Curriculum for Medical Laboratory Sciences

medical students The Program combines a high caliber education with a state-of-the-art learning environment to provide a 50-week internship consisting of two terms. Term I is an academic term which includes lectures and laboratory assignments in each of the laboratory disciplines listed below. Lectures are conducted Monday through Friday. The lecture schedule is closely correlated to the laboratory sessions each day. Each of the courses below is presented singly and does not overlap with another. Term I is supplemented weekly with clinical exposure in the Pathology laboratory.

Term II of the Program is the clinical rotation of the internship. Students are exposed to the various departments in the clinical laboratory through a structured rotation. Students are evaluated weekly for performance objectives. During Term II, the Independent Seminar is presented along with the Practicum in Management and Education.

To complement student learning, numerous video series, self-directed instruction programs and computer assisted software are available to the student. Students are encouraged to attend Medical Grand Rounds throughout the internship. There are no weekend or holiday requirements.

Upon successful completion of the internship, the student receives a baccalaureate degree from their affiliated university.

Course No. Course Description Classroom Hours Supervised Lab Hours Clinical Rotation Hours Credits
MT-0 Blood Collection / Phlebotomy 5 55 35 0
MT-1 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 26 26 24 3
MT-2 Hematology and Coagulation 50 48 175 5
MT-3 Clinical Chemistry   60 60 140 6
MT-4 Immunohematology / Blood Banking 30 40 160 3
MT-5 Serology / Immunology  30 25 70 3
MT-6 Parasitology  20 10 8 1.5
MT-7 Bacteriology / Virology 70 80 200 7
MT-8 Mycology  20 8 8 1.5
MT-9 Management / Education Practicum 10 0 0 1
MT-10 Independent Seminar 10 0 0 1
MT-11 Histologic Techniques  0 0 40 0
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