This course is designed to give the student a sound background in structure of human body as a whole. Anatomy is the most fundamental of all medical sciences. It provides the basic framework of terminology and vocabulary used in all descriptions and communications about the body. The course will describe the structure, composition, and functions of the organ systems of the human body and how the organ systems function and interrelate. The course will also describe how humans adapt through their anatomical design
This course is designed to introduce the theoretical and practical aspects of normal hematology and will include the normal composition of blood, collection, and storage of blood, hemopoiesis, morphology, structure, and function of red cells, white cells, and platelets. The course will provide students with knowledge and skills to perform a variety of lab tests and to know the different component of the blood.
In this course, students are introduced to the general principles of biochemistry while linking them back to the physiological conditions of an organism. There are several topics designed into this course, relationship of biochemistry to the physiology of an organism, relationship of bioenergetics to the physiological state, regulation of rates through the metabolic pathways, and relationship of enzyme structure to catalysis and regulation. Description of the chemistry underlying most of the metabolic reactions’ role of DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis in the observed physiologic state Role of DNA in inheritance and genetic manipulation and gene therapy Students will know the basic information related to the following terms: saccharides, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. In addition, enzymes, and vitamins and how they work in the human body. Biochemistry also introduces essential information related to chemical combinations, biomaterials, classification, chemical structure, reactions and how the human body metabolizes such bio molecules.
Chemistry for Health Sciences
This course will introduce basic theoretical principles of modern chemistry, integrated with descriptive and practical aspects. Topics discussed include stoichiometry, atomic theory and the structure of matter, the Periodic Table, chemical bonding, kinetic molecular theory and the states of matter, gas laws, solutions, oxidation reduction, acid base systems, and thermochemistry. Emphasis is on both qualitative and quantitative aspects of chemistry Laboratory sessions are designed to complement and supplement theoretical concepts presented in lectures and to develop skills in laboratory technique, observation, and data analysis.
Clinical Lab Instrumentation
This course aims to introduce the practical applications of clinical laboratory instruments and introduces the students to the principles of instrumental methods of Analysis including visible and ultraviolet spectrophotometry, flame photometry, chromatography, electrophoresis, radiation counters and automated chemical analyzers. The student will be exposed to sophisticated analytical instruments to enhance laboratory skills and confidence of working in the medical laboratory.
Clinical Practice is an integral part of the Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Analysis and is designed to provide graduating students with an opportunity to integrate and apply previously acquired knowledge and technical skills in clinical settings. Under the guidance of experienced Medical Laboratory Professionals and other qualified laboratory preceptors, students learn more about diagnostic test procedures, quality control methods and programs, and instrumentation in the pre-analytical, analytical, and post- analytical clinical laboratory. Students also gain an understanding of the roles and functions of the Medical Laboratory Professionals. The Clinical Practice program is conducted in an affiliated hospital laboratory, where students learn by participating in the workload of a supervising preceptor. The course gives students practical experience in effective communications to ensure accurate and appropriate information transfer. Finally, it helps students find employment by gaining experience they require to enter the world of medical laboratory.
Clinical Chemistry I
This course is designed to introduce the student to diagnosis and monitoring of disease using plasma, serum, urine, and other body fluids. Student will gain knowledge and skills in 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, carbohydrate disorders, lipids and lipoprotein abnormalities, enzymes, blood gases and electrolytes
Clinical Chemistry II
This course is designed to introduce the student 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 such as cardiac function, kidney function, liver function, hormonal abnormalities, pancreatic function, and gastrointestinal disorders
This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge and practical skills used for differential diagnosis of erythrocyte and leukocyte disorders. Erythrocyte disorders include anemias, hemoglobinopathies, and metabolic anemias. Leukocyte disorders include benign leukocyte disorders, chronic and acute leukemias, proliferative disorders and MDS. Laboratory morphology and additional tests used in the diagnosis of these disorders plays an integral role in this course as well as the correlation of clinical and laboratory data.
Histology & Micro techniques
This course is designed to introduce the students to concepts of histology related to the cells and tissue , arrangements of the human body, It deal with the study of the micro anatomical structure and function of the body’s major organs of the epithelial; connective; muscular and nervous tissues; structural and functional relationships between cells and tissues in organs; comparative histology of the circulatory; nervous; digestive; integumentary; respiratory; excretory; reproductive; endocrine and sensory systems , laboratory exercises will include the study of prepared slides and of micro techniques; practice on standard methods of microscopic slide preparation.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of this specialized branch of laboratory medicine. It involves the study of the process of immunity, theory, and practice of a wide variety of procedures used in the laboratory. The components of the Innate and Adaptive immunity are discussed and how they interact in recognizing foreign molecules to defend the body against invading microorganisms. Practical aspects of antigen and antibody interactions are investigated.
This course focuses on the foundation on the basic principles of medical microbiology. The course is designed to provide medical laboratory analysis students with adequate knowledge about microbes, diseases, ways of transmission of infections and infection control measurements. The course involves identification of the role of saprophytes, normal commensal flora, and pathogenic microbes. The course elaborates the tools and methods for the study of microbes, microbial structure and function, virulence factors. Microbial genetics and its importance in the virulence of microbes are also dealt in the course. The basic immune defense mechanism of the host is also considered in this course. Students in practical sessions will experience preparation of bacterial culture media, sterilization and antiseptic techniques and an antibiotic sensitivity test.
This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to define medical terms and abbreviation related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.
This course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge of the functions and mechanisms of various parts and organs of the human body. In addition, the course introduces the students to the integrity of the body systems to recognize the physiological changes that occur within the human body and how the body systems work. Students cover the topics of body mechanism, basic chemistry, function of the human body such as, cells and tissues, skin and body membranes, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system with special senses, and the function of endocrine system, circulatory system with blood, body defenses, respiratory system, digestive system including body metabolism, urinary system, and a unit on human body reproduction.
This course introduces the students to the history of blood transfusion and discovery of blood group systems. Inheritance and clinical significance of major blood group systems and their applications in transfusion medicine is discussed together with the techniques of antibody detection and antigen typing. Emphasis is also placed on blood bank techniques including blood grouping, antigen typing, and Anti-human globulin testing. Donor selection and processing, blood component preparation, storage and expiry and indications for use are discussed. Adverse effects of blood transfusion are discussed as well as the pathophysiology and management of Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDNB) and Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA). Laboratory exercises include grouping and matching techniques, antibody detection and identification, and other procedures associated with blood bank practice.