Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Blood Banking for Medical Laboratory Science
Admitted students complete required courses either on a part-time or full-time basis. Courses in the major are designed to broaden the student's foundation in the sciences in preparation for the clinical phase of the program. All courses are taught online, with the exception of the clinical practicum.
The clinical practicum is usually taken on a full-time basis upon completion of didactic course work. Students are typically in a clinical laboratory eight hours per day (daytime hours), five days per week. Admitted students must be able to fulfill the necessary time requirement for the practicum.*
Completion of the certificate qualifies the graduate to take the Technologist in Blood Banking examination offered by national certifying agencies.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 16 credits in required courses, including the clinical practicum.
|MLS 4141||Immunology and Serology|
|MLS 4158||Laboratory Management and Operations|
|MLS 4151||Molecular Diagnostics|
|MLS 4160||Blood Bank Practicum|
*Clinical rotations, lasting between one to four weeks each, are completed at an approved clinical site. They may vary in length.