The curriculum includes theory, practical application and technical performance experiences gained through lectures, clinical case conferences, independent study and supervised laboratory experiences. The patient-oriented learning environment includes all areas of a full-service, accredited clinical pathology laboratory.
Effective for the Academic Year 2011-2012, required courses totaling 43 semester hours of credit include:
- CLS 412 Clinical Laboratory Science Theory, Application and Correlation - 5 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 413 Clinical Endocrinology & Toxicology - 1 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 414 Clinical Chemistry I - 4 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 415 Clinical Chemistry II - 3 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 416 Clinical Hematology I - 4 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 417 Clinical Hematology II - 3 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 418 Clinical Microbiology I - 4 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 419 Clinical Microbiology II - 4 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 420 Clinical Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics - 1 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 422 Clinical Immunohematology I - 3 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 423 Clinical Immunohematology II - 3 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 424 Phlebotomy - 1 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 426 Urine and Body Fluid Analysis - 2 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 430 Clinical Laboratory Management I- 2 cr - Syllabus
- CLS 431 Clinical Laboratory Management II - 3 cr - Syllabus
The requirements are covered in a 40-hour per week schedule throughout the 11+ month program.
Formal lectures and clinical case conferences are coordinated by the Omaha programs at the UNMC site and delivered by Internet or other distance learning technologies to students at distant clinical sites.
All required courses must be completed with a minimum passing grade of 70% (C-) to meet requirements for graduation from the program.
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