Amanda Van Spronsen

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Laboratory Medicine & Pathology Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Laboratory Medicine & Pathology Dept
Email
amanda.vanspronsen@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0989
Address
5-399 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9

Courses

MLSCI 210 - Foundations of Instrumentation

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 250 - Human Histology and Histotechnology

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 263 - Clinical Biochemistry

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 265 - Clinical Biochemistry

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 320A - Analysis and Communication of Biomedical Information

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

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 420 - Emerging Trends in Medical Laboratory Science

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.


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