MED 218 : Selected Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science
This course offers students an opportunity to study a specific topic in Clinical Laboratory Science. Course topics are announced each semester. Prerequisite: to be determined by the course offered. One to three class hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies.
- Identify the microanatomical features of the major body organs.
- Describe the processing and handling of surgical and autopsy specimens.
- Discuss the process of gross evaluation of tissues.
- List and describe the steps involved in tissue processing including: fixations and embedding techniques.
- Describe the procedures required to prepare and adequately fix tissue blocks including decalcification.
- List the steps involved in tissue sectioning by microtomy and the production of a paraffin section.
- Describe the procedure for preparation of a frozen section for microscopic evaluation.
- List the instrument used in the histology department.
- List and describe routine and special stains and techniques.
- List and describe the steps of the Hematoxylin and Eosin staining technique to produce a coverslipped section suitable for microscopic evaluation.
- Describe the immunohistochemistry and molecular applications currently used in the diagnosis of malignancy.
- Discuss microwave technology applications in tissue evaluation.
- Describe the procedure used to detect amyloid substances.
- Describe the safety procedures necessary to comply with OSHA regulations.
- List and discuss quality assurance and quality control procedures necessary to ensure accuracy and precision in the performance of histological techniques procedures.