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Post-Professional Program Curriculum 
MS in Medical Laboratory Science

The online medical laboratory science program requires 30 credit hours for completion. Full-time students can complete the program in 10 months. Part-time options are available*. Classes are fully online and offered in fall, winter and spring terms.

Terms, sequences, courses and credit hours listed below are subject to change at any time without notice.

Course Sequence

Fall Term

Advanced Hematology II (4 Credit Hours)

This online course will provide understanding, application principles and didactic reinforcement of hematology/coagulation principles and techniques. Evaluation of case studies involved in laboratory principles and procedures at a medical technologist level will require learners to critically think and employ troubleshooting methods to solve difficult cases. Topics include complete blood counts and differentials, routine and special blood tests, evaluation of data for leukemias, anemias, and sample acceptability; calibration and instrument to instrument comparisons; coagulation to disease states and critical levels; recording and evaluating accuracy, safety, and quality control, and management issues.

Advanced Clinical Chemistry II (4 Credit Hours)

This online course provides an analysis and synthesis of chemistry related case studies as a reinforcement of chemistry principles and techniques in a medical laboratory job setting. The cases will require learners to apply concepts and techniques, coupled with previously learned theory to diagnose, troubleshoot, and correlate results to pathophysiologic disease states. Learners will evaluate data, apply knowledge, and compose and defend both orally and written cases through presentations and reports. Topics include carbohydrates, electrolytes and acid-base balance, nitrogenous compounds, enzymes and endocrinology, liver functions, lipids, therapeutic drugs and toxicology, automated chemistry routine and stat, immunoassay, special chemistry tests, molecular diagnostics, recording accuracy, safety, and quality control.

Trends and Topics in News (4 Credit Hours)

Learners will explore trends, topics, managerial decision making and factors affecting the current lab scene. Case studies, articles, and collaborative projects are explored with encouragement to find alternative solutions.

Winter Term

Advanced Immunohematology II (4 Credit Hours)

This online course provides an analysis of difficult case studies through the application and reinforcement of immunohematology principles and techniques. Case study applications allow the learner to fully immerse them in topics of complicated transfusions, difficult antibody identifications using various biochemical methods to solve, transfusion related complications such as TRALI (Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury) and TACO (Transfusion Associated Circulatory Overload), inventory control, management of disease states, inventory control, records and reagent quality control, equipment and safety, and regulatory accrediting agency standards.

Advanced Microbiology II (4 Credit Hours)

This online course provides a review of basic microbiology principles. Evaluation of case studies involved in laboratory principles and procedures at a medical technologist level will require learners to critically think and employ troubleshooting methods to solve difficult cases. The case study approaches enable learners to identify both physical and biochemical characteristics of bacterial samples, microbial physiology and the interactions between the host and pathogenic microorganisms, clinical and epidemiological consequences of these interactions, and molecular diagnostic testing are also covered.

Research Methods (2 Credit Hours)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic research methods in the Medical Laboratory Science field, including familiarization with both quantitative and qualitative methods. Students will be introduced to topics on how to write a research proposal, and how to analyze quantitative and qualitative results.

Spring Term

Directed Research (2 Credit Hours)

Learners will perform the 10 principals of research, conduct a small-scale research project as assigned by the clinical internship host on a topic within the scope of the medical internship, and present and defend the project.

Education Design (2 Credit Hours)

Learners will explore topics related to teaching, taxonomy, evaluation, assessment, and accreditation as they explore roles as a trainer, preceptor, program director or faculty.

Advanced Immunology/Molecular Diagnostics II (4 Credit Hours)

This online course emphasizes immunologic techniques in the serologic identification of antigens and antibodies. This course will employ a case study approach to solving difficult cases with emphasis is made on measurement of the immune product, reactions which can yield significant information in the clinical differential diagnosis and monitoring the progress of a disorder/disease through results presented. Learners will communicate understanding through presentations, written reports, and evaluation of the data to determine if additional testing is required to definitively identify the cause.

*NOTE: Course offerings are available during the terms listed and will not rotate from year to year. Consult with your advisor for recommended course layout if choosing the part time route.