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Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

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Core Courses
INFS 6340 Health Computer Information Systems

This course provides the knowledge about fundamentals of health Information Systems and the role of Information systems in efficient operation of health care organizations. The course specifically focuses on: Evolution of HMIS, HMIS components and basic HMIS functions, technology infrastructure for health care organizations, basic concepts such as HER, HIE, CPOE, and CDSS, HMIS standards such as HIPPA, HL7, and DICOM, strategic information systems planning for health care organizations, systems analysis and project management, information security issues, and role of HMIS professionals in health organizations.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
HSCI 6300 Introduction to the Health Care System and Quality Improvement

An introduction to the health care system beginning with a historical overview, analysis of organizational components and an emphasis on the interaction of delivery systems, regulation, financial concerns, regulations and alternative strategies for health care organizations, as well as quality assurance and its role in health care organizations.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
HSCI 6307 Health Care Policy, Organization and Financing

This course focuses on health care policy, organization and financing. The advanced practice nurse's role in the provision of quality cost-effective care, participation in design and implementation of health care in a variety of health care systems, and leadership in managing human, fiscal and physical health care resources is emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate student status.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
HSCI 6310 Research in Health Sciences

An exploration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and experimental designs with specific application to the Health Sciences as well as an introduction to evidence-based medicine.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
HSCI 6345 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care

Overview of legal and ethical issues associated with the delivery of health care in today's society. Specific areas of contemporary legal and ethical concern surrounding everyday practice will be emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
HSCI 7302 Professional Proposal Writing

This course will cover the knowledge, skills and techniques used in the preparation of professional papers and grant proposals. Students will also be introduced to methods used in the identification of funding sources, as well as the principles of successful grant management.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Clinical Laboratory Sciences Track
CLSC 6300 Pathophysiology of Disease

This course explores the phenomena that produce changes in normal cellular and tissue functions as well as related physiologic processes resulting from aging and various disease processes.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CLSC 6301 Advanced Clinical Practice in Hematology and Hemostasis

The pathogenesis, mechanism and morphological overview of hematological and coagulation disorders. Laboratory testing protocols, clinical pathways and interpretation of diagnostic tests will be covered.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CLSC 6302 Advanced Practice in Clinical Chemistry

This course is designed to give an in-depth understanding of the practice of clinical chemistry. Topics include advanced analytical techniques, selection of methodologies, clinical pathways and the application of biochemical testing to the diagnosis of disease. Current practice as well as an analysis of future trends in laboratory testing will be discussed.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CLSC 6303 Advanced Practice in Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Disease

Laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis of infectious diseases in humans. Emphasis will be placed on the differential diagnosis and correlation of microbiology results with other laboratory tests. Current research in these areas will be explored.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CLSC 6304 Advanced Practice in Immunohematology and Immunology

This course focuses on the function of the immune system in both health and disease. Advanced concepts in immunology are covered in the areas of transplantation, clinical immunopathology, immunotherapy and transfusion practice. Current research in red cell, antigens and antibodies, autoantibodies, drug induced sensitization and problem solving techniques are explored.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CLSC 6305 Clinical Applications of Molecular Diagnostics

This course provides foundation knowledge in molecular biology, genetics, and the molecular basis of selected human diseases. An over-view of molecular diagnostics techniques used in the diagnosis, monitoring, therapeutic decision-making, and prediction of genetic, infectious, and malignant diseases is discussed. Pharmacogenomics and ethical issues are also addressed.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

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