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*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of Final Exam. Course Type: Express Start Date: Upon registration Completion: Up to 52 weeks Equipment: Computer with Internet is required ABC's of Hemophilia Author/Instructor: Mario J. Hemens, MLT Code: 9895-10 Category: HEMA, TRSC, EXPR, ADV Review the complete process of normal hemostasis and explore hemophilia and the three sub categories of hemophilia. Participants will learn why hemophilia is also known as the ‘Royal Disease’ and how hemophilia was passed on to other members of the Royal families from Spain, Germany and Russia. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 1.3 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None ABO Discrepancies: A Systematic Approach to Resolve Serological Problems Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB Code: 9835-10 Category: TRSC, EXPR, BAS, FREE Develop or improve your logical, practical approach to resolving problems with ABO/Rh typing, alloantibodies and autoantibodies as you consider various situations and discrepancies that can arise throughout the entire process. Increase patient safety and decrease the amount of time you spend solving problems. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Adverse Effects of Blood Transfusion Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB Code: 9809-10 Category: TRSC, EXPR, ADV This course provides the learner a brief overview on the adverse side effects of blood transfusion. This course is designed as a starting point or guideline for technologists specialized in transfusion medicine to learn more about this subject. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0.6 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Benign Disorders of Granulocytes Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSLp(H) Code: 9903-13 Category: HEMA, EXPR, ADV Review the development of neutrophils and other cells of the granulocytic series and sharpen your skills as you differentiate qualitative, functional and morphological changes due to drugs, congenital disorders and other conditions. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0.5 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Benign Disorders of Lymphocytes Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSLp(H) Code: 9904-13 Category: HEMA, EXPR, BAS The course reviews the non-malignant disorders of lymphocytes. Normal development of lymphocytes, the nature and occurrence of surface markers and their relationship to identifying the type and function of lymphocytes will be reviewed, as well as, the disorders that cause benign alteration and the non-malignant condition of monoclonal gammopathy. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Body Fluids - Cerebrospinal Fluid Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9804-11 Category: HEMA, CHEM, MICR, EXPR, BAS Review the many laboratory techniques for evaluating CSF including routine procedures and new technologies. This module focuses on cell counting and identification, chemical analyses, significance of lab findings and microbiological tests for meningitis. Brain anatomy and physiology and the production of CSF are also reviewed. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Body Fluids: Laboratory Methods Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9825-12 Category: HEMA, CHEM, MICR, CYTO, MLA, EXPR, ADV Learn tips for differentiating malignant cells from normal cells using techniques such as cell counting, film preparation, staining, evaluation and interpretation. Specimen collection, Cytospin preparation and confusing artefacts are also discussed. PEP hours: 7 CPS credits: 0.28 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Body Fluids: Pleural, Pericardial, Peritoneal and Amniotic Fluids Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9805-12 Category: HEMA, CHEM, MICR, IMMU, EXPR, BAS Examine the nature and formation of body fluids using the model of transudates and exudates. Both normal and malignant cell morphology are discussed and the chemical aspects considered. Explore newer immunological methods for detecting cell markers and review the microbiological examinations of infections. PEP hours: 15 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Body Fluids: Seminal Fluid Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9847-11 Category: HEMA, CHEM, IMMU, CYTO, EXPR, BAS Review the anatomy, physiology and production of seminal fluid and describe the nature of semen in physical and chemical terms. You will learn about the methods used to evaluate sperm motility and viability and consider common abnormalities. Medicolegal situations are addressed as well as the impact of testing on male infertility. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Body Fluids: Synovial Fluid Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9819-11 Category: HEMA, CHEM, MICR, EXPR, BAS Learn the structure of a common joint and composition of synovial fluid as well as characteristic laboratory tests. Learn to relate synovial fluid laboratory findings to differentiate non-inflammatory and inflammatory, infections, crystal-induced and hemorrhagic diseases. PEP hours: 9 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None C-Reactive Protein Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9873-14 Category: CHEM, HEMA, IMMU, EXPR, ADV Review the theory of acute phase proteins and their role in innate immunity. The CRP test has had applications in assisting in the diagnosis of many disease states and these are reviewed. PEP hours: 12 CPS credits: 0.6 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Cardiac Markers Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9865-09 Category: CHEM, EXPR, ADV Review the types and pathogenesis of ischemic heart disease, clinical progression of a myocardial infarct, clinical evaluation of chest pain within an emergency department and the role of the medical laboratory. Traditional and new enzyme cardiac markers are reviewed in detail, including which markers are appropriate for which type and stage of myocardial infarct. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 1 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Case Studies: Patients with Platelet Disorders - Series One Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9863-14 Category: HEMA, EXPR, ADV Learn how to assess information from the problem, clinical data and laboratory findings to resolve disorders such as neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia, gray platelet syndrome, Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia, post-infectious thrombocytopenia, and the use and abuse of bleeding times. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 1.0 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Case Studies: Patients with Platelet Disorders - Series Two Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9864-14 Category: HEMA, EXPR, ADV Continue to increase your knowledge and problem solving skills by using five case studies to analyse HELLP syndrome, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, von Willebrand’s disease, and the hyper-responder to aspirin. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 1.0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: Case Studies: Patients with Platelet Disorders - Series One (9863-14) Carbohydrates Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9868-09 Category: CHEM, EXPR, BAS Review your knowledge of carbohydrates as you consider all aspects, from structure and bonding to metabolism and glycogenic pathways. You will study glucose methods, expected values, and glycohemoglobin and how to differentiate diabetes variants. The laboratory plays a crucial role in glucose monitoring in assessment of glycemic control in diabetes. You will also learn the relationship between insulin, proinsulin and C-peptide, as well as clinical significance and measurements. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Clinical Indications of Blood Components Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB Code: 9811-16 Category: TRSC, EXPR, ADV Enhance your understanding of the clinical indications for infusion of leukocyte reduced red blood cells, platelets, granulocytes, cryoprecipitate and fresh frozen plasma. Topics include assessment of the benefits and effectiveness of transfusion, preparation and administration of components, HLA alloimmunization, leukocyte reduction filters and alternative management strategies. