The department opens select courses to individuals who are not enrolled in the clinical laboratory science/medical technology program at Loma Linda University. Individuals who are interested in taking the courses listed below do not need to formally apply to the University, but may register as a non-degree student. A maximum of 12 units may be taken at Loma Linda University without registering as a University student.
These courses may be of interest if you:
CLSM 307 Parasitology (3)
Medically important parasites: life cycles, clinical features, infective diagnostic stages. Demonstrations, slide studies, and diagnostic procedures. Lecture and laboratory.
CLSM 309 Quantitative Analysis (4)
Provides a rigorous background in chemical principles particularly important to analytical clinical chemistry. Develops an appreciation for the task of judging the accuracy and precision of experimental data and the application of statistical methods. Covers both fundamental and practical aspects of chemical analysis; neutralization titrations; acid-base titrations; spectrophotometric methods; and electrochemical and chromatographic methodologies. Lecture and laboratory.
CLSM 321 Hematology I (3)
Examination of normal and abnormal hematologic physiology, cellular development, and homeostasis in the human. Introduction to pathophysiology, with emphasis on clinical and laboratory evaluation of hematologic status. Theory and background of laboratory procedures used in diagnosis and treatment of hematologic and other diseases. Stress on proficiency in evaluation of normal and abnormal cellular morphology. Lecture and laboratory.
CLSM 324 Immunology I (3)
Fundamentals of humoral-and-cell-mediated immunity. Mediators of the immune response and aspects of human immunopathology. Clinical and social aspects of HIV/AIDS. Immunologic laboratory tests as tools for patient care. Research methods applicable to immunology with emphasis on experimental design and interpretation. Lecture only.
CLSM 327 Clinical and Pathogenic Microbiology I (5)
Introduction to microbiological concepts, leading to an in-depth study of the major groups of pathogenic bacteria and their relationship to human disease. Emphasis on clinical-laboratory identification methods and procedures. Lecture and laboratory
CLSM 331 Clinical Biochemistry (5)
Chemical structure and metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, and nucleic acids. Protein synthesis, functions, and analysis. Enzymes and their structure, function, kinetics, and regulation. Lecture and laboratory.
Prospective students are allowed to begin registering approximately three weeks before the quarter begins. The approximate starting dates for each quarter are as follows:
Autumn quarter: Late September
Winter quarter: Early January
Spring quarter: Late March
Please contact the CLS department at (909) 558-4966 for more information.