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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.
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The course focuses on descriptive and Inferential statistics as Applied to medical practice. Students will be trained to use computer software as Excel and SPSS. This course is application of statistics at a wide range of topics in biology especially in medicine. In this course, students build their skills through investigations of different ways to collect, organize, presenting and analyzing data to make sense of them. The course consists of 14 lectures, problem-solving activities provided online and in a print guide, and interactive activities and demonstrations on the web. In this course students will be familiar with three major techniques of biostatistics which are Descriptive, Inferential and Experimental Design. With this background, we first discuss the descriptive techniques then the logic of hypothesis testing and, in particular, the inferential techniques which are generally referred to us Z, t, Chi-square, F and correlation and regression test. Throughout the course we emphasize applications, using real examples from most of the biological areas.
This course provides a conceptual model to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. The topics include principles of mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity and magnetism, and radioactivity as they apply to health field.
This course is intended to cover basic principles of quantitative chemical analysis with common methods and techniques used in analytical chemistry. This course covers sample preparations, titrimetery, chemical equilibria, spectrophotometry, and electroanalytical chemistry. This course is fundamental for further advanced courses in biochemistry, clinical and lab analysis, materials chemistry, environmental analysis, Organic Chemistry, and Spectroscopic Analysis.
This course is designed to provide an introductory course for students of health sciences. The course deals with the structure, properties, and significance of the biochemical compounds (amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, and vitamins). Major metabolic processes and pathways related to these biomolecules are described, with emphasis on relevant clinical situations. The plan of study prepares students for careers in biomedical research, industrial biochemistry, or biotechnology. In addition, it provides the background for post-graduate studies in the life sciences or professional studies in medicine, pharmacy, and clinical chemistry.
The practical part of this course focuses on basic biochemistry experiments in relation to pH and buffers, enzymes behavior, amino acid titration curves, and qualitative and quantitative assays of the biochemical compounds. All these will be discussed and typical procedures for investigation of these materials will be performed in the laboratory.
This course provides an overview of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The course teaches students how to deal with stressful patients and rejection from these. By applying scientific thinking, students can evaluate claims about daily life. At the end, students will be able to recognize some psychological states and disorders and apply their knowledge when seeing and talking to patients in the lab.
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Course Code: MLS3256
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Biochemistry and Lab (CHM2415C)
- To introduce the students to the basis of general pharmacology. The student will learn about various body systems and drugs used to affect them in health and disease. Moreover, the course will cover the principle of antimicrobial therapy.
- Make the students understand what is pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics (drug-receptor interaction)
- Make the students understand what are agonist, antagonist, and their specific receptors in both sympathetic and parasympathetic system.
- Knowing the drugs that are affecting specific system and each drug scientific name.
- Understanding drug’s mechanism of action, drug –drug interaction, adverse effects, and rout of administration.
Course Code: MLS3445C
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: Biochemistry and Lab (CHM2415C)
This course describes the principles of clinical biochemistry in the management of diseases. The scope of this course covers the type of requested diagnostic tests in medical labs, the normal and abnormal metabolic pathways of biological macromolecules. Interpret the outcome of metabolic disorders, genetics syndromes, or exogenous pathogenic substances on the development of different diseases or systematic malfunctions like diabetes, atherosclerosis, kidney failure, cardiovascular diseases, etc. Further knowledge will be obtained on liver & kidney function tests, sugar and lipid profile tests, quantification of electrolytes, trace elements, vitamins, blood gases, endocrine hormones, and cancer biomarkers.
The course will cover an introduction to clinical hematology, what involves the diagnosis and management of hematological disorders. The course based on declaration of different blood cell; identify the cell differentiation, cell morphology, and evaluation of different procedures in clinical practice. Hand on practice of hematology analytical skills and correlation of laboratory findings with patient symptoms and clinical history.
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.
A systematic hands-on approach to understanding human physiology. Study of the physiological principles, function, integration and homeostasis of the human body at the cellular, tissue, organ, organ system and organism level: integumentary system, bone, skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles, nervous system, sensory organs, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune systems, respiratory system, urinary system, digestive system, endocrine system, and reproductive system as well as some of their common pathologies. Experiments are performed in the laboratory to illustrate functional characteristics of cells, membranes, and organ systems discussed in lecture and to provide direct experience with lab techniques, recording systems and methods of data analysis.
