Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences Curriculum

YEAR: MLS 1

First Term (Aug – Dec)

Course Number Course Lecture-Lab Contact Hours/Semester Credit Hours
MT413 Introduction to Pathology 20-0 1
MT415 Urinalysis 20-20 2
MT419 Introduction to Laboratory Sciences 40-60 4
MT414 Parasitology 20-20 2
MT425 Urinalysis: Clinical Practicum 1 week 1
MT427 Cell Biology 30-0 2
    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 12

Second Term (Jan – Jun)

Course Number Course Lecture-Lab Contact Hours/Semester Credit Hours
MT421 Human Genetics 20-0 1
MT434 Basic and Clinical Immunology I 30-40 3
MT431 Hematology I 30-60 3
MT432 Clinical Microbiology I 30-80 4
MT422 Clinical Chemistry I 30-40 3
MT433 Clinical Chemistry II 30-40 3
MT519 Virology 20-0 1
MT441 Hematology II: Clinical Practicum 2 Weeks 2
MT442 Microbiology II: Clinical Practicum 3 Weeks 3
MT443 Chemistry III: Clinical Practicum 2 Weeks 2
         TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 25

YEAR: MLS 2

Third Term (Jul – Dec)

Course Number Course Lecture-Lab
Contact Hours/Semester
Credit Hours
MT520 Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology 20-40 2
CLS601 Introduction to Research 20-0 2
MT611 Hematology III 40-60 4
MT612 Blood Bank I 60-40 5
MT613 Clinical Chemistry IV 30 2
MT632 Clinical Microbiology 20-20 2
    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 17

Fourth Term (Jan – May)

Course Number Course Lecture-Lab
Contact Hours/Semester
Credit Hours
CLS602 Education and Training Theory and Methods 25-0 2
CLS604 Current Issues in Clinical Laboratory Sciences 30-0 2
CLS701 Principles of Laboratory Management hybrid* 2
MT621 Hematology IV: Clinical Practicum 3 weeks 3
MT623 Clinical Chemistry V: Clinical Practicum 2 weeks 2
MT642 Microbiology IV: Clinical Practicum 2 weeks 2
MT644 Blood Bank II: Clinical Practicum 4 weeks 4
CLS794 Research Practicum 4 weeks 4
    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 21

Fifth Term (Jun – Aug)

Course Number Course Lecture-Lab
Contact Hours/Semester
Credit Hours
CLS795 Advanced Molecular Techniques Practicum  2 weeks 2
CLS796 Master's Project I 2 weeks 2
CLS797 Master's Project II 2 weeks 2
    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 6
   

TOTAL HOURS

81

*Denotes a "hybrid course" such that course content is divided between classroom and online instruction.

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