Clinical Laboratory Sciences Syllabi


Syllabus for CLLS 5093
Independent Investigative Studies
Instructor:Janet Enderle, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)
Contact Information:Office: SHP 4.208
Phone: (409)772-3011
Course Description:The student will be given the opportunity to: 1)construct, under supervision, investigations into topics specific to his or her professional discipline or that deals with topics or problems relating to health care and allied health in general; 2)conduct under supervision, the investigation; and 3)assemble a report on the findings of his/her investigation.
Course Goal:The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to graduate level research in clinical laboratory science and give the student the opportunity to:

choose a topic for his/her masters research project

complete the written literature review for their research project under the
supervision of the instructor

start formulating thoughts about study methods for his/her research project

Required course Text:Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals 3rd edition. J. Dennis Blessing & J. Glenn Forister. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2013.
Methods 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.
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