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0.6 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Clinical Significance of Sodium and Potassium in Blood Author/Instructor: Eleanor Hooley, MLT Code: 9908-14 Category: CHEM, MLA, EXPR, BASIC Review, refresh and update your knowledge and understanding of the significance of sodium and potassium results and how disease might affect their levels in the blood. This update includes a component exploring correct specimen collection and handling for these very important electrolytes. All of this is done with the goal of enhancing the release of excellent sodium and potassium results to physicians. PEP hours: 20.5 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Connective Tissue Author/Instructor: Masaye Tanaka, MLT, ART, BSc, MEd Code: 9894-09 Category: HIST, EXPR, BAS Review connective tissue and the various methods for demonstration. Strategies that will maintain reproducibility and consistency in staining results will also be discussed. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Recommended Prerequisites: Theory and Mechanisms of Staining (9815-15), Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) Stain (9816-08), Paraffin Tissue Processing (9822-08), Fixation Practices (9893-09) as well as recognize light microscope characteristics of normal tissue in H&E stained preparations, identify dyes using color index (CI) number and understand physicochemical stain theories Creutzfeldt -Jakob Disease (CJD) Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9870-15 Category: MICR, EXPR, ADV Explore the background of prions, how they are formed and the infections they cause, as well as the risk of prion transmission in blood transfusion, laboratory safety and treatment options available for prion-induced disease. PEP hours: 18 CPS credits: 0.9 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Cytokines – The Interleukins Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9853-10 Category: IMMU, HEMA, EXPR, ADV Review the general nature of cytokines and in particular, one class of cytokine – the interleukins. The interleukins show multiple effects. They may act individually expressing a single function or more likely initiate a series of multiple functions. PEP hours: 25 CPS credits: 1.7 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None D-Dimer Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9874-13 Category: HEMA, EXPR, BAS Review the activation and function of the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems and the tests used to assess them. With the realization the D-Dimer test has a strong negative predictive value the use and application of this test is reviewed in detail. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Enterobacteriaceae Author/Instructor: Helen Smith, MLT Code: 9830-11 Category: MICR, EXPR, BAS Reinforce your knowledge and skills as you use nomenclature, cultural characteristics, identification techniques and pathogenicity to differentiate Escherichia, Shigella, Salmonella, Enterobacter and other clinically significant isolates. PEP hours: 8 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Enterobacteriaceae: Media & Identification Author/Instructor: Helen Smith, MLT Code: 9831-11 Category: MICR, EXPR, BAS Continue your study of this challenging family of organisms by considering the differential properties of selective media and other identification techniques. MacConkey, Xylose, Lysine, Deoxycholate, Salmonella-Shigella, Hektoen Enteric, Bismuth Sulfite agars (and many more) are discussed. Learn what results to expect when various biochemical tests such as carbohydrate fermentation, triple sugar iron, ONPG, Voges Proskauer, IMViC Series, and Urea Motility Indole are used, and describe the appearance of those organisms that do grow. PEP hours: 8 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: Enterobacteriaceae (9830-11) Enzymology - Part I Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9837-15 Category: CHEM, EXPR, BAS Improve your knowledge of enzyme function and review all aspects of enzymes as you consider how enzymes act, what they are called, how they function as reagents and the importance of isoenzymes. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Enzymology - Part II Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9838-15 Category: CHEM, EXPR, BAS Learn how and when specific enzymes are measured and improve your ability to relate enzyme levels to disease. Continue your studies from Enzymology - Part I as you consider enzymes of clinical importance. You will consider detailed enzyme profiles, their tissues of origin and factors that affect their specific activity. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: Enzymology - Part I (9837-15) Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9875-15 Category: HEMA, IMMU, EXPR, BAS Review the theory and logic behind this test and the various methods and modifications used to perform it. When reviewed against modern methods of laboratory testing this test fails to satisfy even the most basic rules of standardization, quality control and quality assurance. In this course the flaws in accepted laboratory methodology and laboratory practice are reviewed in context to its medical applications. PEP hours: 10.5 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Fastidious Gram Negative Bacilli Author/Instructor: Helen Smith, MLT Code: 9820-11 Category: MICR, EXPR, BAS Learn about the classification and nomenclature, morphology and growth requirements, identification and susceptibility, pathogenicity and relationship to differentiation strategies for Haemophilus, Bordetella, Pasteurella and Capnocytophaga. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Fibrinolysis Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9841-15 Category: HEMA, EXPR, BAS Build upon your knowledge of the hemostasis system as you consider the fibrinolytic system. Learn how this system lyses unwanted clots and becomes involved with the process of healing. Examine how the fibrinolytic system depends on appropriate activation, production of peptides and action of enzymes in order to function. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is discussed in terms of common “trigger” mechanisms and laboratory findings, as well as the use of agents in therapeutic fibrinolysis. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Fixation Practices Author/Instructor: Masaye Tanaka, MLT, ART, BSc, MEd Code: 9893-09 Category: HIST, EXPR, BAS, FREE Learn how to categorize different types of fixing agents; to elaborate on concepts in fixation and preservation of cellular elements for different types of analysis; and to utilize principles of tissue/cell preservation and fixation in order to effectively demonstrate specific components of cells and tissues. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Genetics for Blood Bankers Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB Code: 9840-10 Category: TRSC, EXPR, ADV Explore the basic science of molecular biotechnology with emphasis on the applications in transfusion science. PEP hours: 14 CPS credits: 1.0 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Hepatitis A, B, D and E Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSLp(H) Code: 9906-13 Category: MICR, IMMU, TRSC, EXPR, BAS, FREE This course will examine the conditions hepatitis A, B, D & E that result from infection by a specific group of viruses. This course includes an extensive review of the nature of each virus together with its infectivity and epidemiology. Clinical findings and laboratory procedures that provide diagnosis and ongoing evaluation of the patient are also reviewed. PEP hours: 13 CPS credits: 0.52 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Hepatitis C Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9808-13 Category: MICR, IMMU, TRSC, EXPR, BAS Increase your understanding of this pervasive virus by studying the history, transmission, replication, antigens, epidemiology and laboratory detection methods. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) Stain Author/Instructor: Masaye Tanaka, MLT, ART, BSc, MEd Code: 9816-08 Category: HIST, EXPR, ADV Reinforce your understanding of the H&E stain by examining this stain in detail in terms of theory, practice, category differentiation and trouble-shooting “when things go wrong”. PEP hours: 9 CPS credits: 0.4 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Hemolytic Anemias Author/Instructor: Bill McTaggart, BSc, ART Code: 9818-09 Category: HEMA, EXPR, BAS Increase your ability to differentiate these anemias and relate characteristic laboratory findings to disease states such as hereditary spherocytosis, G-6-PD deficiency, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, warm auto immune hemolytic anemia (WAIHA), hemolytic disease of the newborn, and malaria. