MLSCI - Medical Laboratory Science

Offered By:
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Below are the courses available from the MLSCI subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times

MLSCI 200A - Transition to Clinical Practice View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

Self development of requisite skills and abilities for medical laboratory professionals. There will be emphasis on client centered approaches, preanalytical issues, quality assurance systems, sample procurement, and other laboratory skills.


MLSCI 200B - Transition to Clinical Practice View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

Self development of requisite skills and abilities for medical laboratory professionals. There will be emphasis on client centered approaches, preanalytical issues, quality assurance systems, sample procurement, and other laboratory skills.


MLSCI 210 - Foundations of Instrumentation View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 4)(EITHER, 1-0-4 10 W)

Introduction to principles and techniques that form the basis of both automated and manual analytical measurement in the clinical laboratory. Students will perform various methods including, but not limited to: microscopy, spectrophotometry, electrophoresis, immunoassay and chromatography. Various components of the analytical process such as the use of routine laboratory equipment, laboratory mathematics and reagent preparation will be emphasized. Students will analyze and interpret laboratory generated data for conformance with quality standards. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.


MLSCI 230 - Hematology And Hemostasis View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, 3-0-6)

An introduction to the theory and practice of hematology and hemostasis. Topics include the morphology, structure, and function of red cells, white cells, and platelets, malignant and benign conditions that affect each cell type, and tests to distinguish among disease states including anemia, leukemia, and coagulation disorders. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.


MLSCI 230A - Hematology And Hemostasis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 3-0-6)

An introduction to the theory and practice of hematology and hemostasis. Topics include the morphology, structure, and function of red cells, white cells, and platelets, malignant and benign conditions that affect each cell type, and tests to distinguish among disease states including anemia, leukemia, and coagulation disorders. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.


MLSCI 230B - Hematology And Hemostasis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 3-0-6)

An introduction to the theory and practice of hematology and hemostasis. Topics include the morphology, structure, and function of red cells, white cells, and platelets, malignant and benign conditions that affect each cell type, and tests to distinguish among disease states including anemia, leukemia, and coagulation disorders. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.


MLSCI 231 - Hematology And Hemostasis View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(VAR, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the theory and practice of hematology and hemostasis. This course will include the morphology, structure, and function of red cells, white cells, and platelets, malignant and benign conditions that affect each cell type, and tests to distinguish among disease states including anemia, leukemia, and coagulation disorders. This course is designed for students who are excused from the laboratory component of the normal MLSCI course. Prerequisite: CSMLS general certification or consent of the department. Credit granted for only one of MLSCI 230 or 231.


MLSCI 231A - Hematology And Hemostasis View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 8)(VAR, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the theory and practice of hematology and hemostasis. This course will include the morphology, structure, and function of red cells, white cells, and platelets, malignant and benign conditions that affect each cell type, and tests to distinguish among disease states including anemia, leukemia, and coagulation disorders. This course is designed for students who are excused from the laboratory component of the normal MLSCI course. Prerequisite: CSMLS general certification or consent of the department. Credit granted for only one of MLSCI 230 or 231.


MLSCI 231B - Hematology And Hemostasis View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 8)(VAR, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the theory and practice of hematology and hemostasis. This course will include the morphology, structure, and function of red cells, white cells, and platelets, malignant and benign conditions that affect each cell type, and tests to distinguish among disease states including anemia, leukemia, and coagulation disorders. This course is designed for students who are excused from the laboratory component of the normal MLSCI course. Prerequisite: CSMLS general certification or consent of the department. Credit granted for only one of MLSCI 230 or 231.


MLSCI 242 - Pathogenic Microbiology I View Available Classes

★ 4.5 (fi 9)(VAR, 3-0-5)

As an introduction to clinical bacteriology, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic bacteria and the fundamentals of the human immune response that are critical to our health. The lecture portion of the course will focus on microbial pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens get established and avoid destruction by the immune response. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on diagnostic procedures, such as isolation and characterization of these pathogenic microorganisms. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students. May not be taken for credit if credit already received in MLSCI 240.


MLSCI 242A - Pathogenic Microbiology I View Available Classes

★ 2.25 (fi 9)(VAR, 3-0-5)

As an introduction to clinical bacteriology, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic bacteria and the fundamentals of the human immune response that are critical to our health. The lecture portion of the course will focus on microbial pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens get established and avoid destruction by the immune response. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on diagnostic procedures, such as isolation and characterization of these pathogenic microorganisms. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students. May not be taken for credit if credit already received in MLSCI 240.


