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Curriculum and Calendar

Program Curriciulum

Program Course/Schedule

Clinical Rotation Length

Student Laboratory Hours

Classroom Lecture Hours

Chemistry (Manual, Automated, and Special)

4 weeks (160 hrs)

10 hours

36 hours

Microbiology (Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology, Virology)

5 weeks (200 hrs)

96 hours

72 hours

Molecular (Microbiology)

1 week (40 hrs)

   

Urinalysis/Clinical Microscopy

1 week (40 hrs)

15 hours

15 hours

Immunohematology

4 weeks (160 hrs)

30 hours

30 hours

Donor Processing

1 days (8 hrs)

   

Hematology/Coagulation/Body Fluids

5 weeks (200 hrs)

51 hours

36 hours

HLA

1 day (8 hrs)

   

Flow Cytometry/Bone Marrows

2 days (16 hrs)

   

Molecular (Pathology)

2 days (16 hrs)

 

6 hours

Point of Care

1 days (8 hrs)

   

Serology/Immunology

1 week (40 hrs)

12 hours

18 hours

Management and Educational Methods

1 week (40 hrs)

 

20 hours

Seminar

1 week (40 hrs)

   

Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science

   

10 hours

Phlebotomy

1 week (40 hrs)

10 hrs

5 hours

Laboratory Math

 

n/a

4 hours

Reviews and Final Exams

 

n/a

96 hours

Total

25 weeks/1016 hours

226 hours

348.00 hours

Program Calendar

The student will have ten (10) days of time off during their 11.5 month clinical year. This time off is prearranged with one week in March and one week in July. Holidays that occur during prearranged time off are considered part of the 10 days.

Students, as unpaid employees, do not accrue personal time.

Students will be entitled to all official Hospital holidays as they apply to hospital personnel. The School of Medical Laboratory Science will recognize the following as holidays:

  • New Year's Day (January 1) *
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday (3rd Monday in January)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)*
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  • Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November)
  • Friday following Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve (December 24) *
  • Christmas Day (December 25) *

* May be included in vacation time.