Professional Program Course of Study
Program students spend three semesters completing MLS-specific courses on the DSU campus.
MLS Professional Program Curriculum Map (Total Credits = 62)
|Fall 1st Term (15)||Spring 2nd Term (17)||Fall 3rd Term (14)||Spring 4th Term (16)|
|MLS 3312 Clinical Immunology (4)||MLS 3310 Immunohematology I (5)||MLS 4110 Laboratory Management & Education (2)||MLS 4330 Clinical Chemistry Practice (4)|
|MLS 3330 Clinical Chemistry (5)||MLS 3314 Diagnostic Microbiology I (5)||MLS 4200 Clinical Chemistry & Molecular Diagnostics (4)||MLS 4410 Blood Banking Practice (4)|
|MLS 3850 Urinalysis & Body Fluids (2)||MLS 3555 Research Seminar (2)||MLS 4400 Immunohematology II (4)||MLS 4414 Clinical Microbiology Practice (4)|
|MLS 4320 Hemostasis (4)||MLS 4300 Clinical Hematology (5)||MLS 4600 Diagnostic Microbiology II (4)||MLS 4423 Clinical Hematology Practice (4)|
Detailed course descriptions can be found here.
Upon successful completion of these courses, students are assigned to one or more program-affiliated medical laboratories to complete a semester-long clinical internship. During this internship, students spend 40-hours per week for sixteen weeks advancing their knowledge and skills performing a wide variety of medical lab tests in a contemporary accredited medical laboratory under the supervision of professionally credentialed Medical Laboratory Scientists. Currently, the program maintains affiliations with accredited laboratories in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.
Graduates are eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) national certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).