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Course Descriptions: Prefix BIOE

BIOE 300 Special Topics (1-3 s.h.)
Content to be determined as required for accreditation or to fill specified needs or interests.

BIOE 317 Laboratory Management Seminar ( 2 s.h.)
General introduction to laboratory management for the medical laboratory technologist; emphasis on theories, methods, and techniques used in management, with specific application to the laboratory.

BIOE 325 Microbiology (3s.h.)
Bacterial and viral classification, structure, physiology, genetics, pathogenicity and immunology; methods of cultivation, identification, and control of microorganisms. Prerequisites: Biology 104 or equivalent; Chemistry 152 or 343.

BIOE 346 Parasitology (3 s.h.)
Morphology, taxonomy, identification, life history, host-parasite relationship, and control of protozoan, helminth, and arthropod parasites. Prerequisite: Biology 104 or equivalent.

BIOE 427 - 428 Biochemistry I, II (3 s.h., each)
Introduction to the fundamental aspects of biochemistry; emphasizes the relationship between structure and function of the major classes of macromolecules in living systems. Metabolic interrelationships and control mechanisms are discussed as well as the biochemical basis of human disease.

BIOE 432 Immunology/Serology (3 s.h.)
Presents fundamental concepts of immunology, discusses the role of immune system in health and disease; introduces serological and antibody based methods in the clinical laboratory; and reviews current knowledge in immunologic therapy.

BIOE 445 Microtechnique (Lecture 2 s.h., Lab 2 s.h.)
Principles and theories of fixation and staining processes; methods of preparing animal tissues; laboratory and restoration. Prerequisites: Biology 104 and Biology 450L ( Requires special permission of instructor). (Special Fee)

BIOE 450 Histology (Lecture 2 s.h., Lab 2 s.h.)
Microscopic study of animal tissues, with the relationship between structure and function stressed. Prerequisites: Biology 104, Biology 220 or 225 or 230, or approval of Director. (Special Fee)

BIOE 456 Clinical Chemistry (3 s.h.)
The course is designed to explore the science, principles’ and theories of clinical chemistry and its applications. Course lectures will provide an introduction to the various tests performed in a clinical chemistry laboratory. The course will present the physiological basis, principle, procedures and the clinical significance of test results, including quality control and reference values.

BIOE 460 Advanced Histotechnology I (2 s.h.)
This course introduces the student to advanced aspects of histological procedures used in clinical settings. The course will focus on the theoretical basis of immunohistochemistry, enzyme histochemistry and electron microscopy, in situ hybridization procedures and microarray technology.

BIOE 462 Hematology (3 s.h.)
This course introduces basic principles of the study of blood cells. The fundamental concepts of biology, cellular morphology and chemistry as applied to the diagnosis of hematological diseases that are related to or manifested in the blood or bone marrow are presented. The course will include the theoretical and practical application of hematology procedures.

BIOE 465 Advanced Histotechnology II (2 s.h.)
This course is the capstone course for the histotechnology program. Students will conduct a directed research project. Students will be required to work collaboratively in the design, implementation, and presentation of their research findings.

BIOE 475 Seminar (3 s.h.)
Presentation of reports, discussions, lectures and papers on selected topics in biology.

BIOE 479 Blood Banking (3 s.h.)
The course is designed to explore the science of blood banking or “immunohematology.” Foundational concepts of immunohematology are presented in a wide variety of procedures including donor selection, component preparation and use, as well as lab techniques designed to detect antigen/antibody reactions that may adversely affect a patient receiving a transfusion.

BIOE 480 / 485 / 490 Clinical Experience I, II and III / Medical Technology (1 / 6 s.h., each)
Clinical experience with students’ first exposure to the clinical environment. Prerequisites: Completion of didactic portion of the medical technology specialization.

BIOE 482 / 487 / 492 Clinical Experience I, II and III / Nuclear Medicine Technology (2 / 10 s.h., each)
Twelve-month period of academic and clinical training in an accredited school of nuclear medicine technology. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

BIOE 484 / 489 Clinical Experience I and II - Histotechnology (2 - 6 s.h., each)
Execution of chosen experiential training under the direction of selected faculty members at the clinical affiliate sites. (Restricted to Histotechnology students.)

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