Clinical Laboratory Sciences Syllabi


Syllabus for CLLS 5414
Instructor:Muneeza Esani, Ph.D., MPH, MT(ASCP)
Contact Information:Office: SHP 4.426
Phone: 409-772-9456
Course Description: 4 credit hours (60 lecture hours, 0 laboratory hours) The student will be given the opportunity to demonstrate: 1) knowledge of the basic organic concepts utilized in biochemistry; 2) knowledge of the chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids; 3) knowledge of the interactions of enzymes, hormones, and vitamins as an integral part of the metabolic pathways; and 4) the ability to discuss the metabolic errors in disease states using graduate level case studies.
Affective Objectives: The student will be given the opportunity to demonstrate behaviors and attitudes consistent with those of the profession. Evaluation of these behaviors will be performed using the Affective Objectives and Evaluation checklist as listed in the CLS Program Orientation Handbook.
Required Course Materials: Textbook: Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life. 4th ed. Trudy McKee and James R. McKee. Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-530575-3 Study Guide/Solutions Manual: Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life. 4th ed. Trudy McKee and James R. McKee. Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-534292-
Method of Evaluation:
Course ActivitiesPercentageGrading ScaleLetter Grade
5 Lecture Exams80%90 - 100%A
Chapter Quizzes10%80 - 89%B
Class Attendance/Participation

Discussion board
10%70 - 79%C
Total100%60 - 69%D
59% and belowF

* Exams are not cumulative; that is, the exam covers only that material from the last exam.

Course Policies:


1. Review course materials, including objectives, posted each week on blackboard under course documents.

2. Read the assigned text readings for the topics being discussed each week, review course materials posted on blackboard and listen to the tegrity video lecture available on the course website.

3. Attendance/participation points for distance students are awarded based on discussion board postings. Each student must post at least one discussion board posting every week for a total of 15 during the semester. You can describe something interesting you heard in the lecture recording or read in the text book, ask a question to the class or answer a question posted by another student. The topics on discussion board must correspond to the topic areas being covered in class. Grades will be assigned based on the quantity and quality of discussion board

Students are encouraged to use discussion board forum called “class lounge” to introduce each other and socialize throughout the course. This forum will not be graded.

4. Take quizzes by the assigned deadline using blackboard. Quizzes will be available immediately after lecture is complete and will close at the assigned deadline. Please refer to distance course schedule for deadlines. It would be the student’s responsibility to obtain and follow information regarding compatibility of web browsers and other computing requirements in regards to blackboard.

5. Take 5 major exams as scheduled. Exams will be available for 7 days only. Students are encouraged to plan ahead to avoid problems with computers, proctors, etc. Makeup exams will be given only if prior approval has been given by the instructor. Make-up exams will be scheduled by the instructor and may differ from the original exam in format, but not content.

Students should refer to the Orientation Handbook for general policies regarding the Attendance and Methods of Evaluation. Those general policies apply to this course.


General Policies of the School of Health Professions

Academic Progress:Information regarding the Student's academic progress in this course will be shared with their Academic Advisor and/or Department Chair. Student's making unsatisfactory progress will be referred to the Office of Student Affairs for assistance.
Academic Integrity:Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, and any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such an act. Procedures to be followed in the event of alleged academic dishonesty are described in the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, and the SAHS Student Handbook. Alleged academic dishonesty issues should be reported to the Student Affairs Officer.
Professional Behavior:As a part of a professional program, you are expected to conduct yourselves in a manner consistent with the level of trust and responsibility that will be placed on you when you are part of a health care team. You are expected to be honest in your dealings with your instructor and your peers. You are also expected to be able to follow instructions, to act with the utmost integrity, to follow safety protocols while in laboratory, to perform laboratory work with care, and to act in accordance with those standards characteristic of those we call "professionals."
Behavior during examinations, written and practical, will be monitored. Inappropriate behavior may result in pursuance of disciplinary action.
University Statement on Equality, Tolerance, and Affirmative Action:Please indicate by the end of the second week of the semester if you will need accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-336). If the need for ADA accommodations should arise during the semester you will need to make your request within one week of returning to classes. You may contact your Instructor or the Office of Student Affairs.
Course Evaluation:Students will be given the opportunity to evaluate the instructor and course near the end of the course/semester. When submitting course evaluations students must follow the guidelines provided by the course instructor or the department.
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