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Clinical Laboratory Sciences B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 40
  • This program is 9 terms (4½ years) long.
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • We have two performance sites - Mpls. and Rochester which were approved with the initial program proposal. No additional sites requested at this time.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The clinical laboratory sciences program prepares students to work in hospital, clinical, and medical research laboratories. Students can be accepted in either the junior or senior year. All courses for the major are taken in the fall and spring semester of the senior year, followed by 22 weeks of clinical coursework. Starting fall 2008 courses will be offered at two locations, Minneapolis and Rochester.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 9 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:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Upon admission, students are required to submit proof of certain immunizations and vaccinations.
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 1051 - Precalculus I [MATH] (3.0 cr)
or 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)
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1021 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1022 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
PHSL 3051 - Human Physiology (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students 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 or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
MICB 4131, INMD 3001, LAMP 4177, and CLSP 1010 are highly recommended but not required for students pursuing a B.S. degree in clinical laboratory sciences. Students are placed in a variety of clinical settings during their clinical coursework. In accord with Minnesota law, a criminal background check is required of each student before clinical courses. The program arranges this check.
Junior Year Courses
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
BIOL 4003 - Genetics (3.0 cr)
or GCD 3022 - Genetics (3.0 cr)
VBS 2032 - General Microbiology With Laboratory (5.0 cr)
or MICB 3301 - Biology of Microorganisms (5.0 cr)
Senior Year Courses
CLSP 4501 - Introduction to Transfusion Medicine (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4502 - Introduction to Transfusion Medicine: Laboratory (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4101 - Diagnostic Microbiology II (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4102 - Principles of Diagnostic Microbiology (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4103 - Diagnostic Microbiology: Laboratory (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4602 - Basic Concepts in Education and Research as Applied to the Clinical Laboratory (1.0 cr)
CLSP 4203 - Hemostasis (1.0 cr)
CLSP 4302 - Clinical Chemistry I: Lecture and Lab (3.0 cr)
CLSP 4304 - Clinical Chemistry II: Lecture (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4305 - Clinical Chemistry II: Laboratory (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4401 - Immunology (3.0 cr)
CLSP 4402 - Molecular Diagnostics (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4601W - Management and Professional Issues [WI] (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4301 - Urinalysis (1.0 cr)
CAHP 5110 - Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (1.0 cr)
CLSP 4201 - Hematology I (3.0 cr)
CLSP 4202 - Hematology II (2.0 cr)
Clinical Courses
These courses should be completed during the clinical rotations in the summer and fall terms following the senior year, including clinical chemistry, hematology and coagulation, tranfusion medicine, microbiology, and a specialty laboratory area.
CLSP 4703 - Applied Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4702 - Applied Clinical Hematology/Hemostasis (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4704 - Applied Transfusion Medicine (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4701 - Applied Diagnostic Microbiology (2.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Rochester
The clinical 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.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
 
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MATH 1051 - Precalculus I (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01772 - Math1031/Math1051/PSTL 1006
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graphs of equations/functions, transformations of graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions, with applications; zeroes of polynomials; inverses and composition of functions; exponential and logarithmic functions, with applications; coverage beyond that found in the usual 3 years of high school math. prereq: 3 yrs of high school math or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [PSTL 731 or PSTL 732]
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: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
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: AnSc 2211/Stat 3011/5021
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.
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
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01929
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 or equiv or B or better in 1071H/1075H, 1072H/1076H
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01923 - Chem 2302/Chem 2332H
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
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00467 - BioC 3021/BioC 6021
Prerequisites: [2331 or CHEM 2301, [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2003]] or #
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
BIOL 4003 - Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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 Grad MBS major]] 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
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
MICB 3301 - Biology of Microorganisms
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00431 - Biol 2032, MicB 3301, VBS 2032
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]
CLSP 4501 - Introduction to Transfusion Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of blood grouping, antibody identification, compatibility testing, donor testing for transfusion medicine.