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB Code: 9860-10 Category: TRSC, EXPR, BAS Learn how prenatal testing can prevent or detect risk to this disease and how postnatal investigations are used to detect the presence and severity of HDFN. You will learn more about the mechanisms of HDFN and the laboratory tests such as hemoglobulin, bilirubin, ABO grouping, D typing, antibody screens, DAT, IAT, Kleihauer-Betke and rosetting tests, that support the clinician’s efforts to deal with this disease. PEP hours: 15 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Author/Instructor: Linda Stang, MLT Code: 9892-15 Category: HEMA, EXPR, BAS Discuss the antibody implicated in Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT), along with clinical findings and laboratory assays. This course covers the clinical features, mechanism, detection methods and treatment of HIT including a short historical perspective and review of heparin. PEP hours: 12.5 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9824-14 Category: MICR, IMMU, EXPR, ADV Learn about the epidemiology, transmission, immunologic response, the analyses available for detection and differentiation of HIV as well as the different strategies being studied to develop a vaccine. PEP hours: 11.45 CPS credits: 0 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV) Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9823-15 Category: MICR, TRSC, IMMU, EXPR, ADV Learn about the characteristics, worldwide seroprevalence, transmission and diseases associated with these human retroviruses and discover how detection has impacted transfusion medicine. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0.6 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Hypercoagulation -Thrombophilia Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9852-09 Category: HEMA, EXPR, ADV, FREE Update your knowledge about the control mechanisms with this complex system and learn what turns the process off and prevents clotting and plugging up blood vessels. Your study of thrombotic disease includes the cause and risks to the patient. You will consider the impact of oral contraception, hereditary risk factors, Antithrombin II deficiency, and protein C deficiency on the coagulation system. PEP hours: 19 CPS credits: 1.1 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Hypochromic Anemias Author/Instructor: Bill McTaggart, BSc, ART Code: 9800-10 Category: HEMA, EXPR, BAS Enhance your understanding of the various hypochromic anemias and learn more about iron deficiency anemia in particular. Classification, etiology, laboratory findings and iron metabolism are discussed and related to the differentiation of iron deficiency anemia, anemia of chronic disorders, thalassemia and sideroblastic anemia. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Identification and Description of Atypical (Reactive) and Abnormal Leukocyte and Platelet Morphology Author/Instructor: Bill McTaggart, BSc, ART Code: 9905-13 Category: HEMA, EXPR, BAS, FREE The learner will be able to recognize and describe atypical and abnormal leukocytes and platelets in stained peripheral blood films. PEP hours: 15.8 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: You are a qualified medical laboratory technologist who has performed and understands the techniques to produce and scan a well-made, well-stained peripheral blood film, including the set up and proper use of a clinical microscope in Köhler illumination. You are familiar with the microscopic morphologic characteristics of normal blood cells in stained films at oil immersion magnifications of 500X and 1000X. If necessary, you will review internet images of normal blood cell morphology in stained films before going on to study the atypical and abnormal findings in this course. There is a written description of the characteristics of normal blood cells in the next section, which should be reviewed while observing images of normal blood cells using your internet browser. Identification and Description of Erythrocyte Morphology Author/Instructor: Bill McTaggart, BSc, ART Code: 9907-14 Category: HEMA, EXPR, BASIC The learner will be able to recognize and describe normal and abnormal erythrocytes in stained peripheral blood films. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: You are a qualified medical laboratory technologist who has performed and understands the techniques to produce and scan a well-made, well-stained peripheral blood film, including the set up and proper use of a clinical microscope in Köhler illumination. You are familiar with the microscopic morphologic characteristics of normal blood cells in stained films at oil immersion magnifications of 500X and 1000X. If necessary, you will review Internet images of normal blood cell morphology in stained films before going on to study the atypical and abnormal findings in this course. There is a written description of the characteristics of normal blood cells in the next section, which should be reviewed while observing images of normal blood cells using your Internet browser. Immune System as a Protective System Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9851-10 Category: IMMU, HEMA, EXPR, BAS Examine the innate mechanisms of phagocytic cells such as neutrophils, monocytes and the many types of macrophages. The function of skin and mucous membranes is detailed as well as a review of the chemical and soluble mediators of the immune system. The alternate pathway of complement, interferon and acute macrophage-lymphocyte interaction are also addressed. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Immunology-Antigens Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9850-09 Category: IMMU, TRSC, HEMA, MICR, EXPR, ADV Review antigens from definitions to a description of the very properties that make a substance antigenic. Discuss the nature of bacterial, viral, blood group and other antigens. The fate of an antigen with its recognition, phagocytosis, processing to the immune system is also detailed. Finally, a brief mention of T and B cell function is given. PEP hours: 21 CPS credits: 0.7 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Improve Your Skills in Identification of Blood Group Alloantibodies Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB Code: 9896-10 Category: TRSC, EXPR, BAS Expand your skills in blood group serology through the use of a 4 step strategy to solving serological problems. Participants will also develop a routine of using non serological information and preliminary results to direct the investigation. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: 9834-10 Routine and “Not-So-Routine” Methods in Transfusion Science Introduction to Anaerobes Author/Instructor: Helen Smith, MLT Code: 9832-12 Category: MICR, EXPR, BAS Learn how to more readily identify species of Veillonella, Peptostreptococcus, Propionibacterium, Clostridium, Bacteroides and Fusobacterium. PEP hours: 11 CPS Credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Introduction to Erythrocyte Disorders and Normocytic Anemias Author/Instructor: Bill McTaggart, BSc, ART Code: 9802-10 Category: HEMA, EXPR, BAS Explore basic information on erythrocyte disorders and the various types of normocytic normochromic anemias. You will consider the questions that arise when investigating an anemia and the laboratory tests involved. Classification, etiology, erythropoiesis and laboratory findings are discussed. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Introduction to Hemostasis Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9803-13 Category: HEMA, MLA, EXPR, BAS The development of the hemostatic process is reviewed starting from the vasculature and the first sign of a breach in vascular integrity. The complete system is followed from examining blood flow dynamics, the action of blood vessels, properties of the vasculature, platelet function, the biochemistry of coagulation and stabilization of a fibrin clot. