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B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Sciences – 2015Course TypeCRDUniversity Requirement (UR)11College Requirement (CR)23Major Support Requirement (MSR)15Major Requirement (MR)*75Major Elective (ME)15Total Credit inical ram ComponentsMajorSupportRequirement12%17 clinical hours* Including Clinical Training.1Student must select two courses from Major Elective (ME) List.Teaching Language: EnglishDetailed Study PlanYear 1 - Semester 1Course HoursCourse CodeCourse TitleCrdtLecLabCourseClinical TypePrerequisiteMajorGPAENG 114English for the Profession I4320CR------NoARAB 110Arabic Language SLM 101MLS 121Islamic CultureMedical Lab Good practice1

Year 1 - Semester 2Course HoursCourse CodeCourse TitleCrdtLecLabCourseClinical TypePrerequisiteMajorGPAENG 124English for the Professions II4320CRENG 114NoLFS 117Anatomy and Physiology for MLS4320CR------NoCGS 102Chemistry3300MSR------NoMLS 101Phlebotomy1020MR------YesHIST 122Modern History of Bahrain ar 2 - Semester 3CourseCodeCourse TitleCGS 218Course HoursCourseClinical TypeCrdtLecLabAnalytical Chemistry3220MSRCGS 102NoLFS 217Microbiology3220CR------NoMLS 212Urine and Body Fluid analysis2120MRLFS 117YesMLS 218Biochemistry and Metabolic disorder4320MRCGS 102 &LFS 117YesME1 XXXMajor Elective 1 (PH 211 or SBS 122)2200ME-------NoPrerequisiteMajorGPAYear 2 - Semester 4Course HoursCourseCodeCourse TitleMLS 225CourseClinical TypeCrdtLecLabClinical Chemistry I3220MRMLS 218YesMLS 226Hematology I3220MRLFS 117YesMLS 227Microbiological Techniques3140MRLFS 217YesMLS 228Parasitology and Mycology4320MRLFS 217YesSBS 316Fundamentals of Sociology andPsychology3300MSR------NoMRMLS 212 &CoMLS 226 &MLS 227 &MLS 228YesMLS 220Clinical Lab Practicum I12003

Year 3 - Semester 5Course HoursCourseCodeCourse TitleMLS 313CourseClinical TypePrerequisiteMajorGPACrdtLecLabHematology II3220MRMLS 226YesMLS 314Medical Bacteriology4320MRMLS 227YesMLS 315Clinical Chemistry II and TDM4320MRLFS 117YesLFS 317Pathophysiology3300CRMLS 225NoLFS 318Cell Biology and Genetics3220MSRLFS 117NoHRLC 107Human Rights2200UR------NoPrerequisiteMajorGPAYear 3 - Semester 6Course HoursCourseCodeCourse TitleMLS 413CourseClinical TypeCrdtLecLabImmunohematology3220MRMLS 313YesMLS 327Cytogenetic and Molecular Biology4320MRLFS 318YesMLS 322Histology and Cytology3220MRLFS 117YesMLS 321Clinical Lab Practicum 22006MRMLS 313 &MLS 314 &MLS 315YesCGS 323Biostatistics2200CR------NoME2 XXXMajor Elective 2 (PHA 420 or PH 313)3300ME------NoPrerequisiteMajorGPAMLS 314YesYear 4 - Semester 7Course HoursCourseCodeCourse TitleMLS 414CourseClinical TypeCrdtLecLabImmunology/ Serology/ Virology4320MRMLS 411Clinical Seminar I3300MRMLS 412Lab Field practice I40012MRMLS 410Quality Assurance in Lab Medicine2200MRMLS 315YesHCA 301Leadership and Management In HealthCare Sitting3300MSR------NoSBS 320Research Methods3220CRCGS 323No3Co-ReqMLS 412MLS 212 &MLS 225 &MLS 226 &MLS 228 &MLS 314YesYes