MLSCI 242B - Pathogenic Microbiology I View Available Classes

★ 2.25 (fi 9)(VAR, 3-0-5)

As an introduction to clinical bacteriology, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic bacteria and the fundamentals of the human immune response that are critical to our health. The lecture portion of the course will focus on microbial pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens get established and avoid destruction by the immune response. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on diagnostic procedures, such as isolation and characterization of these pathogenic microorganisms. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students. May not be taken for credit if credit already received in MLSCI 240.


MLSCI 244 - Pathogenic Microbiology I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

As an introduction to clinical bacteriology, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic bacteria and the fundamentals of the human immune response that are critical to our health. The lecture portion of the course will focus on microbial pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens get established and avoid destruction by the immune response. Prerequisite: CSMLS general certification or consent of the department. May not be taken for credit if credit already obtained in MLSCI 241.


MLSCI 244A - Pathogenic Microbiology I View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

As an introduction to clinical bacteriology, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic bacteria and the fundamentals of the human immune response that are critical to our health. The lecture portion of the course will focus on microbial pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens get established and avoid destruction by the immune response. Prerequisite: CSMLS general certification or consent of the department. May not be taken for credit if credit already obtained in MLSCI 241.


MLSCI 244B - Pathogenic Microbiology I View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

As an introduction to clinical bacteriology, this course considers the most common and notorious pathogenic bacteria and the fundamentals of the human immune response that are critical to our health. The lecture portion of the course will focus on microbial pathogenic mechanisms and ways these pathogens get established and avoid destruction by the immune response. Prerequisite: CSMLS general certification or consent of the department. May not be taken for credit if credit already obtained in MLSCI 241.


MLSCI 250 - Human Histology and Histotechnology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-0-4)

This course is primarily designed to provide an understanding of human histology and of the techniques used in its study. The goal of the course is for students to understand the structure and functions of the cell, and the components and functions of organ systems. The course will also teach students to recognize human tissues at the light microscope level. Lectures will be used to illustrate basic principles, and the ability to recognize tissues and organ systems will be acquired in the laboratory. Students will be expected to acquire a foundational knowledge of the subject both from a theoretical and practical level. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students or consent of department.


MLSCI 262 - Clinical Biochemistry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

This course considers how the analysis of samples from the body for various constituents can give insight into pathological processes. Included are the principles for tests routinely carried out in a clinical biochemistry laboratory, and the biological understanding of test results. Specific subjects considered are carbohydrates, renal function, blood proteins and electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.


MLSCI 263 - Clinical Biochemistry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-3)

This course considers how the analysis of samples from the body for various constituents can give insight into pathological processes. Included are the principles for tests routinely carried out in a clinical biochemistry laboratory, and the biological understanding of test results. Specific subjects considered are clinical enzymology, heme catabolism, liver function toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring principles of immunoassays, blood lipids porphyrins, endocrinology, gastric and GI function, fetal-placental function, and biochemical tumor markers. Prerequisite: MLSCI 262. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.


MLSCI 264 - Clinical Biochemistry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

This course considers how the analysis of samples from the body for various constituents can give insight into pathological processes. Included are the principles for tests routinely carried out in a clinical biochemistry laboratory, and the biological understanding of test results. Specific subjects considered are carbohydrates, renal function, blood proteins and electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Prerequisites for non-Medical Laboratory Science students only: CHEM 101, 261, 263 and BIOL 107. Credit granted for only one of MLSCI 262 or 264.


MLSCI 265 - Clinical Biochemistry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

This course considers how the analysis of samples from the body for various constituents can give insight into pathological processes. Included are the principles for tests routinely carried out in a clinical biochemistry laboratory, and the biological understanding of test results. Specific subjects considered are clinical enzymology, heme catabolism, liver function, toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring, principles of immunoassays, blood lipids, porphyrins, endocrinology, gastric and Gl function, fetal-placental function, and biochemical tumor markers. Prerequisites for non-Medical Laboratory Science students only: MLSCI 264. Credit granted for only one of MLSCI 263 or 265.


MLSCI 270 - Transfusion Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-6;9 W)

Nine weeks. This course will present the theory and practice of transfusion science. Topics covered include the genetics of blood groups pretransfusion testing, blood donation and component therapy, adverse effects of transfusion, hemolytic disease of the newborn, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia Prerequisite: MLSCI 230 or consent of Department. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.


