About HLTH 095 Z1

In this introductory course, students will expand on the knowledge learned in high school biology and chemistry to explore the biomedical sciences including Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics, Clinical Biochemistry, and Hematology. Interactive lectures and laboratory exercises are focused on the diagnosis and treatment monitoring of human disease. Students will investigate and solve cases related to Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer. Hands on activities include testing to identify pathological microorganisms from a wound sample and to determine the appropriate course of antibiotic treatment; examining blood and urine samples both biochemically and microscopically; isolating and analyzing the chromosomes and DNA from normal and cancer cells and much more!


Summer Academy Course; Dates: July 3 - July 28, 2023; Please contact 802-656-2085; Professional and Continuing Education Ofc Permission only; Non-residential High School students only; For tuition and fee information please use this link: www.uvm.edu/~summer/precollege/summer-academy/tuition-fees/ Lab Fee: $50.00; In-person: 7/3-7/14 in Rowell 113 & also either Rowell 110, 111, or 115 (25-30 person capacity); Asynchronous online; 7/17-7/28/2023

Section Description

Medical laboratory science professionals are vital healthcare detectives, competent in the collection, processing and analysis of biological specimens, the performance of lab procedures, the maintenance of instruments, and relating lab findings to common diseases/conditions that assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment, as well as in disease monitoring or prevention. This course has been designed to introduce students to the field of Medical Laboratory Science. The course combines lecture and laboratory practice, to allow students to demonstrate professionalism and interpersonal skills while achieving competence with common laboratory procedures virtually. As an online course, students will be assigned with lectures and laboratory assignments towards the beginning of the course and will be assigned case studies, that are related to the acquired knowledge, during the latter half of the course. Cases will include case history presented, clinical signs and symptoms, initial and additional laboratory testing and data, relevant test methodologies employed and accurate interpretation of results.

Section Expectation

Take part in class discussions. Asking questions will make the course more interesting to you and will help clarify subject matter for everyone. Be sure that you understand the foundational principals discussed in class. Memorizing slides before an exam will not help you in this course. There is a large amount of material covered in this course. Studying in small groups tends to be effective in classes like this. You can learn from one another.


The grade in this course will be derived from your efforts in the cumulative final exams for lecture and lab, class participation and presentation, and completion of case study homework.

Important Dates

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Note: These dates may not be accurate for select courses during the Summer Session.

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