Year 4 - Semester 8CourseCodeCourse HoursCourse TitleCrdtLecLabCourseClinical TypePrerequisiteMajorGPAMLS 313 &MLS 314 &MLS 315 &MLS 322 &MLS 327 &MLS 412 &MLS 413MLS 425Lab Field practice II100030MRMLS 422Clinical seminar II330------MRMLS 411YesMRAs perdepartmentapprovalCheck AllprogramCoursesYesPrerequisiteMajorGPAMLS 423Graduation Project321------YesMajor Elective CoursesCourseCodeCourse HoursCourse TitleCrdtLecLabCourseClinical TypeElective 1PH 211Epidemiology2200ME------NoSBS 122Human Relation3300ME------NoPHA 420Toxicology3300ME------NoPH 313Food Microbiology3300ME------NoElective 24

Course DescriptionCourse Code:MLS 101Course Title:PhlebotomyYou will acquire the skills of blood collection in the clinical area under the supervision of a clinical instructor. Duringthis course, you will be exposed to a wide range of cases and patient age groups.Course Code:MLS 121Course Title:Medical Lab Good PracticeThis course will guide you step by step to the good lab practice. You will know how to implement the basic conceptsin biological safety. Other issues for GLP includes organization and personnel testing, facilities, valid assay system forrecording, reporting and archiving data. An information management and system that encompasses specimenreceipt, acceptance, storage of specimen and reagent are also includedCourse Code:MLS 212Course Title:Urine and Body Fluid AnalysisThis course will provide the student with the knowledge and laboratory skills required to function effectively in aUrinalysis and Body Fluid laboratory. Urine formation, physical, chemical analysis of urine and the microscopicexamination of urinary sediment will be introduced. Urinary and metabolic diseases as they relate to urinalysisfindings will be discussed. An introduction to body fluids and their clinical significance will be examined. Specificdiseases/disorders and associated abnormal findings will also be covered.Course Code:MLS 218Course Title:Biochemistry and Metabolic disorderThis course focuses on the general structural and functional properties of biomolecules such as, carbohydrates,lipids, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids. During this course you shall be exposed extensively to majormetabolic processes and pathways e.g. metabolism of carbohydrates ( glucose, fructose, lactose, glycogen), lipids(fatty acids, cholesterol, lipoproteins, bile salts) Proteins (amino acids, urea synthesis, conversion of amino acids tospecialized products), purines and pyrimidine their disorders and interrelationship in various situations, withemphasis on relevant clinical situation.Course Code:MLS 227Course Title:Microbiological TechniquesThis course will provide the students with the practical application, and techniques required for isolation andidentification of the common bacteria associated with human infections. These techniques include the stainingcharacter, growth, isolation, identification and antimicrobial sensitivity tests.In addition, the course will be devoted to provide fundamentals of automation and the role of the Microbiology labin the health care setting.Course Code:MLS 220Course Title:Clinical Lab Practicum IThis course requires the students to apply their knowledge and skills associate with urine andbody fluids,Hematology, bacteriology, routine chemistry and parasitology courses. During this course the students will work inthe clinical area, both in primary and secondary health care sittings.Course Code:MLS 226Course Title:Hematology IThis course introduce students to the theory and practical application of hematology and hemostasis (coagulation)systems as it relates to the medical laboratory. Bone marrow, blood cell formation, with emphasis on the red andwhite blood cells, hemoglobin structure and synthesis, cell function and morphology, and coagulation are explored.Correlation of test results with normal results, blood cell disorders and clotting abnormalities emphasized.Laboratory techniques, instrumentation, and quality assurance in the hematology/hemostasis lab are included.Course Code:MLS 228Course Title:Parasitology and MycologyThis course is the study of medically important human parasites. During this course students will be introduced tothe theory, practical and clinical applications and evaluation of procedure for the isolation and identification ofdifferent parasites. The emphasis will be on the identification of Nematodes, Cestodes, Trematodes, Protozoans andSporozones and the study of their life cycles. In addition, the course will include mycology which will coverpathogenic fungi. Topics will cover classification, nomenclature, culture, colony morphology and identification basedon microscopic morphology. It will also include the study of fungal diseases.5

