Course Description

1. University Requirement (UR) Courses

 

 

University  Requirements

 

No.

Course Name

Course Code

Course Prerequisite

Credit Hour

Passing grade (out of 100)

 

1

Academic English I

EGH1310

English Level 5 (EGH0620)

3

60

 

2

Academic English II

EGH1311

Academic English I (EGH1310)

3

60

 

3

Professional  Communication

forHHealth

EGH3315

Academic English II (EGH1311)

3

60

 

4

Critical Thinking

HUM1205

Numeracy (FNS0205) and English Level 3 (ENG0610)

2

60

 

5

University  Experience

SOS1200

NA

1

60

 

6

Introduction to Ethics

HUM1200

Communication and Interpersonal Skills (EPS0220)

2

60

 

7

Kurdology

SOS1205

Communication and Interpersonal Skills (EPS0220)

2

60

 

8

College Algebra

MTH1300

Talent Science (TLS0305)

3

60

 

9

Intro to Computer

CPM1200

English Level 3 (ENG0610)

2

60

 

10

General Psychology

SOS2315

Academic English II (EGH1311)

3

60

 

11

Research Methodology

HUM3315

Academic English II (EGH1311) + Biostatistics (MTH3320)

()(((MTH3320)

 

 

3

60

 

 

 

Total UR

 

 

27CH

 

 

 


 

2. College Requirement (CR) Courses

 

 

 

College  Requirements

No.

Course Name

Course Code

Course Prerequisite

Credit Hour

Passing grade

(out of 100)

1

General Chemistry  and Lab

CHM1410C

Numeracy  (FNS0205)

4

65

2

Analytical Chemistry and Lab

CHM2411C

General Chemistry  and Lab (CHM1410C)

4

65

3

College Physics

PHY1300

College Algebra (MTH1300)

3

65

4

Biochemistry and lab

CHM2415C

Analytical Chemistry and Lab (CHM2411C)

4

65

5

Biostatistics

MTH3320

College Algebra (MTH1300)

3

65

 

Total CR

 

 

18CH

 


 

3. Department Requirement (DR) Courses

 

Department Requirements

No.

Course Name

Course Code

Course Prerequisite

Credit Hour

Passing grade (out of 100)

1

Intro to Health Science

HSC1200

Talent Science (TLS0305)

2

65

2

Intro to Micro and Lab

MLS2405C

Intro to HSC (HSC1200)

4

65

3

Medical Parasitology

MLS2420C

Intro to Micro and Lab (MLS2405C)

4

65

4

Immunology and Lab

MLS3425C

Intro to Micro and Lab (MLS2405C)

4

65

5

Medical Bacteriology and Lab

MLS3430C

Intro to Micro and Lab (MLS2405C)

4

65

6

Cell Biology and Genetics

BIO1310

Intro to HSC (HSC1200)

3

65

7

Human Biology

BIO2311

Cell Biology and Genetics (BIO1310)

3

65

8

Human Physiology and Lab

MLS2415C

Human Biology (BIO2311)

4

65

9

Principles of Hematology and Lab

MLS2410C

Human Physiology and Lab (MLS2415C)

4

65

10

Clinical Hematology

MLS33336

Principles of Hematology and Lab (MLS2410C)

3

65

11

 

Phlebotomy/Diagnostic Techniques and Lab

MLS4440C

Immunology and Lab (MLS3425C) + Clinical Hematology (MLS33336)

2

65

12

Clinical Chemistry and Lab

MLS3445C

Biochemistry and Lab (CHM2415C)

4

65

13

Body Fluid Analysis and Lab

MLS4455C

Immunology and Lab (MLS3425C) + Clinical Chemistry and Lab (MLS3445C)

4

65

14

Clinical Lab Management and Quality Control

MLS4365

Clinical Chemistry and Lab (MLS3445C) + Medical Bacteriology and Lab (MLS3430C)

3

65

15

Immunohematology

MLS3255

Principles of Hematology and Lab (MLS2410C) + Immunology and Lab (MLS3425C)

 

2

 

65

16

 

Molecular Biology and Lab

MLS3435C

Biochemistry and Lab (CHM2415C) + Intro to Micro and Lab (MLS2405C)

4

65

17

Medical Virology and Lab

MLS4460C

Medical Bacteriology and Lab (MLS3430C) + Immunology and Lab (MLS3425C)

4

65

18

 

Histopathology and Lab

MLS3437C

Human Physiology and Lab (MLS2415C) + Principles of Hematology and Lab (MLS2410C)

4

65

 

Total DR

 

 

64CH

 


I. Short Descriptions about the MLS Courses

1. University Courses

Academic English I

Course Code: EGH1310

Credits Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: EGH0620

Course Description: This course is intended for the students willing to go to develop and improve their skills in expository English writing. It focuses on the writing process which covers organization, structure and development of types of paragraphs. It is also focuses on structure, outline and unity and coherence of essays. In the end of the course APA format will be introduced briefly.

