217Organic Chemistry41426155
1440163Calculus for HS3 
Study Plan

The MLS program encompasses 134 credit hours that are spread over eight semesters and could be completed in four years. The following distribution of courses by semester facilitates students’ normal progression through the study plan.

 Level 1.1  (19 Credits) 
Course #TitleCr Hrs.Prerequisites
0201102Arabic Language3 
0202121English for Medical Sciences I3 
0500150Biology4 
0500161Introduction to Health Sciences2 
1426155General Chemistry for Health Sciences4 
 
 Level 1.2 (17 Credits) 
Course #TitleCr Hrs.Prerequisites
0104100Islamic Culture3 
1411100Introduction to IT (English)3 
0500160Human Anatomy and Physiology4 
1430107General Physics for Health Sciences4 
 University Elective (1)3 
 
 Level 2.1 (18 Credits) 
Course #TitleCr Hrs.Prerequisites
1440163Calculus for HS3 
0501258Molecular Genetics4 
0501253Medical Microbiology4 
0501254Histology3 
1426217Organic Chemistry4 
 
 Level 2.2 (17 Credits) 
Course #TitleCr Hrs.Prerequisites
0302200Fund. of Innovation & Entrep.3 
0501260Biochemistry3 
0501262Immunology and Serology4 
0501265Diagnostic Microbiology4 
0501264Histopathological Techniques3 
 
 Level 3.1 (18 Credits) 
Course #TitleCr Hrs.Prerequisites
0501372Clinical Parasitology3 
0501359Clinical Chemistry (1)4 
0501370Hematology (1)4 
0501371Phlebotomy Lab1 
0504252Biostatistics3 
 University Elective (2)3 
 Level 3.2 (16 Credits) 
Course #TitleCr Hrs.Prerequisites
0501362Hematology (2) and Coagulation4 
0501363Pathology3 
0501364Clinical Chemistry (2)4 
0501365Blood Banking3 
0501366Urinalysis and Body Fluids2 
 Level 4.1 (14 Credits)  
Course #TitleCr Hrs.Prerequisites
0500450Introduction to Research3 
0501454Practicum in Hematology3 
0501451Practicum in Microbiology3 
0501452Practicum in Serology2 
0501453Lab Management and Quality Assurance3 
 University Elective (3)3 
 Level 4.2 (15 Credits) 
Course #TitleCr Hrs.Prerequisites
0501460Practicum in Clinical Chemistry3 
0501461Practicum in Histopathology2 
0501462Practicum in Blood Banking3 
0501463Medical Virology2 
0501464Medical Mycology2 
0501465Student Project3 
Course Description

The courses offered by the Medical Laboratory Sciences program are designated as (0501ABC), where ABC represents the year, term and sequence as described in the College Section.

Mandatory Core Courses

The required core courses offered by the Medical Laboratory Sciences program are described below. 

0501253Medical Microbiology3-3-0:4

Prerequisite:0500150Biology.

This course focuses on the basic microbiology concepts to MLT, with emphasis on the general characteristics of prokaryotic cell, general properties of microorganisms, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa. Methods of antiseptic and microbial growth and antibiotic sensitivity. Students in practical sessions will experience preparation of bacterial culture media, sterilization and antiseptic techniques and an antibiotic sensitivity test. 

0501254 Histology 2-3-0:3

Prerequisite: 0500150- Biology.

This course focuses on the study of microscopic structure of the human body. The course will introduce the structure of human cells, basic tissues types and organization including epithelial, connective, muscular and nervous tissues. This is followed by the study of the microscopic structure of major organs and systems of the human body. The relationship between structure and function is addressed. The practical part of this course focuses on the microscopic examination of tissues within different organs of the human body. 

0501258Molecular Genetics 3-3-4:0
Prerequisite: 0500150 – Biology

This course will examine the molecular basis of cellular processes, with emphasis on gene structure and function, DNA replication, transcription and translation, gene expression and regulation, genetic engineering and genetic diseases which will be studied in theory and in the practical laboratory sessions. Laboratory experiments are designed for the students to become familiar with micro pipettes and reagent preparation for use in the preparation of agarose gels to identify human DNA and RNA, plasmids after bacterial cell transformation, PCR products and DNA that has been manipulated by restriction enzymes and ligase for use in Southern blots. 