Course Code:MLS 314Course Title:Medical BacteriologyThis course will help students acquire the essential knowledge and skills that enable them to diagnose in the lab theinfectious diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria. During this course students will learn bacterial morphology,culture characteristics, confirmatory tests antigen character, serologic grouping, taxonomy, rapid diagnostic tests,toxin production, pathogenicity and lab diagnosis of medically important bacteria, Mycobacteria, Spirochetes,Mycoplasma and Intracellular bacteria.Course Code:MLS 322Course Title:Histology and CytologyThis course consists of two sections; the first part includes introduction to histology, preparation of histologicalsections, classification and detection of protein, nucleic acids, connective tissues, carbohydrate, amyloid, pigments,and microorganisms. The 2nd section focuses on the introduction to cytology, collection and preparation ofcytological specimens, fixation of gynecological, urinary, respiratory, body effusions, gastrointestinal, fine needleaspirates cytology, hormonal cytology of the female genital tract and sex chromatin.Course Code:MLS 313Course Title:Hematology IIThis is the second course in the Hematology which is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills tocompetently undertake hematological investigations. A series of problem solving exercises which examine theclinical and laboratory investigations of a range of common blood dyscrasias. These includes anaemia,hemoglobinopathies, acute/ chronic leukemia and lymphomas.Course Code:MLS 321Course Title:Clinical Lab Practicum 2In this course, you will apply the theory and practical of the above courses in the clinical lab. Rotation schedule andclinical check- list will be prepared to guide you during, your clinical training. The training will be under thesupervision of clinical preceptors.Course Code:MLS 414Course Title:Immunology/ Serology/ VirologyIn the 1st part of this course, the student will explore how the immune system protects us against diseases, and howit can harm you if it is disturbed. Autoimmunity, Hypersensitivity and immunodeficiency are studied briefly. In its2nd part you will be familiarized with the serological tests used in the lab diagnosis of diseases. In its 3rd part, thestudent will be introduced to the world of viruses, and learn how these tiny microbes live and cause diseases.Laboratory methods of diagnosing viral infections are studied with more details for Hepatitis viruses, HIV andinfluenza viruses.Course Code:MLS 410Course Title:Quality assurance in lab MedicineThe Clinical Laboratory Quality Management (QM) course is a comprehensive course that covers the QMterminology, practices, statistics, safety and troubleshooting. It provides students with the essential knowledgerequired to set up a QM system, introduce quality control concepts and use a statistical process control to verify thereliability of patient results. Finally, this course will help students quickly and easily identify and correct errors inquality control and safety procedures.Course Code:MLS 413Course Title:ImmunohematologyImmunohematology is a specialized branch of laboratory medicine which involves the study of blood group antigensand antibodies. It involves the study of the principles, procedures, clinical significance and practice of a wide varietyof procedures including: donor selection, component preparation and the use, and techniques to detectantigen/antibody reactions which may adversely affect a patient who is receiving a transfusion. The topics to becovered include: donor screening, preparation of components, antigens and antibodies of the ABO, Rh and otherblood group systems, pre transfusion testing procedures, hemolytic disease of the fetus and Newborn and adverseeffects of transfusion.Course Code:MLS 411Course Title:Clinical Seminar IThis is an advanced course which will focus on development of critical thinkingand problem solving skills in all of the lab disciplines as well as integration oflab analysis, interpretation and application. Activities include discussions, casestudies, and assignments.6