 

Academic English II 

Course Code: EGH1311

Credits Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: Academic English I (EGH1310)

Course Description: This course is designed for students who have already pass Academic English I. It is further develop the academic skills that the students acquired in the previous course.The main focus of the course will be on academic writing. The first part of the course is to introduce the students to different types of academic essays. The students need to utilize their writing skills that they have already learned in the previous course, which focus on writing a paragraph and the structure of an essay. The course will start with are view of how to structure an essay. Then it will move to different types of essays. These essays are: problem-solving, comparing and contrasting argumentative, persuasive and expository. Each type of the essays will be practiced with students by giving them an example of that type which will be also used as a reading comprehension activity. The second part of the course will introduce the students to writing a research paper. The students will be taught the structure of the research paper, how to develop their essays into research papers. They will be taught how to write a good abstract, introduction and conclusion, and how to cite previous academic works.

 

 

 

Critical Thinking

Course Code: HUM1205

Credits Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: FPS0220 + FNS0205

Course Description: This course involves key concepts and tools of critical and creative thinking, describing the reflective thinking by giving examples in social and academic life. It deals mainly with logical argument, truths, fallacies, deductive and inductive reasoning in both an informal and formal context. It brings out the role of criticality and creativity in science, human communication and Innovations.

 

Professional Communication for Health and Science

Course Code: EGH3316

Credits Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course:  Academic English II (EGH1311)

Course Description: This course is the peak of English track in which students gain the skills they need to communicate verbally and in writing on a professional level using common technical terminology and idioms from different Health Science fields. Emphasis in the course is in productive language skills, i.e. writing and speaking on medical topics using a formal/professional register.

 

Introduction to Computer 

Course Code: CMP1200

Credits Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: FNS0205

Course Description: Introduction to computer course is designed to familiarize students with computer system and their applications. It will also emphasize the use of computers and technology throughout their university and future careers. During this course students will learn fundamental concepts of computer hardware, software and networks, Microsoft Windows operating system and become familiar with variety of computer applications, including word-processing, spreadsheets, and multimedia presentations. Students will learn basic network and communications also they investigate Internet-based applications, working the email and learning how to browse the web.

 

Introduction to Ethics

Course Code: HUM1200

Credits Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: FPS0220

Course Description: This course involves the key concepts of theoretical and applied Ethics, describing the relationship betweenEthics and related fields such as religion, law, etiquette as well as local and international codes for human behaviors. This course, on the other hand, summarizes the main theories of ethics: Egoism, Altruism, Hedonism, Utilitarianism, Deontology and Existentialism. However, it involves the nature of Ethics in applied areas of life and professional fields, especially with regard to Komar University specialties: Business Ethics, Engineering Ethics and Medical Ethics.

 

Kurdology

Course Code: SOS1205

Credits Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: FPS0220

Course Description: This course will offer a general mosaic survey of the linguistic, geographical, historical, social, religious, political, cultural, and artistic aspects of the Kurdish people, especially in Iraq. Moreover, the Kurdology is the study of all issues that relate to Kurdish people and Kurdish homeland: Kurdistan. Under topics of Kurdology we will study, the Kurdish language, race of Kurds, Kurdish dialects and their geographic distribution, the structure of the Kurdish society, religion of Kurds, the religious and tribal hierarchy of the Kurdish people, Kurdish political history, Emirates and Kurdish revolutions and political movements,Kurdish folklore, literature, Journalism and modern arts.