0501262Immunology and Serology3-3-0:4

Prerequisite: 0500160 – Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Introduction to the basic concepts of immunology, types of immunity, the immune response, the immune system, structure and function of antigens and antibodies, immunopathology and clinical applications of the immunological techniques in the modern diagnostic serology laboratory. Serologic laboratory sessions will focus on principles of antigen-antibody reaction, and the principles of serological procedures. Clinical serological analyses include examples of basic techniques and correlation with disease and immunity.

0501264Histopathological Techniques2-3-0:3

Prerequisite: 0501254 – Histology.

Introducing the concepts and basics of different techniques used in tissue preparation and staining procedures essential for microscopic detection, recording and quantification of human cells and tissues in the histology/pathology work. The practical part includes a thorough grounding in all aspects of histological techniques used in tissue preparation for microscopic examination. These include fixation, processing, embedding, using microtome to cut tissue slices and then staining and examination of samples. Alternative methods in tissue preparation such as frozen sections are also introduced.

0501265Diagnostic Microbiology3-3-0:4

Prerequisite: 0501253 – Medical Microbiology.

This course focuses on the principle of different methods of Lab diagnosis of microorganisms as smear and wet methods, culture, biochemical, and serological molecular diagnostic methods. Practical sessions will cover laboratory methods of isolation and identification of pathogenic microorganisms. Major emphasis is on the collection and preparation of specimens and using rich, selective and differential media. Other biochemical and serological methods for lab diagnosis will also be used. General investigations will be carried out for urine, stool and body fluids. 

0501372 Clinical Parasitology2-3-0:3

Prerequisite: 0500150 – Biology.

The course aims at familiarizing students with the basic concepts of parasitology, types of animal associations, adaptations to parasitic mode of life and evolution of parasitism. Parasites’ life-cycles, infection, transmission, pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and control of medically and economically important parasites are the main emphasis of this course. The laboratory sessions are designed to expose the students to the morphology of the different developmental stages of medically and economically important parasites as well as introducing the skills of proper laboratory procedures for collecting, handling, diagnosing and identifying parasitic organisms.

0501359 Clinical Chemistry (1)3-3-0:4

Prerequisite: 0501260 – Biochemistry.

This course is designed to introduce the students to the various analytical techniques and methods used in the measurement of various parameters in the blood and other body fluids, and to gain technical skills and knowledge of interpretation of test results in health and disease states. The course mostly covers routine laboratory investigations related to disorders of plasma proteins and amino acids, kidney function, liver function, carbohydrate disorders, lipids and lipoprotein abnormalities, pancreatic function, and gastrointestinal disorders.

0501370 Hematology (1) 3-3-0:4

Prerequisite: 0500160 – Human Anatomy and Physiology.
Blood composition, hematopoiesis and its requirement, erythrocytes and their disorders, hemoglobin and leukocytes structure and function are closely examined. Students are expected to gain sufficient skills and knowledge in per- forming procedures and laboratory techniques (manual and automated) used in the investigation and diagnosis of various blood disorders.

0501371 Phlebotomy Lab  0-3-0:1

Co-requisite: 0501370 – Hematology (1).

The aim of this course is for students to gain sufficient technical skills in blood collection. Students will be exposed to the different techniques and different tools used in blood collection, and to the various types of containers used in the clinical laboratory. Specimen handling, safety measures, and blood collection complication are closely introduced. 

0501362Hematology (2) and Coagulation3-3-0:4

Prerequisite: 0501370 – Hematology (1).

Introduces the student to malignant and non-malignant disorders of leukocytes with emphasis on etiology, classification, and lab investigation of leukemias. Major emphasis will also be on the mechanisms of hemostasis, coagulation, and fibrinolysis in health and disease states. Routine and special procedures in hematology and coagulation will be described and applied during the practical part of the course.

0501363Pathology3-0-0:3

Prerequisite: 0501254 – Histology.

The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the causes and mechanisms of human diseases and associated alterations of structure and function of tissues. This involves first, the general pathology during which cell injury, adaptation, cell death, repair, inflammation, and neoplasia are introduced. Then, diseases and tumors of general interest affecting different body systems such as digestive, respiratory and female genital system and breast are studied.

0501364 Clinical Chemistry (2) 3-3-0:4

Prerequisite: 0501359 – Clinical Chemistry (1).