Course Code:MLS 412Course Title:Lab Field practice IThis course consists of 5 weeks clinical rotations, during which you will discover the clinical environment both inprimary and 2nd health care sittings. Rotation schedule and clinical check- list will be prepared to guide you and theclinical supervisors during the clinical rotation in Bacteriology, urine and body fluid, routine hematology andParasitology sections.Course Code:MLS 425Course Title:Lab Field practice IIThe course consists of 16 weeks of clinical rotation, in which you will assume a full responsibility as medical labtechnologist with minimum supervision. You will get the opportunity to apply the theory and practical knowledge inthe lab diagnosis.Course Code:MLS 422Course Title:Clinical Seminar IIThe course is designed to develop your understanding of the patient’s condition. You will be responsible forselecting the topic. The course is designed to develop the student’s use of the library, and internet resources, criticalthinking skills and oral presentation skills.Course Code:MLS 423Course Title:Graduation ProjectYou will get the opportunity to be involved in the current issues of concern inthe clinical lab scientist. Topics include methods of diagnostic testing, selected disease conditions, lab safety. You aregoing to use the computers and current topic in health.Course Code:CGS 102Course Title:General ChemistryYou will identify the properties and reactions of common classes of organic compounds, the relationship betweentheir structures and their physical and chemical properties. You will relate the structure and behavior of chemicalcompounds to its functions in health, life and environment. You will understand the importance of electrolyteconcentrations in intravenous replacement solutions.Course Code:CGS 218Course Title:Analytical ChemistryThis course introduces the students to the fundamental principles of chemical measurement used in medicaldiagnosis. Students will acquire knowledge about solution preparations, standardization, and pH measurement. Inaddition the students will learn and develop understanding about the classical techniques of analytical chemistry.Course Code:HCA 301Course Title:Leadership and Management in Healthcare SettingLeadership requires that people have the skills, education, and experience to guide the way, therefore, this coursewill introduce students to the basic concepts of leadership and various best practices of successful management.They will also be presented different skills that leaders must master in order to be effective in their organizationsand their lives. Moreover, during this course students will explore the functional roles and processes of leadershipand its influence concerning organizational development. The course will also focus on how administrative,supervisory and customer relations skills affect staff productivity and performance. In addition, students will learnabout time management, planning, decision-making and motivation in the workplace.Course Code:LFS 318Course Title:Cell Biology and GeneticsThis course is concerned primarily with the human cell. In this course, you will study many areas of cellular biologyincluding synthesis and functions of macro-molecules such as DNA, RNA, protein gene expression, membrane andorganelle structure and function in addition to cell cycle and cell to cell interaction. You will understand whathappen when cells do not work as they should.Course Code:SBS 316Course Title:Fundamentals of Sociology and PsychologyThe course will familiarize students with the basic concepts and theories in Sociology and Psychology that will enablethe allied health graduate to recognize the various societal forces and aspects of human behavior that controlhuman interactions. It will facilitate the graduate to develop a holistic perception of health care needs and services.Course Code:SBS 122Course Title:Human RelationPeople who enter the workforce today are discovering that interpersonal skills represent a very important categoryof basic or transferable skills valued by employers. These skills help people cope with a wide range of work –lifeissues and conflicts that surface in their lives. This course will help you to recognize the importance of acquiring7

human relations skills for success. The range of topics covered includes communication, self- esteem, ethics,attitudes, and conflict resolutions.Course Code:PH 211Course Title:EpidemiologyEpidemiology is an integral part of Public health practice / Community health and provides a basis for diagnosis andtreatment in community. It is an essential tool for health management and public health programs to carry outprevention and control of diseases/disorders in community.Course Code:PH 313Course Title:Food MicrobiologyFoods are substrates for microorganisms, microorganisms important in food and fermentation industries;contamination, spoilage and preservation of foods. Single cell protein production, secondary metabolic production,antibiotics, alcohol, amino acids, enzymes, microbial toxins. New approaches to improve novel metaboliteproduction through modern microbial biotechnology techniques.Course Code:PHA 420Course Title:ToxicologyIn this course you will be introduced to basic concepts of toxicology. Routes of exposure to various poisons and theiracute and chronic harmful effects will be emphasized. Focus will be placed on general decontamination techniquesand symptomatic treatment of poisoned patients including specific antidotes for selected poisons.8

