Specialist in Blood Bank Certificate Program

Rush University's Specialist in Blood Bank (SBB) certificate program offers a flexible online educational experience that does not require face-to-face classes. A Web-based course management system delivers course content online while concomitantly supporting discussion and active learning.

After completion of the program, students are eligible to take the SBB certification examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry. Certification by the ASCP is required for designation as an SBB. This program allows the student to work, study for the SBB exam, and earn graduate credit all at the same time.

Students with extensive clinical experience may qualify to earn academic credit based on standardized departmental evaluation or students with extensive clinical experience may complete the SBB-586 Clinical Practicum course through credit by proficiency based upon a standardized departmental evaluation.

Minimum Admission Requirements

The following are required of the applicant to be considered for admission:

  • a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in medical laboratory, biological, or related science,
  • a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0),
  • certification through ASCP or the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) and
  • a minimum of one year full-time post-baccalaureate work experience relevant to an immunohematology area within an institution accredited by a recognized accrediting agency

Curriculum

 

Course

QH

Fall Quarter

   

SBB-580

Human Blood Group Systems

4

SBB-581

Principles and Methods of ABID

2

     

Winter Quarter

   

SBB-582

Blood Procurement and Blood Product Manufacturing

3

SBB-583

Blood Bank and TransfusionService Operation

3

     

Spring Quarter

   

SBB-584

Clinical Immunohematology and Transfusion

4

SBB-586

Clinical Practicum*

4

     

Summer Quarter

   

SBB-585

Selected Topics and Comprehensive Review

3

SBB-587

SBB Project

1

     
     

* Students with prior clinical experience may qualify to earn academic credit based on standardized departmental evaluation or students with extensive clinical experience may complete the SBB-586 Clinical Practicum course through credit by proficiency based upon a standardized departmental evaluation.

 
   

Required Hours

24