Curriculum: Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

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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. Learn more here.

Course Title / Description Credit
MLSC 3052
Special Topics in Medical Laboratory Science
Course: MLSC 3052
Credit: 2
An objective look at the field of Medical Laboratory Science from its inception, and leadingup to current and future technologies with an emphasis on current topics such as ethical and social concerns, governmental issues, professionalism and health care delivery.
2
MLSC 3063
Principles of Molecular and Immunological Studies
Course: MLSC 3063
Credit: 3

This course will provide a foundational study of molecular biology and immunological principles.  Topics will include the structure, function, and synthesis of DNA, RNA, and involved proteins, mechanism of inheritance, and physiology of the immune system. Basic laboratory testing in immunologic and molecular methodologies and principles will also be covered.

3
MLSC 3054
Clinical Fluid Analysis
Course: MLSC 3054
Credit: 2
A study of renal function and urinalysis procedures and body fluid examination.
2
MLSC 4059
Special Microbiology
Course: MLSC 4059
Credit: 3
This course is a focused study of special microbiology. Clinically relevant fungal, parasitic, and viral pathogens are covered. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic forms and clinical correlation of laboratory findings.
3
MLSC 4060
Clinical Microbiology
Course: MLSC 4060
Credit: 3
A study of the microorganisms associated with human infectious processes. Discussions include the characteristics, isolation, identification, and clinical infections associated with pathogenic microorganisms.
3
MLSC 4061
Advanced Clinical Microbiology
Course: MLSC 4061
Credit: 3
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.
3
MLSC 4062
Principles of Immunohematology
Course: MLSC 4062
Credit: 3
A study of the theory, principles, and procedures associated with transfusion medicine. Discussions cover routine procedures, blood donors, components, regulations, and quality assurance.
3
MLSC4063
Advanced Immunohematology
Course: MLSC4063
Credit: 4
A more advanced study of the theory, principles, and procedures associated with transfusion medicine. Discussions cover specialized procedures, advanced applications and quality assurance.
4
MLSC 3055
Statistics
Course: MLSC 3055
Credit: 2
This course will focus on the statistical principles that are pertinent to health care and to the clinical laboratory, as well as quality assurance.
2
MLSC 4051
Clinical Chemistry
Course: MLSC 4051
Credit: 3
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.
3
MLSC 4066
Advanced Clinical Chemistry
Course: MLSC 4066
Credit: 3
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 continued 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.
3
MLSC 4053
Advanced Clinical Molecular & Immunological Diagnostics
Course: MLSC 4053
Credit: 3

An advanced study of clinical immunology and molecular biology, focusing on classical and emerging diagnostic applications using molecular and immunologic principles. Topics will include routine and complex testing techniques used across laboratory disciplines.  Additional coverage will include immunologic and molecular mechanisms of inheritance and disease, related testing and ethical implications.

3
MLSC 4057
Hematology
Course: MLSC 4057
Credit: 3
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.
3
MLSC 4068
Advanced Hematology
Course: MLSC 4068
Credit: 4
This second course in a series of two studies the blood and blood cells in abnormal or malignant states. Topics 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.
4
MLSC 3056
Hemostasis
Course: MLSC 3056
Credit: 1
A comprehensive study of the blood clotting systemin normal and pathological states, which includes discussions regarding the correlation of test results with diseases.
1
MLSC 3051
Laboratory Operations
Course: MLSC 3051
Credit: 2
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.
2
MLSC 3963
Advanced Lab Concepts
Course: MLSC 3963
Credit: 2
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.
2
MLSC 4069
Advanced Clinical Practice
Course: MLSC 4069
Credit: 1
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.
1
MLSC 4058
Medical Laboratory Science Capstone
Course: MLSC 4058
Credit: 2
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.
2
MLSC 4071
Advanced Clinical Correlations
Course: MLSC 4071
Credit: 6
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.
6
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