College Requirement Courses DescriptionsCourse Code:ENG 114Course Title:English for the Professions1English for the Professions – Level 1 is an intermediate level course that will expand and build your English languagecompetencies and communicative abilities acquired at the Orientation English level of the Foundation Semester.This course will also further develop your language skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing with emphasis onthe language needs of healthcare professionals. This integrated-skills approach will enable you to succeed in youracademic performance, and enhance your ability to communicate effectively in multi-cultural encounters within anEnglish speaking community.Course Code:ENG 124Course Title:English for the Professions IIEnglish for the Professions – Level 2 will reinforce your language skills and equip you with higher level language skillsof critical reading, inferential comprehension and analytical report writing. You will also be trained to write andpresent a research essay using APA guidelines.Course Code:LFS 117Course Title:Anatomy and Physiology for MLSThis course will provide you with an in depth understanding of the structure and function of the human body withemphasis placed on the following body systems : the Endocrine, Urinary, water and electrolyte, Acid Base balance ,Reproductive, Blood, lymphatic, digestive and respiratory systems. It will provide you with the basic knowledgeneeded for understanding of the Pathophysiology courseCourse Code:LFS 217Course Title:MicrobiologyYou will be introduced to the basic concepts of microbiology with special emphasis on microbial ecology,epidemiology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases. As health care professionals, you will be equipped to applythe concepts of microbial growth control in preventing the spread of infections in your daily life and in yourprofessional field.Course Code:LFS 317Course Title:PathophysiologyIn this course you will understand the basic pathophysiology of disease processes, their clinical manifestations,complications, and diagnostic findings. You will also acquire knowledge to provide better disease management andapply critical thinking and analytical methods of inquiry regarding the disease processes.Course Code:SBS 320Course Title:Research MethodsYou will be introduced to the research process dealing with necessary methodology, types of research, sampling anddata collection. The major aim of this course is to enable the student to develop the basic knowledge and skills.Further, this knowledge and skills will be applied by developing a research proposal.Course Code:CGS 211Course Title:BiostatisticsThe course introduces you to the statistical techniques that are used to collect and analyze data and reach decisionabout a large body of data by examining only a small part of data.9

University Requirements Courses DescriptionsCourse Code: ARAB 110Course Title: Arabic Language SkillsThis course focuses on basic Arabic skills including form, function, and meaning. It also helps the student toappreciate and understand structures and approach them from a critical point of view, through various genres inliterature.Course Code: HIST 122Course Title: Modern History of Bahrain and CitizenshipSpatial identity of Bahrain: Brief history of Bahrain until the 18th century; the historical roots of the formation of thenational identity of Bahrain since the 18th century; the modern state and evolution of constitutional life in Bahrain;the Arabic and Islamic dimensions of the identity of Bahrain; the core values of Bahrain’s society and citizenshiprights (legal, political, civil and economic); duties; responsibilities and community participation; economic changeand development in Bahrain; Bahrain’s Gulf, Arab and international relations.Course Code: HRLC 107Course Title: Human RightsThis course deals with the principles of human rights in terms of the definition of human rights, scope, sources witha focus on the International Bill of Human Rights; The Charter of the United Nations; Universal Declaration of HumanRights; The International Covenant on Economics, Social and Culture rights; Convention against Torture and otherCruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; Mechanics and the Constitutional Protection of Rights andPublic Freedoms in Kingdom of Bahrain.Course Code: ISLM 101Course Title: Islamic CultureAn introduction to the general outline and principles of Islamic culture, its general characteristics, its relationshipswith other cultures, general principles of Islam in beliefs, worship, legislation and ethics.10

ISLM 101 Islamic Culture 3 0 -----3 0 UR No MLS 121 Medical Lab Good practice 2 1 2 0 MR -----Yes B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Sciences - 2015 Program Components . LFS 217 Microbiology 3 -----2 2 0 CR No MLS 212 Urine and Body Fluid analysis 2 1 2 0 MR LFS 117 Yes MLS 218 Biochemistry and Metabolic disorder 4 3 2 0 MR .

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