Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Spring 2014
Bolin Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times


BIOL 3003 201 & 21A
Lecture & Lab Syllabus Spring 2014

MW 11:00AM – 12:50 PM, BO 215/223


Instructor:              Asma Javed, Bolin Science Hall, Rm 220B, 397-4523

E-mail: use D2L email

Lecture Text (Recommended): Bookstore will not carry it.  You can get it online anywhere or from a previous CLS student     

Clinical Laboratory Science: The Basic and Routine Techniques

Linné and Ringsrud, 6th edition

Asma Javed (view Profile)


Course Objectives

Course Information;

This is a very fast paced course that assumes the student being proficient and knowledgeable in courses such as Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Math, Statistics and other Biology courses.

This Course defines basic clinical laboratory sciences terminology and application. Introduces the student to the specialties within the clinical laboratory sciences profession including microbiology, hematology, chemistry, immunohematology, and immunology and their roles in patient care.  Reviews professional organizations and licensures. Examines employment opportunities. Visitation of clinical laboratories included.

Lecture and laboratory exercises in general clinical laboratory practice are performed during this course. Topics include general laboratory practices, phlebotomy, general hematology, microbiology, coagulation, urinalysis, blood banking, and clinical chemistry.

Introduces the student to the theory, principles and procedures of blood collection through lectures and videos.

Clinical Chemistry
Examines the physiological, biochemical and mathematical relationships involved in the establishment and utilization of laboratory procedures in the clinical laboratory. Exercises cover laboratory mathematics, principles of routine clinical chemistry methods of analysis and the clinical significance of routine clinical chemistry analytes.

Clinical Hematology
A comprehensive study of the human hematopoietic system and its relationship to other organ systems. Includes morphological and biochemical relationships of erythropoiesis and leukopoiesis in healthy vs. disease states, as well as the performance and application of current methods in hematologic analysis, and technology.

Clinical Microbiology

Lectures on the morphologic and biochemical differentiation of commonly isolated microorganisms in the clinical laboratory as well as the biochemical basis of all media, reagents, tests and antimicrobials used in clinical microbiology. Simulated clinical laboratory includes practical experience in the isolation, identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of microorganisms commonly encountered.  Includes morphologic, biochemical and serologic clinical laboratory techniques using microorganisms involved in human disease.  Includes introduction to Parasitology, Virology, Mycobacteriology and Mycology along with Bacteriology.

Coagulation, Urinalysis and Body Fluids
A comprehensive study of the function and disorders of hemostasis, thrombosis and anticoagulant therapy. Laboratory diagnosis and laboratory applications are presented. Includes the fundamental principles of urine and body fluid analysis with correlation of laboratory methods and practice.

Examines basic immunology, the human blood groups and blood group genetics, hemolytic disease of the newborn, transfusion therapy and current blood bank practice. Includes the performance of simulated clinical laboratory techniques that are routinely performed in an immunohematology laboratory and the interpretation of results.

Course Expectations

Exams will have MC, TF, Case Studies and short essays.Makeup exams will have to be scheduled ahead of time and will be given in case of an authorized  absence only (2012-2014 Student catalog;  Authorized absence, pg 77).  The content & the type of makeup exam will be at the instructor’s discretion.   

  1. All exams must be taken.
  2. Exam Format:
  3. There will be assignments and case studies.
  4. Unexcused absences from the exams, quizzes and assignments will be recorded as zero.
  5. You must follow the lecture outline and read the material ahead of time.
  6. You must follow the university standards of conduct (Student handbook)
  7. If you have questions and want to discuss course materials or problems, please see me during my office hours.
  8. In accordance with the law, MSU provides students with documented disabilities academic accommodations. If you are a student with a disability, please contact me and the disability support services              @ 397-4140


Grading Standards

Lab Information:

Quizzes= at the start of lab on previous lab material

Midterm/Final= Theory/Practicum style

Lab reports= as required by the lab exercise.



Lecture = 75%                      

                   Exams = 50%

                   Assignments/Case Studies = 25%


                   Breakdown of lab grade


Midterm= 5%,   


Lab Reports=9%

Final Exam

05/05/2014 10:30 am - 12:30 am

Submission Format Policy

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

  1. Your must attend both lecture and lab to pass the course.
  2. You must be punctual. Roll will be taken everyday by means as deemed appropriate by the instructor. If you miss a lecture, please make sure to get notes/information from another student or D2L if applicable.  Unless it is an authorized absence, the instructor will not provide notes or help.
  3. A student with excessive or successive, unexcused absence in either lecture or laboratory may be dropped from the course with a “F” (2008-2010 student catalog; Instructor drop, pg. 84).  I do expect to be given prior notification of an impending absence for it to be considered authorized or excused (You can always leave a message on my phone).  Documentation is required.  Email or phone message is not considered valid documentation but should be used to forewarn the instructor.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at