Clinical Laboratory Sciences Syllabi


Syllabus for CLLS 6310
Clinical Chemistry II
Instructor:Muneeza Esani, Ph.D., MPH, MT(ASCP)
Contact Information:Office: SHP 4.426
Phone: 409-772-9456
Course Description:The student will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to: 1) discuss the interrelated human metabolic functions in both normal and disease states; 2) describe the principles and significance of clinical chemistry laboratory procedures employed in patient evaluation; 3) utilize quality control techniques in evaluating the validity and reliability of laboratory data; 4) describe the relationship of accuracy and precision in laboratory work; and 5) discuss the principles of mathematical calculations and laboratory instruments as applied to electrolytes and acid/base physiology, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal cortical and medullary, reproductive and thyroid endocrinology, parathyroid glands and calcium/phosphate metabolism, gastrointestinal and pancreatic function, nutritional assessment, and advanced methods evaluation.
Cognitive & Psychomotor Objectives:
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.
Methods of Evaluation:Method of Evaluation:

Course Activities %

Grading Scale

3 Lecture Exams


90% - 100%


Comprehensive Final Exam


80% up to 89.9%


Attendance and participation


70% up to 79.9%


Group Case Presentation


60% up to 69.9%




below 60%






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.