English for Specific Purposes I
The goal of this course is to develop the student’ English receptive and communication skills to a high CEFR B1/low CEFR B2 level. Students learn and practice using some of the basic information and skills needed for their future health sciences careers. The course provides students the opportunity to practice the four English skills in simulated health science work situations.It includes a writing/speaking capstone individual or group project on a topic of choice.
The course aims to enable the students build a concrete knowledge about body structure & Function. This course examines the basic biological concepts of structure and function of the human body and the mechanisms of maintaining homeostasis within it. Include the study of cells, tissues, skeletal, muscular and nervous system. The senses, endocrine, blood, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems as well as the concepts of pregnancy and birth control are included. Special topics may include the disease processes that affect the human body. One laboratory activity for each unit is incorporated for a better understanding of the concepts.
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
The course begins with an overview of basic epidemiological and statistical concepts. The course then follows the research process from problem statement via operationalization and data acquisition to analysis and interpretation. Both ethical problems within the field of epidemiology as well as critical and self-critical examinations of epidemiological studies will be emphasized. Epidemiological problems in studies in low- and middle-income countries will also be reflected in both the tuition and the application exercises.
This course provides a brief but condensed survey of basic Organic Chemistry and functional groups. It covers hydrocarbons, Organo-halogens, oxygen containing compounds (alcohols and ethers) carbonyl groups (Aldehydes, Ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives), amines, aromatic compounds, carbohydrates and amino acids, as well as basic notions of stereochemistry and chirality.
Laboratory Skills & Occupational Safety
This course provides Clinical Laboratory students with an overview of laboratory occupational hazards, in addition to the needed prevention and control measures. During this course, students will be introduced to different topics covering mainly “Hazard Communication”, “Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens”, “Respiratory Protection”, “Fire Safety”, “Hearing Conservation”, “Ergonomics/Back Safety”, and “Safety Audits. The course introduces all aspects of the clinical laboratory profession. Topics include health care/ laboratory organization, basic laboratory techniques, safety, and specimen collection. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of laboratory operations and be able to perform basic laboratory skills.
The objective of this course is to present new information on the biotechnical and molecular aspects of Microorganisms while retaining the fundamentals of eukaryotic cell and prokaryotic cell. In addition, the course offers important microbial disease, some caused by one species and some by several. In addition adaptability of bacterial and fungal organisms includes the capacity to evade the immune system. Describe the historical perspectives important in the development of microbiology and the current diversity in the field to include the germ theory and the microbes being studied.
The course is designed to provide the student with basic understanding of the fundamental principles of human physiology, the functions of the major organ system of the human body, and the mechanisms governing the functions of the different organs. The first part of the course starts with the study of the basic cell functions including a review of chemical composition of the body ,cell structure , protein activity ,genetic information (and protein synthesis) and movements of molecule across the membranes. The second large part of the course is concerned with biological control systems starting with a review of Homeostatic mechanisms and cellular communications .It include brief review of the structure of the nervous system ,followed by study of neural control mechanisms ( including action potential ,synaptic and receptor mechanisms ) muscle physiology and control movements and posture ,sensory system and consciousness and behavior .Functions of the other parts of the body including endocrine ,cardiovascular, respiratory ,gastrointestinal and reproductive systems and defense mechanism of the body and regulations of organic metabolism and energy balance are also cover.
Biochemistry, discusses chemical reactions in biological systems, defines the control mechanisms that would allow homeostasis and how they relate to know clinical cases. In this part students are introduced to classical biochemistry including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, and to molecular biology including replication, transcription, translation and recombinant technology.
The course introduces the students to the basic human genetics, including DNA structure and function, types of genetic disorders and their modes of inheritance. The course is designed to provide basic knowledge on cytogenetic, molecular and biochemical techniques currently applied in the medical laboratory for the diagnosis of genetic and acquired disorders. Current techniques in each field including genetic disorders, cancer, pathology and microbiology will be detailed. Ethical issues will be discussed in lectures on genetic counselling and prenatal diagnosis.
This course designed to describe the parasitic diseases of clinical importance and several laboratory techniques used in their diagnosis. The main purpose for this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of parasitology; expose students to the knowledge of host-parasite relationship; give students a broad perception of epidemiology, transmission, control and treatment of parasitic diseases.
This course is to present new information on the most important aspects of bacteria while retaining the fundamentals of bacteriology. In addition, the course offers important diseases of human, caused by bacteria. In addition adaptability of bacterial includes the capacity to evade the immune system.
BIOL 100,CHEM 100
The course is to review the general principles of the analytical techniques that are used in the clinical laboratory such as in clinical and analytical chemistry labs and clinical hematology labs. In addition, the course covers the theory, fundamental operating principles, and specimen preparation techniques of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Moreover, it introduces the instruments that are most commonly used in diagnostic laboratories with special reference to automation.
Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Sciences