MLSCI 271 - Transfusion Science View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 4)(SECOND, 3-0-0;9 W)

Nine weeks. This course is designed for students who are excused from the laboratory component of the normal MLSCI course. This course will present the theory and practice of transfusion science. Topics covered include the genetics of blood groups, or pretransfusion testing, blood donation and component therapy, adverse effects of transfusion, hemolytic disease of the newborn, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Prerequisite; MLSCI 230 or MLSCI 231 or consent of Department. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students.


MLSCI 280 - Introduction to Immunology View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Overview of the immune system and function: cells, molecules and mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity. Topics include antigens and antibodies, lymphocytes, granulocytes, NK cells, antigen presenting cells, Toll-like receptors and complement. Restricted to Medical Laboratory Science students. May not be taken for credit if credit already received in MLSCI 242.


MLSCI 290 - Foundations of Indigenous Health I View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 3)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Introduction to Aboriginal peoples' histories, experiences and knowledge systems. Students will explore the connections between these concepts and health professional practice. Aboriginal educators, faculty members, professional practitioners and Elders will be engaged in the learning process.


MLSCI 295 - Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

This course provides foundational knowledge, skills and experience in interprofessional health care competencies, including collaborative teamwork development. May not be taken for credit if credit already received in INT D 410.


MLSCI 300A - Professional Practice View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

Self development of requisite skills and abilities for medical laboratory professionals. There will be emphasis on reflective professional practice, sample procurement, and other laboratory skills.


MLSCI 300B - Professional Practice View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

Self development of requisite skills and abilities for medical laboratory professionals. There will be emphasis on reflective professional practice, sample procurement, and other laboratory skills.


MLSCI 320A - Analysis and Communication of Biomedical Information View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)

Seminars, online learning, and assignments address understanding the research process and preparing a literature review to support a research proposal. Topics include types of literature, experimental design, data management, library searches, critical analysis, extracting information, writing and editing. Prerequisite: consent of department.


MLSCI 320B - Analysis and Communication of Biomedical Information View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)

Seminars, online learning, and assignments address understanding the research process and preparing a literature review to support a research proposal. Topics include types of literature, experimental design, data management, library searches, critical analysis, extracting information, writing and editing. Prerequisite: consent of department.


MLSCI 330A - Clinical Hematology View Available Classes

★ 2.5 (fi 10)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital hematology laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.


MLSCI 330B - Clinical Hematology View Available Classes

★ 2.5 (fi 10)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital hematology laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.


MLSCI 340A - Clinical Microbiology View Available Classes

★ 2.5 (fi 10)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital microbiology laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.


MLSCI 340B - Clinical Microbiology View Available Classes

★ 2.5 (fi 10)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital microbiology laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.


MLSCI 350A - Histopathology View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital histopathology laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.


MLSCI 350B - Histopathology View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital histopathology laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.


MLSCI 360A - Clinical Biochemistry View Available Classes

★ 2.5 (fi 10)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital clinical biochemistry laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.


MLSCI 360B - Clinical Biochemistry View Available Classes

★ 2.5 (fi 10)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital clinical biochemistry laboratory along with weekly tutorials followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.


MLSCI 370A - Transfusion Science View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital transfusion service laboratory, along with weekly tutorials, followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.


MLSCI 370B - Transfusion Science View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, CLN ROT)

As a part of a clinical laboratory education for Medical Laboratory Science students, this course will provide experience in a modern hospital transfusion service laboratory, along with weekly tutorials, followed by comprehensive theoretical and practical examinations.


MLSCI 390 - Foundations of Indigenous Health II View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 3)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Continuation of the introduction to Aboriginal peoples' histories, experiences and knowledge systems. Students will explore the connections between these concepts and health professional practice. Aboriginal educators, faculty members, professional practitioners and Elders will be engaged in the learning process. Prerequisite MLSCI 290.


MLSCI 409 - Research Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-0-6)

Directed research in a medical laboratory science. Supervisor and research project to be chosen by student. Requires writing a project proposal, keeping an accurate laboratory notebook, conducting adequate experimental research, writing a research paper and presenting a short seminar based on the research. Restricted to fourth-year Medical Laboratory Science students.


MLSCI 410 - Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the principles of management as they apply to clinical laboratories. Subject matter will include healthcare funding and allocation of funds, the management process in small and large clinical laboratories, performance appraisals, ethics and setting priorities for laboratory services. Prerequisite: consent of Division.


