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Medical Laboratory Sciences B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 58
  • This program is 9 terms (4½ years) long.
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • We have two performance sites - Twin Cities and Rochester until spring 2017.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The medical laboratory sciences BS degree program consists of two years of prerequisite courses and a two and a half year professional program sequence. Students are typically admitted to the professional program sequence after completing the prerequisites. Students may also be admitted directly into the final professional year after completion of the prerequisites and the upper division science requirements. Admission is once a year for the upcoming fall semester. The program has a full-time hybrid delivery (more than 50% online delivery) format offered through online modules, and other technology-enhanced delivery methods. The MLS program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The program prepares students to be professional laboratory practitioners who are not only able to perform medical laboratory testing but analyze and critique the accuracy and validity of testing results for the improvement of patient care or research design. Graduates are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification examination and be certified as medical laboratory scientists. In addition to the medical laboratory setting, graduates of this program are qualified to work in a variety of other laboratory facilities such as research, environmental, biomedical, public health, or forensic laboratories. With the curriculum emphasis on developing quality understanding of laboratory methods and their diagnostic interpretation, our graduates are also excellent candidates for graduate research degree programs or graduate medical professional schools. Graduates of the MLS Program are also prepared to be leaders in healthcare delivery, medical laboratory professional societies, or as members of a research and development team. Since it began in 1922 as the first educational program for medical laboratory personnel, the MLS Program at the University of Minnesota has been a leader in the profession. Faculty in the program published the first article on quality control in the clinical laboratory, developed the first medical laboratory technician program, and established the first master's degree in clinical laboratory sciences. The program is proud to provide students with the opportunity to learn from faculty who focus on clinical excellence, critical thinking, analysis, evaluation, scientific inquiry, leadership, and professional and community service. Current faculty perform laboratory-based research as well as scholarship in the field of teaching and learning. Many faculty also hold national and state offices in professional organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). As a part of one of the nation's most extensive interdisciplinary academic health centers, the University of Minnesota's MLS program provides opportunities for interaction with students from other health professions as you prepare for a progressive career in laboratory medicine.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 10 courses before admission to the program.
Freshmen are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.75 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.75 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.75 transferring from outside the University
Minimum prerequisite science GPA of 2.75 and comply with the Technical Standard (Essential Functions) requirements of the program. Pre-admission interview and skills test. Admitted students are required to pass a criminal background check and submit proof of immunizations required for U of MN Academic Health Center students.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Preparatory Courses
Students must take one statistics course and either pre-calculus or calculus
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or EPSY 3264 - Basic and Applied Statistics [MATH] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
PHSL 3051 - Human Physiology (4.0 cr)
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 2002 - Foundations of Biology for Biological Sciences Majors, Part I [BIOL] (6.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
MICB 4131, LAMP 4177, and MLSP 1010 are highly recommended but not required for students pursuing a BS degree in medical laboratory sciences. In accordance with Minnesota law, a criminal background check is required of each student before clinical courses. The program arranges this background check. Students are placed in a variety of clinical settings during their clinical coursework which may be in Minnesota or surrounding states.
Junior Year Courses
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community [WI] (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5311 - Fundamental Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (4.0 cr)
MLSP 5511 - Principles of Immunobiology (3.0 cr)
GCD 3022 - Genetics (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 4003 - Genetics (3.0 cr)
MICB 3301 - Biology of Microorganisms (5.0 cr)
or VBS 2032 - General Microbiology With Laboratory (5.0 cr)
Senior Year Courses
MLSP 5012 - Foundations in Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (1.0 cr)
MLSP 5013 - Scholarly Inquiry and Analysis in Medical Laboratory Sciences (1.0 cr)
MLSP 5111 - Concepts of Diagnostic Microbiology (3.0 cr)
MLSP 5112 - Application of Diagnostic Microbiology Principles (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5211 - Fundamentals in Hematology and Hemostasis (3.0 cr)
MLSP 5212 - Application of Hematology & Hemostasis Principles (1.0 cr)
MLSP 5312 - Body Fluid Analysis (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5113 - Advanced Concepts in Diagnostic Microbiology (3.0 cr)
MLSP 5213 - Diagnostic Hematology (3.0 cr)
MLSP 5214 - Advanced Hematology Morphology (1.0 cr)
MLSP 5313 - Chemical Analysis in Health and Disease (3.0 cr)
MLSP 5513 - Transfusion Medicine Principles and Methods (3.0 cr)
MLSP 5514 - Application of Transfusion Medicine Principles (2.0 cr)
Clinical Courses
These courses should be completed during the clinical rotations in the summer or fall term following the senior year, including clinical chemistry, hematology and coagulation, transfusion medicine, and microbiology.
