School of Medical Laboratory Science - Curriculum

Program course descriptions and suggested semester academic credits ( ) include:

Clinical Chemistry   (10)

Study of the analytical and theoretical aspects of the clinical biochemistry of body fluids and their relationship to disease conditions. Includes an in-depth review of automated and manual methods, quality control, and workload management.

Clinical Hematology (6)

Study of the cellular elements of blood and bone marrow including cell production, release, survival, normal and abnormal morphology, and both qualitative and quantitative abnormalities. Also, the human hemostatic mechanism, its components, and function in both normal and pathological conditions.

Clinical Microbiology (7)

Study of isolation and identification of pathogenic organisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Correlates disease conditions caused by the above with laboratory data in order to aid the clinician with diagnoses and treatment.

Serology-Immunology (3)

Study of immunity including antibody development, principles of antigen-antibody reactions, and techniques of serological testing.

Clinical Microscopy (1)

Study of techniques used in examination of urine and other body excreta and the relationship of disease processes affecting these substances.

Blood Bank-Immunohematology (3)

Study of blood group systems, methods of cross-matching, antibody screening, and phenotyping. Included is the study of the legal aspects of blood banking and the proper clinical utilization of blood components.

Special Topics in Medical Technology (2)

Course includes lectures in the areas of management and supervision, research and development, and education. Budgeting, performance appraisal, theories of management, and other topics make up the management lectures. Learning styles, objective writing, and presentation styles make up the lectures in Education. Instruction in scientific method, research, and report writing enable the student to choose and execute an appropriate research and development project.

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.