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Program Curriciulum

Program Course/ScheduleClinical Rotation LengthStudent Laboratory HoursClassroom Lecture Hours
Chemistry (Manual, Automated, and Special)4 weeks (144 hrs)9 hours27 hours
-- Point of Care1 day (8 hrs)
-- Blood Gases1 day (8 hrs)
Microbiology (Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology, Virology)5 weeks (200 hrs)96 hours72 hours
-- Molecular (Microbiology)1 week (40 hrs)
Urinalysis/Clinical Microscopy1 week (40 hrs)15 hours17 hours
Immunohematology5 weeks (192 hrs)30 hours30 hours
-- Donor Processing (1 day)1 day (8 hrs)
-- HLA1 week (40 hrs)
Hematology/Coagulation/Body Fluids5 weeks (200 hrs)81 hours36 hours
Flow Cytometry1 week (40 hrs)
Molecular Diagnostics (Pathology)1 week (40 hrs)13 hours
Serology/Immunology1 week (40 hrs)18 hours25 hours
Management and Educational Methodsn/a20 hours
Seminar1 week (40 hrs)
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciencen/a10 hours
-- Phlebotomy1 week (40 hrs)14 hrs5 hours
-- Laboratory Mathn/an/a5 hours
Reviews and Final Examsn/an/a80 hours
Total27 weeks (1080 hours)263 hours340 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 August. 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)
  • Veteran's Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November)
  • Friday following Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve (December 24) *
  • Christmas Day (December 25) *

* May be included in vacation time.