MLSP 5014W - Laboratory Operations and Management in Health Care Systems [WI] (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5701 - Clinical Experience in Microbiology (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5702 - Clinical Experience in Hematology and Hemostasis (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5703 - Clinical Experience in Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5704 - Clinical Experience in Transfusion Medicine (2.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the Major
Students are required to take two upper division writing intensive courses within the major. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community [WI] (2.0 cr)
· MLSP 5014W - Laboratory Operations and Management in Health Care Systems [WI] (2.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Rochester
The medical laboratory sciences major is available at two campus locations, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and the University of Minnesota, Rochester. Policies, application materials, and course content are the same at both campuses.
Prerequisites are the same for both performance locations.
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MATH 1142 - Short Calculus (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A streamlined one-semester tour of differential and integral calculus in one variable, and differential calculus in two variables. No trigonometry/does not have the same depth as MATH 1271-1272. Formulas and their interpretation and use in applications. prereq: Satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1031 or 1051]
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Standard statistical reasoning. Simple statistical methods. Social/physical sciences. Mathematical reasoning behind facts in daily news. Basic computing environment.
EPSY 3264 - Basic and Applied Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02317
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory statistics. Emphasizes understanding/applying statistical concepts/procedures. Visual/quantitative methods for presenting/analyzing data, common descriptive indices for univariate/bivariate data. Inferential techniques.
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Atomic theory, periodic properties of elements. Thermochemistry, reaction stoichiometry. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure/bonding. Organic chemistry and polymers. energy sources, environmental issues related to energy use. Prereq-Grade of at least C- in [1011 or 1015] or [passing placement exam, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065]; intended for science or engineering majors; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065; registration for 1065 must precede registration for 1061
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1061
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01885 - Chem 1062/Chem 1072H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Chemical kinetics. Radioactive decay. Chemical equilibrium. Solutions. Acids/bases. Solubility. Second law of thermodynamics. Electrochemistry/corrosion. Descriptive chemistry of elements. Coordination chemistry. Biochemistry. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 1061 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1066; registration for 1066 must precede registration for 1062
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01879 - Chem 1066/Chem 1076H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1062
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01929 - Chem 2301/Chem 2331H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Organic compounds, constitutions, configurations, conformations, reactions. Molecular structure. Chemical reactivity/properties. Spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules. prereq: C- or better in 1062/1066 or 1072H/1076H
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01741 - Chem 2302/Chem 2304
Prerequisites: Grade of at least C- in 2301
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Reactions, synthesis, and spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds, organic polymers, and biologically important classes of organic compounds such as lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 2301
PHSL 3051 - Human Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01828
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How major organ systems function (nerve, muscle, circulation, respiration, endocrine, renal, gastrointestinal, temperature regulation and energy metabolism). Three one-hour lectures, two-hour lab. prereq: [BIOL 1009 or 1 yr college biol], 1 yr college chem
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things, energy recruitment/utilization, flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Includes lab. prereq: high school chemistry; 1 term college chemistry recommended
BIOL 2002 - Foundations of Biology for Biological Sciences Majors, Part I (BIOL)
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01361
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Core biological concepts, from biomolecules to ecosystems. Emphasizes evolution, organismal diversity, and genetics within context of problem solving/applications. prereq: [[CHEM 1021 or 1061 or equiv], CBS major] or dept consent; calculus I or equiv recommended
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00467
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamentals of biochemistry. Structure/function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Metabolism/regulation of metabolism. Quantitative treatments of chemical equilibria, enzyme catalysis, and bioenergetics. Chemical basis of genetic information flow. prereq: [2331 or CHEM 2301, [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2003]] or instr consent
MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Current literature and written discussion to explore the laboratory profession: healthcare systems, professional scope of practice, regulatory and licensure issues, medical ethics, Interprofessional practice models and current topics impacting health care delivery. Focus is on the medical laboratory’s crucial role in patient care.
