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Clinical qPCR MLSC 1005

Medical Laboratory Science Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​This six-module course will cover quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) amplification in the clinical setting. Early modules with cover nucleic acids from a clinical testing perspective and then focus will transition to reverse transcription (RT) qPCR for RNA viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 virus, causative agent of COVID-19. Correct interpretation of assay control results will be emphasized so that patient Cq results can be accurately interpreted and correct results reported.





Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below is one offering of MLSC 1005 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 67540


Start any time

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 67540
  • $0.00
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 6 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.



Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Program Coordinator: Dj Lidher Contact Info:; work phone (604) 456-1257

Registration Options

Online registration for this course offering is not available. However, you can still register by phone.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • describe how patient viral RNA samples are prepared and infection risks are mitigated
  • describe strategies for minimizing DNA contamination risk in the PCR lab
  • explain the principles of a multiplex RT-qPCR TaqMan assay
  • interpret qPCR assay controls to prevent reporting potential false-negative/false-positive patient results
  • correctly assess patient results referring to a lab's Interpretation and Reporting Job Aid

Effective as of Fall 2020


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