Clinical Laboratory Sciences Syllabi


Syllabus for CLLS 3229
Instructor:Janet Enderle, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)
Contact Information:Office: SHP 4.208
Phone: (409)772-3011
Course Description:This course will provide an understanding of the pathogenesis and pathology of parasitic diseases, an association of their causative organisms with discussion of the causative agent, symptoms, lab identification, treatment, control, and prevention. There will be discussion of as well as practice performing proper procedures for collection and processing of clinical specimens. Medically important human parasites will be distinguished using common identifying characteristics. These characteristics will be determined based upon results obtained using conventional techniques.
Affective Objectives:Professional conduct such as teamwork, respect for colleagues, confidentiality, and ethical responsibility are expected of each student in both the lecture and laboratory components of the course. For each failure to comply, there will be a 2% decrease in the final grade.
Teaching Procedures:The basic format for the course will be scheduled lectures and laboratory exercises. These will be supplemented with case studies of selected parasitic infections. The laboratory exercises will involve demonstrations and student performances under the instructor's supervision. Student participation will be an integral part of the course.
Grading:The final grade in the course will be calculated as follows:
Lecture Exams (2)30%
Practical Lab Unknowns (3)20%
Laboratory Exams (2)20%
Final Laboratory Exam10%
Final Lecture Exam20%

The final letter grade reported will confirm to the established system printed in the UTMB General Catalog. Refer to the UTMB General Catalog for Drop/Add/Withdraw dates.

All make-up work and exams will confirm to the standardized Make-up Policy of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department. Missed labs must be made-up as soon as possible, at the convenience of the instructor(s). All lab exercises must be completed to the satisfaction of the instructor(s). Any work that is demonstrably not that of the student, will receive a zero for that assignment and will be calculated into the final grade as such.

Required Course Materials:Leventhal, Ruth, and Cheadle, Russell. 2002. Medical Parasitology, A Self-Instructional Text, 5th Edition, F.A. Davis, Philadelphia.


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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