MLSP 5311 - Fundamental Biomedical Laboratory Techniques
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02099
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Principles of good laboratory practice, experimental design/standard operating procedures, laboratory technical skills, safety, process control. Analytical techniques include colorimetry, chromatography, electrochemical, immunologic, nucleic acid techniques. prereq: 8 credits General Chemistry, 6 credits Organic Chemistry, 3 credits Biochemistry
MLSP 5511 - Principles of Immunobiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Immune system function, immunologic and serologic testing. Immunologic techniques utilized in various clinical laboratory settings. prereq: PHSL 3051 or instr consent
GCD 3022 - Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Biol 4003/GCD 3022
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Mechanisms of heredity, implications for biological populations. Applications to practical problems. prereq: BIOL 2002 or BIOL 1009
BIOL 4003 - Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00052 - Biol 4003/GCD 3022
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Genetic information, its transmission from parents to offspring, its expression in cells/organisms, and its course in populations. prereq: [[BIOC 3021 or BIOC 4331], [any CBS major or major in [animal science or applied plant science or BA biology or BA microbiology or nutrition or physiology or biology/society/environment or biomedical engineering] or Grad MBS major]] or instr consent
MICB 3301 - Biology of Microorganisms
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00431
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathogenesis, immunology, ecology of microbes. Molecular structure in relation to bacterial function/disease. Includes lab. prereq: [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2003], [CHEM 2301 or BIOC 2331]
VBS 2032 - General Microbiology With Laboratory
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Bacterial metabolism, growth/genetics, biology of viruses/fungi. Control of microorganisms. Host-microbe interactions, microorganisms/disease, applied microbiology. prereq: One semester each of college chemistry, biology
MLSP 5012 - Foundations in Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interprofessional approach to health care. Online discussion topics. Directed group activities. Personal/professional image, teamwork, self/peer assessment, health professions, professional identity and integrity, relationships between professions and those they serve. Introduction to basic education theory, instructional design for laboratory practitioners. prereq: Admission into MLS Program
MLSP 5013 - Scholarly Inquiry and Analysis in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Review concepts of scientific inquiry. Major steps of research project. How to select topics, evaluate literature, and construct and test working hypothesis. Analyze and interpret data, report results. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs.
MLSP 5111 - Concepts of Diagnostic Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Presentation of medically significant human bacterial and yeast diseases. Epidemiology, physiology, and pathogenic interactions between man and microorganism. Laboratory regulations, morphological characteristics, laboratory testing, and mechanisms of antimicrobial therapy and resistance. prereq: [MICB 3301 or equivalent], [BIOC 3021 Biochemistry or equivalent] or instr consent
MLSP 5112 - Application of Diagnostic Microbiology Principles
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application in identification and treatment of microorganisms causing human diseases. Emphasis on aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, mycobacteria, and yeast from various body sites. Specimen processing, culture workup, conventional microscopy, and molecular and immunological techniques.