CLSP 4502 - Introduction to Transfusion Medicine: Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Exercises illustrating basic techniques in blood grouping, antibody identification, compatibility testing, donor testing for transfusion medicine. prereq: 4401 or 5401
CLSP 4101 - Diagnostic Microbiology II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of lab-aided diagnosis of bacterial, mycobacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic infectious diseases. prereq: One microbiology course with lab, one biochem course, enrolled year 4 CLSP student, instr consent
CLSP 4102 - Principles of Diagnostic Microbiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Techniques used in laboratory diagnosis of infectious disease. Isolating/identifying bacteria/yeast. Antibacterial susceptibility testing. Lecture. prereq: One microbiology course with lab, one biochem course, enrolled year 4 CLS student, instr consent
CLSP 4103 - Diagnostic Microbiology: Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Techniques used in lab diagnosis of infectious disease. Isolating/identifying bacteria/yeasts. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Lab. prereq: One microbiology course with lab, one biochem course, enrolled CLSP student, instr consent
CLSP 4602 - Basic Concepts in Education and Research as Applied to the Clinical Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic concepts in education/research as applied to clinical laboratory. prereq: instr consent
CLSP 4203 - Hemostasis
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory/application of concepts/techniques in hemostasis/coagulation. Lecture, Lab. Online course. prereq: [4201 or 5201], enrolled year 4 CLSP student, instr consent
CLSP 4302 - Clinical Chemistry I: Lecture and Lab
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Assessing renal/metabolic disease/dysfunction, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. Principles/processes for quality management in clinical lab. Lecture online only, lab. prereq: Two organic chem courses with lab, one biochem course, instr consent
CLSP 4304 - Clinical Chemistry II: Lecture
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/application of clinical chemistry. Correlation of clinical/lab findings. prereq: [4302 or 5302], two organic chem courses with lab, one biochem course, year 4 CLSP student.
CLSP 4305 - Clinical Chemistry II: Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/application of lab procedures in clinical chemistry. prereq: [4302 or 5302], two organic chem courses with lab, one biochem course
CLSP 4401 - Immunology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic principles of human immune function, clinical applications, clinical techniques (including flow cytometry). prereq: BIOC 3021, instr consent
CLSP 4402 - Molecular Diagnostics
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory/application of molecular diagnostics in clinical lab. Lecture, lab.
CLSP 4601W - Management and Professional Issues (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic concepts in professional issues and management as applied to clinical lab. prereq: 4602, CLSP student
CLSP 4301 - Urinalysis
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Procedures for physical, chemical, microscopic examination of urine. Lecture, lab. prereq: Enrolled year 4 CLSP student
CAHP 5110 - Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interprofessional approach to health care. Directed group activities in five two-hour sessions: personal/professional image; teamwork, self/peer assessment; health professions; professional identity/integrity; relationships between professions and those they serve. Includes online modules. prereq: Enrolled CLSP or OT student
CLSP 4201 - Hematology I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/application of basic principles in clinical hematology. Lecture, lab. prereq: Enrolled year 4 CLSP student, instr consent
CLSP 4202 - Hematology II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of examining blood/bone marrow. Emphasizes identification of normal, immature, abnormal cells. Correlation of clinical/lab findings. Lecture, lab. prereq: [4201 or 5201], enrolled year 4 CLSP student, instr consent
CLSP 4703 - Applied Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Application of basic methods/techniques in clinical chemistry lab. prereq: 4301, 4302, 4304, 4305, enrolled CLSP student, instr consent
CLSP 4702 - Applied Clinical Hematology/Hemostasis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Application of basic methods/techniques in clinical hematology, cellular morphology, and hemostasis. prereq: 4201, 4202, 4203, enrolled CLSP student, instr consent
CLSP 4704 - Applied Transfusion Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Application of basic methods/techniques in tranfusion medicine lab. prereq: 4501, 4502, enrolled CLSP student, instr consent
CLSP 4701 - Applied Diagnostic Microbiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Isolation, identification, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of clinically significant microbes from patient specimens. prereq: 4102, 4101 enrolled CLSP student, instr consent