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Medical Laboratory Science:
Master of Science, major in Medical Laboratory Science, Curriculum

The program is built around a core of basic and advanced theoretical knowledge and clinical practice. This combination of both theory and practice enhances the development of skilled, knowledgeable professionals whose flexibility allows them to function at highest level within the various laboratory settings available to graduates of the program. These areas include primary health care facilities, as well as research, educational and commercial laboratory settings across the country. This rigorous program requires students to achieve a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in order to graduate. Students will get hands-on experience in laboratory techniques and will develop a thorough knowledge base in medical laboratory science, providing a firm foundation for development and growth after graduation. The mission of the faculty is to do more than train technical health care personnel, but to educate clinical laboratory professionals who can meet the current and future demands of laboratory medicine.

Graduates are eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Scientist certification examination given by the American Society of Clinical Pathology and The National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel, and upon passing these examinations, they become certified as Medical Technologists, MT(ASCP) or as Medical Laboratory Scientists, MLS(NCA). Students are not eligible to take the national certification examinations until all degree requirements are met. Verification of degree completion is required from the program director by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry.

Year 1

Fall Quarter

MLS-500

Laboratory Fundamentals

2

MLS-501

Clinical Chemistry I

4

MLS-510

Hematology I

5

MLS-521

Clinical Immunology

4

MLS-544

Professional Development I

1

 

Winter Quarter

MLS-502

Clinical Chemistry II

3

MLS-512 Body Fluid Analysis 4
MLS-530 Microbiology 5
MLS-545 Professional Development II 1
 

Spring Quarter

MLS-503

Clinical Chemistry III

3

MLS-511

Hematology II

2

MLS-531

Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology

4

MLS-520

Immunohematology

5

MLS-560 MLS Seminar 2
HHV-504 Ethics in Health Care: Interdisciplinary Perspectives 2
 

Summer Quarter

MLS-533

Molecular Techniques

5

  Clinical Practica* 4-8
CHS-502 Research Methods 3
MLS-550 Laboratory Information and Automation Systems 2
 

Year 2

Fall Quarter

MLS-522

Clinical Immunology II

2

CHS-510

Health Care in America

2

 

Clinical Practica*

4-8

MLS-555

Clinical Laboratory Supervision and Education

2

 

 

Winter Quarter

MLS-551

Quality Issues in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

2

Clinical Practica*

4-8

MLS-552 Regulatory Issues 2
CHS-501 Introduction to Biostatistics for the Health Scientist 3
MLS-513 Hematology Case Studies 2
 

Spring Quarter

MLS-562 Research Seminar III 1

MLS-567

Comprehensive Review

2

Clinical Practica* 4-8
MLS-532

Infectious Disease Case Studies

2

 
Courses Completed During Year 2:

MLS-563

Master's Project I

1

MLS-564 Master's Project II 1
MLS-565 Master's Project III 1
     
Clinical Practica*    
MLS-578 Patient Care Techniques 2
MLS-571 Clinical Practicum-Hematology 4
MLS-572 Clinical Practicum-Microbiology I 4
MLS-573 Clinical Practicum-Microbiology II 4
MLS-574 Clinical Practicum-Immunohematology 4
MLS-575 Clinical Practicum-Immunology/Molecular 4
MLS-570 Clinical Practicum-Chemistry 4
MLS-576 Clinical Practicum-Education 4
   

Hours Required for MS Degree:

113
 
* Clinical Practica schedule will be determined by Program Administration.

 

* May substitute Master's Project courses
 
Curriculum subject to change.