 

Research Methodology 

Course Code: HUM3315

Credits Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: Academic English I (EGH1310) + Biostatistics (MTH3320)

 

 

 

Course Description:This course is an introduction to fundamentals of conducting research. It will teach the students different research methodologies, research designs and parts of the research paper. The curriculum is sequential, helping the students to identify study topics, formulate inquiry questions, organize a literature review, and select appropriate designs and methodologies. By the End of the course, students will complete a proposal that includes an introduction, problem statement (significance of study), literature review, methods section, references, and a project timeline. This work can be converted next year into a full research that will include the following sections: findings, discussion, conclusions, and references.

 

University Experience

Course Code: SOS1100

Credits Hours: 1

Prerequisite Course: All English Levels

Course Description: This course is designed to help students to adjust to a new life at KUST, understand major issues which are related to his/her affairs as a student and some skills to reach higher standards of academic achievements.

 

General Psychology

Course Code: SOS2315

Credits Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: Academic English II (EGH1311)

Course Description: This course involves the main concepts and subjects of normal psychology and some abnormal psychology.

It deals with different topics in psychology starting with definition, psychological fields and why psychology is necessary in our life, what are the biological foundations of psychology, main aspects of consciousness, memory, intelligence and emotion. Also, it covers dealing with stages of psychological, social, moral and cognitive development.

 

College Algebra

Course Code: MTH1300

Credits Hours: 3

 

Prerequisite Course: FNS0205

Course Description: This course provides an understanding of algebraic concepts, processes, and practical applications. Topics include linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, systems of equations and inequalities, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic expressions and functions, and basic probability. These topics are fundamentals to the study of advanced courses in mathematics, statistics, engineering, and computer technology, as well as in the science. Various applications in other fields such as finance, medicine, and environmental studies also require an understanding of algebraic concepts.

2. College Courses

General Chemistry + Lab

Course Code: CHM1410C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: FNS0205

Course Description: This course is intended to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the modern theory in general and inorganic chemistry. It covers many important topics, with emphasis on developing problem-solving skills as well as on concepts and theories. The course also covers topics that are essential background material to many disciplines in science and technology. These include: matter and energy; measurements and units; stoichiometry; chemical reaction; physical and chemical properties; gas laws; periodicity of elements; molecular structure and geometry; chemical bonding and thermo-chemistry.

 

Analytical Chemistry and Lab 

Course Code: CHM2411C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: General Chemistry and Lab (CHM1410C)

Course Description: CHM 2411C is the second semester of general chemistry sequence for science majors. The course content, as indicated in the more detailed schedule attached, will include a discussion of the properties of solution, reaction kinetics, principles of chemical equilibrium and basic principles of spectrophotometry, chemistry of environment and chemistry of life as an introduction to biochemistry.

 

Biochemistry and Lab

Course Code: CHM2415C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: Analytical Chemistry and Lab (CHM2411C)

Course Description: Thiscourse will emphasize on nomenclature, properties, synthesis, and reactions of aliphatic and cyclic alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, ethers, alkyl halides, and carbonyl compounds including the mechanism of their reactions in addition to the properties and reactions of carbohydrates, amines, and amino acids.

 

College Physics

Course Code: PHY1300

Credits Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: College Algebra (MTH1300)

Course Description: The contents of the course will focus on introducing the basic principles of physics with special focus on health andmedical problems. Moreover, instructions of the topics will be achieved through lectures, notes and research papers.

The course should explain the following: Vectors and Units, kinematics Equations, Forces and lows of Motion, Workand Energy, Fluids, Temperature, Heat and Heat Transfer, Waves and Sound, Electric Forces, Electric Fields andElectrical Potential Energy, Electric Circuits, Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Field. The Practical sessions of thecourse focus on the application of the above concepts.

Biostatistics

Course Code: BIO3320

Credits Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: College Algebra (MTH1300)

Course Description: This course is designed to give students the statistical skills required to read scientific articles in their field, understand the statistical methods used and interpret the results on their own. Learn to use computers and software for statistical analysis such as linear regression, ANOVA, logistical regression, survival analysis, nonparametric methods, to study biological problems and analyze experimental data.

 

 

3. Departmental Courses

Introduction to Health Sciences

Course Code: HSC1200

Credits Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: FNS0205

Course Description: This course is designed to clarify the main concepts and principles of Medical Laboratory Science; definition and types of medical laboratories, laboratory service, and the roles of medical laboratories in the health system. In addition, it introduces the important solutions and reagents used in medical laboratories, glass, plastic wares, and instruments used in diagnostic procedures. Moreover this course clarifies the principles of sterilization, sample collection, and rules of the laboratory safety.

