UNMC Clinical Laboratory Science Program Curriculum 2014-15

Note: Degree Completion Advancement (MLT to CLS) will have a different schedule from what is listed below, but are required to complete the listed courses.

The curriculum includes theory, practical application and technical performance experiences gained through lectures, clinical case studies, writing activities, small group work, 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 2014-15, required courses totaling 43 semester hours of credit include:

FALL SEMESTER COURSES
Completed May-August (Student Laboratory)

  • CLS 408 Introduction to Clinical Hematology – 2 cr
  • CLS 409 Introduction to Clinical Microbiology – 2 cr
  • CLS 410 Introduction to Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis – 2 cr
  • CLS 411 Introduction to Clinical Immunohematology – 1 cr

Completed August – November (Clinical Rotation I) 

  • CLS 413 Clinical Endocrinology & Toxicology - 1 cr      
  • CLS 414 Clinical Chemistry I - 2 cr       
  • CLS 416 Clinical Hematology I - 2 cr          
  • CLS 418 Clinical Microbiology I - 2 cr    
  • CLS 420 Clinical Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics - 2 cr    
  • CLS 422 Clinical Immunohematology I - 2 cr
  • CLS 424 Phlebotomy - 1 cr
  • CLS 426 Urinalysis – 1 cr
  • CLS 430 Clinical Laboratory Management I - 2 cr

SPRING SEMESTER COURSES
Completed November – May (Clinical Rotation II)

  • CLS 412 Clinical Laboratory Science Theory, Application and Correlation - 5 cr  
  • CLS 415 Clinical Chemistry II - 3 cr
  • CLS 417 Clinical Hematology II - 3 cr
  • CLS 419 Clinical Microbiology II - 4 cr      
  • CLS 423 Clinical Immunohematology II - 3 cr                 
  • CLS 431 Clinical Laboratory Management II - 3 cr      

The requirements are covered in a 40-hour per week schedule throughout the 11+ month program.

Formal lectures, writing assignments, group activities and clinical case studies are coordinated by the UNMC faculty from the Omaha campus site and delivered online or coordinated via various distance learning technologies to students at distant clinical sites. All course descriptions.

All required courses must be completed with a minimum passing grade of 70% (C-) to meet program requirements for graduation.

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