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Medical Laboratory Science - MLSC


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

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

  • Correctly embed a variety of tissues.
  • Assess the quality of fixation, tissue processing and microtomy and suggest corrective actions for any issues recognized.
  • Recognize and state the causes and corrections for all the common microtomy artifacts.
  • Correctly perform common connective tissue, amyloid, nervous tissue, pigment, microbiological and immunohistochemical stains.
  • Assess the quality of staining and suggest corrective action if necessary.
  • Apply general laboratory safety rules as well as those safety considerations that are specific to Anatomical Pathology.
  • Correctly recognize microscopic sections of the following normal tissues: muscle, epithelium, circulatory digestive tract, urinary, and reproductive systems.
  • Explain the theory of connective tissue stains, immunohistochemical stains, pigment stains, amyloid and neuro stains, microbiological stains and fixation.
  • Explain the principle of and chemical mechanism for each of the staining methods performed.
  • Predict, on the basis of chemical structure and physical properties, the possible tissue sites with which a staining method may react.
  • Correctly troubleshoot common laboratory problems seen in the clinical anatomical pathology laboratory.
  • Briefly explain the clinical application for each of the above special stains.

Effective as of Winter 2023

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