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Introduction to Immunohistochemistry: Principles and Overview Author/Instructor: Masaye Tanaka MLT, ART, BSc, MEd Code: 9909-14 Category: HISTO, EXPR, ADV Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a technique routinely used in Anatomic Pathology to identify tissue and cellular components by using antigen-antibody reactions. Identifying these different components can assist the pathologist in diagnosing tissue/cellular abnormality or malignancy and/or etiology. Learn the basic principles and techniques for performing immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescent stain methods. You will examine an overview of various IHC techniques, and discover uses, reagents, precautions and limitations. PEP hours: 15.5 CPS credits: 0.7 Level: Basic Prerequisite/Corequisite Learning: Discuss/define terminology and basic principles of Ag-Ab reactions Discuss/define terminology and basic principles of enzyme reactions Describe the immune system and its cells/tissue/organs Recognize H&E stained normal structure of the immune system using light microscope Recognize H&E stained normal tissue structure using light microscope Describe the structure of antibodies and types of antibodies Define antigenic determinants Distinguish between monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies Describe basic principles of tissue/cell fixation and preservation; tissue processing and microtomy Describe basic theories of stains and dyes Introduction to Platelet Structure and Function Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9817-10 Category: HEMA, EXPR, ADV Learn about platelet production, kinetics and regulation, aggregation and understand the effect of drugs on platelets. Platelet factors and the arachidonic acid-prostacyclin pathways are also discussed. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0.7 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Ischemia Modified Albumin: A New Serum Marker for Myocardial Ischemia Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9877-15 Category: CHEM, EXPR, BAS Explore the development of ischemia modified albumin test (the albumin cobalt binding test), its use and limitations. This test is able to measure cardiac muscle ischemia prior to necrosis. Version Date: March 2015 PEP hours: 6.5 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Laboratory Aspects of Alcoholism Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9880-10 Category: INTD, MLA, CHEM, EXPR, ADV, FREE This module reviews the topic of alcohol abuse. A review of the chemistry of alcohol metabolism enables an understanding of the effects of alcohol on the body. There are only limit laboratory tests available to identify and monitor alcohol consumption but the more recent understanding of biochemistry, genetics and proteomics is opening exciting areas of study. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 1.0 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Laboratory Aspects of Diabetes Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9862-10 Category: CHEM, HEMA, IMMU, EXPR, ADV Learn more about this devastating disease and how the measurement of tests such as glucose, glycohemoglobin and microalbumin are crucial in the monitoring of this and other conditions. PEP hours: 14 CPS credits: 0.8 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Laboratory Tests for Celiac Disease Code: 9876-15 Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Category: IMMU, EXPR, ADV Examine the use of antibodies against transglutaminase, gliadin and endomysium in making the diagnosis of celiac disease. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0.55 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Leukocytes: Measurement of Neutrophil Function Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9829-16 Category: HEMA, EXPR, ADV Review laboratory procedures within a practical context and improve your ability to make decisions regarding identifying neutrophilic functional defects. PEP hours: 15 CPS credits: 1.0 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Lipids Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9867-09 Category: CHEM, EXPR, ADV, FREE Explore the biochemistry and measurement of lipids and how they interact within the body. Lipids are a vital part of homeostasis but, like so many other aspects of body chemistry, have a potential of negative implications when things go wrong. In addition to genetic aberrations, inappropriate lifestyle activities may impart profound clinical effects. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0.6 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Liver, Bilirubin and Inherited Disorders of Bilirubin Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSLp(H) Code: 9907-13 Category: CHEM, FREE, EXPR Students will review the anatomy and function of the liver followed by an overview of the common laboratory tests that measure liver damage and function. Following on from this is a more detailed review describing the metabolism of bilirubin and specific information on a group of inherited disorders of bilirubin metabolism. PEP hours: 8 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Macrocytic Anemias Author/Instructor: Bill McTaggart, BSc, ART Code: 9801-10 Category: HEMA, EXPR, BAS Learn more about the macrocytic anemias with emphasis on the megaloblastic anemias. Classification, etiology and characteristic laboratory findings are examined in relation to differentiation of non-megaloblastic from megaloblastic anemia. PEP hours: 9 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Managing Spurious Qualitative Results in Hematology Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9878-16 Category: HEMA, EXPR, BAS Explore many of the ways spurious results may occur and the means to eliminate them. Most of these errors will be recognized and flagged by the instruments and their built in warning systems. There are, however, many potential pitfalls that can lead to reporting spurious laboratory results. Laboratory staff must be aware of these and know how to recognize and correct them. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Medical Parasitology: Cestodes of the Intestinal Tract Author/Instructor: Rosemary Drisdelle, BA, ART, MLT Code: 9887-12 Category: MICR, EXPR, BAS This course will cover the natural history of intestinal cestode parasites infecting humans, including typical disease symptoms in the infected host and the usual means of diagnosis. PEP hours: 7 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Medical Parasitology: Nematodes of the Intestinal and Urogenital Tracts Author/Instructor: Rosemary Drisdelle, BA, ART, MLT Code: 9888-12 Category: MICR, EXPR, BAS This course will cover the natural history of intestinal and urogenital nematode parasites infecting humans, including typical disease symptoms in the infected host and the usual means of diagnosis PEP hours: 7 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Medical Parasitology: Trematodes of the Intestinal and Urogenital Tracts Author/Instructor: Rosemary Drisdelle, BA, ART, MLT Code: 9889-12 Category: MICR, EXPR, BAS This course will cover the natural history of intestinal and urogenital trematode parasites infecting humans, including typical disease symptoms in the infected host and the usual means of diagnosis. PEP hours: 7 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Metabolic Diseases of the Liver Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9883-11 Category: CHEM, EXPR, ADV Review the basic anatomy, physiology and function of the liver. This basic course also describes common laboratory tests that are used to measure liver function and to assess the degree of damage to the liver. PEP hours: 11 CPS Credits: 0.5 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Molecular Biology I: Overview of Nucleic Acid Structure and Functions Author/Instructor: Christine Frantz, MLT Code: 9890-12 Category: MLCR, EXPR, BAS Review basic principles of nucleic acid structure and function that may be applied in a diagnostic or research laboratory which employs molecular biology techniques. PEP hours: 6.0 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: Prior to attempting this course, the learner will have already mastered: Human cellular structure including function of organelles Rudimentary organic chemistry Miscellaneous Gram Positive Rods Author/Instructor: Helen Smith, MLT Code: 9828-12 Category: MICR, EXPR, BAS, FREE Improve your ability to isolate, identify, differentiate and be better prepared to deal with Bacillus anthracis, Corynebacterium diphtheria and Listeria. PEP hours: 10 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Monoclonal Antibodies: Theory and Production Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9848-10 Category: IMMU, TRSC, HEMA, EXPR, ADV Review the topic of monoclonal antibodies and the differences between polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies. By the end of this module the student should have a good understanding of the fundamentals of monoclonal antibodies in laboratory medicine and as their potential of treating a wide range of serious diseases. PEP hours: 14 CPS credits: 0.6 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Monocytes and Macrophages Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9869-09 Category: HEMA, IMMU, EXPR, ADV Explore monocytes and macrophages and their role in the functioning of the body’s innate primary defence mechanism. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 1.0 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Natriuretic Peptides and Heart Disease Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSLp(H) Code: 9897-11 Category: CHEM, EXPR, ADV Examine cardiac disorders and the usefulness of natriuretic peptides in acute clinical situations. PEP hours: 21 CPS credits: 0.8 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Neisseria and Moraxella Author/Instructor: Helen Smith, MLT Code: 9821-12 Category: MICR, EXPR, BAS Learn the morphology, growth requirements, identification tests and susceptibility patterns, and pathogenicity in order to better differentiate Neisseria species including N. gonorrhoeae, N. meningitides and Moraxella catarrhalis. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Non-Protein Nitrogen: Creatine, Creatinine, Urea, Uric Acid, Ammonia Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9866-16 Category: CHEM, EXPR, BAS Review non-protein nitrogens, such as creatine, creatinine, urea, uric acid and ammonia - pathways, measurement, detection methods and reference ranges. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Organs of the Lymphoid System Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9833-09 Category: HEMA, IMMU, EXPR, BAS Review the nature and structure of organs found in the body and how these organs relate to lymphocyte production and the function of the immune system. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Other Platelet Disorders Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9845-10 Category: HEMA, EXPR, ADV Continue your study of platelets and hemostasis as you consider other aspects of platelet function and disorders. You will study thrombocytosis, thrombocythemia, and platelet abnormalities associated with myeloproliferative disorders and associate these disorders with the clinical and laboratory findings. von Willebrand’s disease is also addressed. PEP hours: 19 CPS credits: 1.3 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Overview of Common Blood Group Systems Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB Code: 9812-10 Category: TRSC, EXPR, BAS Get reacquainted with modern concepts on various blood group systems. PEP hours: 15 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Pancreatitis, Amylase, Lipase and more Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSLp(H) Code: 9881-11 Category: CHEM, EXPR, BAS Review amylase, lipase and several newer tests that can be used to measure pancreatic function and to assess pancreatic insufficiency. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Paraffin Tissue Processing Author/Instructor: Masaye Tanaka, MLT, ART, BSc, MEd Code: 9822-08 Category: HIST, EXPR, BAS Review the basics on the theory and mechanisms of paraffin tissue processing, including dehydration, clearing, infiltration, decalcification and general processing. Improve your problem solving skills as you learn to detect and correct processing errors and deal with disposal of clearing agents and hazards of clearing agents. PEP hours: 10 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Parasitology: Specimen Collection, Preservation and Methods of Preparation for Fecal Parasites Author/Instructor: Darcy Gara, MLT Code: 9899-12 Category: MICRO, MLA, EXPR, BAS This course will provide an understanding of the basic principles and importance of proper specimen collection and processing in order to ensure clinically significant parasitic elements are detected in a timely, accurate and complete manner. PEP hours: 8 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: Although there are no prerequisites required for this course, the learner should have a solid understanding of: Basic specimen labelling Knowledge of basic parasitology and related terms Specimen acceptance policies would be an asset Plasma Cell Dyscrasias-Myeloma Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9871-10 Category: IMMU, HEMA, CHEM, EXPR, ADV Review the causes for a monoclonal “spike” seen in a protein electrophoresis and its most common malignant conditions – myeloma. Myeloma is a disease with inevitable consequences that results from a process of malignant and uncontrolled proliferation of plasma cells. PEP hours: 20 CPS credits: 1.0 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Plasma Fractions Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB Code: 9856-15 Category: TRSC, EXPR, ADV The learner will gain a basic knowledge of plasma protein products distributed through Transfusion Medicine departments in tertiary hospitals PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0.43 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Proteins Author/Instructor: Wendy Mellen, MLT, BSc Code: 9861-11 Category: CHEM, IMMU, EXPR, BAS Review the “basics” on proteins as you develop an awareness of basic structure of amino acids and proteins. You will consider the classification and digestion and metabolism of important proteins. You will learn about protein electrophoresis and immunoelectrophoresis, as well as other protein methods, expected values, and clinical significance. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Proteins, Antibodies and Immunoglobulins Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9806-16 Category: IMMU, CHEM, TRSC, EXPR, ADV Describe the nature of proteins from the basic molecular structure of amino acids through to the complex macro molecules that make up the body’s humoral immune system. Review in detail each of the individual immunoglobulins from the molecular structure to the individual biological properties. Finally, a short review of the immunoglobulin levels seen in both health and disease states will be given. PEP hours: 10.5 CPS credits: 0.7 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Rheumatoid Arthritis - A Guide to the Clinical and Laboratory Aspects Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9872-15 Category: IMMU, HEMA, EXPR, BAS Explore the clinical findings and criteria for diagnosis including the pathogenesis and pathology of rheumatoid arthritis. The course outlines the hematological features of the disease and discusses the use of laboratory tests for the detection of inflammation in a patient. The concept of an antibody to human IgG seen with rheumatoid factor and the diagnostic value of many rheumatoid arthritis-associated antibodies will be studied. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Routine and “Not-So-Routine” Methods in Transfusion Science Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB Code: 9834-10 Category: TRSC, EXPR, BAS Review basic principles in compatibility testing and explore the advantages as well as the pitfalls of both routine and special methods. Study all the crucial steps in pretransfusion compatibility testing from identification of patient and sample to the actual crossmatch and preparation of blood units to leave the laboratory. Identify unexpected red cell alloantibodies by recognizing reaction patterns, excluding antibodies with panel cells and phenotyping red cells. Relate theory, clinical observations, and practical approaches to the investigation of a positive direct antiglobulin test. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Serological Challenges in Pretransfusion Compatibility Testing Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB Code: 9857-16 Category: TRSC, EXPR, BAS Build your problem-solving skills as you relate clinical information to explain certain serological problems. Learn how to resolve ABO/Rh discrepancies, analyze reaction patterns of a positive antibody screen and to formulate a plan to investigate alloantibody to a high incidence antigen. Consider the pathogenicity of autoantibodies and differentiate warm-reacting and cold-reacting autoantibodies as you conduct laboratory investigations of these antibodies. PEP hours: 13 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Staphylococci Author/Instructor: Helen Smith, MLT Code: 9813-11 Category: MICR, EXPR, BAS Examine classification and nomenclature, morphology, isolation and identification procedures, clinical significance and antimicrobial susceptibility of staphylococci. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Streptococci Author/Instructor: Helen Smith, MLT Code: 9814-12 Category: MICR, EXPR, BAS, FREE Build your confidence and competence in dealing with the pervasive group Streptococci in this module that includes classification and nomenclature, morphology, isolation and identification procedures, clinical significance and antimicrobial susceptibility. PEP hours: 11 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Theory and Mechanisms of Staining Author/Instructor: Helen Smith, MLT Code: 9815-14 Category: HIST, EXPR, ADV Review the theory and mechanisms of staining, dye classification and tissue demonstration methods and improve your skills and the quality of prepared material. PEP hours: 12 CPS credits: 1.0 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Author/Instructor: Linda Stang, MLT Code: 9891-08 Category: HEMA, EXPR, ADV Discuss the diagnosis, testing, treatment and outcomes of patients with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP), while adding some details from an historical perspective. PEP hours: 6 CPS credits: 0.4 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Toxoplasma gondii and Toxoplasmosis Author/Instructor: Rosemary Drisdelle, BA, ART, MLT Code: 9900-12 Category: MICRO, EXPR, ADV, FREE This course will cover the parasitic disease toxoplasmosis and its causative agent, Toxoplasma gondii. Subjects of study will include the life cycle of T. gondii in various hosts, the epidemiology of the parasite, disease course, treatment and prevention, as well as historical information. PEP hours: 5 CPS credits: 0.33 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) Author/Instructor: Lisa Denesiuk, MLT, ART, MT, SBB (ASCP), BSc (MLS) Code: 9882-15 Category: TRSC, EXPR, BAS Describe the current understanding of the adverse transfusion reactions called transfusion associated acute lung injury (TRALI). PEP hours: 2.5 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Prerequisites: None Vitamin D Author/Instructor: Melissa King, MLT Code: 9902-13 Category: CHEM, EXPR, ADV Explore the biological functions of vitamin D and discuss some of the recent research that has led to vitamin D in the media. Review the various methods of laboratory testing and the clinical impact of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D. PEP hours: 13 CPS credits: 0.52 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None Why Physicians Order Laboratory Tests: A Laboratory Perspective Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H) Code: 9879-10 Category: INTD, MLA, MGMT, EXPR, ADV Why do physicians order laboratory tests? How can the laboratory respond by providing excellent laboratory results in a timely manner, yet minimize the consistent increase in laboratory workload? These are some of the questions asked and discussed in this course. PEP hours: 19 CPS credits: 1.7 Level: Advanced Prerequisites: None

Anaerobic Bacteriology Part 1: Introduction to Anaerobic Bacteriology Author/Instructor: Jennine Kafka Category: Microbiology Sharpen your skills in presumptive and definitive identification of anaerobes as you consider systems, antiMicrobiologyobial susceptibility and the pitfalls in anaerobic bacteriology. Prerequisites: None PEP hours: 17 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Code: 4878-09 Start Date: January 1 and September 1 Completion: 12 weeks Anaerobic Bacteriology Part 2: Methods and Identification Author/Instructor: Jennine Kafka Category: Microbiology Sharpen your skills in presumptive and definitive identification of anaerobes as you consider systems, antiMicrobiologyobial susceptibility and the pitfalls in anaerobic bacteriology. Prerequisites: Anaerobic Bacteriology Part 1: An Introduction to Anaerobic Bacteriology (4878-09) PEP hours: 20 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Code: 4879-10 Start Date: January 1 and September 1 Completion: 12 weeks Biosafety Part 1: The Human Pathogens and Toxins Act Author/Instructor: Karin Cassidy Category: Safety, Microbiology, Management, Interdisciplinary This training program will prepare newly appointed biosafety officers for implementation of the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act (HPTA) in the workplace. Effective September 21, 2009 the HPTA required registration of all organizations to which this act applies. The purpose of Part 1 is to familiarize officers with The Human Pathogens and Toxins Act and other related legislation and guidelines. PEP hours: 20 CPS credits: 2.0 Level: Advanced Code: 4972-09 Start Date: Upon registration Completion: Up to 52 weeks Infection Prevention and Control Author/Instructor: Sherri Beckner, MLT, CIC Category: Microbiology, Interdisciplinary The course is designed to be a basic introduction to the principles and practice of Infection Prevention and Control. The learner will be equipped with the knowledge and strategies needed to understand and practice the basic principles of Infection Prevention and Control in various health care environments. PEP hours: 21.5 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Code: 5119-12 Start Date: Upon registration Completion: Up to 52 weeks Instructional System Design (ISD) and Adult Learning Design (ISD) Author/Instructor: Denise Evanovitch, MLT Category: Interdisciplinary, Management ISD provides a process to design and deliver an effective, efficient, flexible and measurable training system. Since the impact of this learning must be measurable, performance objectives are important in ISD. Effective ISD ensures that education and training sessions have value, includes all of the pertinent individuals, accommodates all learning styles, increases the competency of employees/learners, and meets the business/organization’s goals. Course details: • Minimum class size: 4. If the minimum class size is not reached, the session may be cancelled. • Learner assessment includes participation in on-line forums, comprehension assignments and an examination PEP hours: 37 CPS credits: 2.5 Level: Advanced Code: 4880-15 Start Date: February 1 and September 1 Completion: 20 weeks Interpretations in Clinical Chemistry Author/Instructor: MaryAnne Stewart, ART, MBA Category: Chemistry This course provides a current and comprehensive overview of the interpretations in clinical chemistry. The focus of this course includes: explanation and principles of laboratory analyses, explanation of acid-base, electrolyte and organ system disorders as well as explanation of endocrine and metabolic disorders. Prerequisites: This refresher course assumes some understanding of both basic chemistry and general laboratory knowledge. Basic knowledge of test results and their implications are discussed. PEP hours: 21 CPS credits: 1.4 Level: Advanced Code: 5181-12 Start Date: Upon registration Completion: Up to 52 weeks Introduction to Ethics and Professionalism for Medical Laboratory Science Author/Instructor: Sharon Leal, MLT Category: Interdisciplinary, Management, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Ethics Examine the latest thought and research in the study of ethics as it applies to the laboratory as well as highlight the national and international standards required for the ethical and professional practice of biomedical technology. Explore the latest research from CSMLS references, colleges, and papers on ethics. Professionalism embraces rules of conduct, standards of practice, and support for professional associations. Required competencies necessary to be professional in the field of health care, and the lab in particular, will be identified. PEP hours: 22 CPS credits: 1.0 Level: Advanced Code: 4658-15 Start Date: Jan 1, July 1, Oct 1 Completion: 12 weeks Introduction to Point-of-Care Testing Instructor: Randi Hayes, MLT Category: Chemistry, Interdisciplinary, Management, Hematology Explore Point-of-Care Testing and its common usage in the public domain. An important fundamental goal of point of care testing is to improve medical and economic outcomes. Another goal is rapid response. The objective of this course is to introduce a consistent