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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
LABORATORY MEDICINE

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LAB M 418 Introductory Clinical Chemistry (6) Bankson
Introduces the fundamentals of instrumentation and methodology in the clinical chemistry laboratory. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: Sp.
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LAB M 419 Clinical Coagulation (4) Hansen-Suchy
Lecture and laboratory coverage of the theory of the hemostatic system, to include tests used in the diagnosis/monitoring of patients with abnormal bleeding and/or thrombosis. Instrumentation as appropriate for testing included. Quality control and quality assurance discussed. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: S.
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LAB M 420 Laboratory Analysis of Urine and Body Fluids (3) Schiller
Lecture and laboratory covering urinalysis testing procedures and associated disease entities. Analysis of other body fluids. Methods of microscopic examination by use of bright-field, phase, and polarizing microscopy. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: S.
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LAB M 421 Medical Microbiology (1/6, max. 6) Abbott
Lecture and laboratory coverage of human infections and diagnostic procedures used for isolation, identification, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of the microorganisms associated with disease. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: S.
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LAB M 423 Clinical Chemistry (*-, max. 24) lamma
Clinical testing using automated and manual methods. Measurement of pancreatic function and intestinal absorption, renal and liver function, enzymes, electrolytes, blood gases, lipids, toxicology, urinalysis, endocrinology, and immunology. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: AWSp.
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LAB M 424 Clinical Microbiology (*-, max. 24) G. VAN KEKERIX
Techniques used in the diagnostic microbiology laboratory, including quality control, specimen evaluation, identification of pathogenic microorganisms, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: AWSp.
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LAB M 425 Clinical Hematology (*-, max. 24) K. HANSEN-SUCHY
Clinical study of techniques used in the diagnostic evaluation of blood cells, including production, proliferation, survival, morphologic, and functional features. Assessment of proteins and cells important in hemostasis included. Quality control and quality assurance issues considered. Biomolecular techniques appropriate for evaluation of the hematologic and hemostatic systems discussed. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: AWSp.
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LAB M 426 Clinical Immunohematology ([1-7]-, max. 7) D. SABATH
Lecture and laboratory covering theory of transfusion medicine and serological procedures used in the evaluation of cellular antigen systems. Principles of immunology and genetics included as appropriate for the techniques performed; screening of donor units to provide a safe product discussed. Quality control and quality assurance issues considered. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: A.
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LAB M 427 Selected Studies in Laboratory Medicine (*-, max. 24) H. EGGLESTON
Selected clinical study in the major scientific disciplines of laboratory medicine, to include molecular diagnostics, or pursuance of a clinical research study. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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LAB M 428 Clinical Biochemistry for Medical Laboratory Scientists (4) Bankson
Introduces medical applications and the clinically relevant aspects of biochemistry necessary for understanding biochemical diseases. Teaches the structures and human metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleotides in health, along with their roles in disease processes. Stresses normal biochemical pathways and subsequent diseases when the pathways are disrupted or diverted. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: A.
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LAB M 429 Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science (5) K. HANSEN-SUCHY
Lecture and laboratory cover the essential theories, concepts, and practices that define medical laboratory science as a distinctive profession within Laboratory Medicine and which circumscribe its scope of practice. Instructional areas comprise the pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical components of contemporary medical lab services. Limited to medical laboratory science paste. Offered: A.
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LAB M 430 Medical Laboratory Science: Introductory Clinical (6) K. HANSEN-SUCHY
Lecture and laboratory coverage of theoretical and practical aspects important in the evaluation of blood cells, to include their production, morphology, function, and associated pathology. Instrumentation used in testing included, as well as quality control and quality assurance issues. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Prerequisite: LAB M 429. Offered: W.
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LAB M 431 Clinical Immunohematology Rotation (7-) R. LAMMA
Practicum emphasizing application of knowledge and skills to perform a wide variety of basic testing routinely performed in contemporary blood laboratory and further develop discipline-specific competencies. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: AWSp.
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LAB M 432 Phlebotomy Rotation (-2-) G. VAN KEKERIX
Covers the theories, concepts, and practices underlying the safe and reliable collection of blood (phlebotomy) for analysis by medical laboratory techniques. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: AWSp.
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LAB M 433 Enrichment Rotation (-9) Xu
Selected practical experience emphasizing application of knowledge and skills to perform a wide variety of testing in a clinical setting and further develop discipline-specific competency in the major scientific disciplines of laboratory medicine, including hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, and immunohematology or pursuance of a clinical research study. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: AWSp.
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LAB M 434 Virology Laboratory (1) R. LAMMA
Laboratory coverage of testing procedures and techniques routinely performed in the contemporary virology lab to detect and identify viruses which cause disease in humans and to monitor therapies used to treat human viral infections. Limited to medical laboratory science students. Offered: Sp.
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LAB M 499 Undergraduate Research (*, max. 35)
Specific project in clinical laboratory investigation. Offered: AWSpS.
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LAB M 502 Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds (1, max. 6) Shirts
Grand rounds are concerned with current topics in the field of laboratory medicine. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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LAB M 510 Laboratory Medicine Research Conference (1, max. 6) Hoffman
Presentation and discussion of ongoing research and development projects by faculty, residents, fellows, and graduate students. Open to graduate students in laboratory medicine and other medical sciences. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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LAB M 520 Seminar in Organization and Management in Laboratory Medicine (3) Schiller
Core course for the Master of Science degree in laboratory medicine. Prerequisite: graduate student standing in Laboratory Medicine or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp, odd years.
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LAB M 521 Advanced Laboratory Hematology (1, max. 6) Sabath
Lectures on diagnostic clinical hematology with emphasis on clinicopathological correlation. For laboratory medicine graduate students with special interest in diagnostic clinical hematology. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor. Offered: AWSp.
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LAB M 522 Hematopathology Seminar (2) Wood
Identification of normal lymphocyte and bone marrow subpopulations, diagnosis of leukemias, lymphomas, and benign conditions that resemble them. Emphasis on histopathology, cytochemical, immunological, and molecular markers. Clinicopathologic correlation. Offered: jointly with PATH 522; W, even years.
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LAB M 590 P-Research Projects in Laboratory Medicine (*) Tait
Opportunity for laboratory experience on a research problem related to laboratory medicine. Students investigate areas of potential clinical importance. Projects selected from areas such as chemistry, coagulation, hematology, immunology, microbiology, virology, molecular diagnostics, and computer applications. Research goals established by instructor in discussion with student. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
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LAB M 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Prerequisite: graduate standing in laboratory medicine. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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LAB M 601 Internship (3-9, max. 9) Schiller
Prerequisite: graduate standing in laboratory medicine. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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LAB M 680 P-Clinical Laboratory Testing: Methods and Interpretation (*, max. 30) Wener
Provides the third- and fourth-year medical student with the opportunity to evaluate clinical laboratory data in the clinical laboratory setting. One-on-one teaching using case material and actual clinical samples. Offered: AWSpS.
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LAB M 685 P-Laboratory Case Studies for Clinical Diagnosis (4) Nester
Clinical case presentations and discussions aimed at test selection, disease-induced alterations, efficient algorithms, factors confounding interpretation, testing economics. (Four weeks half-time). Prerequisite: completion of required clerkships. Offered: Sp.
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LAB M 699 P-WWAMI Laboratory Medicine Special Electives (*, max. 24)
By special arrangement for qualified students, special clerkships or externships may be available at institutions other than the University of Washington located within the WWAMI region. Prerequisite: permission of department.
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LAB M 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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