MLSCI 420 - Emerging Trends in Medical Laboratory Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course will examine the evolution of the Medical Laboratory Science from its inception to its current position within a complex healthcare system. After exploring the origins of the profession and the social and political forces that have shaped it, the focus will shift to the present day and possible future directions, drawing on examples and learnings from current literature. Prerequisites: consent of Division.


MLSCI 430 - Advanced Hematology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

This course is designed to enhance the student's ability to assimilate new and specialized knowledge in an evolving hematology discipline. As such, the course content will change from year to year. Consent of Division is required for non-Medical Laboratory Science students.


MLSCI 460 - Clinical Biochemistry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course is designed to enhance the student's ability to assimilate new and specialized knowledge in the discipline of clinical biochemistry. As such, the course content will change from year to year. Consent of Division is required for non-Medical Laboratory Science students. Prerequisite: BIOCH 200 and MLSCI 360 or equivalents and consent of Division.


MLSCI 466 - Applied Toxicology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

A consideration of the protocols and their rationale used in a large toxicology laboratory. Topics include analytical, environmental, regulatory, and inhalation toxicology; clinical and forensic toxicology; and doping related to sports. Prerequisites: BIOCH 200 and 330 or equivalents and consent of Division.


Starting: 2021-09-01

MLSCI 466 - Applied Toxicology

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

A consideration of the protocols and their rationale used in a large toxicology laboratory. Topics include analytical, environmental, regulatory, and inhalation toxicology; clinical and forensic toxicology; and doping related to sports. Prerequisites: BIOCH 200 or equivalent and consent of Division.


MLSCI 470 - Diagnostic and Public Health Microbiology Laboratories View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The course provides enhanced knowledge through practical discussion of the role of diagnostic and public health microbiology laboratories in North America. Students will deepen their understanding of how key pathogens are identified, characterized, and reported to clinicians. Themes may include: accreditation processes, new diagnostic technologies, management of economic pressures, and the effect of health emergencies on clinical laboratories. Active class discussions, assignments and examinations contribute to the final grade. Prerequisites: MLSCI 340 or consent of the instructors. Credit can be obtained in only one of MLSCI 470 or LABMP 570.


MLSCI 475 - Clinical Immunology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The application of basic immunology concepts to disease and transplantation, and their monitoring by the clinical laboratory. Topics include the cellular and humoral immune responses, human immune development, immunology and cancer, immune deficiency, autoimmune disease, immunopathology, and transplant immunology. Prerequisite: IMIN 371 or equivalent and consent of Division.


MLSCI 480 - Molecular Genetic Approaches to the Study and Diagnosis of Disease View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Emphasis on the application of techniques of molecular genetics to the practice of Medicine. General subject areas include: organization of the genome, techniques of molecular genetics and their application to medicine, molecular genetics and oncology, and ethical issues involving these techniques as applied to medicine. Prerequisites: Genetics and BIOCH 200 and 330 or equivalents and consent of Division.


Starting: 2021-09-01

MLSCI 480 - Molecular Genetic Approaches to the Study and Diagnosis of Disease

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Emphasis on the application of techniques of molecular genetics to the practice of Medicine. General subject areas include: organization of the genome, techniques of molecular genetics and their application to medicine, molecular genetics and oncology, and ethical issues involving these techniques as applied to medicine. Prerequisites: Genetics and BIOCH 200 or equivalent and consent of Division.


MLSCI 481 - Techniques in Molecular Biology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-5)

A laboratory course emphasizing introductory and advanced techniques in molecular biology. Isolation of RNA, Northern blotting, construction of cDNA, amplification of DNA by the polymerase chain reaction, analysis of DNA by restriction digestion, transfection of eukaryotic cells for protein expression and Western blot analysis. Corequisite: MLSCI 480 or consent of Department. This course is designed for senior undergraduate students. Credit may only be obtained in one of MLSCI 481 or LABMP 581.


MLSCI 491A - Research Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-0-6)

Directed research in a medical laboratory science. Supervisor and research project to be chosen by student. Requires writing a project proposal, keeping an accurate laboratory notebook, conducting adequate experimental research, writing a research paper and presenting a short seminar based on the research. Restricted to fourth-year Medical Laboratory Science students.


MLSCI 491B - Research Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-0-6)

Directed research in a medical laboratory science. Supervisor and research project to be chosen by student. Requires writing a project proposal, keeping an accurate laboratory notebook, conducting adequate experimental research, writing a research paper and presenting a short seminar based on the research. Restricted to fourth-year Medical Laboratory Science students.