set of principles for the professional practice of POCT. PEP hours: 10 CPS credits: 0.7 Level: Basic Code: 4521-07 Start Date: Upon registration Completion: Up to 52 weeks Kidney: Physiology, Disease and Measurement of Function Author/Instructor: Paul Hutchinson, MLT Category: Chemistry Enhance your level of understanding kidney function, disorders of kidney function and changes occurring in kidney disorders. This comprehensive course provides the background to assist technologists as they perform measurements in the clinical chemistry or core laboratory setting. PEP hours: 40 CPS credits: 1.6 Level: Advanced Code: 4120-08 Start Date: March 1 and October 1 Completion: 12 weeks Laboratory Diagnosis of Malaria Author/Instructor: Pam Quinsey, MLT Category: Hematology, Microbiology Improve and build your skills in the diagnosis and identification of Malaria. PEP hours: 22 CPS credits: 1.2 Level: Advanced Code: 4049-08 Start Date: March 1 and October 1 Completion: 8 weeks Laboratory Safety 1: Introduction, Overview, General Occupational Hygiene and Biosafety Author/Instructor: Gene Shematek, ROH, CIH, MSc(A), MLT Category: Safety, Interdisciplinary, Medical Laboratory Assistant This course presents the basic concepts of occupational health and safety in a laboratory setting. It provides a general overview, followed by a more detailed consideration of biological hazards in laboratories. PEP hours: 16 CPS credits: 0.8 Level: Advanced Code: 4916-09 Start Date: January 1, April 1 and September 1 Completion: 8 weeks Laboratory Safety 2: Chemical and Physical Agents Author/Instructor: Wayne Wood, ROH, CIH, MSc(A) Category: Safety, Interdisciplinary, Medical Laboratory Assistant The goal of this course is to give the student a basic grasp of what are the key chemical and physical hazards that pertain to laboratory work, to be able to determine the appropriate procedures for safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials, emergency procedures and to come away with an understanding of the ergonomic issues in the lab and how to deal with them. Prerequisites: Laboratory Safety 1: Introduction, Overview, General Occupational Hygiene and Biosafety (4916-09) PEP hours: 15 CPS credits: 0.8 Level: Advanced Code: 4917-09 Start Date: January 1, April 1 and September 1 Completion: 8 weeks Laboratory Safety 3: Special Subjects in Laboratory Safety Author/Instructor: Wayne Wood, ROH, CIH, MSc(A) Category: Safety, Interdisciplinary, Medical Laboratory Assistant The goal of this course is to cover a range of special topics related to controlling hazards in the laboratory and dealing with emergency situations relevant to the laboratory environment. Prerequisites: Laboratory Safety 2: Chemical and Physical Agents (4917-09) PEP hours: 15 CPS credits: 0.9 Level: Advanced Code: 4918-09 Start Date: January 1, April 1 and September 1 Completion: 8 weeks Laboratory Safety 4: Management of Occupational Health & Safety in the Laboratory Author/Instructor: Gene Shematek, ROH, CIH, MSc(A), MLT Category: Safety, Interdisciplinary, Medical Laboratory Assistant This course provides the student with the fundamental concepts and processes to effectively manage occupational health and safety in a laboratory setting. Prerequisites: Laboratory Safety 3: Special Subjects in Laboratory Safety (4918-09) PEP hours: 18 CPS credits: 1.2 Level: Advanced Code: 4919-09 Start Date: January 1, April 1 and September 1 Completion: 8 weeks Liver: Physiology, Disease and Measurement of Function Author/Instructor: Paul Hutchinson, MLT Category: Chemistry Explore how to evaluate the six main functions of the liver by critically evaluating analyses used to assess hepatic sufficiency and aid diagnosis of disease. This comprehensive course sharpens your skills and expands your diagnostic expertise and assists you in performing measurements in clinical chemistry or core laboratory settings. PEP hours: 33 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Code: 2934-08 Start Date: March 1 and October 1 Completion: 12 weeks Lymphocytes in Disease Author/Instructor: Pam Quinsey, ART Category: Hematology This course focuses on the normal characteristics and functions of lymphocytes and major hematological and clinical features of lymphocytes in disease states. PEP hours: 32 CPS credits: 1.3 Level: Advanced Code: 3050-08 Start Date: March 1 and October 1 Completion: 12 weeks Medical Mycology Author/Instructor: Subhash Mohan, BSc, ART Category: Microbiology Medical mycology is a vast and highly specialized area and is an integral part of medical technology. There are over one million species of fungi existing in nature; only a few hundred of them are clinically important, although many fungal species are capable of causing infection under certain circumstances. We've built on the success of our existing mycology course by expanding direct Microbiologyoscopy, and by changing the focus from the academic to the practical by dealing with actual clinical cases that arise in the workplace. Prerequisites: Yeasts and Actinomycetes (4655-08) PEP hours: 63 CPS credits: 4.2 Level: Advanced Code: 4344-09 Start Date: April 1 and October 1 Completion: 16 weeks Microbiologyoanatomy 1 Author/Instructor: Paul Bradbury, FIMLS, ART Category: Histotechnology Explore cell structure, functions and reproduction, classification of primary tissues, and the integumentary system. The course material will be extensively illustrated using high quality images and diagrams and will also emphasize the relationship between structure and function. PEP hours: 23 CPS credits: 1.5 Level: Advanced Code: 4988-10 Start Date: March 1 and October 1 Completion: 12 weeks Textbook: Wheater’s Functional Histology, 5th edition. Microbiologyoanatomy 2 Author/Instructor: Paul Bradbury, FIMLS, ART Category: Histotechnology Explore the structure and function of the body systems, including immune, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, nervous, and endocrine. The course is illustrated by the use of many high quality images and diagrams. Prerequisites: Microbiologyoanatomy 1 (4988-10) PEP hours: 23 CPS credits: 1.5 Level: Advanced Code: 4989-11 Start Date: March 1 and October 1 Completion: 12 weeks Textbook: Wheater’s Functional Histology, 5th edition. Textbooks can be purchased through the CSMLS bookstore at http://www.lb.ca/csmls. Microbiologyobiology Refresher 1: Basic Principles of Microbiologyobiology Instructor: Luc B. Lafrance, MLT Category: Microbiology Refresh your theory and knowledge of key principles and procedures in Microbiologyobiology. PEP hours: 23 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Code: 4920-14 Start Date: January 1 and September 1 Completion: 12 weeks Microbiologyobiology Refresher 2: Microbiologyobial Identification and Susceptibility Testing Instructor: Luc B. Lafrance, MLT Category: Microbiology This course is the continuation of Microbiologyobiology Refresher 1 for medical laboratory technologists (MLT) who want to refresh their theory and knowledge of key principles and procedures in Microbiologyobiology. Prerequisites: Microbiologyobiology Refresher 1: Basic Principles of Microbiologyobiology course PEP hours: 23 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Code: 4921-15 Start Date: January 1 and September 1 Completion: 12 weeks Microbiologyobiology through the Microbiologyoscope Instructor: Bharat Gandhi, S(CCM), M(ASCP), MLT Category: Microbiology, Histotechnology Review difficult and uncommon situations encountered in Microbiologyoscopy in the general Microbiologyobiology laboratory. Stimulate the knowledge of advanced and/or experienced students in the medical Microbiologyobiology field. PEP hours: 37 CPS credits: 2.2 Level: Advanced Code: 4192-08 Start Date: January 1 and September 1 Completion: 16 weeks Patient Focused Quality Competence Part 1: Understanding the Basics Author/Instructor: Zoe Brooks, ART Category: Interdisciplinary, Quality, Management, Safety Gain understanding and competence to close the confirmed gap between quality control as recommended by the experts and everyday practice in many (most) medical laboratories worldwide. Many lab staff when asked say quality control makes them feel lost, confused, scared or frustrated. This series will replace that confusion with confidence and proven competence. Simulators allow you to model the impact of changes in quality required or produced and the efficiency of various quality control strategies. It will enable you to stand up and promise your clinicians, patients and administration that you