The School of Medical Laboratory Science program includes seven basic areas of laboratory assignments:
- Laboratory Operations
- Molecular Diagnostics
Time for lectures and management and education projects is included during rotations.
The rotations include lectures and a clinical lab experience for the students assigned to that rotation. Students acquire the basic skills and knowledge needed as they progress through the rotation.
During the rotation, students rotate through various bench assignments either singly or, more commonly, in small groups.
Practical work is supervised by instructors and supplemented by informal discussions, reading assignments and/or other self-study material.
Academic progress is closely monitored by weekly testing. Tests are scheduled to correlate as closely as possible with the general area of rotation and/or student lab exercises.
The program consists of 47 weeks of lecture and laboratory experience:
Total Length: 50 weeks (including vacation)
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
Starting Date: First week of July
Vacation: Three weeks (week of Thanksgiving, week of Christmas, and spring break)
Holidays: Labor Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day
Students work with biohazards, chemical hazards and odorous materials during the course of their training. Safety training is included during the first week of the program. Students are expected to use the safety equipment provided for employees and adhere strictly to laboratory safety procedures.
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