Program course descriptions and suggested semester academic credits ( ) include:
The study of the chemical constituents and drugs present in body fluids, their clinical significance and analytical methods of measurement and principles of instrumentation with an emphasis on operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of automated chemical analyzers.
The study of kidney function and performance of related tests with an emphasis on the physical, chemical and microscopic examination of the urine.
The study and performance of tests related to the quantity and quality of the cellular elements of the blood and body fluids.
The study of the factors involved in the mechanism of blood clotting and performance of differential tests to pinpoint hemostatic disorders.
The study of blood group serology as it applies to the preparation and provision of blood products in transfusion therapy, to include donor collection, component preparation and pre-transfusion testing.
The study of the immune system and the tests used to identify its disorders with practical application of immunologic principles to aid in the diagnosis of infectious and autoimmune diseases.
The study and identification of bacteria of clinical significance using culture, biochemical, molecular and microscopic methods as well as performance and interpretation of bacterial antibiotic susceptibility procedures and the study of viruses and their detection and identification.
The study of medically important parasites to include life cycles, clinical signs and symptoms and diagnostics laboratory methods.
The study of medically important fungi and procedures employed in their identification.
The study of principles of education and training including objectives, learning activities and evaluation with practical application through a student teaching experience.
The study of the basic concepts and principles of the management process with particular emphasis on laboratory operations.
Students must also demonstrate competency in laboratory math, phlebotomy and medical terminology and pass a program comprehensive examination to successfully complete the program.
Each affiliated university determines the exact credit assignments according to their policies and procedures.
A detailed schedule is provided to the student at the start of the program year.