This course, which is a continuation of Clinical Chemistry (1), is designed to introduce the students to more advanced topics in clinical chemistry, including blood gases and acid-base balance, electrolytes, clinical endocrinology, tumor markers, porphyrins, therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) and other subjects. Students are expected to gain sufficient skills and knowledge in performing and interpreting test results related to subjects covered in this course. 

0501365Blood Banking 2-3-0:3

Pre-requisite: 0501262 – Immunology and Serology.

The ABO, Rh, and other blood group systems and their clinical significance in relation to blood donor selection and in preparation of blood components are closely described. Technical procedures and investigations conducted in blood banks such as blood donor selection, blood group typing, antibody screening, cross matching and other procedures will be described fully in the practical session of the course.

0501366 Urinalysis and Body Fluids1-3-0:2

Prerequisite: 0501359 – Clinical Chemistry (1).

This course deals with various types of body fluids and their composition in health and disease states. Emphasis will be focused on sample collection, processing and preservation as well as on routine and special tests performed on these fluids for the diagnosis of many diseases. Body fluids studied in this course include urine, CSF, synovial, serous, amniotic and others.

0501454  Practicum in Hematology 0-0-9:3

Prerequisite: 0501370 – Hematology (1).

Students will work in affiliated hospital laboratories in order to acquire technical and practical experience in the various disciplines of Hematology and Coagulation. Students’ activities and training performance will be evaluated by academic and training supervisors. 

0501460Practicum in Clinical Chemistry0-0-9:3

Prerequisite: 0501359 – Clinical Chemistry (1).

Allocated time of clinical hours will be spent by students in affiliated hospital laboratories in order to acquire technical and practical experience in the various disciplines of Clinical Chemistry. Students’ activities and training performance will be evaluated by academic and training supervisors.

050146105014610-0-6:2

Prerequisite: 0501264 – Histopathological Techniques.

Allocated time of clinical hours will be spent by students in affiliated hospital laboratories in order to acquire technical and practical experience in the field of Histopathology. Students’ activities and training performance will be evaluated by academic and training supervisors. 

0501451 Practicum in Microbiology0-0-9:3

Prerequisite: 0501265 – Diagnostic Microbiology.

Students will work in affiliated hospital laboratories in order to acquire technical and practical experience in the various disciplines of Microbiology. Students’ activities and training performance will be evaluated by academic and training supervisors. 

0501452Practicum in Serology 0-0-6:2

Prerequisite: 0501262 – Immunology and Serology.

Allocated time of clinical hours will be spent by students in affiliated hospital laboratories in order to acquire technical and practical experience in the field of diagnostic Serology. Students’ activities and training performance will be evaluated by academic and training supervisors. 

0501453Lab Management and Quality Assurance3-0-0:3

Prerequisite: 0501364 – Clinical Chemistry (2).

This is an integrated course of both laboratory management and quality assurance in the clinical lab. The course describes the fundamental principles and practices of management and supervision of clinical laboratory including management of organizations, human resources, financial resources, and laboratory operations. Concerning quality assurance, the course covers subjects related to quality concepts and terminology, tools of quality monitoring and assessment, data interpretation, and appropriate actions in response to QC results. 

0501462Practicum in Blood Banking 0-0-9:3

Prerequisite: 0501365 – Blood Banking.

Allocated time of clinical hours will be spent by students in affiliated hospital laboratories in order to acquire technical and practical experience in the various field of Blood Banking. Students’ activities and training performance will be evaluated by academic and training supervisors.

0501463 Medical Virology 2-0-0:2

Prerequisite: 0501253 – Medical Microbiology.

The course introduces the basic principles of virology including definitions, structure, nomenclature, classifications, modes of viral infection, viral diseases and viral vaccines.

0501464 Medical Mycology  2-0-0:2

Prerequisite: 0501253 – Medical Microbiology.

Survey of infectious diseases caused by fungi including their etiology, epidemiology, histopathology, diagnosis, and treatment. Host-parasite interactions and the environmental and molecular factors that contribute to establishment of fungal disease in humans and animals will also be discussed.

0501465  Student Project 3-0:3

Prerequisite: 0500450 – Introduction to Research.

Introducing students to the instructions and guidelines used when a research project is conducted, and exposing them to the proper methods used in writing and presenting a scientific paper. Research projects in the field of clinical laboratory will be carried out independently by students under the guidance and supervision of faculty members. 



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