MLSP 5211 - Fundamentals in Hematology and Hemostasis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Anatomy and physiology of hematopoietic and coagulation systems. Basic blood cell morphology and common hematology and hemostasis tests. Clinical implications for health and disease. prereq: PHSL 3051 or instr consent
MLSP 5212 - Application of Hematology & Hemostasis Principles
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, performance, and application of common hematologic and hemostatic diagnostic procedures. Interpretation and correlation of laboratory findings. Venipuncture, cell counting, white blood cell differential, red and white blood cell morphology interpretation, and coagulation studies. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5211
MLSP 5312 - Body Fluid Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Formation of urine and body fluids, changes that occur in disease, testing used for diagnosis and treatment. Correlation of test results with clinical information discussed. Laboratory skills in body fluid analysis introduced. prereq: 8 credits General Chemistry, 6 credits Organic Chemistry, 3 credits Biochemistry, Successful completion of MLSP 5311 with grade of C or higher
MLSP 5113 - Advanced Concepts in Diagnostic Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Physiology and pathogenic interactions between man and microorganism. Epidemiology, prevention, recovery, conventional, immunological, molecular identification, and methods and treatment of microorganisms involved in human diseases. prereq: 5111 or instr consent
MLSP 5213 - Diagnostic Hematology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Blood and bone marrow in assessment of hematologic function and disease. Major focus on normal development and differentiation, abnormal changes found in disease. Cytochemical stains, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, molecular diagnostics. prereq: [5211, 5212] or instr consent
MLSP 5214 - Advanced Hematology Morphology
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Blood and bone marrow in assessment of hematologic function and presence of disease. Major focus on normal development and differentiation, abnormal changes in pathologic conditions. Cytochemical stains, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, molecular diagnostics. prereq: [5211, 5212, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5213] or instr consent
MLSP 5313 - Chemical Analysis in Health and Disease
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pathophysiology of organ systems and metabolic disorders. Liver, heart, kidney, lungs, diabetes. Health and disease states evaluated in context of clinical chemistry. prereq: 8 credits General Chemistry, 6 credits Organic Chemistry, 3 credits Biochemistry
MLSP 5513 - Transfusion Medicine Principles and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Didactic material covering genetics, detection, significance of human blood group antigens and antibodies. Donor and compatibility testing. Component therapy, transfusion reactions. Hemolytic disease of fetus and newborn. Immune hemolytic anemias. Quality systems. Alternate technologies. prereq: [5511, upper level genetics course]or instr consent
MLSP 5514 - Application of Transfusion Medicine Principles
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Wet and dry laboratory exercises. Hemagglutination. Blood group antigen and antibody detection and identification. Direct antiglobulin testing. Compatibility testing. Gel and molecular methods. Titers. Hemolytic disease of fetus and newborn. Compatibility testing. Transfusion problems.
MLSP 5014W - Laboratory Operations and Management in Health Care Systems (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Theory/practice of fiscal/personnel management for laboratory professionals. Includes introduction to laboratory information systems, legal aspects of test reporting. Government regulatory, certification, licensure, medical ethics of health care, accreditation policies. prereq: Admission into MLS program or instr consent
MLSP 5701 - Clinical Experience in Microbiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Gain practical experience, apply technical competencies learned on campus to microbiology laboratory. Develop entry-level competencies and assist in making transition to clinical practitioner. Guided by clinical preceptors and university faculty. prereq: Advanced standing in MLS program
MLSP 5702 - Clinical Experience in Hematology and Hemostasis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Gain practical experience and apply technical competencies learned on campus to hematology laboratory. Designed to develop entry-level competencies and assist students in making transition to clinical practitioner. Course guided by clinical preceptors and university faculty. prereq: Advanced standing in MLS program
MLSP 5703 - Clinical Experience in Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Gain practical experience and apply technical competencies learned on campus to Chemistry laboratory. Designed to develop entry-level competencies and assist student in making transition to clinical practitioner. Course guided by clinical preceptors and university faculty. prereq: Advanced standing in MLS program
MLSP 5704 - Clinical Experience in Transfusion Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Gain practical experience and apply technical competencies learned on campus to transfusion medicine lab. Designed to develop entry-level competencies and assist in making transition to clinical practitioner. Course guided by clinical preceptors and university faculty. prereq: Advanced standing in MLS program
MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Current literature and written discussion to explore the laboratory profession: healthcare systems, professional scope of practice, regulatory and licensure issues, medical ethics, Interprofessional practice models and current topics impacting health care delivery. Focus is on the medical laboratory’s crucial role in patient care.
MLSP 5014W - Laboratory Operations and Management in Health Care Systems (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Theory/practice of fiscal/personnel management for laboratory professionals. Includes introduction to laboratory information systems, legal aspects of test reporting. Government regulatory, certification, licensure, medical ethics of health care, accreditation policies. prereq: Admission into MLS program or instr consent