BS Medical Laboratory Science

June 14, 2019
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August 26, 2019

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The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program is designed to emphasize the technical and academic skills necessary for today’s medical laboratory scientist. Your coursework will prepare you for the competencies, ethics and professionalism outlined by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

The program is designed for working professionals, and can be completed in just over two years. Students can start in the fall, spring, or summer semester.

Course Curriculum

Our program ensures that a student’s well-rounded education includes a variety of courses, including didactic courses in areas such as chemistry, microbiology and hematology. Students will also complete a clinical practice portion of the program, as well as a medical laboratory science capstone research project.

Special Topics in Medical Laboratory Science

An objective look at the field of Medical Laboratory Science from its inception, and leading up to current and future technologies with an emphasis on current topics such as ethical and social concerns, governmental issues, professionalism and health care delivery.

Clinical Immunology

This course is a focused study of clinical immunology. Physiology of the immune system, the immune response to infection and disease, pathophysiology of infectious disease and current diagnostic strategies and methods are covered. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic forms and clinical correlation of laboratory findings.

Clinical Fluid Analysis

A study of renal function and urinalysis procedures and body fluid examination.

Special Microbiology

The study of clinically relevant fungal, parasitic, and viral pathogens with an emphasis on diagnostic forms.

Clinical Microbiology

A study of the microorganisms associated with human infectious processes. Discussions include the characteristics, isolation, identification, and clinical infections associated with pathogenic microorganisms.

Advanced Clinical Microbiology

A continued study of the microorganisms associated with human infectious processes. Discussions include the characteristics, isolation, identification, and specialized antimicrobial techniques associated with pathogenic bacteria, as well as the role of the microbiology lab in the health care setting.

Principles of Immunohematology

A study of the theory, principles, and procedures associated with transfusion medicine. Discussions cover routine procedures, blood donors, components, regulations, and quality assurance.

Advanced Immunohematology

A more advanced study of the theory, principles, and procedures associated with transfusion medicine. Discussions cover specialized procedures, advanced applications and quality assurance.

Statistics

This course will focus on the statistical principles that are pertinent to health care and to the clinical laboratory, as well as quality assurance.

Clinical Chemistry

A study of serum and fluid chemistry in normal and pathological states and methods of analysis. Topics in this first course of a series of two include discussions on normal physiology as well as correlation of normal and abnormal human physiology as they relate to organ system function.

Advanced Clinical Chemistry

A study of serum and fluid chemistry in normal and pathological states and methods of analysis. Topics in this second course of a series of two include discussions on normal physiology as well as correlation of normal and abnormal human physiology as they relate to organ system function. Advanced topics include critical analysis and interpretation of clinical chemistry data.

Diagnostic Molecular Biology

A basic study of medical genetics including the structure, function, and synthesis of DNA, RNA, and involved proteins; the mechanism of inheritance; and medical genetics. The study of molecular biology techniques and their applications is included as well as the laboratory diagnosis of disease. Discussions on ethics and emerging technologies are also included.

Hematology

A study of blood and blood cells in a normal state from development through senescence. Topics in this first course of a series of two include discussions on correlation of test results with the cells morphological appearance. The study of hemostasis is included, as well as a comprehensive study of the blood clotting system in normal and pathological states.

Advanced Hematology

A study of the blood and blood cells in abnormal or malignant states. Topics in this second course of a series of two include discussions on normal and abnormal hematopoiesis and Red Blood Cell and White Blood Cell disorders as well as the correlation of test results with disease states and therapies. Advance topics include critical analysis and interpretation of hematological data and Platelet disorders.

Hemostasis

A comprehensive study of the blood clotting system in normal and pathological states, which includes discussions regarding the correlation of test results with diseases.

 

Laboratory Operations

A study of the basic principles of clinical laboratory management, including theory and practice. Topics will include personnel and financial management, regulation and accreditation, information management, quality assurance, quality control, clinical and continuing education

Advanced Lab Concepts

An advanced MLS course that focuses on advanced, applied clinical laboratory techniques, concepts, troubleshooting, and management level decisions and processes. Advanced interpretation, application and correlations in all laboratory areas are included. Principles of clinical laboratory management including quality assurance and quality control will be included.

Advanced Clinical Practice

A clinical practicum experience that will focus on advanced, applied clinical laboratory techniques and concepts. The practicum experience will be individually designed for each student; the student will participate in identifying the practicum site. Included is a focused study of laboratory techniques and instrumentation as they apply to diagnosing disease.

Medical Laboratory Science Capstone

A course in which students participate in a series of current topic seminars culminating in the development and presentation of a fundamental research project involving an aspect of state-of-the art clinical laboratory science practice. Under the direction of faculty, students prepare a written report and publicly present their findings.

Advanced Clinical Correlations

This advanced course will focus on further development of critical thinking and problem solving skills in all of the laboratory disciplines, as well as integration of laboratory analyses, interpretation and application. Activities include discussions, case studies, interactive activities and assignments, focused reviews and examinations. Mastery of content will be assessed through a comprehensive examination.

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