will always report patient results that are close enough to right. Part 1 sets a solid foundation with a thorough yet simple understanding of basic concepts and the requirements for Patient-Focused Laboratory Quality. PEP hours: 31 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Code: 5004-11 Start Date: Upon registration Completion: Up to 52 weeks Problem-Based Learning in Transfusion Medicine Author/Instructor: Kate Gagliardi, ART Category: Transfusion Science Take your initial education and training in medical laboratory technology to new heights with this dynamic course designed to help you become an independent problem-solver in the blood bank. Your current experience in areas such as blood group serology, blood component composition and preparation, the basics of adverse reactions to transfusion and clinical presentation of diseases associated with blood group incompatibility is used to assess, explore and evaluate cases and problems encountered in hospital Transfusion Medicine departments. Other topics include Introduction to Transfusion Medicine, antigen antibody reactions, complement and the antiglobulin test, methods of antibody detection, blood group systems, reagents, standards and maintenance and “hot spots” in blood component therapy. The final module is self-study in nature in that you select a theoretical topic or a practical problem for a self-directed learning project. Prerequisites: A working knowledge of Transfusion Medicine. PEP hours: 45 CPS credits: 3.0 Level: Advanced Code: 4129-16 Start Date: Upon registration Completion: Up to 52 weeks Textbook: All resources are supplied with the exception of: • CSTM standards version 3.0. Hospital transfusion labs are likely to already have this standard. • CSA Z902-2015 Standards for Blood and Blood Components, 2015 A copy of these resources is available for loan from the CSMLS loan library. Please note only CSMLS members have loan library privileges. Quality Systems for the Clinical Laboratory - Part I (Introduction) Author/Instructor: Sue Bradley, ART, B.Sc. (Biology), MBA Category: Interdisciplinary, Management, Quality, Medical Laboratory Assistant This course is an introduction to quality systems, with a particular focus on their application to medical laboratories within Canada. The course is divided into three modules: Introduction to quality management, Essential components of a quality system, Quality standards, models, and programs for Canadian medical laboratories. Completion of this course will provide the learner with the skills and knowledge required to function within a laboratory quality system. Who should take this course? MLT’s and Medical Laboratory Assistants who want to learn more about quality systems and managers or potential managers who may be required to plan and/or implement a formal quality system (or components) in their clinical laboratory. PEP hours: 48 CPS credits: 3.0 Level: Advanced Code: 4668-13 Start Date: Upon registration Completion: Up to 52 weeks Quality Systems for the Clinical Laboratory: Part II (Planning/Design) Author/Instructor: Sue Bradley, ART, B.Sc. (Biology), MBA Category: Interdisciplinary, Management, Quality This course includes the basic steps required to plan a formal quality system for a laboratory. The participants will consider the relative advantages and disadvantages of three quality system alternatives (ISO, CAP, CLSI), assess the current state of their own laboratory’s quality system with respect to the ten essential quality system components and prepare a customized quality system plan for their own laboratory. Prerequisites: Quality Systems for the Clinical Laboratory - Part I (Introduction) (4668-13) PEP hours: 48 CPS credits: 3.0 Level: Advanced Code: 4669-14 Start Date: Upon registration Completion: Up to 52 weeks Quality Systems for the Clinical Laboratory: Part III (Implementation) Author/Instructor: Sue Bradley, ART, B.Sc. (Biology), MBA Category: Interdisciplinary, Management, Quality Develop the skills and knowledge required to lead a laboratory quality system implementation project, as well as to take the necessary actions that ensures continuous quality improvement within the organization. Prerequisites: Quality Systems for the Clinical Laboratory: Part II (Planning/Design) (4669-14) PEP hours: 48 CPS credits: 3.0 Level: Advanced Code: 4670-14 Start Date: Upon registration Completion: Up to 52 weeks Refresher Course in Hematology Instructors: John Hartt, ART, MLT; Meng-Kee Tan, FCSMLS(D) Category: Hematology Review basic hematology testing, morphology of red and white blood cells, anemias, leukemias, and coagulation. Improve your day-to-day practice as you apply your hematology knowledge to examining the images and solving case studies. PEP hours: 43 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Code: 4193-08 Start Date: March 1 and September 1 Completion: 20 weeks Textbook: Clinical Hematology and Fundamentals of Hemostasis 5th edition by Denise Harmening. Transfusion Medicine Refresher Course Author/Instructor: Kate Gagliardi, ART Category: Transfusion Science Build upon your initial education in immunohematology and to explore the concepts of immunology, serology and hematology which relate to transfusion practice. You will use a self-directed learning approach, which is the natural learning process for adults, as you achieve the clear objectives set down in this course and make use of the many assembled resources to support your studies. PEP hours: 45 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Code: 4336-13 Start Date: March 1 and October 1 Completion: 16 weeks Textbook: Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices, 6th edition. Denise Harmening. Yeasts and Actinomycetes Author/Instructor: Subhash Mohan, BSc, ART Category: Microbiology The main Candida species and Cryptococcus including Geotrichum and Trichosporon are the integral part of this course. This course will also cover other less frequently seen organisms such as Prototheca, Sporobolomyces, Malassezia, etc. Filamentous organisms such as nocardia, streptomyces, actinomadura and atypical mycobacteria will be covered. Differentiation of aerobic actinomycetes from atypical mycobacteria will be the key area to educate technologists using minimum tests to reach genus level identification and to be able to report results to the clinician in timely fashion pending confirmation from the reference lab. PEP hours: 47 CPS credits: 2.5 Level: Advanced Code: 4655-08 Start Date: March 1 and November 1 Completion: 16 weeks

Toxoplasma gondii: The Most Successful Parasite That Ever Lived Author: Rosemary Drisdelle MLT, ART, BA Category: Webinar Toxoplasma gondii lies dormant in a third of us, and in innumerable animals, including marine mammals. A parasite of cats, it exists virtually everywhere on earth. This parasite changes behavior in rodents and research suggests similar effects in humans. It’s been linked to murder, suicide, and mental illness. It can be deadly to people with HIV and to a human fetus. It cannot be eradicated. Predictably, it has played a role in many human dramas from WWII Czechoslovakia to the US Open Tennis Championship; wild, feral, and roaming cats ensure T. gondii’s continued presence in our lives and environment. PEP hours: 1 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Code: 6001 Quality Management Standards and Accreditation Why, What, Who, How? Author: Sheila Woodcock, MBA, ART, FCSMLS(D) Category: Webinar This presentation will attempt to answer the questions most frequently asked. Why quality management is important in clinical laboratories; what role standards play in implementing quality management systems; who develops standards; the ISO process and how standards are used by accreditation bodies to measure compliance. The most important standard for clinical laboratories is ISO15189:2012, developed by ISO/TC212 WG1, it is a management system standard, based on ISO9000 and ISO17025 and widely used for accreditation of laboratories in many countries. PEP hours: 1 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Code: 6002 Introduction to Flow Cytometry Author: handyem Category: Webinar This webinar reviews the basics of flow cytometry. This includes an overview the basic principles of flow cytometry and flow cytometry instrumentation. Other topics covered are data display and analysis as well as examples of practical applications of flow cytometry. PEP hours: 0.5 CPS credits: 0 Level: Basic Code: 6003

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