 

Cell Biology and Genetics

Course Code: BIO1310

Credits Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: Introduction to HSC (HSC1200)

Course Description: This course provides a general idea about biology. It starts with reviewing of chemical, biological and environmental influences amongst different organisms in general. Biology of the cell will be explained on both structure and functionality of cellular compartments. Certain processes such as; harnessing/consumption of energy and cell-cell interactions such as cellular signaling and cell to tissue integration; are described in a more detail. Furthermore, the genetic approach to biology is explained, followed by highlighting the modern Gene and recombinant DNA Technologies.

 

Human Biology 

Course Code: BIO2311

Credits Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course:  Cell Biology and Genetics (BIO1310C)

Course Description: Explores the biology of human body from the structural and functional point of view. It emphasizes each component of the human body starting from cells to tissues, organs, and systems. It explains the importance and function of each of these components.

 

Introduction to Microbiology and Lab 

Course Code: MLS2405C

Credits Hours: 4 

Prerequisite Course: Cell Biology and Genetics (BIO1310C)

Course Description: A combination of laboratory and theoretical experience exploring the general aspects of microbiology. It includes basic information about all kinds of microbes such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. This course provides essential background about other microbiological courses taken later within the MLS program such as medical bacteriology, medical parasitology, molecular biology, immunology, and virology. It also explores the basic concepts of pathogenicity of pathogenic microbes, the host-pathogen interaction and the relevant terminologies used. It emphasizes the medically important bacterial groups and gives information about their distinguishing characteristics, pathogenicity, and major diseases they cause.

 

Human Physiology and Lab

Course Code: MLS2415C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: Human Biology (BIO2311)

Course Description: Explores the basic concepts behind the physiological processes in human body and emphasizes the laboratory tests used in this field. It also explains the relationship between the laboratory procedures and the diagnosis of abnormal body functions.

 

Medical Bacteriology and Lab

Course Code: MLS3430C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: Introduction to Microbiology and Lab (MLS2405C)

Course Description: Basic theory and practice of procedures for specimen processing in the clinical microbiology laboratory; normal flora; morphological, cultural and serologic characteristics of common pathogenic bacteria. It also includes advanced laboratory techniques in the isolation, identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of anaerobic and aerobic human pathogens. Students are challenged with clinical unknown specimens.

 

Medical Parasitology and Lab

Course Code: MLS2420C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: Introduction to Microbiology and Lab (MLS2405C)

Course Description: It introduces the field of medical parasitology. It also identifies characteristics, life cycles, pathogenicity, and testing methods for various relevant organisms. Practice of medical parasitology testing procedures and techniques in a clinical laboratory setting.

 

Principles of Hematology and Lab

Course Code: MLS2410C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: Human Biology (BIO2311)

Course Description: Emphasizes the theory underlying the basic concepts of hematology and laboratory procedures performed in hematology lab. It also explores the relationship between these procedures and the diagnosis of disease. It covers the basic procedures used in the hematology laboratory, including complete blood counts, normal and abnormal differentials, and miscellaneous other hematological tests.Practice of the theory and technical skills of hematology in a clinical laboratory.

Clinical Hematology

Course Code: MLS3336

Credits Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course:  Principles of Hematology and Lab (MLS2410C)

Course Description: This course is designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge about abnormal hematology and common blood diseases. It also explores the fundamental theories of hematopoiesis and advanced laboratory evaluation of blood components using sophisticated methods.

 

 

 

 

Clinical Chemistry and Lab

Course Code: MLS3445C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: Biochemistry and Lab (CHM2415C)

Course Description: It studies the principles, concepts and techniques of basic clinical chemistry laboratory testing of serum, plasma and other body fluids. Discusses the characteristics of laboratory reagents, supplies and methods used for the analysis of carbohydrates, proteins, electrolytes and other analyses that help to assess carbohydrate disorders, function, liver function, cardiovascular function, acid base balance and protein related disorders. It also includes advanced instrumentation principles and techniques, acid-base balance, advanced enzymology, endocrinology and toxicology.Also it studies the application of the theory of the procedures and techniques used for colorimetric, spectrophotometric and ultraviolet analysis of serum plasma and other body fluids for clinically significant substances. It also explores the principles of technique appropriate to the evaluation of methodology, acid-base balance, advanced enzyme quantification, endocrinology and toxicology.