This course is designed to provide Medical Laboratory Science students with essential knowledge about human biology; mainly structural anatomy and functional physiology of the body. Starting from the levels of organization and chemistry of life; the course will cover cells, tissues, organs and organ systems of human. It is aimed to familiarize students with the biology of human body so that they can easily pick more advanced pieces of information from the following courses such as Human Physiology.
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.
This course covers principles of microbiology with emphasis or microorganisms and human disease. The theoretical part of introduction to microbiology course is a course intended for the biology or science major interested in learning about the microbial world. In this introductory course students will study the fundamental structural and metabolic characteristics of microorganisms (mainly prokaryotes). Topics include basic characteristics of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Among all these microbes’ bacteria will be studied in more detail including bacterial cell structure, function, growth, physiology, genetics, and pathogenicity. Special emphasis is placed on topics related to human’s health such as host-pathogen interactions, human defense mechanisms, microbial pathogenicity and diseases.
This course provides learning opportunities in the basic principles of medical bacteriology and infectious disease. It covers systemic pathogenic bacteria including gas gangrene, tuberculosis, mycoplasma and chlamydial diseases of human and also their mechanisms of infectious disease, transmission, principles of aseptic practice, and the role of the human body’s normal microflora. Relevant clinical examples are provided. It also provides opportunities to develop informatics and diagnostic skills, including the use and interpretation of laboratory tests in the diagnosis of infectious diseases.
The parasitology course focuses on the study of medical parasites, in this course will be introduce the concepts of important pathogenic parasites followed by their medical importance, giving information on morphology, their life cycle, epidemiology, and pathogens discussed include examples of waterborne, food borne and zoonosis infections. In addition to their clinical correlation, how to diagnose the parasite clinically depend on symptoms and laboratory diagnosis.
Course Code: MLS4460C
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: Medical Bacteriology and Lab (MLS3430C) + Immunology and Lab (MLS3425C)
Medical virology course is an attempt to provides the basic concepts and fundamental knowledge about the viruses, their unique features, structure, general properties, in addition to their medical importance. The course also covers the main bases of viral classification, replication cycle; viral genetics and pathogenicity. Virus-host interactions, mutation rates among viruses, the principles of viral vaccines and antiviral chemotherapy moreover tumorigenic viruses are targets to be covers by this course. Moreover, the necessary steps for viral diagnosis and immunity to viral infections are important aims of the course.
The molecular Biology course focuses on biologically essential molecules’ structure and function, giving a range of theoretical knowledge and practical laboratory skills. This course is intended for the student interested in understanding and appreciating common biological topics in studying the smallest units within biology: molecules and cells. Molecular biology is a dynamic field. There are thousands of opportunities within the medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial fields (to name a few) for a person with full knowledge of molecular and cellular processes. The student will learn about DNA, RNA and proteins and the molecular events that govern cell function while exploring the relevant aspects of biochemistry, genetics and cell biology. The course covers a detailed analysis of the molecular mechanisms that control the maintenance, what is behind the expression, and the evolution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes. 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. In addition to preparing for a diversity of career paths, understanding molecular and cell biology will help the student make sound decisions in their everyday life that can positively impact their study.
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.
Medical technologists with spending many hours behind disks taking blood and any other biological samples from the patients, meanwhile the patients and the doctor in charge waiting a quality and trustworthy results. Phlebotomy is the art of taking blood with right quantity and procedural steps to high right diagnostic test results. This course should encourage the students
(a) Understand the principles of various phlebotomy and diagnostic tools.
(b) Estimate and Evaluate the impact of current tools in management of human diseases.
(c) Interpret test results and able to detect technical errors that could affect the data and numbers.
Course Code: MLS3425C
Credits Hours: 4
Prerequisite Course: Intro. to Microbiology and Lab (MLS2405C)
Course Description: Introduces the modern concepts of medical immunology, with an emphasis on structure, types, functions of various types of antibodies and immunoglobulins. Pathogenesis, as well as diagnosis, control, and prevention of immunological diseases also covered. Practicing on the locally available techniques used in medical Immunology in a clinical laboratory setting also will be done, such as ELISA, mini VIDAS and Rapid Diagnostic Tests.