Clinical Laboratory Sciences Syllabi


Syllabus for CLLS 6417
Coagulation and Hematology II
Instructor:Leonce H. Thierry, MS, MT(ASCP)CHES
Contact Information:Office: SHP 4.437
Phone: (409) 772-9475
Course Description:This course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore the pathophysiology of hematologic and hemostatic disorders. Laboratory results with clinical findings, special procedures and techniques will be used to gain an appreciation of differentiation of anemias, malignant, and non-malignant hematologic disorders, as well as those disorders that manifest as excessive bleeding or thrombotic events. Students will be introduced to automation through interpretation of histograms and scattergrams, using them as tools for trouble-shooting problems encountered in the hematology laboratory and special hematology and coagulation procedures and techniques.
Affective Objectives:

Students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the development of behaviors and attitudes consistent with those of the profession. Evaluation of these behaviors will be performed using the Affective Objectives and Evaluation checklist in the Orientation Handbook and the outcome of this evaluation will be reflected in the your course grade as part of your participation grade (10%). You will have the opportunity to develop these attributes in classroom assignments and activities. You will be placed in different work groups or assigned different partners for exercises. You will also be given opportunities to demonstrate your ability to work independently, follow instructions and be creative.

Required Course Materials:

Clinical Laboratory Hematology. McKenzie Second Edition, Prentice Hall (2010)

Clinical Hematology Atlas Third Edition. Carr J.H., Rodak, B.F. Elsevier Saunders. (2009)

Clinical Laboratory Science The Basics. Linne, J.J., Ringsrud, K.M. C.V. Mosby (1999)

Recommended, but not required: Medical dictionary

Method of Evaluation:

Graded Course Activities

Percentage Weight

Examinations & Quiz Ave


Practicals 3 @ 6%


Laboratory Assignments


Attendance* & Participation


Final Lecture Exam


Final Practical Exam






Course Policies:Participation: Students will be expected to attend class, take notes, and participate in class projects. Assignments will not be accepted after the due date. Makeup exams and labs will be given only on selected Fridays with documentation of an illness or acceptable excuse as defined in the CLS Attendance and Participation policy in the Orientation Handbook. It is the student's responsibility to inform the instructor, via email, that a make-up exam or lab is necessary. Not all labs are available for make-up.


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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