 

Immunohematology

Course Code: MLS3255

Credits Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: Immunology and Lab(MLS3225C) + Principles of Hematology and Lab (MLS2410C).

Course Description: It emphasizes the theory and principles of Immunohematology relevant to blood group serology, antibody detection/identification, and compatibility testing, types of immunity and the mechanism of action of the immune system will also be explored.

Histopathology and Lab

Course Code: MLS3437C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: Human Physiology and Lab(MLS2415C) + Principles of Hematology and Lab (MLS2410C).

Course Description: This course focuses on the study of normal microscopic structure of

the human body. The course will introduce the structure of 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 address also. In addition, this course is aim to develop an understanding of the causes and mechanisms of human diseases and associated alterations of structure and function of tissues and organs. This involves, introduction to pathological terms, then general pathology during which cell injury, adaptation, cell death, disturbances of circulation, inflammation, and neoplasia are introduced. The practical part of this course focuses on tissue preparation and staining procedures essential for microscopic detection, these include fixation, processing, embedding, and using microtome to cut tissue slices and then staining and examination of samples. Alternative methods in tissue preparation such as frozen sections, immunohistochemistry and special stains of histotechniques will also introduce. Furthermore, the microscopic examinations of normal and abnormal tissues within different organs of the human body are address as well.

 

Molecular Biology and Lab 

Course Code: MLS3435C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: Introduction to Microbiology and Lab (MLS2405C) + Biochemistry and Lab (CHM2415C).

Course Description: The course covers a detailed analysis of the molecular mechanisms that control the maintenance, and what behind expression, and evolution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes. The topics covered in lectures and readings of relevant literature include. This course will emphasize the Structure and types of cellular genetic material, Gene function, and molecular mechanisms of DNA replication, repair, transcription, splicing, protein synthesis, and gene regulation in different organisms. We will study the techniques and experiments used to discern these mechanisms, often referring to the original scientific literature to gain an understanding of chemical and molecular processes that occur in and between cells and understanding the most significant molecular and cell-based methods used today to expand our understanding of biology.

 

 

Body Fluid Analysis and Lab 

Course Code: MLS4455C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: Clinical Chemistry and Lab (CHM3445C) + Immunology and Lab (MLS3425C).

Course Description: The course covers the production of body fluids (e.g. urine, cerebrospinal, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, and synovial fluids); their normal characteristics and pathological changes will be discussed. A description of the laboratory tests used in the clinical evaluation of body fluids will also be presented.

 

Phlebotomy/Diagnostic Techniques and Lab

Course Code: MLS4440C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: Clinical Hematology (MLS3336) + Immunology and Lab (MLS3425C)

Course Description: Introduction to the use of advance and developed devices and techniques in the clinical setting including basic concepts of molecular diagnostics and current types of diagnostic applications in the areas of infectious disease, haematological malignancies, solid tumors, genetic disease, and forensic pathology and identity testing.Practice of the locally available diagnostic techniques related to the field of immunology/Serology/hematology in a clinical laboratory setting.

 

Medical Virology and Lab

Course Code: MLS4460C

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: Medical Bacteriology and Lab (MLS3430C) + Immunology and Lab (MLS3425C)

Course Description: Introduces the modern concepts of medical virology, with an emphasis on structure, molecular biology, viral replication, mutations, and evolution of viruses, host cell interactions and pathogenesis, as well as diagnosis, control and prevention of infection.Practice of the locally available techniques used in medical virology in a clinical laboratory setting.

 

 

 

Clinical Laboratory Management and Quality Control

Course Code: MLS4365

Credits Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: Medical Bacteriology and Lab (MLS3430C)+ Clinical Chemistry and Lab (MLS3445C)

Course Description: Explores the principles and methodologies of clinical laboratory management and supervision and advancements in laboratory medicine.

 

Graduation Project 

Course Code: MLS4495

Credits Hours: 4

Prerequisite Course: Research Methodology HUM3315

Course Description: This course gives opportunity to students to design a real research proposal with coordination of their colleagues and instructors. Students prepare all parts of their proposal including a suitable title, background and methodology in a teamwork. Crucial criteria of research such as professional research attitude, teamwork, and ethical issues are all get discussed. Students may start their practical work in this course during their conducting of lab rotation program in hospitals. The proposed project must be approved by the department. Written reports, submission of the graduation project and final oral presentation is required.
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