Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
Courses

50 credit hours
98% career outcome rate

Pre-Clinical LaboratoryFeatured Courses

As a student in the pre-clinical laboratory major at Concordia Nebraska, you’ ll have the opportunity to take specialized courses related to various aspects of the pre-clinical laboratory profession. These classes, designed to equip you for leadership and service in various pre-clinical laboratory careers, are taught by some of our esteemed faculty who have extensive experience in their fields.

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Pre-Clinical LaboratorySample Schedule of Courses

The following sample course of study is an example of the sequence of courses you might take in order to receive your degree. Please plan to discuss your actual course of study with your advisor, who can help you stay on track to meet your academic and professional goals.

Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science Courses

BIO 111
General Biology I
Lecture 3, Lab. 2. A study of general biology: Science as a way of knowing — Scientific methodology and practice; literacy in biological literature and research, study of cells and molecular biology, cell organelles, inclusions, function, and a study of genetics.
4
credits
BIO 112
General Biology II
Lecture 3, Lab. 2. A study of general biology, a continuation of General Biology I: organismic biology, structure and function of plants and animals, reproduction, growth and development, population biology, evolution as a paradigm and ecology.
4
credits
BIO 351
General Microbiology
Lecture 2, Lab. 4. An introduction to the activities of bacteria and fungi. The laboratory will be concerned with the culture, physiology, and identification of the major groups of microbes. Emphasis is on pure culture technique and diversity of microbes in infection and disease.
4
credits
BIO 489
Immunology
This course details the components and function of the immune system. The generation of white blood cell types from the bone marrow is analyzed. The function of each type of white blood cell in providing resistance to infectious agents including bacteria and viruses is reviewed. Of particular emphasis is the role of chemical agents (cytokines) in initiating and coordinating the immune response. Topics of particular relevance include the genetic inheritance of immunity, the biology of immunodeficiencies, auto-immune diseases, allergies and hypersensitive reactions, vaccines, transplantation, antibody technology, gene therapy, and cancer.
3
credits
CHEM 115
General Chemistry
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. General principles of chemistry: atoms and molecules, chemical reactions and reaction stoichiometry, phases of matter, electronic structure, bonding, molecular shapes, and intermolecular forces.
4
credits
CHEM 231
Organic Chemistry I
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. The compounds of the aliphatic and aromatic series, stressing general principles. The basic understandings in this area, an appreciation of the relation of organic chemistry to daily life.
4
credits
CHEM 345
Introductory Biochemistry
Introduction to the biochemistry of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and nucleic acids; the metabolism of foods.
3
credits
CHEM 346
Introductory Biochemistry Lab
This course introduces students to advanced techniques in biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology. Students will also obtain practice in the acquisition, analysis, communication, and interpretation of experimental data and results.
1
credits
ENG 221
Intermediate Writing
A course designed to allow students to experiment with three types of writing: fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Includes study and application of research related to peer writing groups and the process of writing.
3
credits
ENG 328
Creative Nonfiction Writing
A course designed to allow students to explore creative non-fiction, its history, and criticism of the genre. Emphasis on workshop and student writing, reading for application, and peer and student-instructor conferences.
3
credits
MATH 122
Introduction to Statistics
The fundamentals of elementary statistics, data collection and analysis, probability, distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.
3
credits
MATH 132
Intermediate Algebra
An overview of fundamental algebraic concepts. Real and complex numbers, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, functions, polynomials, rational expressions, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and matrices.
3
credits
BIO 343
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. A study of general principles of physiology, cell structure and function, cell metabolism and division. A survey of tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscle, and nervous system.
4
credits
BIO 344
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. A survey of the circulatory, respiratory, digestion, excretion, endocrine and reproductive systems. Introduction to nutrition and bio–rhythms.
4
credits
Total Credits
47

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